Martin Keown gives thoughts on relegation battle, after Wolves lost to Leeds
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Martin Keown gives thoughts on relegation battle, after Wolves lost to Leeds

Martin Keown has been speaking about the relegation battle, with Wolves right in the thick of it after two straight defeats in the Premier League.

Wanderers are looking over their shoulder again, after losses to Newcastle United and Leeds United.

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The 4-2 defeat to Leeds was one of the worst results of the season.

Julen Lopetegui’s side got very unlucky again with a couple of decisions.

But ultimately, Wolves just weren’t good enough on the day. The defending was seriously poor at times, and then Wolves were very wasteful in front of goal.

At the moment, Wolves have 27 from 28 games played.

The club are sitting in 13th place in the table. But they’re just three points above the relegation zone.

All the teams below have games in hand on Wolves bar Everton and Southampton. West Ham United, who occupy 18th position, actually have two games in hand on Wolves.

Potentially, it’s going to be an uncomfortable end to the season.

But former Premier League defender Keown suggests Wolves will stay up.

He said on talkSPORT earlier today: “The three teams I picked (at the start of the season) were Nottingham Forest, Bournemouth and Southampton.

“As the season has unfolded… Forest are coming home a bit, aren’t they?

“But I think Forest will (go down). I’m not going to move from that. I don’t necessarily want them to.

“When you look at Wolves, what happened to them at the weekend just gone, they’re next game against Forest is absolutely huge.”

Wolves simply must win against Nottingham Forest, as Martin Keown delivers verdict on relegation dogfight

Keown’s verdict is a little all over the place.

He seems to be set on Southampton and Bournemouth going down and then Forest potentially joining them.

He believes West Ham United and Leicester City are both in real trouble, but reckons Crystal Palace are clear of danger.

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That’s interesting, because Wolves have the same amount of points as Palace.

Seemingly Keown doesn’t quite fear for Wolves just yet. Just like Paul Merson, who has been quite unwavering in his opinion that Wolves won’t go down.

But Lopetegui’s side are in real trouble at the moment. And losing to Forest doesn’t bear thinking about.