Wolves Hunting For Europe

Wolves HuntingThe worst ever season recorded by a Premier League side was the infamous Derby County team in 2007/08 collecting just 11 points. The same year, Derby would also break the record for fewest goals scored in a season (20).

Unfortunately for Premier League newcomers Huddersfield Town, relegation is already a forgone conclusion. The Terriers need just one more point to surpass Derby County’s 2007/8 points tally of 11, however they are on course to break the record for fewest goals scored in a season. Huddersfield have netted 14 times so far this campaign averaging 0.5 goals per game with eleven games remaining.

BetXS BannerHuddersfield host Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday night, the West Midlands club have won 5 of their last 8 games in all competitions, scoring 18 times in the process. To add to Huddersfield’s woe’s, Wolves boast the sixth best defensive record in the Premier League.

NES.jpg“The strength of the wolf is the pack” – Law of the Jungle

It’s hard to believe that just 5 years ago Wolves were playing in the third tier of English football. Manager, Nuno Espirito Santos has spearheaded the Portuguese revolution at the club, recruiting eight fellow countrymen, seven of which have played a major part. In contrast, only three English players have featured for Wolves this season.

BetXS BannerWolves will hope Mexican striker Raul Jimenez can inflict damage to Huddersfield’s defence, the Benfica loanee has already managed to find the net 10 times this campaign. Huddersfield have lost 14 of their last 15 games and will be without captain Tom Smith who received a straight red card in the 2-0 defeat to Newcastle last Saturday.

The omens look good for Wolves, who are in hot pursuit of Europa League qualification via 7th place league finish or dare I suggest FA Cup glory!

 

Ciarán’s Selection:

2pt win – Wolves 5/6 (Ladbrokes)

 

By Ciarán Cunningham, 25/02/2019