Former Liverpool player Mark Lawrenson has been having his say on Wolves as they prepare to host Newcastle United at Molineux on Sunday, praising the counter-attacking tactics on display against Leeds.
Lawrenson preaches his respect
At Elland Road, Nuno Espirito Santo’s side were made to work hard for their win and had a significant slice of fortune after Raul Jimenez’s shot was deflected in during the final 20 minutes of the game.
Skipper Conor Coady described the result as “massive” and added that it was a difficult night for his team against a side that “play at 100mph” (via Sky Sports).
With this in mind, and their opponents suffering a 4-1 defeat to Manchester United last time out, Lawrenson praised the way that Wolves played in North Yorkshire and believes they will come out on top during the mid-week encounter (via BBC Sport).
“Wolves were very good at Leeds on Monday,” he said. “They understood exactly what Leeds were about, and matched them, but looked really dangerous on the counter-attack too.
“It was a tight game but Wolves did enough to win it and they are clearly a very good side. I like the way they are set up.
“They will probably create more chances on Sunday and I don’t see Newcastle keeping them out.”
Lawrenson went on to predict that Wolves will take a 2-0 win.
Proceed with caution
While Lawrenson’s prediction may appear to be glowing and will undoubtedly please the Molineux faithful, it is imperative that Wolves do not underestimate Steve Bruce’s side.
Their defeat to West Ham United before the international break will have been a reality check for them and appear to have hit the ground running ever since.
However, they must keep their feet planted as the Magpies have some players that can do some serious damage, if unprepared.
On the other side of the coin, if Wolves perform in the same manner as they did against Leeds, they will give themselves a good chance of victory on the night.
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