Huddersfield will be looking to capitalise on last week’s surprising win at in-form Nottingham Forest by getting another three points against an out-of-sorts Wolves team.
David Wagner’s men had lost three games on the bounce before their visit to the City Ground last Saturday but produced an excellent display to secure all three points and end the home side’s 13-match unbeaten run.
With a ‘feelgood’ factor now surrounding the club after an improvement in results and performances under Wagner, they’ll be feeling confident of picking up three points and moving closer towards safety.
Wolves on the other hand are a team on the slide. They’ve slipped out of the running for the play-offs and will almost certainly be in the Championship next season.
After going on a four-match winning streak over the Christmas period, the club have now gone five games without a win as the pressure builds on Kenny Jackett and the Wolves board to deliver some much-needed wins to appease the unsettled fans.
It should be a close game at the John Smith’s stadium between two sides who have had very underwhelming seasons and will have to settle for mid-table mediocrity come May.
FootballLeagueWorld writer Alex Grove points out the three things to look out for in this match-up in West Yorkshire.
1) Kevin McDonald
The Scottish midfielder is usually the key cog in Wolves’ machine but he was surprisingly dropped for last week’s home game against Preston.
Kevin Jackett has been tinkering around with his midfield lately, with the likes of Conor Coady, Jack Price, George Saville and McDonald all in the boss’ plans.
Although he hasn’t been as prolific and influential at Molineux this season he is still a crucial part of the team and you would expect him to be reinstated in the starting XI for Saturday’s trip to Huddersfield.
2) Philip Billing
Huddersfield fans can be forgiven for feeling excited about the future surrounding this Danish youngster who capped off a recent run of great performances by scoring his first senior goal for the Terriers in the win against Forest last week.
After joining the club three years ago and coming up through the youth ranks, he now looks to have fully asserted himself in the first team.
At 19-years-old, he has bags of potential and you feel that should he continue to put in impressive performances for David Wagner’s side, he will soon be snapped up by someone in the top flight.
However for the time being, he is still a Huddersfield player and will have to build on his success week on week if he is going to become a fan-favourite.
The club will be hoping that his wonder goal last week is just the start and that he can now go on to play a huge role in the team and add to his tally against Kenny Jackett’s men on Saturday.
3) Wolves’ away form
Despite the club’s terrible run of form they are unbeaten in their last four away games in the league having picked up two wins and two draws since a 4-1 drubbing against Sheffield Wednesday.
At Molineux, Kenny Jackett has overseen two defeats and a draw in the last three home games in front of a discontented audience.
With Wolves now desperate for a return to winning ways they may come out all guns blazing against David Wagner’s side and the Huddersfield goalkeeper might be in for a busy afternoon.
In Wolves’ last two games against Huddersfield, they have netted seven goals and will be hoping that they can replicate another a 3-0 or 4-1 win in tomorrow’s outing.
Wolves and Huddersfield fans…What are your predictions for the match? Are you confident that your side will emerge victorious or will the points be separated? Let us know what you think in the comments below!