Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa come toe to toe on Saturday evening - and the in-form sides have been tipped to occupy the two top spots in the Championship come the end of the season.

Villa, who have won four matches on the spin and sit just outside the play-off spots, make the short trip to Molineux for a clash in front of the Sky Sports cameras against second-placed Wolves who have lost just one game in their last seven.

The match is set to be a sell-out as two of the division's well-fancied sides do battle.

And bet365 are offering 12/1 that the Midlands rivals win promotion by finishing the campaign in first and second in either order.

Wolves, who were available at 16/1 in pre-season, are now clear favourites for the division at 15/8.

Nuno Espirito Santo's side won convincingly at Burton Albion before the international break and sit poised for a Premier League push with 23 points from 11 games.

Cardiff City, who currently top the table, are second favourites at 5/1.

Steve Bruce's Villa have hit form after a sluggish start to the season and are 9/1 to win the title.

Training with Telford

Joleon Lescott and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake have both training at AFC Telford United as they look to prolong their playing days.

Ex-Villa, Wolves and England defender Lescott has been without a club since leaving Sunderland at the end of last season while former Wolves striker Ebanks-Blake is also a free agent after a disappointing spell at Shrewsbury Town last term.

At this stage boss Rob Edwards, a former Molineux team-mate of the pair, is simply helping his pals out with a place to train as they look to maintain their fitness levels ahead of a future move elsewhere.

However, a move to Telford has not been ruled out for either player.

Edwards reckons their presence can help his side either way.

“It’s beneficial to have lads with that sort of career and experience around,” said Edwards.

“We can give a lot of information from the sidelines or in training but when there are players with real experience in the mix in there, the lads can only learn and benefit from that.”

Asked about the pair, Edwards said:

“Sylvan trained with us in the week. He is a mate of mine.

“At the moment he is obviously without a football club and I want to help him to get some fitness.

“If in turn he can help us, we’ll see. He’s a really good lad, first and foremost.

“His children go to our school, we’ll see each other on the playground most days.

“We had six to eight months together at Wolves.

“He is a good lad, lives fairly locally and wants to do some training at the moment.

“We had Joleon train with us a couple of times earlier in the season.”