By Lee Dover | nPower Championship
It is never easy to recover from a heartbreaking relegation, especially when you go out with a whimper.
Wolverhampton Wanderers almost slipped out of the Premier League last season without anyone noticing.
Their dismal 25 points left them 12 points adrift of safety and they appeared to fall through the trap-door as discreetly as a bored relative sneaking away from a family party.
However, new manager Stale Solbakken (who took over from Terry Connor, who replaced Mick McCarthy for the last few games) has struggled to snap Wolves out of their dreadful slump despite starting afresh in the Championship for the 2012/13 season.
The Midlands team hang perilously just above the Championship relegation zone after four fixtures. A 3-1 victory against Barnsley has been the only moment of joy for Wolves fans so far.
Defeats away to Leeds United and Cardiff City gave Solbakken’s men a rude awaking to life in the second flight of English football, while a 1-1 draw with Derby County was considered two points dropped by many supporters.
These same fans will therefore be praying that the international break has given Wolves an opportunity to regroup and clear their heads. Especially since they face Leicester City on Sunday afternoon (1.15pm)
The Foxes are 8/1 with Paddy Power to win the league and have started well.
Dishing out Blackpool’s first league defeat of the season highlights why many teams will fear the Foxes in the months ahead.
Leicester City are not unbeatable though and are 7/4 with Paddy Power to take three points away from Molineux with Wolves slight favourites at 6/4 and the draw at 23/10.