Former Republic of Ireland international Mark Lawrenson believes that Wolves will struggle when they go head to head with Burnley at Molineux on Monday due to a lack of goals.
Lawrenson casts shadow of doubt
Pedro Neto and Daniel Podence were firing on all cylinders in Raul Jimenez’s absence, who suffered a fractured skull last month against Arsenal.
However, writing in his column for BBC Sport, Lawrenson doesn’t think that Wolves have the attacking personnel to break down Sean Dyche’s defence.
“Wolves surprised me with the way they came back from a goal down to beat Chelsea on Tuesday,” he said.
“I’m not sure if the way that game went said more about the Blues than Nuno Espirito Santo’s side’s but, either way, it was a very good comeback and end result.
“I remain unconvinced by Wolves as an attacking force, or where their goals are going to come from, but they are still very solid. You could say exactly the same about Burnley, who just keep chipping away.”
Transfer Tavern Verdict
Wolves have only scored two goals in three games since they lost their star striker, which will be a concern for Nuno.
Lawrenson is right – Burnley are always frustrating to play against and they have the resolve to keep plugging away when it matters.
This will be a close game and Nuno needs to understand where the goals are going to come from in his team.
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