If you wanted a Premier League fixture to bring you back down to earth, this would be it.
In fact, there are two interesting challenges for Wolves to navigate before setting the sat nav for HA9.
A Burnley team scrambling for points after four consecutive defeats and a Man Utd team still licking their wounds from that FA Cup shellacking.
All eyes will be on team selection, but whatever Nuno
When I saw the Clarets first hand back in September I thought they were
I would go as far as to say it was the most one-sided 1-0 victory I’ve ever seen Wolves enjoy. Joe Hart had a great game to keep the scoreline down.
Credit to Sean Dyche and his team though, they’ve steadily improved and the points accrued before and after Christmas have given them a very good chance of staying up.
Things haven’t gone well in March though and with Cardiff just two behind having played a game less, there’s a considerable amount of work to do.
What they do have in Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood are a couple of strikers who’ve proven they can score goals in the Premier League, which may just give them the edge.
With 3 wins, 4 draws and 9 defeats from their home matches so far they’ll probably need to improve that run rate if they’re to retain their top flight status.
The home end
Some comments from a popular Burnley forum.
We need to put Wolves on the back foot from the off, play for a point and they’ll take us to the cleaners, just like they did down there.
Wolves have way too much
With our last 4
It’s crazy to even think we should be playing for a “don’t lose” at home to any newly promoted side,
Keep it tight hoping to nick 1, and reacting if/when anything changes.
I think we’ll nick
I suspect we might see more changes to the first XI tomorrow than against Utd in midweek.
I wonder if Nuno might consider reverting to the shape from earlier in the season to accomodate a couple of the fringe players e.g Cav and Costa?
We comfortably saw them off playing this way at Molineux and as they’re a team likely to bypass the midfield anyway, do we need that extra man?
He probably won’t but it’s one possible solution if he wanted to shuffle the pieces around.
It seems like a long time since the draw at Chelsea, but well done to Marney, Croydon Wolves,
vicsmith holds a narrow 1 point advantage at the top of the overall table, but Wolvo Dave and Teddy Eley (thanks to that 3 point return) are within striking distance.
As always, if you’d like to join in simply leave your prediction for the game in the comment section below, which is where you’ll find my best guess.
Up The Wolves!