Wolves - Blackburn Betting Preview: Dean Saunders to inspire hosts to beat Rovers

The visitors are in decent form at the moment, but Jamie Dickenson is backing new boss Dean Saunders to avoid defeat in his first game in charge of the club at Molineux
Wolves manager Dean Saunders hosts Blackburn Rovers in his first game at Molineux after taking over from axed Stale Solbakken.

Despite going without a victory in four games, the home side will be boosted by the arrival of their new boss and are 11/8 (2.37) favourites with William Hill to win.

Solbakken lost his job at the West Midlands club after Wolves plummeted to 18th in the Championship and were knocked out of the FA Cup by Conference side Luton Town.

Visitors Blackburn have accumulated just four more points than their former Premier League comrades, but are on the back of three consecutive wins.

Rovers are priced at 9/5 (2.80) to record only their fourth away league win of the season, but may be more favourable to draw at 23/10 (3.30) seeing as their seven stalemates away from Ewood Park is the most in the division.

Blackburn won their recent trip to lowly Barnsley, but should find Saunders' rejuvenated Wolves side a tougher nut to crack.

Saunders left League One promotion-chasing Doncaster Rovers to take the job at Wolves, and let his new players know upon taking the role that he would not accept under achievement.

One player he would look to get more from during the second half of the season is Kevin Doyle - who has scored just five goals for the club this campaign.

Doyle could impress Saunders no end by striking in a Wolves win which is available at 4/1 (5.0).

Given the odds for a Wolves win are quite generous - and bearing in mind Blackburn's tendency to draw away from home - it looks worth covering the a stalemate here with the value tip backing the hosts in the draw no bet market at 4/6 (1.67).

Wolves to win in the Draw No Bet market at 4/6 (1.67) with William Hill
Kevin Doyle to score and Wolves to win at 4/1 (5.0) with William Hill

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