After a very important bounce back win, Wolves will play Sheffield United at the Molineux on Saturday. A crucial and impressive victory over Ipswich, Wolves dominated the majority of the game, looking in control for almost the entire game and defended well when needed. A rare goal for wing back Matt Doherty early in the first half proved to be enough for Wolves to pick up the three points and extend their lead to 11 points clear at the top.
Wolves look like they were back to their best last week and the return of Benik Afobe will no doubt give the fans a lift as well as giving Nuno a selection headache.
Sheffield United come into the game off the back of a 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa on Tuesday night thanks to a 90th minute goal from Robert Snodgrass. Sheffield United failed to win the game in hand which they had over Fulham, meaning after a very impressive first half of the season, they drop out of the Playoffs.
When the sides have matched up in the past, it has been very even. However, Sheffield united have been one of only 4 teams so far this season to beat Wolves in the league. Hopefully for Wolves fans, this means that the players will be looking for redemption after their defeat to them earlier on in the season.
Thanks to no Injury scares, the team should remain the same as the previous game against Ipswich. Perhaps the only change being Romain Saiss in for Alfred N’Diaye, despite playing very well in the Ipswich game, it seems that Nuno prefers to have Saiss and Neves playing in the middle of the park together. We may also see Bonatini make a start after coming off the bench last weekend. I think Afobe will have to settle for a place on the bench.
Ones to wartch:
For Wolves, The one to watch in this game will be Diogo Jota. After it has been announced that he will be signing permanently in the summer window, he will be looking to show the Wolves fans what they have got to come for the next coming years.
For Sheffield United, the one to watch for this game would be Leon Clarke. The striker had his best ever goal scoring run in November last year, even scoring in the reverse fixture between the sides. He’s been on a bit of a drought as of late, but will be looking to reignite his form and add to his tally of 15 goals against his former club.
With Sheffield United looking to force their way back into a play-off spot, there is no doubt they will want to bounce back after a losing to a late goal in their last game. Whereas for Wolves, they will be trying to further extend their outstanding lead at the top of the table. Also with the game being televised, it brings that extra big match feel to the game to add to the excitement and the pressure. Let’s see what happens