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Swansea v Wolves Betting Tip Wolves – Wednesday 17 January 2018

FA Cup & League Cup Tips
Wednesday 17th January 2018 Kick off 1945hrs Swansea v Wolves Football – England – FA Cup There was nothing to choose between Swansea and Wolves when the two met in the original meeting of this tie at Molineux a week past Saturday. Neither team could find a breakthrough and it leaves them fighting out a replay with the prospect of playing Notts County in the fourth round. In truth, a replay was probably the last thing either team wanted considering their current circumstances but now they’re here and there’s a very winnable game awaiting them in the next round, there will still be plenty of desire to get through the tie. Swansea remain deep in trouble in relation to their Premier League status as they sit at the foot of the table, four points away from safety. Having won his first match in charge in a 2-1 win over Watford, Carlos Carvahal has lost one and drawn two. It may not seem like a hugely positive start, and it isn’t, but it is at least a step towards improvement as the Swans have looked more solid and better defensively since the new coach took charge. Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Newcastle is not a bad result but when taking the lead in the second half there would have been hope that they could record another crucial away win. Carvahal chose to rotate his squad for the first leg against Wolves and it’s almost certain that he’ll do so again with the visits of Liverpool and Arsenal to come in the next 10 or so days. Despite being at home they will be big underdogs in both but the reality is that all connected with the club would happily concede an exit from the FA Cup if it meant them getting anything from the league games. It’s been a slightly frustrating time for Wolves in the early part of 2018 as they have drawn their last two (the first being against Swansea) drawing a blank on both occasions. It’s the first time that they have failed to score in consecutive games since Nuno Espirito Santo took over and something they’ll be looking to rectify on Wednesday. The goalless draw with Barnsley at the weekend done little harm to their chances of automatic promotion as they still hold a 10 point lead over second place Derby. Like his opposite number and fellow countryman, Espirito Santo elected to freshen his team up and give some of his fringe players a run out when the sides met over a week ago. It was a credit to the organisation and attitude of the Championship league leaders that they came out with a draw as they had to play more than half the game with 10 men. That will give them confidence going into the replay as they were relatively untroubled in the second half against Premier League opposition and despite now being an underdog on the road, they have a good away record and ran Manchester City all the way in the League Cup under similar circumstances.

Swansea v Wolves Betting Tip

Swansea never made much impression on their hosts despite having a men extra for the majority of the game in the match at Molineux. It probably shouldn’t come as much surprise considering the Swans are by no means prolific in front of goal and there is a real togetherness about this Wolves outfit just now, even in spite of the changes made by the Championship team. Now at home, there will be more expectation on Swansea but I think the game is set up for Wolves to come and dominate. Their possession-based style of play has been one of the main reasons why they have excelled this term and playing away from home will hold no fears as they have the best away record in the league by some distance, winning nine of their 14 games on the road and losing just twice. They’ve also been sound defensively and if they get their press right early on, they will put a nervous Swansea team under pressure. I tipped up Wolves in the first leg and it was unfortunate to see them reduced to 10 men so early on. I am confident, however, that we will get a return this time around backing the visitors to progress and meet Notts County a week on Saturday. Wolves 11/5 @ Betfair  
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Wolves v Swansea Betting Tip Wolves – 6 January 2018

FA Cup & League Cup Tips
Saturday 6th January 2017 Kick off 1500hrs Wolves v Swansea City Football – England – FA Cup The FA Cup provides one of the few chances for lower division clubs to compete against Premier League clubs and the third round, particularly, is infamous for shocks. Wolves hosting Swansea would ticks the box of a lower league club hosting one for the top flight but that’s where the romance really ends. Wolves are flying high at the top of the Championship whilst Swansea are rooted to the foot of the Premier League, making this a very even game. Indeed, there would be very few surprises or people shocked if the home side prevail in this encounter. It was a tremendous December for Wolves in their bid to assume control of the Championship promotion picture. The league leaders came out of the hectic period without losing a game – taking 17 points from a possible 21. It’s a run that has extended their lead to 12 points which is the biggest gap they have created all season long. It now looks increasingly likely that they will be playing top flight football next season barring a complete collapse, and the manner of their performances thus far would suggest that is not going to happen. The FA Cup provides a different test, of course, and it will also likely see a number of fringe players being used to freshen things up after that festive period where the fixtures come thick and fast. Wolves turned in several good performances in the other domestic cup competition, only succumbing to a very strong Manchester City side away from home – a tie that went all the way to penalties. Another Premier League test awaits on Saturday but one that looks infinitely more realistic, on paper at least. Swansea have had a very difficult season thus far and it is showing little sign of improving anytime soon. Having narrowly escaped relegation last season under Paul Clement, the Swans have found themselves in a similar position once again and it was Clement himself who paid the price by losing his job less than a year after being appointed. There was much debate and discussion around who would be his replacement but the eventual appointment – Carlos Carvahal – was one few would have predicted, not least because he was sacked by Championship strugglers Sheffield Wednesday only days before. Despite the concern and fear about his inexperience of managing at this level, he did managed to lead his new players to victory for only the second time in 14 games when winning 2-1 at Watford in their last game of 2017. They were always going to be up against following that win up with further points in their next game at home to Tottenham, where they were duly turned over 2-0. The win over Watford has at least given Carvahal something to work with early on in his tenure. He has already stated that he’ll use this game to give some other players a chance before deciding his strategy for the transfer window so we can expect plenty of changes from Tuesday’s game with Spurs.

Wolves v Swansea Betting Tip

Wolves have one of the biggest squads in the Championship, in fact it probably wouldn’t look too out of place in the Premier League. That provides Nuno Espirito Santo with the luxury of being able to make a number of changes without impacting terribly on the overall quality of the team. Despite being in far better form than Swansea and nothing separating in terms of league placings on the overall ladder, they will still have to play well to beat them so the quality has to be there. A run in the FA Cup is probably not even remotely of interest to Swansea as they battle to avoid what would be painful relegation for all concerned. The club have jumped from manager to manager over the last couple of seasons and without any consistency on and off the park it is usually only a matter of time before they succumb to the drop. That will be the absolute primary concern for Carvahal and he will approach this game accordingly. The bookmakers have taken all this into consideration and know that there is little – if anything – between these two clubs despite playing in different divisions. Wolves’ home record is also tremendous as you would expect from a team who are well clear at the top of such a competitive league. Only Cardiff have won at Molineux this season and I think that will still be the case come full time on Saturday. Even with changes Wolves are on the crest of a wave just now and can see off a struggling Swansea team. Wolves 5/6 @ Betway  
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Wolves v Brentford Betting Tips: 1, 2018-01-02

Championship Tips
WOLVES v BRENTFORD Tuesday 2nd January 2017 - Kickoff: 1945hrs Football - England - Championship Betting Tips Wolves opened up a 10-point lead at the top of the Championship following their top-of-the-table 2-1 win away at Bristol City, and they now return to Molineux on the back of an impressive 11-match sequence without defeat. Wolves have been impressive all season, not least on home turf where they’ve posted a solid record of  9-2-1  25/10 with Cardiff City being the only side to walk away from the west midlands club with all three points, while the hosts have won seven of their last eight in the second tier. Creative midfielder Diego Jota (10 goals) and forward Bonatini (12 goals) have taken all the plaudits, but the squad overall have clicked under new manager Nuno Espirito Santo, and they look in a very strong position now to achieve automatic promotion back up to the Premier League after several ordinary campaigns in the Championship. Visitors Brentford have achieved a more modest return so far in this season’s Championship, but 10th place in the second tier is still a good campaign to date, particularly at Griffin Park where they too have suffered just the one defeat all season. The Bees come into this clash on the back of three league wins on the trot with victories carved out over Norwich City, Aston Villa and Sheffield Wednesday, all of whom were expected to be making serious challenges for a play-off place come May. However, Brentford’s consistency has been lacking on their travels as they possess an ordinary looking away record of  4-3-5  17/17 which includes wins at Birmingham City and Norwich City, but these successes have been offset by losses at Cardiff City and Hull City. Wolves are on fire at the moment and their win over Bristol City at Ashton Gate was a clear statement to the rest of the division. Pick: Wolves to win @ 1.73 Bet Victor
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Wolves v Sunderland Betting Tips: Over 2.5, 2017-12-09

Championship Tips
WOLVES v SUNDERLAND Saturday 9th December 2017 - Kickoff: 1500hrs Football - England - Championship Betting Tips Championship league leaders, Wolves, will be going in search of a seventh straight win in the second tier on Saturday afternoon when they take on relegation threatened Sunderland at Molineux as the hosts look to pull further away at the top. Wolves hold a four point lead at the top of the division ahead of second placed Cardiff City, and having chalked up six straight league wins on the bounce, confidence will be high this afternoon, not only because they possess a very strong home record which stands at  8-1-1  24/10, but also with a local derby win away at Birmingham City last time out. Goals have also been flowing for the black country outfit as they’ve scored more than any other team so far in the Championship, and the likes of Bonatini (12 goals) and Jota (9 goals) could put Sunderland to the sword here. Onto Sunderland then, and a change of manager with Chris Coleman coming in to replace the sacked Simon Grayson brought about The Black Cats second league win of the season when they recently beat Burton Albion 2-0 away from home. However, with no disrespect, Burton now sit bottom of the Championship and defeats to Aston Villa and more recently, a 3-1 loss at home to Reading last weekend will have left Coleman knowing what a massive job he has on his hands just to keep them up this season. Both of Sunderland’s wins have been on the road as they continue to struggle in front of their home fans at the Stadium of Light, but their record still reads a disappointing  2-4-4  15/19 with both successes being against bottom half opposition. Sunderland need to get something from this clash, but Wolves are in rampant form right now and I can see more goals flying in today as a result. Pick: Over 2.5 @ 1.86 Marathonbet
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Birmingham City v Wolves Betting Tips: Under 2.5, 2017-12-04

Championship Tips
BIRMINGHAM CITY v WOLVES Monday 4th December 2017 - Kickoff: 1945hrs Football - England - Championship Betting Tips This weekend’s Championship action wraps up on Monday night with a west midlands derby between Birmingham City and Wolves at St Andrews, with the hosts desperate to pull themselves out of the bottom three. Birmingham sit in the relegation zone despite possessing a reasonable home record which stands at  4-2-3  6/8, but it’s been their poor results away from home which has plunged The Blues in the relegation mire once again this season. Birmingham will no doubt be keen, therefore, to return to home turf for this crucial clash where they’ve suffered just one defeat from their last five, and also chalked up wins over Sheffield Wednesday, Cardiff City and Nottingham Forest. In their recent local derby with Aston Villa, they held fifth placed Villa to a 0-0 draw. Goals have been at a premium though at St Andrews, as the hosts have kept five clean sheets but have failed to score themselves on four occasions. 7 of their 9 home matches have resulted in under 2.5 goals. Visitors Wolves still sit top of the Championship although their lead at the top has been whittled down to just one point following Cardiff City’s 3-1 home win over Norwich City on Friday night. Nevertheless, Wolves will be in confident mood as they make the short journey to St Andrews, following a five-match winning streak which includes wins over Norwich City, Fulham, Reading, Leeds United and Bolton Wanderers. Wolves also possess a pretty strong away record of  6-1-2 16/7 and they’ve won their last two matches on the trot on their travels, as the west midlands club continue their push to return to the top flight. With all the goals that Wolves have scored this season though, 5 of their 9 away matches to date have resulted in under 2.5 goals. Throw in the local derby factor, and this should be a closely fought encounter. Pick: Under 2.5 @ 1.88 Marathonbet
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Wolves v Bolton Wanderers Betting Tips: 1 AH-1, 2017-11-25

Championship Tips
WOLVES v BOLTON WANDERERS Saturday 25th November 2017 - Kickoff: 1500hrs Football - England - Championship Betting Tips A rampant Wolves outfit will be looking to chalk up a fifth straight win in the Championship on Saturday afternoon when they take on second from bottom club, Bolton Wanderers, at Molineux as they look to pull away at the top of the division this weekend. Wolves currently hold a four point cushion at the top of the Championship over second placed Cardiff City following an impressive run of four straight wins over Norwich City, Fulham, Reading and Leeds United - the latter was a midweek 4-1 romp at Molieux. The hosts have an impressive home record too which stands at  7-1-1 19/9 which includes having won their last five matches on the trot. Summer loanees midfielder Diogo Jota (8 goals) and forward Bonatini (10 goals) have been a revelation for the west midlands club who are on a high at the moment. Visitors Bolton Wanderers still sit in a lowly second from bottom position in the Championship but there are signs that The Trotters are staging something of a revival in recent weeks as they’ve put together a solid seven match unbeaten run which includes wins over Sheffield Wednesday and Norwich City. However, Bolton have been involved in five draws within this seven match sequence, and although they look like they’ve picked up their game in recent times, they’ll need to perform above their current level in order to match Wolves goal for goal - and with an away record of  0-5-4  5/14 doesn’t look strong enough for them to achieve this. Goals have been few and far between on the road and they’ve failed to score on six occasions on their travels already. Throw in the fact that they’re without an away win from a staggering 34 matches at this level, and you can see why I’m picking Wolves here. Pick: Wolves AH-1 @ 1.52 Marathonbet
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Wolves v Fulham Betting Tips: 1, 2017-11-03

Championship Tips
WOLVES v FULHAM Friday 3rd November 2017 - Kickoff: 1945hrs Football - England - Championship Betting Tips Wolves take on Fulham at Molineux in Friday night’s Championship action with the hosts looking to open up a four point margin ahead of second placed Cardiff City and Saturday’s set of fixtures. Wolves have surged to the top of the Championship with a string of some fine results and performances, and having won four of their last five overall, the west midlands club look set to add to their points tally on Friday night. Wolves have put in some impressive results at home too so far this season which is reflected by their home record of  5-1-1  13/8 which includes winning their last three home matches on the trot with wins over Barnsley, Aston Villa and Preston North End. Attacking midfielder, Jota (7 goals) and Brazilian forward, Bonatini (9 goals) are the danger men up front for Wolves. Visitors Fulham sit in a disappointing 16th place in the Championship after last season’s play-off spot, as the Cottagers were expected to push on and challenge for automatic promotion this time around in the English second tier. However, results haven’t gone Fulham’s way so far this season and they make their way to the west midlands on the back of a dismal four match run without a win which includes defeats to Aston Villa and Bristol City, along with points against Preston North End and most disappointing of all, a 1-1 draw at home with bottom club, Bolton Wanderers. The London club actually hold a better record away from home than at Craven Cottage, with stats of  3-2-2  10/7 which includes wins at Ipswich Town, Nottingham Forest and QPR, but it seems unlikely they’ll spring another surprise at Molineux this evening. Pick: Wolves to win @ 1.85 Unibet
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Norwich v Wolves Betting Tips: BTTS, 2017-10-31

Championship Tips
NORWICH CITY v WOLVES Tuesday 31st October 2017 - Kickoff: 1945hrs Football - England - Championship Betting Tips Norwich City are another side who are on the fringes of the play-off pack, and whom will be keen to bounce back from Saturday’s defeat to Derby County, when they play host to high-flying Wolves at Carrow Road on Tuesday night in the Championship. Prior to the defeat to The Rams, Norwich had put together an impressive eight-match sequence without defeat which included wins over Birmingham City, Sheffield United, Middlesbrough, Reading and Ipswich Town which has helped lift The Canaries up into eighth place. Most of Norwich’s success so far this season though has been away from home, but prior to the Derby defeat, Norwich were showing signs of a revival on home turf as they’d been unbeaten in the previous five at Carrow Road. Leading goalscorer, Nelson Oliveira is expected to be out injured for this clash, so Jerome is in line to start up front. Second placed Wolves have seen their position at the top of the Championship lost to an in-form Sheffield United side who are in red-hot form right now, and the west midlands club will also be keen to return to winning ways here this evening, following Saturday’s surprising 2-1 defeat at QPR. Wolves had previously strung together three wins on the trot with victories over Burton Albion, west midlands rivals, Aston Villa, and Preston North End, but they’ll be mindful of their recent inconsistent results on their travels which have seen Wolves lose at Sheffield United and QPR as well as gaining just a point at bottom half outfit, Brentford. Nevertheless, Wolves hold a decent away record of  4-1-2  12/7 so far this season, and with the likes of attacking midfielder Jota (7 goals) and striker Bonatini (8 goals) in their ranks, Wolves look a good bet to score here. Pick: Both teams to score @ 1.72 bet365
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Manchester City v Wolves Betting Tip Man City to win to nil – 24 October 2017

FA Cup & League Cup Tips
Tuesday 24th October 2017 Kickoff: 2000hrs Manchester City v Wolves Football – England – League Cup There’s an intriguing game in prospect at the Etihad on Tuesday evening as top of the Premier League faces off against the Championship league leaders in the League Cup. Both Manchester City and Wolves have enjoyed excellent starts to their respective campaigns and will be looking to continue that good form and attempt to book a place in the quarter finals of this competition. It’s likely the two coaches will take the opportunity to make some changes but an entertaining game awaits. The biggest surprise about Manchester City’s 3-0 win over Burnley at the weekend was the fact they had to wait until the last 15 minutes of the game to wrap the points up. Their visitors provided some resistance where most others have failed but it was still a very impressive performance from Pep Guardiola’s men to extend their lead at the top of the table. Whilst this competition will be way down their list of priorities for this season, it still represents a trophy and having not won anything since they triumphed in this competition back in 2016, it would be folly not to try and win it. Due to their European commitments, City have only had to play one game to reach this stage and it was a tricky one as they had to overcome a stubborn West Brom team at the Hawthorns. With so much football coming up the fact they have a home tie in this round will have been pleasing for Guardiola as he tries to use his squad to ensure they remain on track both domestically and in Europe. Having been taken over by new owners last season there was an air of anticipation surrounding Wolves with many expecting them to challenge for automatic promotion straightaway. A number of new signings were brought in but the promotion challenge never materialised, despite changing managers on a couple of occasions. Some fans were growing cynical of the owner’s intentions but those fears have been completely dispelled this season as Wanderers have laid down a marker for all other clubs in the Championship from the off this time around. Saturday’s win over Preston was their third straight win in the league and ensured they stayed a couple of points clear at the top of the table. Promotion to the top flight will undoubtedly be their main priority this season but the cup will act as a nice distraction as well. Wolves have already knocked out Premier League opposition in the shape of Southampton but found matters more difficult in the last round when requiring extra time to see of lower league Bristol Rovers, can they spring the ultimate shock on Tuesday?

Manchester City v Wolves Betting Tip

Considering how impressive these two have been in their respective leagues already this season, you would be a brave man to back against them finishing anywhere else than the positions they currently occupy, despite there being so much football left to play. It may be that a number of squad players are given an opportunity in this one but it should not detract from the style of play we have been come used to from both managers. City have been relentless at home all season and it would be a monumental effort for Wolves to even get this one to extra time. Unfortunately for the visitors I expect this to be another comprehensive home win for Guardiola’s men and expect them to do so without conceding a goal. Manchester City to win to nil 13/12 @ Unibet
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Wolves v Aston Villa Betting Tips: 1, 2017-10-14

Championship Tips
WOLVES v ASTON VILLA Saturday 14th October 2017 - Kickoff: 1730hrs Football - England - Championship Betting Tips The later game in the Championship on Saturday evening brings us the pick of Saturday’s fixtures with a west midlands derby between Wolves and Aston Villa at Molineux, with bragging rights and an important three points at stake for both clubs. Wolves have staged something of a revival as they were taken over by large investors who have pumped funds into their transfer budget, with the likes of Ruben Neves, Helder Costa and Diogo Jota all joining their Portuguese compatriot and manager, Nuno Espirito Santo at the west midlands club; Neves was a club record transfer from Porto, which underlines the owners serious ambitions for the club. Wolves have won three of their last four overall with wins over Nottingham Forest, Barnsley and Burton Albion, while they possess a solid record at home with a  3-1-1  8/6 record to date. Jota (6 goals) and Bonatini (4 goals) are the danger men up front. Visitors Aston Villa made a slow start to their new Championship campaign under manager, Steve Bruce, as The Villains won just one from their first six league matches of the season, but they too have staged a comeback in recent weeks, winning their last four on the trot with wins over Barnsley, Nottingham Forest, Burton Albion and Bolton Wanderers. All very well, but these wins have all come against teams in the bottom half of the Championship, so they will face perhaps their biggest test yet this season as they make their way to Molineux with a so-so record of  2-1-2  9/6 under their belts on the road. Indeed, Villa have registered just four away wins from their last 16 on their travels, so they’re expected to be up against it here today. Pick: Wolves to win @ 2.10 Unibet
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