Mick McCarthy's Wolves side are a point clear of the relegation zone and the bookies now have them at between 6/1 to 8/1 outsiders for the drop.
But McCarthy is taking nothing for granted against Blackburn this Sunday and has written a message on the dressing room wall reminding his players of the task facing them.
“The league all season has been silly,” he said. “Blackpool were seven or eight minutes away from beating Tottenham, we beat Tottenham twice last season and finished in the bottom half of the table.
“Wigan go to Stoke so who knows what will happen?
“We just don’t know and we’re playing a team who needs the points as well.
“Suddenly our game has turned out to be the crucial one. Ours is a winner-takes-all game and the others are must-wins for the teams involved at the bottom.
“One of us could get a serious slapping and the others could draw to leave us in trouble. We just don’t know but there are so many permutations.”
McCarthy’s message to the players is written loud and clear.
“I’ve put it on the players’ board ‘beat Blackburn’ – let’s take care of our game, that’s what I keep saying,” he revealed.
“Because if we do that, then no-one can do anything about it. We’ve just got to win our game.
“I’m not going to get involved in any of that talk and permutations of what may or may not happen.
“I’m not having that, because if we take care of our result, nothing that anyone else does can bother us.
“That’s the focus of myself and the players all this week.
“I’m not getting involved in any discussion.”
McCarthy denies his team have come a long way in three games since losing to Stoke.
“I wouldn’t say we’ve come a long way – just that we’ve played some good ones and some bad ones all season long,” he said.
“And I think if you looked at everyone else’s stats who are trying to stay in the Premier League, they have all been the same.
“You don’t just ‘come a long way’ – by the nature of where we are, teams are inconsistent,” he said.
“Since we played Stoke, they have beaten Bolton and slapped Arsenal at home and have been in the FA Cup Final, so they’re not a bad team are they?!”