Goals may be at a premium on the south coast
It’s been a very happy Christmas for Wolves fans with back-to-back victories over Reading and Charlton.
Both victories were achieved with clean sheets and that aspect will have pleased Kenny Jackett as much as the actual six points given some of the criticism that has come the way of the Wolves defence in the last few weeks.
The win over the Royals required a back-to-the walls performance but success against the Addicks at The Valley was achieved with a deal more comfort and we have priced up Wanderers at 51/20 to shut out high-flying Brighton at the Amex Stadium in their first game of 2016.
Wolves could be facing the Seagulls at just the right time. Chris Hughton’s side had their long unbeaten run ended by Middlesbrough just before Christmas and have since drawn a blank at Brentford and lost at home to Reading. Confidence must be suffering a little at present and they’ve only beaten Wolves once in their last nine attempts.
Jordan Graham finally scored his first senior goal in the win at Charlton having been one of his side’s most consistent providers in recent games. The young winger is 11/2 to be an Anytime Goalscorer against Brighton. Jack Price has returned to training following illness but the manager may be tempted to field the same side that beat Charlton with Benik Afobe playing as a lone striker.
We have the 1-1 correct score at 9/2 but, if you fancy Wolves to cash in fully on their hosts’ poor run of form, we have the visitors at 39/10 to win by 1 in our Winning Margins betting.
The match kicks off at 3.00pm on Friday, January 1st at the Amex Stadium
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