Wolves capable of holding leaders Brighton at Molineux
Unlike most teams in the Championship, Wolves have had a week off. But those few extra days’ rest were probably needed so they could lick their wounds after a surprise defeat at struggling Bolton.
Next up are early leaders Brighton and Kenny Jackett’s men will have to be on top form to inflict a first defeat of the season on the south coast side.
You can’t give teams in the Championship two goals start and that is what Wanderers did at the Macron Stadium last week. Benik Afobe’s second-half penalty reduced the deficit and Wolves were the better team after that but couldn’t find an equaliser against Neil Lennon’s side.
Expectations have been raised this season after Wolves went so close to making the play-offs in the spring but this is essentially a new team playing within a new structure and it is going to take time for new partnerships to gel. Nouha Dicko’s injury hasn’t helped matters as Adam Le Fondre is a different type of forward who doesn’t tend to get as involved with play outside of the penalty area.
Brighton have won six out of seven Championship games this season and drawn the other to open up a healthy-looking five-point gap at the top. But all of their wins have only been achieved by a single-goal margin and Chris Hughton wants his strikers to be more clinical in front of goal.
They like to play on the front foot and that should suit Wolves’ formation but this is a match which should feature plenty of goals with over 2.5 available at 11/10 in our Goals Over/Under betting. Five of the last seven matches between these teams have ended in draws and that outcome can be backed this weekend at 43/20 in our Full Time Result market.
The match kicks off at 3.00pm on Saturday, September 19th at Molineux
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