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🔥Wolves v Aston Villa🔥

Halfy delivers more match thread mayhem for the masses, you’re lucky to have me guys

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Wolves central defender Ryan Bennett could start against Villa after making his return from a groin injury as a late substitute on Thursday.

Morgan Gibbs-White has a lingering back problem and is a fitness doubt.

Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish is still feeling pain in his calf and is rated 50-50 to be involved on Sunday.

Frederic Guilbert should overcome a dead leg to keep his place, but Jota won't be considered despite returning to training after hernia surgery.

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MOTD COMMENTATOR'S NOTES

Martin Fisher: Little should be read into Villa's recent EFL Cup win as both teams played shadow sides. The Premier League is a different matter.

Wolves are unbeaten in their last six but have drawn too many games to see that reflected in the table. Maybe that's a consequence of their Europa League exertions?

With the notable exception of a 5-1 win at Norwich, Villa have struggled on the road. However, their record in the Premier League at Molineux is excellent.

Traditionally this isn't the biggest West Midlands derby on the calendar but, with Albion and Blues still in the Championship, surely for local bragging rights it IS the biggest this season.

VIEW FROM THE DUGOUT

Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo: "It's a big game, here at Molineux, a big derby. We are going to be ready for it.

"We played [Villa] already - we know about it already. We are the same people, we know what it means."

Aston Villa head coach Dean Smith on Wolves: "They're very tough to beat, they've got great organisation and structure. They've got players who can score goals having gone to Manchester City and won, gone to Arsenal and equalised to come away with a point...so they'll feel they're in a run of form.

"People look from the outside and think 'is the amount of games they're playing going to catch up with them?' We're hopeful that is does on Sunday."

LAWRO'S PREDICTION

You know the drill threadsters

MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head

Villa are unbeaten in nine top-flight away games against Wolves since a 3-1 defeat in May 1978 (W6, D3).
It is Wolves' longest top-flight winless run at home against a single opponent.
A much-changed Villa beat a youthful Wolves in a League Cup tie on 30th October. Villa haven't won twice in a season against Wolves since 2003-04.
Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolves could remain unbeaten in seven successive top-flight fixtures for the first time since March to April 1974 (W3, D4).
They came from 1-0 down to draw 1-1 in each of their past three league games. The last team to draw four top-flight games 1-1 in a row were Spurs in April 2008.
Wolves have scored in 10 consecutive top-flight fixtures for the first time since 1972.
They have scored a league-high 86% of their goals in the second half of games.
Raul Jimenez is poised to become the second Mexican player to make 50 Premier League appearances, emulating Javier Hernandez.
Adama Traore made 10 Premier League appearances for Aston Villa in 2015-16, all as a substitute. Villa drew one and lost nine of those matches.
Aston Villa

They could suffer three straight league defeats in the same season for the first time since a run of five in February 2017.
Villa have the joint-best first-half record in the division, with the equivalent of 22 points. Wolves are equal bottom with a record that would only give them seven points.
Fifteen of the 18 goals conceded by Villa this season have come after half-time.
They've dropped 11 points from winning positions, more than any other side prior to the weekend.
Aston Villa have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last 12 Premier League away fixtures since a 0-0 draw at West Brom in January 2016.

posted on 13/11/19

posted on 13/11/19

comment by Cinciwolf---- jealous little scottish to$$er (U11551)
posted about 7 hours ago
comment by ☠ Tube of Lies ☕ (U16473)
posted about an hour ago
comment by LoneWolf (U22026)
posted 29 minutes ago
Well done Mick

Laid some pretty solid foundations there on which they are rebuilding now.
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Similar to our situation. Lack of appreciation. Sack. Plummet. Long road to recovery.
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Very similar. Stagnates club, relegation clears out his dead wood, team then flourishes.
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I was referring to Mick, not Stale Solbakken.

posted on 13/11/19

comment by ☠ Tube of Lies ☕ (U16473)
posted 22 minutes ago
comment by Cinciwolf---- jealous little scottish to$$er (U11551)
posted about 7 hours ago
comment by ☠ Tube of Lies ☕ (U16473)
posted about an hour ago
comment by LoneWolf (U22026)
posted 29 minutes ago
Well done Mick

Laid some pretty solid foundations there on which they are rebuilding now.
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Similar to our situation. Lack of appreciation. Sack. Plummet. Long road to recovery.
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Very similar. Stagnates club, relegation clears out his dead wood, team then flourishes.
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I was referring to Mick, not Stale Solbakken.
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Oh my bad, i was just repeating what i had read on the Ipswich forums recently

posted on 13/11/19

Still on the Ipswich forums!!

#obsessed

posted on 13/11/19

comment by LoneWolf (U22026)
posted less than a minute ago
Still on the Ipswich forums!!

#obsessed
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I found the parallels to our 'demise' fascinating as i said a year ago relegation would be the best thing to happen to Ipswich as i said it would be for us.

I noticed a couple of weeks ago they were top so took a look at what they had to say though in truth it was fairly obvious.

posted on 19/11/19

Congratulations to England and Wales for qualification success - great efforts.

Well done, Mick - to get that absolute shower into the playoffs is a remarkable achievement up there with keeping Wolves from relegation.

Northern Ireland - it was a tough group. To reach the playoffs is an even greater achievement than Wales.

Scotland - pathetic but still managed to finish above mighty Kardashian FC and so can delay their inevitable failure to qualify for another couple of games.

posted on 19/11/19

To be fair that 'shower' managed to finish 2nd in a six team group two years ago, this time it was 3rd in a five team group, they were hopeless

As for Scotland, you nailed it I see that if by some miracle Scotland make it they are in Englands group which would be nice.

posted on 19/11/19

The whole set up for this is a shambles though isn't it, it literally makes no sense and seems to have destroyed what was considered a very competitive tournament. Basically you can be completely hopeless and fail miserably and you still have a chance of making it(see Scotland and Ireland among many others). I also don't like how the groups are basically already pre determined rather than much of a draw ever taking place.

posted on 19/11/19

The whole structure has been manipulated to try and get Scotland to qualify. Miraculously there is still a faint hope as well.

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