Already relegated Wolves will be looking to salvage some pride this weekend when they host Everton in their final home game of the season, as Paddy Power announce a new free bets offer and predicatably make David Moyes’s side odds on favourites in the betting to take another three points back to Goodison Park.
After a miserable run of just one win since the 4th December last year, Terry Connor’s men know that they will be playing Championship football next season.
They had originally hoped that the sacking of Mick McCarthy – who was given his marching orders after the 5-1 home defeat to West Brom – would mark the start of a better run, but this has not been the case.
Instead, there was a borderline embarrassing search for a new manager before McCarthy’s assistant was appointed. Connor then began with an encouraging draw at Newcastle, but seven defeats in succession followed.
There has been some more solid form in the last three games – with two draws and a defeat – but it has without doubt been a miserable campaign for Wolves fans and they will be more than happy when it comes to an end.
As for Everton, their main aim for the remainder of the campaign is finishing above local rivals Liverpool. With this in mind, they will be very happy with the gap of three points between the two teams going into this weekend.
Kenny Dalglish’s men are in FA Cup final action this weekend too, so the Toffees can progress to six points clear of their Merseyside counterparts. Considering the spending power of the two teams, this is quite the achievement.
As for the most recent form of David Moyes’ men, they are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League games. They have also managed 13 goals in their last four outings, with a valuable point at Stoke City last time out.
Following this weekend’s clash against Wolves, Everton face Newcastle United at home on the final day and six points will undoubtedly be the aim. Then, after what has been a frustrating season at times, they can be extremely happy with the end result.
An early Everton goal could have a low in confidence Wolves struggling this weekend. It gets underway at Molinuex at 2pm on Sunday afternoon.