Charlton will be another tough test for out-of-sorts Wolves
Wolves may have turned down a third bid from Norwich City for star striker Benik Afobe but some are drawing significance from the fact that the England U21 forward was an unused substitute for the Capital One Cup victory over Barnet on Tuesday.
Afobe, who scored 32 goals last season, wasn’t on his own in being rested against the League 2 side, however. Regular strike partner Nouha Dicko was also left on the bench and, in their absence, the promising Bright Enobakhare and Oluwaseyi Ojo both scored to send their team into round three and a tie at Middlesbrough.
It is almost certain that Afobe and Dicko will be back in harness against Charlton Athletic this weekend but transfer speculation is proving unsettling and Wolves have lost back-to-back games in the Championship, against QPR and Cardiff, to dampen pre-season optimism.
Charlton were expected to struggle this season but have had a brilliant start under Guy Lozen, winning four of their six games in league and cup and drawing the other two. They’ll be confident of extending that unbeaten start at Molineux, though may again be missing top scorer Tony Watt.
Lozen has drafted in a number of players relatively unknown in this country but his imports have blended in well and they will provide another tough test for an out-of-sorts Wolves. We like the idea of both teams scoring at Molineux at 19/20 but it might be worth backing the away team on the handicap with a goal start at Evens. The draw in our Full Time betting is 13/5Add to betslip.
The match kicks off at 3.00pm on Saturday, August 29th at Molineux
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