Sheffield United (4th) v Wolves (2nd)
Wednesday 27th September
After hosting Barnsley inside a packed out Molineux, Wolves will travel to Bramall Lane on the 27 th of September and will once again bring a sold out away end.
Nuno’s side will be looking to improve on their very impressive start to season and potentially making a push for the top spot.
Here is a break down of what’s to come in this midweek game:
Nuno’s men are coming into the game after a late but unspectactular 2-1 win against Barnsley over the weekend.
After conceding an equaliser very late on, Wolves were able to show their fighting spirit by taking a dramtic late winner thanks to Alfred N’Diaye in the final minute of the game.
Wolves are unbeaten in their last seven in all competitions.
Where as Sheffield United come into the game off the back of a 4-2 win over Sheffield Wednesday in the Steel City Derby which moved them 4th in the table.
The bookies have Wolves with slightly better odds for this game, with the away side at 6/4 and having the home side taking the win at 15/8.
The odds for a draw in this game is 9/4, so it’s very hard to split these teams.
The interesting factor to this is that Sheffield United are yet to concede a stalemate this season.
Historically, It is very even between the two sides, with Wolves winning 38 of
the previous meeting and United having won 37.
36 have been draws.
It is currently shaping up to be an entertaining Wednesday night fixture, with both sides looking to push higher up the table.
It’s hard to predict who has the edge on paper prior to the game.
It appears that our lineup will remain very similar to the Barnsley game.
The front three of Jota, Bonatini and Cav should stay the same, but with Bright getting two goals within the space of 5 days, it would it would not be a surprise to him back in the starting eleven.
The man potentially getting in the way of that however could be the returning Helder Costa.
It was very exciting to see him announced in the lineup and adding him to Wolves’ attacking options would strengthen it even further.
The midfield will most likely be Neves, partnered with either Saiss or N’Diaye, but with N’Daiye bagging the winning goal against Barnsley, it wouldn’t be a shock to him put in.
One to watch
The main one to watch in this game will be former Wolves player Leon Clarke.
Not only because the man was able to score twice, leading them to the win over Wednesday in their last game, but the curse that he is also a former Wolves player.
It seems that most ex Wolves players who come against us manage to bag a goal.
It would not be a shock to see the same incident occur on this occasion.
After re-joining Wolves in the winter of 2014, his prolific goal-scoring form for Coventry City could not be replicated for Kenny Jacket.
Leon will be looking to prove a point, again, to his former employers.
The main objective for Wolves in this game should be to avoid the loss.
Against a very strong United side, a loss would kill some of the momentum we have managed to build up so far this season.
Despite their form so far this season, I predict a 1-1 draw for this game. Capturing a solid point against a potential top 6 rival.