Wolves face Leicester City today in the Premier League – and BBC Sport pundit Chris Sutton has given his score prediction ahead of the match.

It is, quite simply, a huge game. For both sides.

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A win for either would mean leaping out of the relegation zone, so the incentive is there.

Wolves must pick themselves up from the defeat against Crystal Palace in midweek.

It was a tough one to take as Wolves had gone ahead through Adama Traore. But Ebere Eze and Wilfried Zaha turned the game around for the hosts.

By contrast, Leicester picked up three big points in their midweek match against Leeds United.

And it was a rare clean sheet for the Foxes, and it was a result that will have given them confidence.

Wolves will be under the guidance of Steve Davis, having confirmed earlier this week that he will be taking the team – supported by James Collins and Tony Roberts – until 2023.

It’s a game that either be very open or quite cagey.

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In the eyes of BBC pundit Sutton, there won’t be anything to separate the two sides.

Predicting a 1-1 draw, he said (via BBC Sport): “Because Wolves don’t score many, it means they always have problems even in games where they are on top.

“Leicester have kept a couple of clean sheets in a row now, and Wout Faes has been playing well in their defence, but they have still conceded more goals than any other Premier League side this season.

“So, it’s hard to make a compelling case for either side to win this one – instead I am going to cop out of calling it one way or another, and go with a draw.”

Wolves players must take the game to Leicester and give the fans an excuse to get behind them

Following the events of midweek – losing to Palace and then missing out on Mick Beale – there is potential for there to be a frustrated atmosphere at Molineux.

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But it need not be like that if the players – many of whom have been underperforming of late – step up.

Davis is here to stay now for a couple of months.

There is less uncertainty following Wolves’ decision, and those players owe a really good performance.

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