Wolves caretaker manager Steve Davis has told the club’s website that his side will know “exactly what to expect” on Wednesday, when they welcome Jesse Marsch‘s Leeds United to Molineux in the third round of the Carabao Cup.
Davis will remain in charge of Wolves on Wednesday night against Leeds, despite Wolves appointing Julen Lopetegui as manager. He will be in the dugout at Molineux as the two struggling sides go head to head in the Midlands.
Wolves come into the game in dismal form – winning just one of their last eight games. In that time, Wolves have suffered six losses – losing to a late winner from Pascal Gross and Brighton on Saturday. Marsch will fancy our chances.
Indeed, Leeds come into the game after two successive wins over Liverpool and Bournemouth. While there are still doubts over the performances, it is two much-needed wins. Davis, though, thinks he knows what to expect from Leeds.
“If you look at the DNA that runs right the way through their club and academy, all the Leeds teams play with high energy and high intensity, so we know exactly what to expect. They’re a very direct team with their approach.
“The way they run with the ball, the way they travel and the way they look to play balls through, trying to break you down. They’ve got their strengths and they’ve got good players, so we can’t underestimate them,” Davis said.
Davis: Wolves will know what to expect when they welcome Leeds
Leeds fans have been starved of a Cup run for some time now. It would be nice to see Leeds push for the last eight at least. They have a decent chance of securing a win over Wolves, given Davis’ side are really struggling for form.
The Whites are expected to make changes, and we think they could make as many as seven. The likes of Mateusz Klich, Sam Greenwood, Diego Llorente and Luke Ayling could be given a run out. So, it is a game that is hard to predict.