March was supposed to represent a pivotal examination of Wolves’ promotion credentials.
Six wins from eight matches ensured a comfortable pass.
As was so famously uttered in commentary at Cardiff back in 2003, they can reach out and touch it.
Promotion is within grasp and a win over bottom side Stevenage tomorrow will make life very difficult for any of the chasing pack.
Victory would take Wolves to 89 points, which could conceivably be enough points to wrap up second place already, not that I’m gambling on that.
The home side come into the game propping up the table but a win could transport them out of the relegation zone and as high as 19th place. Added motivation if any is needed.
Broadhall Way hasn’t been a fortress, but Graham Westley’s men have accumulated six wins and four draws from their nineteen matches to date.
They’re without a victory in any of their last five matches, most recently salvaging a 1-1 draw at home to Port Vale at the weekend.
14 goal top scorer Francois Zoko is one to watch, but will need to be more ruthless than he was at Molineux a few months back when he squandered a straightforward chance to bring his team back into the game.
With Wolves toiling for much of the game Saturday, Bakary Sako’s presence was missed. He could well be out again tomorrow.
Dicko found the going tough as the lone striker so I’m forecasting a recall for Leon Clarke. The team that started against Colchester would be fine with me.
Liam McAlinden’s name hasn’t been mentioned much, particularly since Wolves found a winning formula, but he could yet have a significant role to play. Would a start for the academy graduate be a major surprise tomorrow?
Wolves are 9/2 favourites for the win. The draw is 11/4 and a Stevenage win is 9/2.
Goals from set pieces have been in short supply and a headed goal from either Batth or Stearman is long overdue. They’re 25/1 and 28/1 respectively for the opener tomorrow.
I haven’t got round to totting up the scores from the weekend yet chaps (and chapettes), but suffice to say most people went for the win.
Winning tomorrow would put us in such a favourable position that you feel something has to go wrong.
But it’s top versus bottom, so there’s only one logical outcome, assuming the lads don’t do anything silly.
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