Wolves v Norwich – Molineux at 17:30 live on Sky Sports 2
After winning my Hockey Betting recommendation for the World Cup of Hockey in Canada, I return to these shores for my first Championship Asian Handicap Betting game.
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I’ll be covering Wolves and Norwich City. This should be an interesting affair as both teams have had an influx of personnel changes for different reasons.
Wolves, as aforementioned have seen several changes both on and off the pitch. Over the summer, the West Midlands club was sold for £30 million to the China-based Fosun International. This has unsurprisingly led to a number of signings, as the club is still seeking to find consistency. One of the major signings for the club was Jon Dadi Bodvarsson. He was bought for an undisclosed fee from German outfit Kaiserslautern and has acclimatised to English football with minimum fuss. His name may sound familiar to many as he was part of the heroic Iceland team that captured the hearts of many in the Euros. The right-winger is back for the Black and Gold on Saturday having missed the midweek game against Wigan. Expect him to build on his two goals and two assists.
Wolves manager, Walter Zenga is already earning a reputation for tinkering with his squad frequently. This has also led to a list of unpredictable results such as the shock 2-0 away win against Newcastle and the 4-0 home loss to Barnsley that as a result sees them languishing in midtable. Expect the Italian to make more changes with Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, George Savile, Ola John and Conor Coady in contention.
Norwich as expected have hit the ground running following their relegation from the Premier League. They will be devastated with their 4-3 defeat to Newcastle on Wednesday, having been 3-2 up until the 94th minute. The Canaries still find themselves in second position and will be looking to bounce back with a win at Molineux. Jacob Murphy, one half of the Murphy Twins has been on fire for Norwich. He has scored 5 goals in 8 games and is the highest rated Norwich player (7.41) per whoscored.
Norwich chief executive Jez Moxey will be back in familiar surroundings having left Wolves after 16 years following the takeover. As for the team news, Wes Hoolahan, Steven Naismith and Ryan Bennett are in contention for recalls. Swiss defender Timm Klose is doubtful.
With Wolves’ streaky record, this game is hard to predict! Although I do believe that the ball is in Norwich’s court. This will be a test of nerves for the Canaries as we will see how they respond to their heartbreak at St. James’ Park. Wolves have made Molineux a fortress against Norwich as they are unbeaten in 13 league matches against them. However records are there to be broken and I think Norwich will edge this. That’s why I’m backing over 2.5 goals at 2.02 with the Canaries winning by a scoreline of 2-1.
Asian Handicap Recommendation: Over 2.5 goals at 2.02 with Eastbridge Soccer Betting Broker
Prices correct at time of writing.