Muamba’s misfortune undoubtedly rocked The Reebok and it’s playing staff but they showed tremendous character to beat Blackburn on their previous Premier League outing and were in plucky in midweek in defeat, too.
That reversal, back at White Hart Lane in the rescheduled fixture, came on Tuesday night and Owen Coyle’s men should have had plenty of time to recharge the batteries in what must have been a draining fortnight.
I’m still of the opinion that Wanderers will survive, they have added motivation to now, of course, but the same can’t be said for their upcoming opponents and Wolves are in danger of being cut adrift before Easter.
The sacking of Mick McCarthy earlier in the season was a surprise at the time, with no suitable replacement lined up, and his former assistant Terry Connor, now in charge, has fallen well below the standard required to manage in the top flight.
A fine coach he may be, but Connor lacks seemingly lacks any charisma to motivate his squad and Wolves are in freefall.
The Black Country club haven been shambolic in picking up just four points from their previous 10 Premier League matches and their 5-0 and 5-1 home defeats in the last month to Manchester United and West Brom respectively live long in the memory.
Wolves were atrocious on both occasions defensively and the Molineux fans’ patience has been tested to the limited of late.
At a best price 2.50 to get back on track with the maximum haul, Wolves must opposed and it is unlikely they’ll be as short in the betting for the rest of the campaign.
Bolton are superior in every department and arrive seeking a hat-trick of top flight wins.
2pts Lay Wolves (vs. Bolton) @ 2.50 (Betfair)