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Wolves vs Fulham: Euro victory can breed confidence into Fulham

| 20.08.2011

It says a lot about the expected quality of both this game and Norwich’s clash with Stoke when West Ham’s Championship clash with Leeds United gets top billing on Sky Sports.

Even so, it’s a very important game for both Wolverhampton Wanderers and Fulham who will both feel they have a great chance of winning this game.

Wolves need home wins if they are to stay in the division while Fulham need away wins if they are to challenge for Europe, and this game will be a big confidence boost to either side.

Match Odds

Fulham have already received one huge confidence boot this week with a 3-0 win over Ukranian side Dnipro and having stormed to victory in Europe, Martin Jol’s men offer plenty of value at 2/1 to win.

Wolves are the favourites at 11/8 but they have won just one of their last five Premier League games at home, although they did open their season with an away win at Blackburn Rovers.

Any time Fulham are involved a draw is a tempting bet and with the draw available at 9/4 today, it’s easily the value bet of this market and it’s hard to see past a draw.

Total Goals

It’s unlikely to be a 0-0 draw considering Wolves haven’t kept a clean sheet in their last nine games and both sides have score in all three of Wolves Premier League clashes with Fulham at Molineux.

Both teams to score is available at 4/5 but the 11/2 for the 1-1 draw looks the pick of the scoring markets.

Fulham have tendency to concede goals in the first half and were the side to concede the most first half goals last season.

That leaves the Wolves players as the better bets for the first goal and Steven Fletcher looks the pick of the Wolves players at 6/1 to get the first goal but the 7/1 for Fulham to come from behind and draw really appeals.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.