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Wolves vs Stoke: expect another tight game at Molineux

| 16.12.2011

The last time these sides met back in April, Stoke won 3-0 to put Wolves on the brink of relegation from the Premier League.

Wolves are in danger of being in a similar predicament this spring unless they do something about their league form that has seen them pick up just 14 points from their opening 15 Premier League games.

They have a great chance of picking up at least one more point this Saturday though…

Match odds

Stoke head into this game on the back of a hard-fought 2-1 Premier League win against Tottenham Hotspur and a 3-1 Europa League defeat away to Besiktas.

However, they won’t be able to use the Europa League as an excuse this Saturday as Tony Pulis rested many of his first XI for the trip to Turkey.

Stoke are narrow outsiders at 7/4 after winning their last away game against Everton.

However, that was their first Premier League victory away from the Britannia since August and Wolves – who have won their previous two home league games and are without defeat in three – are a tempting proposition at 6/4.

With only one of the previous five meetings having more than one goal separating them though, backing the draw looks the bet at 23/10.

Goal markets

Stoke may have the second worst away attack in the Premier League having scored just four in seven away games this term – but Wolves’ home defence has been rather shaky to say the least.

Mick McCarthy’s men haven’t kept a clean sheet in their previous six league games at Molineux and conceded 11 in that period.

Both teams to score at 4/6 looks worth serious consideration, while backing Steven Fletcher – who has hit three in his last two games – to open the scoring is also worth a look at 6/1.



Richard Anderson