Date: 5th January 2018 at 8:04am
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Former Liverpool defender and current BBC Sport pundit Mark Lawrenson has been raving over the quality of Wolverhampton Wanderers when predicting their FA Cup clash with Swansea City on Saturday.

The midlands side have stormed to the top of the Championship and built up a mighty 12 point gap ahead of second placed Derby County, with manager Nuno having managed to ensure his side have suffered just three defeats all season.

In stark contrast, Swansea sit at the bottom of the pile in the Premier League, meaning there is just one place between themselves and Wolves, with just four wins to their name, and are four points adrift of safety.

As a result of the clubs’ differing fortunes, Lawrenson is backing Wolves to pick up a comfortable win at Molineux on Saturday, as well as tipping the two sides to swap leagues come the start of next season.

Predicting a 2-0 victory for the home side, he wrote on his column for BBC Sport’s website: “Wolves are by far and away the best team in their division.

“They will be a Premier League team soon but it does not look like they will be playing Swansea next season.

“I think the Championship leaders will beat them when they meet on Saturday. I just don’t fancy Swansea at all.”

Swansea come into the cup tie off the back of a 2-0 home defeat at the hands of Tottenham, which followed new boss Carlos Carvalhal’s winning start away to Watford in their last game of 2017.

Wolves meanwhile thrashed Brentford 3-0 in their last outing, Ruben Neves, Barry Douglas and Diogo Jota all netting to extend the club’s 12 match unbeaten streak, a run stretching back to October.

In other Wolves news, this goalscoring colossus has jetted in for a medical at Molineux.

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