Wolves have no reason to fear Birmingham in this Saturday’s local derby
Middlesbrough may have come from behind to win at Molineux last Saturday but, with better fortune, it could have been Wolves picking up the three points.
Dave Edwards marked his return from injury with the opening goal and Wanderers could have been out of sight in the second half had Benik Afobe and Connor Coady not been denied by desperate goal-line clearances. That trio are 14/5, 7/4 and 5/1 respectively to be an Anytime Goalscorer in Saturday’s lunchtime Midlands derby against Birmingham City at St Andrews, where we make Wolves 7/4 to end a three-game losing streak with a victory in our Full Time Result betting.
Only one goal has separated these teams in seven of their last 10 meetings – the other three games ended all-square – so another close encounter looks to be on the cards, despite the injury crisis that’s threatening to derail Wolves’ season.
Manager Kenny Jackett has recalled winger Jordan Graham from a loan spell at Oxford and admits his side’s defending needs to improve having shipped nine goals in their last three. But they haven’t become a bad team overnight and, with the Championship looking as tight as ever, a return to winning ways is rarely far away.
Birmingham have won four of their last five but have also lost to the likes of Nottingham Forest and Rotherham at St Andrews this season and it wasn’t that long ago since Wolves were on a winning run of their own.
With local pride at stake, it isn’t beyond the realms of possibility that Jackett’s men will up the ante and we make Wolves 19/10 to score first and win in our Matchflow betting. You can back 3 in our Total Goals market at 16/5 – Both Teams To Score in the 2nd Half is 85/40.
The match kicks off at 12.30pm on Saturday, October 31st at St Andrews
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