You probably shouldn’t feel overly confident when you’re about to play a team that have only lost twice all season.
Furthermore our current record against sides in the top six currently reads drawn four, lost two.
But after successive victories and with a ‘nothing to lose’ approach, you just wonder whether Wolves can cause an upset on the south coast?
Wins over Reading and Charlton dug us out of trouble but a positive result against the early season pacesetters would feel infinitely more significant.
After that lightning start the Seagulls have only managed three wins in their last 10 league matches and are now back in the play-off pack.
Having now lost a couple of matches and suffered some injuries, it will be interesting to see if they can last the pace.
I wasn’t overly impressed when they came to Molineux earlier in the season. They were solid but didn’t look like world beaters, even when Wolves were reduced to ten.
That said, teams don’t put long undefeated runs together in the Championship if they haven’t discovered the right formula.
Rajiv van La Parra has been helping them out with a few goals, but he’ll sit this one out to further test the depth of Chris Hughton’s squad.
Given that Kenny Jackett didn’t make any changes for Charlton, it seems unlikely he’ll move things around for this one.
Grant Holt has departed so that frees up space on the bench for someone to move up the ladder. Whether or not new signing Michal Zyro is eligible on New Year’s day, I’m not sure.
Speaking of the winger, it seems likely one of our wide men will disappear in January to accommodate the Pole. Will van La Parra be sold? Will Ojo be sent back? Both?
Either way, our attacking players have consistently produced of late, which means we’re carrying requisite threat to win matches.
It’s definitely a good time to be playing Brighton. They’re wobbling and we should be feeling good about life again after a decent Christmas.
But prior to losing their last two home matches, they’d won eight and drawn two, so it’s still fair to describe the Amex as a fortress.
A draw would complete a solid period of form, but I think we could do even better.
Up The Wolves!