Skip to main content

MATCH PREVIEW

PUBLISHED
16:30 1st May 2015

MATCH PREVIEW: Wolves v Millwall

Overview
Wolves host Millwall at Molineux on Saturday afternoon in their final fixture of the 2014/15 regular Sky Bet Championship campaign. 

Kenny Jackett's side are currently eighth in the table having taken 75 points from 45 games, with two points separating them from the league's play-off positions. 

Wolves approach Saturday's match having taken 10 points from their last six outings. Defeating Wigan 1-0 in their last fixture at the DW Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Benik Afobe's first half goal was enough for Wolves to earn three points and maintain pressure on the sides above them in the table.

Depending on results elsewhere, victory over the Lions could move Wolves to fifth place in the Sky Bet Championship play-off positions. However, there are a number of various permutations that would have to go Wolves' way for the season to be extended.

Having taken 41 points from 44 games, Millwall sit 22nd in the league table and, with four points separating them from 21st place, the Lions have already been relegated. 

Neil Harris' side shared a 3-3 draw with Derby County in their last outing at the Den. Millwall twice held a two-goal lead but Derby fought back from a 3-1 deficit through a Chris Martin penalty and a 85th minute Jeff Hendrick strike to earn a point.    

Millwall last visited Molineux in November 2012 and left 1-0 winners as Andy Keogh's 79th-minute strike sealed three points for the visitors. 

Last Time We Met


Team News

Wolves
The Millwall game will come too soon for Carl Ikeme and Tommy Rowe as the pair close in on a return. Neither will be available for Saturday.

Danny Batth underwent surgery on Tuesday to begin his rehabilitation process and the defender eyes a return for the start of next season.

Millwall
Ed Upson returns after a three-match suspension while Mark Beevers, who missed the draw with Derby County, could be available after illness.

Shaun Cummings (groin) will be assessed but Shaun Williams (foot) is missing, as is long-term absentee Carlos Edwards (knee).

Pre Match Views

Kenny Jackett

Neil Harris
"Kenny's a top man. His record speaks for itself; he's done a fantastic job at Wolves and he did a fantastic job here.

"Myself and a lot of other senior players learnt a lot under Kenny. His style of coaching, his management, what he demanded from the players was top drawer.

"Saturday's game might be a little but surreal at times but it's a great change, it's a great change for our team against theirs."

Odds

Wolves: 4/11 Draw: 15/4 Millwall: 15/2 
Sky Bet have Wolves as strong favourites going into Saturday's game and believe Millwall will have a tough task in earning the three points. 

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. 

End of Match Arrangements
The players and staff are looking forward to showing their appreciation to the home support after Saturday's game.

Could we please ask supporters to not enter the playing surface after the final whistle and allow the team to show their thanks.