Wolverhampton Wanderers could take a huge step towards the Championship title tomorrow night with victory over closest challenger Cardiff City.
The two teams currently occupy the top two spots in the division. Wolves sit six points above tomorrow’s opponents, with the Bluebirds having played a game less.
Cardiff’s last suffered defeat in the league on New Years Day. Since then, they have gone on a 13 game unbeaten run and have won eight of their last nine league matches. The Bluebirds are also unbeaten at home since the 29th December, succumbing to a 1-0 defeat to Preston.
Wolves have lost just one of their last six league games. Their only defeat in that spell came against Aston Villa, who inflicted a 4-1 scoreline on the table toppers. They also boast the best away league record in the entire division, winning twelve of their 20 matches on the road.
Midfielder Joe Ralls is available for selection again following a hamstring injury. Matt Connolly is also fit to return for the Bluebirds, whilst Danny Ward and Jazz Richards remain sidelined.
Ruben Neves and Matt Doherty will both return to the squad for tomorrow night after serving one game bans for the red cards they picked up in the 2-1 victory at Middlesbrough. Diogo Jota is expected to be fit after picking up a knock in Tuesday’s 2-2 draw with Hull. (Wales Online)
HEAD TO HEAD
Tomorrow represents the 61st meeting between the two clubs, with Wolves boasting the better record with 27 wins to Cardiff’s 19. The bluebirds have, however, won four of the last five encounters, including a 2-1 victory at Molineux in August. (11v11)
I think the returning pair of Matt Doherty and Ruben Neves will see Wolves come away with all three points tomorrow night. They were both badly missed in the 2-2 draw with Hull.