Changes To Work In Wolves Favour Against Morecambe
Sky football pundit Matt Le Tissier tips Wolves to fend off a second League Cup giant-killing act at the hands of Morecambe on Tuesday.
Morecambe manager Jim Bentley will be hoping for a repeat of the club’s only competitive encounter with Wolves when they clash in the first round of the Capital One Cup at the Globe Arena on Tuesday. Bentley played in central defence when the Shrimps pulled of a giant-killing act by defeating the Midland’s side 3-1 at Molineux in the second round of the 2007/08 League Cup.
Bentley was a player for Morecambe between 2002 and 2011 before taking over the manager’s role making his debut in the side that drew 3-3 with Wolves in a friendly and remembers beating them 6-1 in another non-competitive game 10 years ago.
Matt Le Tissier tips: “Morecambe’s giant-killing display against Wolves, who were in the Championship at the time, was one the biggest nights in the club’s history so the Shrimps will have all the motivation they need in front of the Sky cameras tonight.
Kenny Jacket is forced to make changes and Skybet’s 16/5 for the home win looks quite tempting. But a change to the lineup could work in Wolves favour after a disappointing performance on Saturday and I’ll go for Draw Half Time and Wolves Full Time at 17/4 with BetVictor”.
Morecambe finished 16th in League Two last term and lost their opening fixture on Saturday when unable to recover from Paris Cowan-Hall’s 7th minute goal in the 1-0 defeat at Wycombe. The Shrimps will be attempting to reach the second round of the League Cup for the fourth consecutive season.
Wolves are looking to rebuild in League One after successive relegations and started the season with a 0-0 draw at Preston at the weekend. Kenny Jacket’s side finished the opening game with a number of casualties and Wolves’ head coach will be without five of his squad including veteran winger Kevin Ellison and new signing Marcus Marshall who are both suffering with hamstring strains.