Bournemouth vs Wolves – Preview, H2H, Line-ups, Prediction | EPL 2022-23

Raul Jimenez of Wolves-Stoke City v Wolverhampton Wanderer
Raul Jimenez of Wolves-Stoke City v Wolverhampton Wanderer

Wolves will look to win their first game of the season when they travel to the Vitality Stadium to play struggling Bournemouth.

Venue: Vitality Stadium (Bournemouth)

Key Statistics

Bournemouth have conceded the most goals in the Premier League this season (16).

They have failed to score in three consecutive Premier League games. 

Bournemouth’s 21 shots from their opening four PL games is the second-fewest on record since Sunderland recorded 20 in 2012/13.

The hosts have lost just one of their last 12 league games at home (W7, D4).

Wolves are winless in ten Premier League games (D3, L7), the longest winless run of all current top-flight teams.

They have lost five of their last six away games (D1).

The visitors have not scored more than one goal in any of their last seven league games. 

Head to head

Wolves have won three out of the four Premier League games between both sides (L1). 

Latest performances in all competitions

Bournemouth: L-W-L-L-W

Wolves: D-W-L-D-L


Bournemouth will look to bounce back from a record-equalling 9-0 Premier League defeat against Liverpool when they host Wolves on Wednesday. 

The Cherries who travelled to Anfield with just one win to their name since their return to the top-flight were picked apart by a rampant Liverpool side who scored five times in the first half on Saturday.

The result appeared to be the deciding factor that led to the recent sacking of manager Scott Parker. The former Fulham midfielder saw his side ship 16 goals in three league games–the most goals in the league this season (16). Apart from their struggles in defence, the hosts also have a blunt-looking attack which has failed to score in three consecutive losses. 

Although Parker had argued that Bournemouth’s last three games have been against “world-class” opponents in Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City, yet, their struggle to win against Norwich in the Carabao Cup suggests that the issues are deeper than they appear. 

But with Parker now gone, Bournemouth will have to find a way to navigate their fixtures before a permanent appointment is brought in starting with this winnable game against a Wolves side that is also struggling to win games.

Possible Bournemouth starting line-up

Mark Travers; Jefferson Lerma, Chris Mepham, Marcos Senesi; Adam Smith, Ben Pearson, Philip Billing, Jordan Zemura; Marcus Tavernier, Ryan Christie, Dominic Solanke.

Injured: David Brooks, Ben Pearson, Joe Rothwell

Doubtful: Ryan Fredericks, Lloyd Kelly, Junior Stanislas

Suspended: None 


While Bournemouth have even won one of their opening four games, Wolves have failed to win any of their top-flight games this season.

The visitors, like their hosts, are having scoring troubles of their own, although they at least managed to find the net in a 1-1 draw with Newcastle last weekend – after going 302 league minutes without a goal in their games against Fulham (0-0) and Tottenham (1-0 loss). 

However, with the imminent arrival of Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic, Bruno Lage will hope he can finally solve their scoring problem which has been lingering since last season when Wolves recorded the fewest goals for teams that did not get relegated.

Wolves come into this tie without a win in their last ten Premier League games (D3, L7), which is the longest winless run of all current top-flight teams.

They also have a poor away record in their recent games (D1, L5). But having won three of their four Premier League head-to-head clashes with Bournemouth(D1), the West Midlands outfit may feel confident of ending that trend against a Bournemouth side who have failed to score in their last three league games.

Possible Wolves starting line-up

Jose Sa; Jonny, Nathan Collins, Max Kilman, Rayan Ait-Nouri; Ruben Neves, Matheus Nunes, João Moutinho; Goncalo Guedes, Pedro Neto, Raul Jimenez.

Injured: Chiquinho

Doubtful: None 

Suspended: None 


Bournemouth 1-1 Wolves