This is one of only two games in the top flight involving sides who have nothing to play for. Following a disastrous campaign, Wolves have already learned of their fate with the Molineux outfit preparing for next season in the Championship. Everton on the other hand have enjoyed a fabulous term, although David Moyes’ men cannot improve on their current standing of 7th with just two games remaining.
Even if you know very little about football, it’s very easy to see that Wolves made an absolutely horrific error of judgement when they appointed Terry Connor until the end of the season. Even though things clearly weren’t working out for his predecessor Mick McCarthy, handing the job to such inexperienced hands was a sure recipe for disaster and it has backfired spectacularly on the Molineux board. Connor has not won a single fixture in charge at the club and Wolves also without a victory since February, it hardly seems likely that they will conclude the campaign strongly. Their relegation was confirmed some time ago and with the club accumulating just twenty four points so far, that in itself highlights just how poor they have been. They have at least managed a couple of draws in recent weeks, but that really has come too little too late for the Black Country outfit.
Everton in contrast have enjoyed a fabulous campaign and while there is nothing substantial riding on their season anymore, supporters of the Goodison Park outfit will still want to complete their final two games strongly so they finish above local rivals Liverpool. As it stands, David Moyes’ side are three points ahead of the Reds and with their goal difference also being slightly better; they look to hold a significantly better hand in the race for 7th spot. Moreover, having not lost in their last seven top flight games, Toffees’ supporters have every reason to be confident as the season finale approaches.
As for team news, Wolves have been handed a couple of pieces of good news with Sebastien Bassong and Matt Jarvis both poised to feature after the duo recovered from hamstring and groin problems respectively. Elsewhere, there is very little to report for the home side, although Terry Connor is unlikely to make wholesale changes as he bids to stake a better claim for the permanent position of manager. Everton on the other hand look set to welcome back Leighton Baines, as he returns to the reckoning after his recovery from a hamstring injury. However, it’s not all good news for the Toffees, with David Moyes still without Victor Anichebe and Jack Rodwell as they suffer from respective groin and hamstring issues.
In terms of a prediction, our tip has to be for an Everton victory. The Toffees have been in superb form over recent months, while opponents Wolves simply don’t know where their next victory is going to come from. With that, our tip will be a 2-0 win for David Moyes’ men.