Chelsy Davy is 1/10 to be Prince Harry’s next girlfriend, and by a strange coincidence those are the same odds for Wolverhampton Wanderers to be relegated.
In the same way that the likes of Florence Brudenell-Bruce (7/1), Caroline Flack (16/1) and Pippa Middleton (20/1) have drifted off Harry’s radar, wins for Bolton against Blackburn, Blackburn against Sunderland and for Wigan and QPR against Liverpool have dug Wolves deeper into the mire.
They need to keep a clean sheet to avoid equalling a club record of 28 matches without one (set between April 1926 and January 1927). They have won only one of their last 16 in the Premier League and taken just eight points from the 48 available.
Few outside their Compton training ground give Wolves a chance of survival, but manager Terry Connor, although probably seething about some of the defending in recent weeks, has only once in five matches felt truly let down by his side.
“Fulham was the one,” he says. “And Blackburn was a little bit disappointing. We weren’t poor on that day but we didn’t get things right.
“We could have done more in the game. Fulham after the opening 25 to 30 minutes was a poor performance. We all held our hands up.”
For the first time in their history Wolves have lost six home games in a row in one season.
“It is very difficult but what can we do about it other than prepare for another game, be positive, be bold, be determined to go out there and change that so it does not become seven and we have that opportunity against Bolton,” said Connor.
“So, for me, it is upbeat. Look at the game in isolation, go and play that game against Bolton. Can we get the right result, which would not only take care of that (losing home) run but also lifts everybody for the remaining seven fixtures.
“You are one win away. And we are looking at it thinking it will be us against Bolton.
“You get beat 5-0 at home by Manchester United and everybody just looks at the result. That slightly flattered United. Their finishing was excellent but our overall performance was not a 5-0 home loss.
“Even against West Brom. We were in that game until the 66th minute, so it is little things in games but the outcome is what everybody sees.
“And that is not always matched to a performance. I thought we performed against United. The pivotal part of the game was Ronald (Zubar) receiving two yellow cards. We might still have got beat but I wouldn’t have thought 5-0 was on the cards.”