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Paul Merson predicts shock defeat for Wolves vs Leeds

Pundit Paul Merson has predicted the outcome of Wolves’ clash with Leeds United at Molineux tonight for SportsKeeda.

Merson thinks that Wolves will go into the international break on the back of a home defeat to Leeds.

Wolves beat Everton 1-0 last time out, while Leeds needed a stoppage time winner to beat Norwich at home 2-1.

But Merson thinks the speed of Leeds’ side could trouble Wolves and has predicted a shock defeat to round off the month.

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Merson prediction

“Woah, what a game! Wolves got a good result against Everton last time out, but Leeds’ dramatic last-minute winner against Norwich City was quite the story as well! I think they’ll really fancy themselves after what turned out to be a much-needed win and build on it with three points at the Molineux.

“It’s a massive pitch and Leeds have a lot of pace in their squad – that’s something that could hurt Wolves. They are a good football-playing side, but the likes of Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves aren’t the quickest players around, so they could really be hurt by Leeds.

“Jesse Marsch has overseen two losses and a win since taking charge, so the jury is still out on whether it was the right decision to sack Marcelo Bielsa. That said, if Leeds can get a result here, it would be unbelievable. Prediction: Wolves 1-2 Leeds.”

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It would be a surprise if Wolves were to lose this game at home tonight, but Leeds do have a threat in attack, with their players returning.

It is really important to keep the momentum going to the end of the month in the chase for the European places.

In an ideal world, Wolves would have been in FA Cup action this weekend, but they were eliminated by Norwich in the fourth round.

That shows that shock home losses can happen when Wolves aren’t on it, but they need to be taking all three points here.