Wolves play away to Everton on Boxing Day with a new manger in Julen Lopetegui looking to improve their results.
In his first game in charge in the League Cup this week they won 2-0 at home to Gillingham. They showed many of their existing issues: controlling the game but not threatening to score.
Lopetegui brought Rayan Ait-Nouri on in the second half and played him on the left wing. This was an unusual position for him as in the vast majority of his games for the old manger (Bruno Large) he played in left wing back or left back, before being dropped.
He is a much more attacking minded player and at 21 years old it could be that, as has been done in the past (e.g Gareth Bale), to play young attaching players in defence to give them experience before playing them higher up the pitch.
Ait-Nouri has only scored three goals for Wolves in nearly sixty games, so his price to score against is inline with this record. He is 22.0 to score against Everton. However, that is the price as a left back. If he plays in left wing like he did in midweek his chances of scoring should be similar to someone in the position like Daniel Podence (6.0).
Ait-Nouri also scored from that position in midweek and you can see from his run after he won the ball that he was given the freedom by the manager to get into the penalty box to score. He did this and also scored.
Everton have been conceding a lot of chances in recent times losing on expected goals in their last six games.
It will be difficult to know how sharp Everton players are after the break, but in general Frank Lampard has a lot to prove as a manager and so until he proves he can build a team that can play and defend I will be betting agains them.
12 points (of 92) on Ait Nouri to score anytime at 22.0 on Betfair. This is a large amount to stake on this bet as it is not known if he will start the game, or play in that position, but from what I saw in midweek, and know of the player and that Wolves need to change things up dramatically if they are to improve, this looks a likely scenario.