Wolves seek to build on McDonald’s rescue act in rearranged fixture
Persistence paid off for Wolves against nine-man Preston at Deepdale on Saturday with Kevin McDonald, celebrating signing a new three-year-deal, netting from 25 yards in stoppage time to earn a point. It was Wanderers’ first goal in three matches but the draw extended their winless run to four games and we have priced them up at 21/10 to get all three points against Fulham at Craven Cottage in a rearranged game on Tuesday and 11/10 in our Draw No Bet market.
Fulham thrashed QPR in a televised game on Friday so are in good form. But Wolves did the double over them last season and also kept a clean sheet in an FA Cup tie in west London in January, though Fulham went on to win the replay on penalties at a snowy Molineux.
Wolves to shut out Fulham this time is 57/20 in our Goals Home Team market, though goalkeepers Carl Ikeme and Emiliano Martinez have only managed one clean sheet between them so far this season as the manager tries to find a settled back four.
But manager Jackett will be concentrating on his own players and will need to decide whether to switch to a front two against the Cottagers or persist with his policy of playing with only one main striker in away matches. Benik Afobe has four goals so far this season and is 5/1 to be the First Goalscorer at Craven Cottage but he is struggling in the new formation. Adam Le Fondre began on the bench at Preston but is 13/2 to be First Goalscorer.
Wolves haven’t scored in the first half of any Championship match since the 2-3 loss to QPR more than a month ago – we are offering 31/20 that they score more in the second half against Fulham than the first in our Highest Score Half Away Team betting. You can back Jackett’s men to score exactly one goal at 29/20 in our Goals Away Team market.
The match kicks off at 7.45pm on Tuesday, September 29th at Craven Cottage
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