Wolves vs Derby County
England League Championship
Date: Saturday, 5th November 2016,
Kick-Off: 12:30 UK
Venue: Molineux, Wolverhampton
Rob Edwards will manage Wolves for the first time at home after his debut managerial game ended in a draw last weekend after the sacking of Walter Zenga.
At 33 Edwards is one of the youngest managers in Europe and will hope to steer the club clear of a looming relegation battle.
The club are in 17th place but is just three points above the relegation zone. They need a win and haven’t tasted success in almost two months. At home they have the 3rd worst record in the Championship and have lost 3 of their last 4 matches at Molineux.
Derby is in 19th place but there is reason to be cheerful as they are one of the better form teams. The Rams have lost just 1 game in their past six matches and from a possible haul of 18 points have won 11. Away from home Derby has won just 1 match in their past five and two all season.
Wolves vs Derby: Head- to-head Stats
It’s been 10 years since Derby recorded a victory at Molineux and Wolves have won the last two matches here. There are usually goals in this fixture too with 15 being scored in the last four encounters. There is a clear pattern which suggests whoever at home normally wins the fixtures between the two.
Wolves vs Derby: Prediction
The Wolves players were clearly not happy with Walter Zenga’s strict training and concentration on zonal defending. In Edwards they have an ex player that is respected at the club and the players responded last week.
Now they will want to go out and get a victory against a team that usually fall here. Add to the woe for Derby who have just lost prolific striker Nick Blackman for six weeks and this fixture suggests a solid home win at a great price.
Wolves vs Derby: Betting Tip
Wolves to beat Derby at 17/10 (2.70).