Wolverhampton Wanderers haven’t been out of the bottom half of the Championship table for most of the season and barring a late push this is how the situation will likely be when the curtain comes down on the 2016/17 campaign in a few weeks’ time.
Nevertheless Paul Lambert’s men have avoided the predicted relegation-fight thanks to some excellent form in recent weeks. Wolves have lost just two of their last nine Championship matches with six wins during that time. Victories over the likes of Brentford, Fulham and Leeds United are indicative of a massive improvement in the West Midlands side at a very crucial part of the season and this upturn in fortunes has secured for Wolves another stay in the Championship.
The 1-0 victory over Leeds United at Elland Road on Monday was the standout result in this impressive run and it was enough to knock the Whites out of the play-off places. More importantly for Lambert’s men it lifted them clear of the bottom three and they will be confident of moving even further up the table when they face struggling Blackburn Rovers on Saturday afternoon.
Tony Mowbray’s men are in real danger of dropping down to League One at the end of the season, however they are only a single point away from danger with three games left to play. Can they mount a great escape in the closing weeks of the campaign? Indeed they might but it won’t be happening this weekend. Wolves are a much improved side and whilst their form at Molineux makes for mixed reading over the past few months, they will almost certainly have enough about them to see off Blackburn Rovers this weekend.