Wolves can cash in on United’s problems
Wolves look to have a terrific opportunity to extend their winning run against Leeds United at Molineux this Bank Holiday and we have Kenny Jackett’s team at 7/10 for another maximum haul.
Leeds’s defeat at home by Blackburn on Saturday may have been their first loss in five matches but the west Yorkshire club have been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons again this week.
Assistant manager Steve Thompson was suspended by director of football Nicola Salerno last week in what the club described as an internal matter and now head coach Neil Redfearn is considering his future. Thompson and Redfearn have steered the Whites to a creditable mid-table position since the turn of the year, despite the club’s off-field turmoil – Redfearn is Leeds’ third head coach this season.
But the uncertainty appeared to have affected the players on Saturday and they weren’t helped by captain Rudy Austin getting himself sent off before half-time. There might be a few tired legs out on the Molineux pitch for a second game in quick succession and Wolves should take advantage.
Yet another Benik Afobe goal had set Wolves on their way to victory in the Midlands derby, with Bakary Sako’s penalty proving the match-winner. Jackett believes that the promotion race now only involves the top eight but is only concentrating on his own team’s performances and results.
Whatever happens in the final month of the campaign, it’s been a very good season for Wolves and they should continue to progress if the squad stays together. Sako’s future is a constant talking point but he’s enjoying his football at present and is likely to be a thorn in the side of a Leeds team that has won just once in their last 15 visits to Molineux.
Wolves have won four of the last six between the sides on home soil and haven’t conceded a goal in any of their last five Championship matches at home. They are 11/10 to keep another clean sheet against the Yorkshiremen.
The match kicks off at 5.15pm on Monday, April 6 at Molineux.