Wolves should have too much for the toothless Trotters
It was one in and one out for Wolves on transfer deadline day. Richard Stearman left to join Championship rivals Fulham but Swindon winger Nathan Thompson arrived at Molineux and could make his debut at Bolton this weekend.
Wanderers managed without Stearman as they got back to winning ways against Charlton just before the international break but victory came at a cost. Nouha Dicko was carried off with a serious knee injury and will almost certainly not play again this season.
That’s a huge blow for the striker and Kenny Jackett, though the manager will be comforted by the fact that former Bolton striker Adam Le Fondre got his first goal since starting his loan spell. With Dicko’s injury, he’s the most likely to start alongside Benik Afobe at the Macron Stadium as Dave Edwards will probably be required to fill in as a holding player again with Kevin McDonald still struggling.
Neil Lennon’s men ended last season in poor form and don’t appear to have improved much over the summer. They’ve had to get more players off the wage bill to appease their debtors and performances on the field have suffered. They’ve not managed a win in six league and cup games so far and have drawn a blank if five of those so it shouldn’t be a busy afternoon for the new-look Wolves defence. The manager will again probably toss a coin to see whether Carl Ikeme or Emiliano Martinez starts in goal.
Wolves are going to miss Dicko’s physical presence over the coming months but can cement their place in the top half of the table by beating struggling Bolton at 6/4 in out Full Time Result betting. The toothless Trotters are 39/20 to score 0 in our Home Team Goals market.
The match kicks off at 3.00pm on Saturday, September 12th at the Macron Stadium
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