Wolves need a result at Deepdale to stop the rot
It’s early days but these are worrying times for Wolves fans with few positives to be gleaned from their last three away performances, which all ended in defeat.
They could even find themselves in the bottom three if things go badly at Deepdale this Saturday against a Preston side that is struggling to come to terms with the demands of the Championship after gaining promotion, via the play-offs, from League 1 in May.
Dave Edwards is the latest Wolves’ regular destined to spend the next few weeks in the treatment room after suffering a knee injury in last week’s 0-0 draw with leaders Brighton. Conor Coady was sent off in that game so is serving a three-match ban which meant that Kenny Jackett had to experiment with a new-look midfield against Middlesbrough in the Capital One Cup in midweek.
Benik Afobe and Adam Le Fondre are certain to be recalled after being rested and the league table suggests this is a fixture in which Wanderers should be targeting three points, though Preston will probably also think they can get back to winning ways after going six in the league without victory.
Simon Grayson’s side took Premier League Bournemouth to penalties in the cup on Tuesday with midfielder Daniel Johnson, who has now scored three in his last four, again on the score-sheet. Wolves will need to delegate a marker for the former Aston Villa man, who likes to make late runs into the penalty area.
Self-belief and manpower are being tested at Molineux at present and they need a result at Deepdale to stop the rot. We have priced up the draw at 9/4 in our Full Time Result betting with Johnson to score first and a 1-1 score in our Scorecast market available at a massive 70/1.
The match kicks off at 3.00pm on Saturday, September 26th at Deepdale
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