Wolves v Blackburn Sat 15:00
The Premier League survival fate of both Blackburn and Wolves was decided on the final day of the 2010-11 season and after both remained in England’s highest tier of competition, they will clash once more this weekend under similar circumstances, as Wolves are the odds against favourites with Paddy Power to take all three points at Molineux.
The pair sit level on 22 points near the foot of the English top flight but Blackburn hold a slight advantage over their West Midlands counterparts, edging a better goal difference than Blackburn.
Terry Connor has had a mixed start to life at the helm of Wolverhampton Wanderers and after earning a point at the Sports Direct Arena, his side slumped massively the next week and fell victim to a 5-0 smattering at the hands of Fulham.
Pavel Pogrebnyak proved to be the star on that particular day and although the Russian won’t face off against Wolves this Saturday, Rovers have weapons of their own in their arsenal who have shown their potential to put the ball where it matters.
Steve Kean’s side currently have the sixth best away attack in the English top flight with players such as Yakubu and Junior Hoilett popping up where it matters when outside of Ewood Park.
However, the Rovers defence isn’t nearly as solid in unfamiliar territory and the Lancashire outfit will know full well that they have the worst away defence in the English top flight.
Wolves may not have found it easy to score of late but if they can’t find the back of the net against Kean’s Blackburn Rovers, their chances of seeing the drop could quickly become more likely.
Both of the leakiest defences will clash this weekend and the stage is set for a goalfest.
Wolves ran out as 2-1 victors when they sides met in the reverse fixture on opening day of the season and will be hoping to complete the double when they play hosts to Blackburn Rovers.
Rest assured victory for either side would realy give their fans some hope in the Premiership run in over te next month or two.
The action kicks off at 15:00 Saturday.