Blackburn return home to Ewood Park shell shocked after their mauling at the hands of new Premier League leaders, Manchester United. Sam Allardyce will have done very well to clear the performance from the minds’ of his players.
Wolves were only minutes from another frustrating defeat against Sunderland last weekend, before a late double prevented Mick McCarthy’s men settling at the bottom of the Premier League table. Wolves still need points desperately and whilst back to back wins may drive them out of the relegation zone, it is hard not to see this game as a potential relegation six pointer.
It must be remembered that Rovers have a very strong home record- it is this that has kept them in the league over the past two seasons. Wolves will come to play, and will not park the proverbial bus. This may well be a decent game plan with Blackburn’s potentially fragile mental state- how they respond should they go a goal down will be key to the outcome.