A local derby with Aston Villa looks set to test the credentials of Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolves side, with two in-form teams going head-to-head in front of the TV cameras.
Wolves signed off for the international break with a thumping 4-0 win over Burton Albion, which left them a point off top spot in the Championship after 11 matches. Back-to-back home games provide an opportunity to strengthen their position in the higher reaches of the division, starting against Villa in front of a packed Molineux. Wolves have suffered just one defeat in their previous seven matches and recent home games have seen Nuno’s men pick up seven from nine points available.
After a slow start to the season, Aston Villa are now building momentum and arrive at Molineux on the back of four successive Championship victories. Their most recent, a 1-0 home success over Bolton Wanderers, saw them move to within a point of the Play-Off positions. Villa returned just one win from their opening seven matches of the campaign, but responded well in mid-September to see off Barnsley, Nottingham Forest and Burton Albion, prior to the Bolton victory at Villa Park.
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League leaders, Cardiff City take on Birmingham City on Friday evening, while Bristol City host Burton Albion at the same time. Sheffield Untied lock horns with Ipswich Town on Saturday, while Reading are at Leeds United. Preston North End travel to Fulham, while Norwich City welcome Hull City to Carrow Road.
Follow The Game
The fixture will be showing live Sky Sports, therefore will be unavailable to view on Wolves TV. Live commentary will be available to subscribers however, while updates will be posted as usual on Twitter and Matchday Centre Live on wolves.co.uk. Also visit the website to see all the reaction following the game.
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