Wolverhampton are 13th after 27 matchdays and are three points clear of the relegation zone. A characteristic feature of the game “wolves” in recent years is too harmless play in attack with problematic defense.
Since the arrival of new coach Julen Lopetegui, they have noticeably lowered their productivity in the last third of the pitch. On average, under the guidance of a Spanish specialist, the club creates 0.71 xg per game, with 1.22 xg allowed. Despite this, he scored 17 points in 16 rounds, thanks to which he rebounded from the bottom of the table.
Leeds is a direct competitor to Wolverhampton in the fight for survival. The team is 4 points behind their current rival, but has one game left to play. With the arrival of a new coach – Javier Gracia, the “peacocks” are showing signs of life. Under the leadership of the Spanish tactician, they played 3 matches in which they managed to score 4 points. In their debut game, the team won the most important match against Southampton (1-0), then lost to Chelsea (0-1) and scored against Brighton (2-2) at Elland Road.
It is worth noting that Gracia’s teams are often distinguished by their cohesiveness and excellent organization.
In a game for 6 points, it’s not worth waiting for brilliant football. For example, in the recent match between Leeds and Southampton, which falls into the category of such clubs, they created 1.3 xg for two.