Wolverhampton Wanderers play Leicester City in the early kick-off in the Championship on Sunday looking for a change of fortunes after a 3-1 defeat to Cardiff City last time out.
The Foxes, on the other hand, stopped the rot of three defeats in a row with victory at home to Blackpool before the international break and need to build on that success if they don’t want their promotion push to end before it has even begun.
The bwin bookies make Wolves the slight favourites at 6/4 for the win, the draw is priced at 23/10 and Leicester can be backed at 33/20.
Wolves have not got off to the best of starts under new boss Stale Solbakken and the losses of Steven Fletcher and Matt Jarvis have hardly helped their bid to bounce straight back to the Premier League.
Just a win and a draw in their first four Championship games has left them down in 19th place but it is worth noting that all their points so far have come at home.
Keep it simple and back a home win for Wolves. Their record in the Black Country is faultless at this early stage of the season and Leicester’s away form is the total opposite – so it would be no surprise to see that trend continue.
Interestingly, and possibly tellingly, Leicester’s form almost mirrors that of their opponents this weekend. They have won two home games out of two to date but also lost both their away matches at Charlton and Blackburn by a 2-1 scoreline – a repeat at Molineux is available at 33/4.
Another clue from the early-season form is that both teams have scored in each of Wolves’ home games, while the same is true of both of Leicester’s away fixtures thus far.
Both teams to score in this match looks a sensible way to play this one, then, but odds of 31/50 will not be making any of us rich. A price of 14/5 that Wolves and Leicester both hit the back of the net in the first half of the match could well have some takers, but this isn’t an avenue I’m looking at for Sunday.
In truth, the best option here is to keep it simple and back a home win for Wolves. Their record in the Black Country is faultless at this early stage of the season and Leicester’s away form is the total opposite – so it would be no surprise to see that trend continue.
Anyone registering with bwin today can claim a free £20 bet and placing this on Solbakken’s men to prevail would return £50 if successful.
Alternatively, punters seeking some bigger odds could do far worse than back Wolves to win by a one-goal margin at 31/10 (the draw selection in the 0-1 handicap market), with a £82 return on offer for that £20 stake.
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