AFC Asian Cup

Wolverhampton-Bournemouth Preview

Enjoying their best form of the season, Wolverhampton look to strengthen their grip on seventh place in the table Saturday when they face would should be a close to full-strength Bournemouth side at Dean Court.

Wolves (11-6-9) are two points clear of the pack to be the "best of the rest" behind the Big Six in the Premier League. The spot has the potential to reward them with a spot in the Europa League qualifying rounds, but Nuno Espirito Santo's side are also trying to earn that spot through the FA Cup.

Wolverhampton will make their first quarterfinal appearance in England's oldest tournament since 2003 next month, drawing Manchester United at home after winning 1-0 at Championship side Bristol City last Saturday. Ivan Cavaleiro finished a cross from Matt Doherty in the 28th minute that stood as the match-winner as Wolves ran their unbeaten streak in all competitions to seven matches (5-2-0).

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