Wolverhampton Wanderers v Preston North End match preview and betting tips

Wolverhampton Wanderers and Preston North End face each other in a meaningless end-of season clash at Molineux this weekend.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Preston North End match preview and betting tips

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Neither Wolves nor Preston North End have stood-out in the slightest in this season's Championship. Yes they have each enjoyed some notable wins along the way but in reality they were never realistically going to threaten the play-off places.

Indeed both sides are set for another mediocre mid-table finish to the campaign. At least they aren't embroiled in any relegation battle. Wolverhampton Wanderers were at one point dangerously close to the drop zone but an excellent five-game winning run in late March and early April lifted them clear of the bottom three at a crucial stage of the season.

For their part, Preston North End have been very much a mixed bag since the start of the campaign although they have enjoyed some stand-out wins over the likes of Brighton & Hove Albion, Brentford and Reading in recent months. In all reality they were never really expected to feature in the play-off positions at this late stage of proceedings and they too will be looking forward to finishing their season with a flourish.

Who, if anyone will come out on top on Saturday afternoon? Like most other Championship games this weekend, this is very much a dead-rubber of a match. Wolves aren't embroiled in a relegation battle or a fight for a play-off place. Neither are Preston North End. The Lilywhites have been putting in some pretty meagre performances of late with just a single point collected from their last five Championship games, while Wolves haven't been much better with just one victory in their last six outings.

Will there be a winner at Molineux this weekend? We don't believe that there will be. On paper, these sides are pretty evenly matched and whilst a win would be nice, it won't make any much of a difference to their respective league standings, therefore a share of the spoils is the best that we can hope for in the West Midlands on Saturday afternoon.

Our tip:Back Wolves v Preston to end in a draw at 5/2 with Boylesports.