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Chris Sutton makes prediction for Crystal Palace vs Wolves

Wolves are taking on Crystal Palace tonight at Selhurst Park in the Premier League.

Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Nottingham Forest was huge and should have given the players confidence heading into this game.

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The result lifted Wolves out of the relegation zone, and another three points would really change the picture at Molineux.

The club is still searching for a new head coach to replace Bruno Lage.

Lage was sacked over two weeks ago now, and the board are taking their time to ensure the right appointment is ultimately made.

Julen Lopetegui had been the top choice. But the club are now looking elsewhere after he turned the vacancy down.

For now, Steve Davis and James Collins are in interim charge.

The duo have done a good job of steadying the ship a little, and will hope to oversee another win in London this evening.

Standing in the way of another three points is a Palace side who are just a point above Wolves in the table. The Eagles have however played a game less.

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It could be quite a tight game, and BBC Sport pundit Sutton believes the spoils will be shared.

Predicting a 1-1 draw he said (via BBC Sport): “Crystal Palace did OK in their draw with Leicester but I don’t think Patrick Vieira’s side have hit the heights that he was probably expecting from them this season.

“Some of the Eagles’ performances have been quite bitty, which means they don’t do enough to win games.

“As for Wolves, well I say the same thing every week about their lack of goals.

“They got the win at the weekend, by holding Forest off. But their caretaker boss Steve Davis got a big break when Brennan Johnson’s penalty was saved.”

Wolves must use Forest result to kick on and blow Crystal Palace away

It is obviously difficult at the moment for the Wolves players having to work without a permanent head coach.

But the win against Forest under Davis and Collins was huge.

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It had to have boosted morale significantly, and they should all be using that as fuel for tonight’s game.

It is important to back up the victory over the Reds, and Wolves are well capable given the quality of players in the squad.