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Wolves: Mark Lawrenson gives Nuno Espirito Santo’s side glowing verdict

Wolves: Mark Lawrenson gives Nuno Espirito Santo’s side glowing verdict - Wolves News

Wolves have been tipped to beat Southampton on Monday night and have been described as a “really canny team”.

Lawrenson lauds Wolves

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side got off to a slow start but went on a solid run that saw them move into the top 10 positions, with four wins and three defeats from their first eight Premier League games (via Fotmob).

However, they have been struggling to find the back of the net this season, scoring just eight goals and with star striker Raul Jimenez getting four of them (via Whoscored).

They are due to face off against Southampton at Molineux on Monday night, who will go into the game on the back of three-straight victories before the international break.

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Writing in his weekly BBC Sport column Lawrenson still fancies Wolves as they continue to try and push their way up the table.

“Saints are not just well-organised, they are forward-thinking,” he said about the opposition. “I really like the way they look to move the ball forward, get people in wide areas and stretch the opposition.

“But they are up against Wolves, who are really canny team and have got a bit of class too.

“Nuno Espirito Santo’s side very rarely have off nights. Yes, they keep things very tight but they are what I would call a probing team. Once they find a weakness, they are in.”

Big opportunity

Southampton are currently fourth in the Premier League table. For Lawrenson to give such glowing praise to Wolves will give them a boost going into this one.

While they may be final game over the weekend, the pressure will be on them to either keep up, or capitalise from other team’s results.

That being said, it is a big opportunity for Wolves, against a side who are flying high and receiving mass plaudits, to go out and prove they are the closest challengers to the traditional ‘big six’.

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