Wolves can blow the play-off race wide open again
Defeat at Middlesbrough on Tuesday was a set-back to Wolves’ hopes of a play-off spot but not a terminal blow. The result possibly wasn’t unexpected as Wanderers have a poor record on Teesside and Boro are a formidable outfit on home soil and challenging for automatic promotion. But Kenny Jackett wasn’t disappointed with his team’s performance and they would have taken at least a point had they converted one of several second-half chances.
However, there is no time for a thorough post-mortem as Wolves must now concentrate on the visit of Ipswich Town to Molineux.
The Tractor Boys won the reverse fixture at Portman Road with a brace from top scorer Daryl Murphy and the Irishman scored his side’s final goal in a 3-1 win over Cardiff in midweek, though that was the first that he’d found the net in a month. Ipswich have only won on one of their last 12 visits to Molineux but know that they have to get a result this weekend if they aren’t to have Wolves and Brentford breathing down their necks again in the race for the final play-off spot in the Championship.
Ipswich have won only one of their last five on the road and don’t cope very well with pressure so this looks a good opportunity for Jackett’s men to blow a topsy-turvy play-off race wide-open again by winning at 13/10. We have priced up a 2-1 correct score in the featured lunchtime game at 29/4.
The match kicks off at 12.15pm on Saturday, April 18 at Molineux.