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Wise-guys In Town - Match Preview

Wise-guys In Town - Match Preview

Wolves entertain Leeds United this Saturday coming off three straight wins, and 12 out of 15 points from their last 5 matches whilst relegation threatened Leeds have managed just 3 wins in their last 15 outings.

This would all sound very encouraging if it were not for Wolves erratic home form which has seen them score only 24 goals, and concede 18 in with just under a 50% win ratio.

On the rights, Leeds away form is hardly awe inspiring. 3 away wins, the last at fellow strugglers Hull has been their only success on the road this season and a major factor in the situation they find themselves in today.

Historically, the two teams have met 58 times in the league, with Leeds fairing slightly better winning 32 to Wolves 26, with 19 draws.

In recent meetings, neither team has been dominant claiming landslide victories, and the heated rivalry between them that dates back to the 70's should ensure a hard fought battle to secure all the points.

Mick McCarthy has no new injury worries, and a relatively full squad to choose from, with healthy competition in several areas and Denis Wise must wish he could say the same.

Alan Thompson and Armando Sa both tore hamstrings in the week and join Tore Andre Flo, Robbie Elliot, Gary Kelly, Stevie Crainey, Frazer Richardson and Shaun Elliot in the treatment room.

With front pairing Richard Cresswell and David Healy only returning to action midweek, Wise' must be wondering whose cat he ran over.

One piece of good news for him has been the loan signing of Jemal Johnson. The bad news is it was from Wolves who insisted he be ineligible to play at Molineux.

Wolves may never have a better chance to do the double over a crisis hit Leeds United, struggling for form, points and survival.

Three points on Saturday will go along way to establishing McCarthy's men as true play-off contenders.


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Writer:Stuart Smith
Date:Friday February 23 2007
Time: 12:00PM

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