Pundit’s Choice: Wolverhampton Wanderers

Pundit’s Choice: Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolverhampton Wanderers go into their Carabao Cup clash with Leicester City tonight on the back of a very positive result against Manchester United at Old Trafford. 

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have raised plenty of eyebrows so far this season for their performances in the Premier League and their growing reputation reached new heights on Saturday afternoon after they clinched a deserved 1-1 draw against Man United.

Whilst the majority of the Wanderers faithful would have snapped the hands off anybody offering them a 1-1 draw prior to kick-off, the travelling contingent were almost treated to a last gap winner courtesy of Adama Traore, but that man David De Gea once again got his body in the way to deny the winger of a shock winner.

On a day when either side could have clinched the points Wolves were left to lament their failure to convert chances into goals, and that supposed weakness has been pointed out by Sky Sports‘ Don Goodman ahead of their clash with Leicester City this evening: ‘The only negative from this season so far is that they haven’t been ruthless enough in front of goal.’

That Wolves have only managed to score 6 goals from their opening 6 Premier League fixtures would suggest that Goodman has a point, but they only scored 2 more from their first 6 fixtures in the Championship last season before they stormed clear at the top to secure promotion.

It must also be considered that Wolves have played both Manchester giants in their opening fixtures and have still managed to collect 9 points in the process.

The manner in which Wolves have started the season would suggest that they are set to enjoy a successful return to the top-flight and, if they are able to increase their proficiency in the final-third, they should be on course to finish inside the top-ten.

Goodman’s recognition of Wolves’ biggest weakness is actually a testament to how well they have performed this season as it suggests they are missing just one final piece of the jigsaw to establish themselves as a solid top-flight club, despite the fact they are a newly-promoted outfit.

Wolves fans – thoughts? Let us know below!

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