After yet another very important win, Wolverhampton Wanderers return to a sold out Molineux for the 7th time this season, as they host QPR this Saturday. Wolves are coming off the back of a 3-0 win, which showed more of the form we are used to from Nuno’s side. A completely dominant performance, kicked off with a stunning strike from Ruben Neves early on in the game.
Rangers come into the game after a 1-0 win over Barnsley despite going down to 10 men during the game, they showed their passion to be able to bounce back after 2 consecutive losses in the league. QPR currently sit 15th in the table, currently safe from any relegation worries but also not anywhere near the play-off picture. Ian Holloway’s side really need a good run of games to put some excitement into their fans, which they hope to start with a big victory against Wolves.
History shows that the sides have been very equal when matching up in the past. With Wolves only winning 2 more than Rangers. However, QPR have been one of only 4 sides to beat wolves this season, and will be looking to repeat this and become the first team to do the double on Nuno’s side. Which coming from a mid-table side, would be something to be very proud of.
After potentially the best performance of the season so far, it would be very surprising if Nuno was to change anything in his starting line-up. Everyone in the side put in an above average performance, making it hard for anyone on the bench to be put ahead of them. On another good note, Benik Afobe made his re-debut for Wolves and if you managed to watch it, you could really tell he was happy to be back and was willing to give his all for the team. Managing to get a few very close chances, it was almost a perfect return for Afobe.
Ones to watch:
For Wolves, The one to watch in this game will be Ruben Neves. After scoring yet another incredible long range strike in the previous game, it is clear to see how big of a part he is playing in manipulating that game into his favour and giving Wolves the edge in midfield every single week. The reverse fixture against QPR was possibly his worse performance in a Wolves shirt, so he will be looking to prove to Ian Holloway’s men what he can really do.
For QPR, the one to watch has to be Luke Freeman. The championships joint top assister with Barry Douglas has proven to be a danger when it comes to set-pieces. Which is potentially Wolves’ biggest issue in defence under Nuno. Paired up with target man Matt Smith, there is definitely a threat in this Rangers side.
Wolves back to their best, QPR looking to cause another huge upset. All inside a sold out Molineux, this is not gonna be one to miss. Let’s see what happens…