Leeds v Wolves preview: Championship clash live on Sky Sports Football
Last Updated: 07/03/18 11:39pm
Wolves will be without suspended midfielder Ruben Neves for Wednesday's visit of Leeds, live on Sky Sports Football from 7.30pm.
Neves was scheduled to serve the second game of a two-match ban against Reading but that clash fell foul of the weather.
Boss Nuno Espirito Santo has no new injury problems and forward Diogo Jota and striker Benik Afobe are pushing for recalls to the starting line-up.
Wolves, six points clear at the top of the table, are bidding to end a three-match winless run but despite their recent blip, opposition boss Paul Heckingbottom rates them as one of the best teams he has ever seen in the Sky Bet Championship.
"They've got a bit of everything and having been involved in the Championship for a long time on and off, they are one of the best teams I have seen in this league," Heckingbottom said.
"They have some talented players but they are up there because they are the best team without the ball.
"They are the most efficient team on the counter-attack in my eyes, are a threat at set-plays and defend set-plays well as well. Add into the mix the quality they have on the ball and that's why they are such a good side."
Heckingbottom will hope to have midfielder Pablo Hernandez back in his ranks after a groin injury.
The Spaniard returned to training this week after missing the last two matches and will be monitored.
Andy Lonergan is still struggling with a sore neck so Felix Wiedwald is expected to continue in goal, with Bailey Farrell-Peacock resuming on the bench.
Forward Kemar Roofe (calf) is still out, while defenders Luke Ayling and Conor Shaughnessy (both ankle) remain long-term absentees.
Leeds have alternated between a win and a defeat in their last six home league matches against Wolves - they lost last time out at Elland Road in April 2017.
Wolves haven't beaten Leeds at Elland Road in back to back league seasons since the 1959/60 campaign.
Leeds have conceded 46 league goals this season - they only conceded 47 in the entirety of last season.
Wolves have won just three of their last 10 matches in all competitions (D4 L3).
The Whites have lost their last five Championship matches against teams starting the day in top spot, since a 1-0 win at Middlesbrough in February 2015.
Ivan Cavaleiro has been involved in more Championship goals for Wolves than any other player this season (18, 10 goals and 8 assists), including five in his last five games (one goal, four assists).
Coming off the back of getting heavily beaten in quite a timid way against Boro on Friday night, Paul Heckingbottom will be looking for a bit of a reaction. Wolves have had an extra couple of days off after their game was called off so that might give them some much-needed freshness.
Leeds have got some serious work to do between now and the end of the season. It's a massive push for them to get into the top six but now is a really good time for Heckingbottom to really look at the squad and see what he's got.
I really want to say Leeds, but the way they've been playing, but though Wolves aren't exactly pulling up trees, Leeds look a little bit all at sea. Wolves will be looking to bounce back as they haven't won in three, so I'm going to go for am away win, but a very tight one.
Prutton predicts: 0-1 with Diogo Jota to score first (17/1 with Sky Bet)