Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Fulham: How to watch on TV live stream, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups

Wolves welcome fans back to Molineux for their first home game of the 2022/23 Premier League season

Wolverhampton Wanderers got off to a disappointing start to the new Premier League season as they were beaten 2-1 away at Leeds United on the opening weekend. Despite Daniel Podence scoring an early goal for The Wanderers, Leeds were clinical and ended the fixture victoriously.

Wolves will now hope to bounce back from the defeat as they host newly-promoted Fulham at Molineux on Saturday. The Cottagers certainly didn’t look fazed by the step up as they drew 2-2 with last season’s Premier League runners up Liverpool.

Bruno Lage’s side must respect Fulham given how impressive they were, with Aleksandar Mitrovic a particular threat. The Serbian scored a brace at Craven Cottage, proving those who labeled him a ‘Championship-level’ striker wrong.

Having home supporters back will no doubt have a positive impact, though, and Wolves can take confidence from the fact they’ve won each of their last three meetings with Saturday’s opponents.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Fulham, including how to watch the game on TV, the kick-off time, the latest team news, and predicted lineups.

Is Wolves vs Fulham on TV and how can I watch it?

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Wolves vs Fulham is the first Premier League home game for The Wanderers this season

Unfortunately, with kick off at 3pm on Saturday, Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Fulham comes under the traditional Saturday 2.45pm to 5.15pm blackout, and so it won’t be available to watch on live television in the United Kingdom.

The ‘blackout’ is a scheme in place which stops all Premier League 3pm matches from being shown on television.

This is to try and encourage supporters to go and watch teams lower down in the football pyramid. Without it, many non-league and lower division sides wouldn’t sell enough tickets and would likely go out of business.

Not to worry though, as you can still watch the highlights of Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Fulham after the game. Highlights will be readily available on the Sky Sports YouTube channel about 15-30 minutes after the final whistle.

Analysis and all the key moments will also be shown on Match of the Day, which is aired on BBC One at 10.20pm on Saturday evening.

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What is the team news ahead of Wolves vs Fulham?

Wolverhampton Wanderers will be without quite a few key players heading into this Premier League clash, and this could well impact their chances of a positive result.

Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Raul Jimenez will miss the opening month of the Premier League season.

Last season’s top scorer Raul Jimenez is ruled out with a knee problem but could be back for the game away at Tottenham next weekend, whereas winger Chiquinho remains sidelined following knee surgery.

Rapid forward man Adama Traore (hamstring), full-back Nelson Semedo (hamstring) and experienced midfielder Joao Moutinho (ankle) are all facing late fitness tests.

Fulham’s new signing Manor Solomon (knee) will miss out as he’s set to be unavailable for a few weeks, whereas a late decision will be made for left-back Joe Bryan, who is recovering from a wrist fracture.

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Tricky winger Harry Wilson is sidelined with a knee problem, but Fulham supporters will be happy to hear defensive midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah is set to return from an injury sustained in pre-season.

What are the predicted lineups for Wolves vs Fulham?

Will exciting new attacking signing Goncalo Guedes make his Wolves debut on Saturday? Who’s going to replace Conor Coady after he departed for Everton on loan? How will the visitors’ teamsheet look? We had our best crack at who we think might play.

Wolves’ latest signing Goncalo Guedes reacts during the Copa del Rey final match between eal Betis and Valencia CF at Estadio La Cartuja on April 23, 2022 in Seville, Spain

Our predicted lineups for Wolves vs Fulham can be found below.

Predicted Wolverhampton Wanderers XI: Sa (GK); Jonny, Collins, Kilman, Ait-Nouri; Moutinho, Neves, Gibbs-White; Guedes, Neto, Podence.

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Predicted Fulham XI: Leno (GK); Tete, Adarabioyo, Ream, Robinson; Palhinha, Reed, De Cordova-Reid, Kebano, Andreas; Mitrovic

How to sign up to Sky Sports and Now TV

You’ll need a Sky subscription to watch Sky Sports and there are different options to choose from. For brand new customers you can get Sky TV and Sky Sports for £44 a month for 18 months instead of £51/month. The price includes a Netflix subscription and there’s a £20 setup fee.

Sky Sports pundit and commentator Gary Neville. Credit: Naomi Baker/Getty Images

If you’re a current Sky customer the cheapest option will cost you £15 extra a month in the 2 for 1 Football Channel Offer and is perfect for fans who only want football. If you want to go all out and have access to all 8 Sky Sports channels including Premier League, F1 and more then that will be an extra £25 a month on top of your current contract.

If you’re already in contract with another provider then you can also sign up to access Sky Sports through a Now TV membership. There are two options to choose from - a monthly subscription which is £33 a month, or a single day subscription which is £11 a month.

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On the Now TV website, it will show a sports membership and another option. A daily subscription grants you 24-hour access to 11 sky sports channels, whereas a monthly subscription will allow you to watch all Sky channels whenever you wish, on up to three devices at any given time.

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