There’s never an easy place to visit in football.
It is generally always more difficult to travel to a team’s home ground and either get three points or advance to the next round of a cup competition.
Conor Coady has been speaking to the official Wolves website.
They asked him for his most difficult away ground, and the 28-year-old overlooked some of the bigger clubs in the division to plump for a side that have given Wolves real trouble in recent times.
He said: “Burnley’s a tough place to go. Sometimes it might be a bit of a mentality thing if I’m honest, because you’re not going to London or a big northern ground, and it’s a tough place to play.”
Wolves have indeed really struggled against Burnley.
Everyone remembers that truly awful 4-0 defeat the last time the teams met back in April.
That game actually took place at Molineux, but Wolves don’t like going up to Turf Moor.
The last time the club won there was back in March 2010, when the two teams were in the Premier League.
Adlene Guedioura and Matt Jarvis got the goals for Wolves that day, with Steven Thompson pulling one back for the Clarets.
But Wolves held on for the three points to put a bit of daylight between the sides in the league table.
Since that game, Wolves have been to Turf Moor five more times and not won.
And since that game, Wolves have beaten Burnley just once in 10 meetings – a 1-0 win at Molineux 2018.
Wolves need to end poor Turf Moor run
It is interesting that Coady mentioned a mentality issue.
Clearly there is something about Burnley and Turf Moor that is in some of the players’ heads.
That is not ideal, and hopefully this season Wolves can end their poor run.
The team is creating a plethora of chances now and hopefully, Wolves will be more clinical by the time the next meeting rolls around (November 30, Molineux).