Wolves v West Brom 13:30 Sun
Hoping to improve upon last weekend’s win over QPR, Wolves will feel more confident as Paddy Power make Mick McCarthy’s side odds against going into Sunday’s Black Country derby against West Brom.
The West Midlands encounter is more often than not a heated fixture that yields an intense 90 minutes with both sides hoping to secure bragging rights.
The Baggies currently sit in the driving position having won the reverse fixture back in October with a 2-0 win at the Hawthorns, giving Wanderers an added incentive to set the record straight.
Before last weekend’s 2-1 victory over QPR, Mick McCarthy’s side were on a streak stretching as far back as eleven games without a win.
The Molineux outfit will be hoping that those three points can now encourage further results as the side look to stay in the English top flight for another season.
One statistic that is having an impact on the club’s season is their defensive record, conceding an average of 1.92 goals per game when playing at home.
Their scoring record is more impressive but doesn’t balance out for the amount of goals they tend to leak.
West Bromwich Albion have accumulated just one more point than Wolves in the sides’ last eight league outings and will be keen to widen the gap between them an their regional rivals and a win this weekend would see Roy Hodgson’s side climb to 13th providing other results go in their favour.
Roy Hodgson will be glad to see that Shane Long and Graham Dorrans are in contention to return to action on Sunday after brief periods out with injury.
Wolves have considerably more players making their way back into the side however, with Jamie O’Hara, David Edwards, Jody Craddock, Ronald Zubar and Kevin Foley all 50/50 to feature in the match.