Leeds United v Wolves: Big match preview

James Henry in action against Hull City.
James Henry in action against Hull City.
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Check out our at a glance guide to Leeds United’s clash with Wolves at Elland Road.

Key Battle - Chris Wood v Danny Batth

Wood has three goals in four games and that must have given him a shot in the arm. The striker should be full of confidence this evening and Leeds need him to set about a Wolves defence which is far from watertight. Batth, Wanderers’ captain, is at the centre of that backline and Leeds have teased errors out of him before. With one win in six games, Wolves do not look like a team to fear.

Key Man - James Henry

The front end of Kenny Jackett’s side has been butchered by the sale of Bakary Sako and Benik Afobe and the loss of Nouha Dicko to injury. With those three players, Wolves would have made a stab at reaching the play-offs but it is telling that Henry is the top scorer in their existing squad. He has seven goals to date and five assists and he’s a player who has helped to keep the club a long way from danger.

Last time at Elland Road:

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Leeds United 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2

Goals: Leeds - Antenucci 18. Wolves - Henry 66, Clarke 85.

Phil Hay’s Verdict:

After back-to-back wins over Birmingham and Reading, and deserved wins at that, this is the sort of fixture where you would want Leeds to make the most of that momentum and turn over a very beatable side. Wolves have been mediocre this season and although a draw is most likely tonight, it would be disappointing for Steve Evans if this fixture got away from him. Consistency is something United have been lacking.

Match Odds:

Home win - 13/8

Draw - 23/10

Away win - 2/1