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MATCH PREVIEW

PUBLISHED
14:45 17th April 2015

MATCH PREVIEW: Wolves v Ipswich Town

Overview
Wolves host Ipswich Town at Molineux on Saturday afternoon in their 44th fixture of the 2014/15 Sky Bet Championship campaign. 

Kenny Jackett's side are currently eighth in the table having taken 71 points from 43 games, with three points separating them from the league's play-off positions. 

Wolves approach Saturday's match with four wins from their last six outings but on the back of consecutive defeats at Birmingham City and Middlesbrough.

Jelle Vossen and Patrick Bamford gave Boro an early two-goal lead in Tuesday night's clash at the Riverside. Bakary Sako pulled a goal back for the visitors after the break but Wolves couldn't find a leveller and succumbed to defeat.

Victory on Saturday could move Wolves up to level points of the league's play-off positions with two fixtures left to play.

Having taken 74 points from 43 games, the Tractor Boys sit two places above Wolves in the league table and have taken 13 points from their last six outings. 

Mick McCarthy's men ran out 3-1 winners over Cardiff City in their last outing at Portman Road. Freddie Sears fired the home side into an early lead before Eoin Doyle levelled for the Bluebirds just five minutes later.

Ipswich reclaimed the lead through Cole Skuse before the break and Daryl Murphy sealed three points in the dying minutes.    

The Tractor Boys last visited Molineux in December 2012 and left 2-0 winners as Aaron Cresswell and DJ Campbell netted either side of half time. 

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Team News

Wolves
Tommy Rowe (foot) is the only player unavailable going into Saturday's game but the versatile midfielder nears a return.

Ipswich Town
Luke Varney (hamstring) will not feature this weekend as the forward recovers from his injury.

Darren Ambrose (hamstring) and Kevin Bru (calf) are both back in training but are not yet ready for match action.

Pre Match Views

Kenny Jackett

Mick McCarthy
"They'll be thinking it's their home game and they need to win it. If we were to beat them with two games to play then they're not going to catch us.

"Me being the manager there before, my former club, it makes it a bit more interesting for everybody."

Odds

Wolves: 11/8 Draw: 23/10 Ipswich Town: 19/10 
Sky Bet have Wolves as slight favourites going into the game and believe there is nothing to choose between the two sides. 

To place a bet on Saturday's game or any other football match across the country, sign up for a Sky Bet account via Wolves' official link.

(Odds subject to change) 

Coverage

If you can't make the game on Saturday you can follow the action through Wolves Matchday Live on Player

Alternatively, you can also keep up with the game through minute-by-minute text updates on Wolves' official Twitter account or via the Live Matchday Blog. 

Make sure to keep an eye on the official website and the Wolves YouTube account for all post-match reaction and match highlights.