It’s been a while since the last one – Crystal Palace away at the start of October – but against a struggling Terriers team Wolves are definitely favourites to win.
For me they’ve got to make a statement.
They haven’t played three of the bottom teams yet in Huddersfield, Cardiff City and Newcastle United. Well they’ve got three of them in the next few weeks and it’s a great chance to put a big gap between them and that end of the table.
We’ve done well against the bigger teams, claiming points against Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal, but it’s games against the likes of Huddersfield where you really get the bulk of your points over the season.
I’m pretty confident that if they can play to a good level they’ll win.
A couple of the players have said that they’re due to hand out a thrashing sooner or later and I think this could be the game.
An early goal would be absolutely massive. We know they’ve struggled to do that this season and have only led once at the break so far.
Hopefully they’ll get that and then cruise through the game.
It’s a big chance for Ruben Vinagre to impress. He’s a youngster but there’s plenty of experience in this team now so he can just get on with his job and do his own thing.
Matt Doherty looks set to be fit which is good news. You’ve got to be careful with a bump on the head but the international break came at the right time for him.
From this game, Cardiff and Newcastle I’d be looking at winning seven points.
Helder Costa’s flying at the moment and I’m looking forward to seeing what he can do against what’s likely to be a defensive-minded team.
His injury last season set him back but he’s returning to the level that we saw when he first joined the club.
Wolves have been in the headlines for their relationship with Jorge Mendes again this week and it’s clear that the issue just won’t go away.
It won’t have an impact on Nuno or the players, which is the most important thing, and I expect for the club as a whole it’s water off a duck’s back.