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Wolves vs. Bristol City

Molineux

25 Jan 2014

15:00

Tough Test Awaits At Wolves

On paper this looks to be a hard ask of Bristol City, not only have they not won at Wolves since the year dot, if you include FA Cup games then the current run is four games without a win.

Wolves are flying high and after a run of three games without a win, they were back up to speed last time out when they played hosts to Preston North End and easily beat them 2-0.

Wolves are third in the league at the moment, they have 52 points, four short of Brentford who are in second place but they still hold high hopes of automatic promotion after being the favourites since the start of the season.

Last time the two clubs met on 17th August at Ashton Gate, it was Wolves who went home with all the points after a 2-1 victory.

So City go into this game with nothing to lose, not many will be expecting them to in so anything they can get from the game would be a bonus, but hey, the Robins have won harder games...

Vital Quotes:

Simon Gillett: 'It took me a couple of games to get going, having not played for a while, but I'm really enjoying playing regularly and that's all I can ask for.

'If we can go out and perform as we have been doing then we've got a chance in every game.

'We're going to go to Molineux this weekend and give it a good go.

'I've played there before and it is tough but every game seems to be like that these days.'


Kenny Jackett: "He`ll, (Bert Williams) receive a great reception and a fitting tribute at a sad time for his family.

"It will be a good day for them to see how well he`s remembered and to see the type of response he gets.

"He was a huge player, and as someone who kept in touch with several of the modern-day goalkeepers here right up until recently, he was a very enthusiastic, terrific and interesting character, who was a credit to the club and the profession.

"I hope it brings supporters in who don`t come regularly and we play well enough to encourage them to come back."

Wolves Team News:

Wolves will give a late check to Jack Price ahead of this game, the midfielder is just back in training after suffering a knee injury.

Defender Ethan Ebanks-Landell (ankle) completed 90 minutes for the Under-21s on Monday night and could be named for the first time since January 1 while Matt Doherty played an hour in the same game as he recovers from a hamstring injury but he is not expected to feature against.

Aaron McCarey is over his back problem but fellow goalkeeper Carl Ikeme's broken hand will keep him out for a further two weeks.

Player to watch: Leigh Griffiths

23 year old Scottish forward, has 13 goals so far this season, not scored in the last four but will be looking to get on target again against City. 4/1 favourite to hit the net.

Bristol City Team News:

Bristol City have no fresh injury worries as they look for their first win at Wolves since 1931.

Steve Cotterill's men, looking to end a run of 11 matches without a win at Molineux, are unbeaten in five games and are looking to build on their 2-2 draw with MK Dons last weekend.

Player to watch: Sam Baldock

Fresh from his two goals last time out which rescued a point for City against MK Dons.

Betting

Wolves are favourites for the win at 3/4. City are 17/4 and the draw is 14/5.

Ref Watch:

Nigel Miller

Miller has overseen only five Football League games this season.

Match Prediction:

Sorry to say, 2-1 to Wolves

Next Fixtures:

Tues 28 Jan 2014 Brentford v City




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Cant see us getting anything at all from this one and I expect it to be at least 3-0
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No pay on the day at Wolves according to official site
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