Once again it’s been an excellent start to the season for Nuno Espirito Santo’s men with Wolves having won four of their opening seven games. They currently lie in seventh, the same position they finished last season, and they will be looking to potentially edge into that top six and claim a position in Europe.
But is that possible? And what are Wolves’ chances in the other domestic competitions?
Now, they have of course already been knocked out of the EFL Cup, losing 1-0 to Stoke in the Second Round, but is silverware a possibility in the FA Cup?
We take a look at what the bookmakers are saying about the side’s chances for the rest of the season…
Wolves have once again been a joy to watch again in the Premier League, and while fans can’t be on the terraces at Molineux, every game is possible to live stream at present. Sites such as 101greatgoals live soccer page offers all the details you need to know on that, while they are also highlighting that the bookies are expecting Wolves to finish lower than they did last term.
The club are behind the likes of Everton, Arsenal, Manchester United and Leicester to finish in that top six alongside Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea and Spurs, meaning they are effectively tipped to finish ninth.
However, Everton have slipped up of late and lost three games in a row now, while Arsenal and Manchester United have also been inconsistent across the season. That could open the door to Wolves, although it will be a much tougher season for them to edge towards European football qualification.
It is possible though. They’ve a good record against the traditional top six sides, and Wolves have been consistently there or thereabouts over the last few years. That will be the case again and we’d expect only a handful of points separating the four or five teams vying for fifth to seventh in the division.
You have to look to 1980 to find the last time Wolves won major silverware and 1960 to the last time they won the FA Cup. It was a Third Round knockout last year, but Nuno’s men reached the Semi Final back in 2019 and it would be an excellent run to get there again, and potentially go all the way.
Of course, it’s the big six teams that are among the favourites as usual, with Manchester City favourite at 10/3, with Liverpool and Manchester United both priced at 6/1. Behind Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham it is then Wolves who are priced at 16/1.
On their day they can upset anyone and both the fans and board will be desperate for silverware and can certainly say it would be justified given their rise and the manner in which they play the beautiful game.
Much of whether they will win the cup will ultimately come down to the draw they are given. However, they beat Manchester United in the latter stages a few seasons ago, although were knocked out last term by them, and they have experience of going late into competitions, reacing the Europa League Quarter Final last term. There’s no reason why with a bit of luck fans could enjoy a trip to Wembley come the end of the season, if social distancing will allow it anyway.