Bruno Lage has chosen his Wolves XI to face Real Betis this evening.
It’s Wolves’ first of two planned friendlies of their Spanish training camp and the another chance for us to get a glimpse of Lage’s ideas.
Betis will be tough opponents and a step up from League 1 Crewe last weekend. They finished sixth in La Liga last season.
The big news is that Joao Moutinho starts his first game of pre-season and Raul Jimenez starts again.
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Fan reaction to Wolves XI v Betis
Lage went with a 4-4-2 at Crewe last week and the players he’s selected here could be deployed in that system again.
But 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1 looks a more natural fit.
It is a first pre-season appearance for Moutinho as well as defender Marcal.
Nelson Semedo and Ruben Neves could also make their first outings of pre-season from the bench.
There could be a first chance for Wolves fans to get a glimpse of new signings Jose Sa and Yerson Mosquera, who are both substitutes as well.
Some Wolves supporters had their say on social media ahead of kick off at 6pm:
433 or 4231 ?— 🇵🇹🐺 (@ross_parkes) July 24, 2021
Man do we really need some center backs. 😳— Chris (@cpj93070) July 24, 2021
Nice to see Bruno’s willing to play a 433— Honeyman🐺🇮🇪 (@PeterNaughton12) July 24, 2021
Hope Yerson comes on today 😎— Joey (@xGJHP) July 24, 2021
4-4-1-1 I think, Gibbs white playing off Jiminez— Gagan Kullar (@GaganKullar1) July 24, 2021
4-3-3— J-wwfc21 (@wwfc3211) July 24, 2021
MGW playing in his actual position😍— DanWWFC🐺 (@AdanTroare) July 24, 2021
4231 I think…. very interesting— DaveReef (@IOnlyWannaUK) July 24, 2021
Interesting— Dave Foster (@daveandwolves) July 24, 2021
Same as last game, Ait-Nouri left wing as Adama, Podence and Neto aren’t involved.— Alfie (@aepearson02) July 24, 2021
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