Probable Team Lineups: Wolves v West Bromwich Albions
This is the big one. The most important game of the season and it happens to be against our neighbours down the road. The local calls it Wolves most important derby ever, but I wouldn’t go that far. But it’s a big one, that’s for sure!
We drew against them at Hawthorns and we were clearly the better team in the first half and should have taken much better advantage of that then we did. The inability in the last third of the pitch was there, as it has been in so many games this season – with or without Doyle.
Ebanks-Blake is reported fit to play today and that is very satisfying. He will strengthen the team going forward and I hope that he will come on from start, but sadly I think not. We have to wait to the Sunderland game for Doyler, but that suits just fine as it is an away game and we should play with one upfront in that game.
Edwards is probably not fit yet and Kightly is still unavailable because of his groin problems. Mouyokolo seem to be injured all the time and now have a knee injury, but none of them should probably play from start even if available. Our right back Zubar is out for the season.
West Bromwich Albions have some injuries aswell and Scharner will serve a ban. Reid and Brunt are not available and Jara is a doubt. But they will welcome Jerome Thomas back after injury.
They have gone from one upfront to two – like Wolves – in the last couple of games and it has worked fine with a draw away against Tottenham and a derby win at home against Villa. As they are clear for another season of top football i presume they will continue with a 4-4-2-formation and that Wolves will take them on using the same order.
If we can play the same game as we did at their place in the first half and add some force and a killer instinct in attack and we should beat them at home.
Nothing but a win is acceptable here and with a win the players should get the confidence to play well in the last two games of the season and give us top football on Molineux for a third season in a row in the best league in the world. Up the Wolves!
Here are the probable starting elevens at Molineux: