I don’t know about you but I’m adopting the Nuno approach in my recovery from Sunday.
Game by game.
This group of players normally come out swinging after a setback so I’m hopeful the response will be positive for the remaining fixtures.
I think 55 points should be enough for 7th so that’s 8 points in 6 matches, which is definitely achievable.
Full throttle please lads.
The Saints might still have some work left to do but they’re not playing like a team in relegation bother.
Bringing in Ralph Hasenhüttl has proved an inspirational move and the Austrian has an impressive points to game ratio since taking over.
More recently they’ve won three in five and pushed Liverpool hard last time out before eventually succumbing to a late flourish from Salah and co.
All six of their remaining fixtures are winnable with none of the big six left to play, so hitting that magical 40 point marker is presumably the target.
But whatever it takes to secure their status and give a talented coach a full season to develop the side is paramount.
James Ward-Prowse, Nathan Redmond and Yan Valery have been standout performers and will likely pose the greatest threat on Saturday.
Incidentally, I thought they played pretty well at Molineux at the start of the season – albeit missing that final ball – before going down to a 2-0 defeat.
The home end
Some comments lifted from the match thread on the Saints Web forum:
An interesting game, this one. Wolves have been brilliant this season but we have to hope we catch them on one of their off-days.
Got a feeling Wolves are just slowing down a tad, had a good season without
Wolves are a good side…not expecting any sort of easy game. If Ings is not available then I can see a problem getting to them and a loss. Would love to grab a 1-0, but it’s more likely to be 0-2.
Got a niggling feeling about this one…. think we may slip up and lose it
I agree that they can blow hot and cold (some excellent performances, but losing at Huddersfield and Burnley) but think they’ve got a few options open to them from the bench to change things.
At least the boys will have had nearly a full week to recover, unpack the events of Sunday and refocus.
Barring injury or obvious physical or mental fatigue I wouldn’t be making wholesale changes to the tried and tested XI.
It’s business as usual and hopefully the performance this team have repeatedly shown an ability to execute.
Our front two are such a handful at present, if they perform and the others keep things tight, we can beat anyone.
There’s a right old three way scrap on at the top of the Prediction League table, so best of luck to vicsmith, Teddy Eley and Wolvo Dave down the final stretch.
No points on offer at Wembley so it’s as you were. If you’d like to join in the fun, simply leave your forecast in the comment section below.
Up The Wolves!