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Wolves v Blackburn: Underachieving duo set for battle

| 08.01.2013

Wolves versus Blackburn would have been billed by many as a clash that would have massive implications on the Championship title’s destination before the season started. This presumption could not have fallen any wider of the mark, with the result at Molineux more of a relegation issue if anything at all.

Of these two huge underachievers Wolves are 7/5 favourites for the spoils courtesy of good, old home advantage, but Blackburn’s 9/5 should not be discounted given that, quite frankly, these teams are as bad as each other with little separating them. The 12/5 shout that is the draw could well prove the safest match betting option.

Their misfortunes could all be subject to change following the recent alterations both clubs have made to their coaching staff.
Dean Saunders will take to the Wolves dugout for the first time since his switch from Doncaster and, having won on both his managerial bows with other clubs, this gives Wanderers’ fans just cause for optimism ahead of Rovers’ visit.

Michael Appleton’s bizarre decision to abandon the good ship Blackpool a mere two months after boarding has raised many an eyebrow in the world of football, but this game will probably come too soon for him.

Under the temporary stewardship of Gary Bowyer, Blackburn have enjoyed a hat-trick of wins and conceded just one goal. He’s likely to find himself in the Rovers’ hot-seat for a fourth time here and for his side to restrict Wolves to fewer than 1.5 goals a price of 4/6 is on offer. The hosts have failed to score in three of their last four games – all of which were lost – so the meaty 3/1 available for the visitors to concede fewer than 0.5 goals has to offer appeal.

In terms of correct score punts, back Blackburn to return the favour and beat Wolves 1-0 in their own back yard at 9/1.

All odds and markets accurate as of publication’s time and date



James Middleton