Billy Price looks ahead to the top of the table clash between Bristol City and Wolves.
Wolves travel to Bristol City on Saturday for the late kick-off. After a tough fixture away at Milwall, Wolves will be looking to bounce back after a 2-2 draw kept up their impressive unbeaten run. They face off against team aiming for promotion this year currently sitting in 2nd, level on points with Cardiff, and right behind Wolves.
Nuno’s men come into the game off the back of a 2-2 draw away at Millwall which is in no way a bad result. One of the toughest places to go to in this league, it was a game which really could have gone either way. With the help of a Cardiff slip up, although it wasn’t a win, it has moved Wolves 8 points clear at the top.
Meanwhile, Bristol City come into the game after a 2-0 win over Reading. They bounced back strong following a draw with QPR in their previous fixture.
This match between two of the potential best teams in the league is looking to be a good one.
Wolves appear to enjoy playing Bristol City as they have 35 wins over them, compared to Bristol city’s 15. If history is anything to go by, you would expect Wolves to take away 3 points from this game.
For a change, we may see some different faces in the lineup in this upcoming game. The only change we saw against Millwall was Helder Costa at last making it back into the starting 11, and to no surprise he put in a great performance. His position in the Wolves lineup may remain as Ivan Cavaleiro, a man on form as of late picked up an injury just before half time. It is currently unclear how serious this is. The same goes for Wily Boly, who also picked up an injury in the last game and had to be substituted, just before Millwall’s equaliser. Some might say that’s a coincidence, but Wolves have only conceded 3 goals when Boly has been in the team this season. So on the weekend, we will most likely see Miranda come in for Boly, and Bonatini come back into the starting lineup.
Ones to watch:
For Wolves, The one to watch in this game would have to be Helder Costa. He looked much like his old self last game, and he will be on a mission to get his starting spot back permanently in this Wolves side. Now would be a better time than ever to do it, potentially helping Wolves go 11 points clear at the top of the table, depending on the other scores.
For Bristol City, the one to watch for this game has to be Bobby Reid. He’s scored 11 so far this campaign and will be hoping to once again score his way to 3 points against the best defence in the league. He’s got the quality to do so, let’s see what he can do.
One of the biggest matchups of the season this year, both sides will want to be heading into the new year on a high. Will Wolves increase the lead at the top even further, or will Bristol City finally be the side to beat Nuno’s team and help close the gap at the top of the championship table.