Sunday’s Radio 5 Live commentary pits together teams who were plying their trades two divisions apart last season and it’s League One champions Wolves we expect to edge relegated Premier League outfit Norwich.
Wolves to win @ 13/10
If this game had arrived later on in the season then we might have expected Norwich to be favourites, but as it is, Wolves deserve their status and can start their campaign in the perfect fashion.
Neil Adams may have made some impressive signings up front in the form of Lewis Grabban and Kyle Lafferty, but it’s going to take a while for this Canaries side to gel – who picked up just one of 27 available points in their Premier League run-in.
Contrastingly, Kenny Jackett’s slick Wolves outfit were imperious at Molineux last season, albeit in League One, and with virtually the exact same personnel can carry on where they left off here.
2/3 Wolves goals @ 8/5
As mentioned above, Wolves made the most of home advantage last season where they clocked up 48 goals at Molineux – the most in the division.
With goals arriving from all over midfield and attack, Wanderers averaged 2.7 goals per home game from the turn of the year.
Only Fulham conceded more than Norwich on their travels last season in the top flight.
Lewis Grabban to score anytime @ 2/1
Wolves are unlikely to have it all their own way though, and in Bournemouth’s top scorer of last season Norwich have acquired a proven marksman in the division.
Norwich’s new forward bagged 22 goals in 44 league games for the Cherries, meaning there was barely a side he didn’t find the net against during last season.
With Gary Hooper a doubt, Grabban should get a start up top.
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