Wolves looking to halt draw sequence and end Rotherham’s mini-revival
Having initially given permission for Mike Williamson to extend his loan at Molineux, Newcastle manager Steve McClaren has now recalled the experienced defender to help prop up the Magpies’ porous back line.
It’s a blow as Williamson has helped Wolves record three clean sheets in their last five matches but Kenny Jackett is viewing the situation as an opportunity for someone to stake their claim for a regular starting position and has several options ahead of this Saturday’s trip to Rotherham.
Ethan Ebanks-Ladell is fit again and highly regarded at the club. Matt Doherty could also be asked to fill in at centre-back if Jackett decides to tweak his team’s formation at the New York Stadium, where Wolves are hoping to put a dent in the Millers’ mini-revival under Neil Redfearn.
Rotherham have won their last two, against Leeds and Bristol City, but are still in the relegation places having already lost 11 Championship matches this season, one more than MK Dons and Charlton.
Wolves have drawn their last three with that outcome at 9/4 but it is surely only a matter of time before the forwards start turning the chances they are creating into more goals. They managed two in their last away game at Ipswich and are 51/20 to repeat that total at Rotherham in our Goals Away Team betting.
Rotherham’s last three home matches against teams also outside the top half have featured at least three goals and Over (2.5) in our Goals Over/Under market at 19/20 is one of our featured bets. Benik Afobe and Dave Edwards were among Wolves’ scorers on the last occasion these teams met and are 9/2 and 8/1 respectively to be First Goalscorer this weekend. Wolves to win 2-1 in our Correct Score betting is 15/2.
The match kicks off at 3.00pm on Saturday, December 5 at the New York Stadium
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