After six rounds of Premier League matches, people have already arrived at several wrong conclusions. Apparently the relegated teams are all doomed for the drop, Liverpool are title challengers and Wolves can forget about relegation this season.
The latter view was proclaimed after Mick McCarthy’s team claimed seven points from their first three matches, although three straight league defeats have seen Wanderers return to their customary bottom half spot and they might struggle to have things their own way on Saturday.
The bookmakers make Wolves marginal favourites at 6/4 (bet365 – £200 free bets) to claim victory in this match and they were a touch unfortunate to lose at Anfield last weekend after conceding a soft opener and then working their way back into the match.
Steven Fletcher’s instant goal after appearing as a substitute might see the Scot get the nod against a physical team and he’s a 6/1 chance to break the deadlock, with Kevin Doyle having just one goal to his name so far.
Newcastle supporters must be pinching themselves after an unbeaten start to the campaign which has included a 1-0 win in the Tyne-Wear derby at the Stadium of Light. The Magpies were comfortable 3-1 winners over Blackburn last Saturday and they can be backed at 2/1 (Ladbrokes – £50 free betting) to maintain their top four position going into the international break.
United certainly have one of the most potent strikeforces at the moment, with Demba Ba bagging a hat-trick against Blackburn and the former West Ham forward will be a popular First Goalscorer bet, although Leon Best has also looked sharp having scored three goals in his past four matches.