How many of you had a bet on my 3-0 prediction to beat Dynamo? Well, I’m sure that everybody did, just pay me the 20% later and we’ll call it quits. Don’t tell Mr S though, as he’ll want a 25% cut and another 18-30 holiday in Benidorm.
The Wolves game could be much more tricky to predict, they have a good away record in the Premier League this season, drawing at Manchester United, Arsenal and beating Spurs, although their downfall has been a 1-1 draw at Fulham and 2-1 loss to Cardiff, so the predictability here is more difficult than our last game.
The fixture at Molineux back in December didn’t go our way and came after Wolves 2-1 away defeat to Cardiff. That evening at Molineux, Ruben Loftus-Cheek (18) gave us a 0-1 lead, but second half goals within four minutes from Jiménez (59) and Jota (63) contrived to give us our second league defeat at that point of the season. Fast forward to Sunday and revenge would be sweet, especially as the later game is Arsenal v Man United, where one, or both, could drop points, helping us to cement a possible return to Champions League football, next season.
A win would also be superb for the club as we will be celebrating our 114th birthday. I also believe, a special guest will be at the club celebrating his own birthday on Sunday, yes, none other than the great Didier Drogba himself (although his own birthday is on the 11th)
With no press conference to cover the game, team news is going to be guess work, although to be fair, it usually is with me. Cesar Azpilicueta will return and Toni Rüdiger might well start alongside David Luiz in the back four; N’Golo Kante will also return. With both Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi playing excellent cameo roles as substitutes against Kiev, the likelihood of them starting is minimal, although with a 3-0 lead over Dynamo Kiev, we may see them both play (some part) in Kiev on Thursday. I’m not committing myself there, as you can tell.
Wolves are without Ryan Bennett, or as I call him, Gordon, as he has a two match suspension, but Rui Patricio should come back into contention between the sticks.
Did You Know: Wolves original ground was called Windmill Field (between 1877-1879) and then they went to play at John Harper’s Field (1879-1881) I wonder if John Harper was happy about that? They then went to play at Dudley Road (between 1881-1889) hopefully, the traffic was light and then from 1889, Molineux has been their home and has been since.
My Prediction: So, after calling this game difficult to predict and taking into account our own situation, I’d be happy with a 2-1 victory, although somewhere in the back of my mind a 1-1 draw keeps appearing. I’ll keep my fingers crossed and say 2-1.