Nuno would never admit it but his side effectively wrapped up the title last weekend.
One point is needed for certainty but it would take a dramatic sequence of events to deny Wolves the trophy with a goal difference buffer of 13 to lean on in the unlikely event of 7 results going against them.
Still, it would be nice to get the confirmation tomorrow to trigger a possible trophy presentation at Molineux next weekend.
We go in as red hot favourites for the win.
The Trotters don’t have maths on their side just yet and need to accumulate a few more points from their remaining games to stay up.
Barnsley are only two back with a game in hand. Blues are sandwiched in the middle locked on the same points as Wanderers and only trailing by virtue of the two goals Wolves put past them last weekend.
After tomorrow Bolton’s remaining two games are favourable – away at Burton and home to Forest. It’s looking like another photo finish.
Wolves recorded their biggest win of the season in the reverse fixture at Molineux contributing to Bolton’s status as the worst performing away team in the division with just one win from 22 matches.
They nearly snatched a seismic victory at Oakwell last weekend, but in trademark style couldn’t hold on in injury time.
I haven’t heard anything about Ivan Cavaleiro’s injury as I write this, but it looked like a hamstring tweak so assuming he’s done for the season.
Fortunately, Helder Costa has been back to his best lately and with Jota too looking sharper than he has for a while, we’ve got plenty of cover.
It would be nice to see Bonatini sign off the season with a few goals, but I’d start Benik.
Should we get the point we need tomorrow, it will be interesting to see if Nuno gives game time to some of the more peripheral figures in the remaining matches.
This is a fixture we notoriously struggle to win but surely there will never be a better chance than now?
Not even the Bolton hoodoo, the curse of the former players and their appetite for the result can stop this Wolves side if they produce a performance.
I’m backing us for a 14th away win.
Up The Wolves!