Lawrenson not confident in Wolves
The West Midlands outfit will go into the game on the back of a 4-0 defeat to Liverpool last weekend, with plenty of improvements required in a game where they were outclassed.
As a result, Wolves in 10th place in the Premier League table, and will have the opportunity to move above both Manchester clubs before they face each other later in the day (Fotmob).
But with Raul Jimenez ruled out with a fractured skull, the question remains where the goals are going to come from in the team.
Writing in his column for BBC Sport, Lawrenson lacked faith in Wolves and believes that the visitors will have success against them.
“Wolves are not going to have Raul Jimenez back playing again anytime soon, so they need to find something different in attack,” he said.
“I was at Anfield to see them lose to Liverpool on Sunday and Nuno Espirito Santo’s side did not pose much of a threat in front of goal. They seemed very reluctant to shoot.
“They have so many players with fantastic technique but don’t always finish teams off, which is why I fancy Aston Villa to nick a point.”
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Jimenez’s absence may be hurting Wolves, but they still possess an attacking threat from other avenues.
Both Daniel Podence and Pedro Neto have scored five goals between during the 2020/21 campaign (Whoscored) – and could be asked to step into the Mexican’s role for the foreseeable future if Nuno opts not to dip into the transfer market in January.
Nevertheless, both Portuguese attackers will be called upon tomorrow and will be Wolves’ best chance of getting a result at the expense of their local rivals.
In other news, Wolves offered 303-goal star as a replacement for Raul Jimenez.
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