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Paul Merson backs Wolves to finish seventh in the Premier League

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Paul Merson backs Wolves to finish seventh in the Premier League

Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson believes Wolverhampton Wanderers are on course to finish seventh in the Premier League this season.

The West Midlands club currently sit eighth in the league table, but are only behind seventh-placed Leicester City on goal difference and have played a game less too.

Wolves are firmly in the hunt to end up the best of the rest in the division, which will also secure European football if Manchester City win the FA Cup against Watford.

Everton and Watford are just a point adrift of seventh too in the league, which is why it seems like there are still four teams in contention.

Merson feels that Wolves may get over the line in the league and has also been majorly impressed by their return to the top flight.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side haven’t played like a team that were just promoted last year and competed against the best in the Premier League, while they made it to the FA Cup semi-final too before losing to Watford in extra-time.

 

“I would say Wolves would be the team that comes seventh and if they come seventh, losing the FA Cup semi-final, coming from the Championship, that ain’t far away from being manager of the year, that would be unbelievable,” Merson on said on The Debate Show on Sky Sports’ Premier League channel (22:35, 17 April).

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TBR’s View:

Wolves really have adjusted quickly to Premier League football and it’s no surprise after they romped to the Championship title in the last campaign.

They have a number of quality players that are already good enough for Champions League football and they have consistently turned in quality displays at Molineux.

Nuno has an excellent blend of Portuguese and English players in his squad, who have come together to form an excellent side and they would be a real threat if they sneaked into a European spot this year.

Wolves should back themselves to win at home against Brighton and Fulham in two of their remaining games, while they also host Arsenal and travel to Watford and Liverpool.

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