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Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Gillingham betting tips: Carabao Cup Fourth Round preview, predictions and odds

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The Julen Lopetegui era in the Black Country begins.

Before the World Cup-break, the former Spain and Real Madrid manager was in attendance as his new side were beaten 2-0 by Arsenal.

This defeat leaves Wolverhampton Wanderers rock bottom of the Premier League, having lost seven of their last nine.

On Boxing Day, Wolves face relegation-rivals Everton, so will want to go into that game with some confidence.

In this competition so far, they’ve beaten both Preston and Leeds at home; Boubacar Traoré with a late winner in the latter.

So will the 1974 and 1980 League Cup winners march on into the quarter-finals?

Visitors Gillingham meantime have won more matches in this season’s Carabao Cup (3/3) than they have in League Two (2/20).

In league terms, the Gills are bottom of the fourth-tier, with their most-recent victory coming on 1 October.

Conversely, in this competition, Neil Harris’ side have beaten AFC Wimbledon, before penalty shootout wins over both Exeter City and top-flight Brentford.

The latter was extraordinary; Mikael Mandron equalised with a header, his team’s only shot all night, before Gillingham prevailed 6-5 on penalties at the Brentford Community Stadium.

In short, despite propping up the Football League, the Gills are capable of springing a surprise.

Will Wolves avoid an embarrassing defeat as Lopetegui gets to work at Molineux?


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Ben Gray

Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".

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