Wolves might have slipped to third after Sunday, but if you offered me the same 48 points over the second half of the season, I would gratefully accept.
A 90+ tally must be the ultimate aim and if Wolves achieve that, it’s difficult to envisage promotion being anything but a certainty.
Two highly winnable away matches kick us off, starting at Tranmere tomorrow before the televised game at Gillingham on Friday evening.
The reverse fixture at Molineux a month or so back was probably the most comfortable victory of the season. Only two goals were scored but it could have been ten and the visitors rarely troubled our goal.
It’s difficult to believe things will be that straightforward at Prenton Park.
Ronnie Moore’s side have the second worst home record in the league, with just two wins from their ten matches to date. They’ve already been beaten five times on their own patch.
Since losing at Molineux at the end of November, they’ve won two and lost three, most recently finding themselves on the wrong end of a 3-1 defeat at Bramall Lane.
According to the BBC preview, Tranmere are facing a defensive crisis ahead of this match with two of their first choice back four ruled out.
The danger man is definitely veteran striker Ryan Lowe, who has 14 goals to his name already this season. We didn’t see much of him at Molineux as he struggled to make inroads as the lone forward.
There were mixed views on Kenny Jackett’s team selection for Sunday. I agree that we played great football in that first half, but we didn’t get enough bodies into the box and when we did, the chances went begging.
The one major positive for me was Jacobs playing in that central role, tucked in behind the striker. His ability to move at speed with the ball was a real feature of our play. I hope we keep him.
I would definitely play Griffiths from the start. We need goals and he’s the only striker that scores. It’s that simple.
I’m always open to other people’s views and many have stated they thought Cassidy did well in the last two matches. I personally did not. Everyone sees a different game though.
Kenny could rotate any number of other players into the team including: Evans, Davis (where’s he gone?), Doyle, Sigurdarson, McAlinden or Golbourne (if fit). Plenty of options then for the manager to explore.
Wolves are the favourites for the win at 3/4. Tranmere are 4/1. The draw is 3/1.
You can get odds of 6/1 if you think this will be the game that Jake Cassidy finally breaks his duck for Wolves as the first goalscorer.
10 people correctly opted for the draw against Orient. A trio of those also got the 1-1 scoreline to double up their points tally.
Well done to Predictor, Ash K and GoWolves.
Heart and head says we should win this one so it has to be a Wolves victory. Don’t give anything silly away and we should ease through comfortably.
2-0 to the visitors.
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