Wolves v Swansea City latest odds, news and free bets

Staying in the Premier League straight after being promoted is supposed to be the toughest assignment; with life getting progressively easier the longer you stay in the English top flight. Someone should try telling that to Wolves supporters, who saw their team collect back-to-back wins as they began the season with a bang, only to stutter to a point from…

Staying in the Premier League straight after being promoted is supposed to be the toughest assignment; with life getting progressively easier the longer you stay in the English top flight.

Someone should try telling that to Wolves supporters, who saw their team collect back-to-back wins as they began the season with a bang, only to stutter to a point from their last six matches, including five consecutive defeats.

As Mick McCarthy points out, Wanderers are not playing badly although two goals scored in the last six matches explains their current plight and it is only against lesser opposition in the Carling Cup where the goals have flown in.

There is a golden chance to claim victory on Saturday, with bet365 (£200 free bets) offering even money that Wolves claim three valuable points and bounce back from that 2-0 defeat in the Black Country derby last Sunday.

McCarthy will almost certainly persist with Kevin Doyle in attack, although there might be a temptation to field Sylvan Ebanks-Blake who did reasonably well last term and the visitors have been pretty generous when it has come to gifting goals on the road.

While Swansea are yet to concede at the Liberty Stadium, it is a different story on their travels, with Brendan Rodgers’ team having lost all four matches and conceded 12 goals in the process.

Defeats at Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal were understandable, although a 3-1 reverse at Norwich suggests they could be ripe for the taking in this match. However, they will be up against a Wolves side short of confidence and 11/4 (Ladbrokes – £50 free betting) is a pretty generous price against a side with five defeats on the bounce.

Danny Graham has scored for two games running and he can be backed at 8/1 to break the deadlock, with the lively Scott Sinclair having bagged a couple of penalties this term.

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