Wolves are taken to get back to winning ways against Rangers
Wolves remain unbeaten after Sunday’s draw with Hull City but had Tigers’ goalkeeper Allan McGregor to thank for their point after struggling to make headway before his blunder against a side that should be in the promotion mix come the end of the season.
Wanderers have yet to keep a clean sheet this term, which will have disappointed Kenny Jackett considering his team prided themselves on their defensive acumen last season. A more attack-minded philosophy had to have repercussions somewhere, however, and as long as the strikers continue to do their job, it should lead to more exciting times at Molineux in the coming months.
After Hull, next up are another relegated team QPR. With games coming thick and fast, the manager may be looking to freshen up his squad as several players appeared to running on legs of jelly at the end against the Humbersiders. Adam Le Fondre is a possible alternative up front, while Rajiv van la Parra and Jed Wallace may be pressing for a place in midfield. Arsenal loanee Emiliano Martinez has replaced Carl Ikeme between the posts in the last two games and should keep his place but competition for places will be key for Wolves this season.
Chris Ramsey thinks his team can only improve and there are plenty of players with top-flight experience in his squad but he’ll be aware that results will have to start coming sooner rather than later and they still look a little fragile defensively, a fact that Benik Afobe and Nouha Dicko will feel they can exploit.
These teams last met at Molineux in 2011 when Rangers ran out 3-0 winners in a Premier League fixture. But that has been the R’s only victory in the Midlands since the turn of the century. Wolves look more of a team than QPR at present and can get back to winning ways at 21/20. Wanderers by 1 in our Winning Margins market is 51/20.
The match kicks off at 7.45pm on Wednesday, August 19th at Molineux