Norwich v Wolves Sat 15:00
Without a win in their last five matches, Norwich have found themselves gradually slipping down the rankings in the Premier League and will be hoping to revive their bid for a top half finish when they host basement side Wolves on Saturday, with long odds on offer from Betfred for Terry Connor’s side to take all three points back to Molineux.
Paul Lambert’s side were reaching the dizzying heights of eighth place just last month but it appears as if the campaign may be taking its toll on the Canaries who would seem to be running out of gas.
However, the Norfolk outfit won’t have a better chance to get a win on the board than they do against Terry Connor’s Wolves, currently dwindling in last spot.
The West Midlands side have won just one match in their last ten outings and face a difficult task in turning over their opposition this weekend.
Wolves haven’t had the greatest season in terms of performances at home or away but have scored less than a goal per game when playing on unfamiliar soil this campaign.
Connor is unfortunate to have a number of players sidelined through injury at the moment and will only be looking to welcome Nenad Milijas back into the fold after the midfielder sustained a knock in the loss against Blackburn. Wolves are still without Karl Henry in midfield, who is out with hamstring trouble, while the absence of Jamie O’Hara with a groin injury is a bitter pill to swallow.
Ronald Zubar will miss the game through suspension, following his red card against Manchester United last week.
Norwich are fortunate to have a number of faces in the running to make their returns from injury with Daniel Ayala, Decland Rudd, Marc Tierney and James Vaughan all set for late fitness tests.
Lambert’s team have looked good going forward this campaign and after scoring just three goals in the last five matches, will be hoping to give their goals difference a boost and move back into the top half of the table with a home win this weekend.
Although the Canaries look to be safe for another season Premiership its evident that a confidence boost is needed sooner rather than later, and with relegation not mathematically out of the question, Paul Lambert will be looking to ease worries and end a terrible run of form.