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Match Preview: Wolves

Posted: Fri 25 Jan 2013
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A Look Ahead To The Trip To Molineux

Blackpool face Wolverhampton Wanderers tomorrow; a club they only went up against just over a month ago at Bloomfield Road when Wolves ran out 2-1 winners.

A lot has changed since then, with Michael Appleton and Ståle Solbakken both moving on, albeit in slightly different circumstances with the former Wolves boss being relieved of his duties earlier this month.

Alex Baptiste, Stephen Crainey and Neal Eardley make a welcome return to the squad after missing the game with Cardiff last weekend due to a virus.

Ian Evatt, on the other hand, will now miss the rest of the season after having surgery on his knee this week.

Head-To-Head

The Seasiders have faced Wolves 102 times on competitive occasions with Blackpool running out winners in 35, losing 47 and drawing 20.

Previous Meetings

21 December 2012 - Blackpool 1-2 Wolves

26 February 2011 - Wolves 4-0 Blackpool

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Dean Saunders has been in charge for two games now following the departure of Ståle Solbakken; firstly drawing 1-1 at home to Blackburn before a 0-0 scoreline at Sheffield Wednesday.

Wolves lie in 17th place with their last win coming against Blackpool at Bloomfield Road on 21 December where two goals from Sylvan Ebanks-Blake helped the visitors to a 2-1 win.

Since that game Wolves have been dumped out of the FA Cup after losing 1-0 at Luton, with that game being Solbakken's last in charge of the club.

Stat Attack

- If he plays, Matt Gilks will make his 300th career league appearance.

- Blackpool are without a win in their last six league matches.

- The Seasiders have scored 71% of their goals in the second-half of matches this season.

- Wolves have conceded at least one goal in 86% of their home matches

- Wolves' most common home scoreline is 1-1, which has happened on three occasions.

Referee

Scott Mathieson (Cheshire) 

The last game involving The Seasiders that Mr. Mathieson refereed was Blackpool's 3-2 win at Hull City at the start of October this season.

Goals from Matt Phillips, Kevin Phillips and an overhead-kick from Nouha Dicko handed Pool the three points.