Probable Team Lineups: Wolves v Bolton
Hopes are up high in both Wolverhampton and Bolton ahead of this game. Bolton resides on sixth spot in the league, while Wolves are next to last, but we have heads up high anyway.
This is of course because we have played the last four against the big four – and the team has done it terrific. Now everybody expects an easier period with seven winnables to follow.
But as I wrote previous today (HERE) we should not expect too much of the seven games to come. I fully expect Wolves having to fight hard this season aswell to avoid relegation.
Wolves young player Mark Davies signed for Bolton about two years ago, but have found it hard to get playing time for the club. He is yet to play from start this season in the league and that tells us that Bolton have a very good midfield.
But Elmander was substituted on Wednesday with a virus and his replacement Klasnic scored when coming on, so my guess is that the latter will play from start.
The team is well settled in both the back four and the midfield, but Steinsson at right back is suspended this game (I believe he is lucky not having to take Jarvis on) 😆 and will be replaced with Rickets.
What about Wolves, then. Well. If it’s not time for Wolves to play a 4-4-2 now, it will never be. We are at home and the opponent is playing that formation, so I believe that Mick will go for it.
But will he dare to rest Doyle and play Ebanks-Blake and Fletcher or will he let Doyle pair up with any of the two? I think he will opt for Doyle and Ebanks-Blake. They are the in form strikers at the moment and the best we’ve got.
In midfield Mancienne did not play well Wednesday. But we only need four, so the natural thing would be to play Henry and Milijas with Jarvis and Hunt on the flanks. But I’m not so sure. Maybe McCarthy will opt to rest Milijas and play Jones with Henry instead. And maybe he will rest Hunt for Van Damme aswell?!
The back four were quite settled. Craddock is on his way back, but he needs a reserve game before his fit to play in the league. Stearman did mistakes against Arsenal, but in total he has played very well.
Berra is a certain, but Ward got a cut made by Fabregas and Mick may rest him for Elokobi. Hahnemann is a certain aswell.
So what does the flea think about the result, then? I believe that Bolton is an in form team with some good players. Their usual result away is a draw.
But Wolves are hungry now and wants to show to the Molineux crowd what they can do against a team in their own division. So it’s 3-1 to Wolves – with a brace signed Sylvan Ebanks-Blake!
Let’s look at the lineup, then!