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Confirmed Wolves XI to face Leicester

Wolves take on Leicester City at Molineux today in the Premier League and are looking to build on their excellent result last weekend.

Bruno Lage’s side beat Tottenham Hotspur down in London and put in a brilliant performance.

Today’s opponents Leicester are languishing down in 11th place in the table, and have had real trouble defensively this season.

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Their 41 conceded is more than double that of Wolves (just 17), and they’ve kept just three clean sheets in the competition all season.

One of those, though, did come against Wolves on the opening day of the season.

The Foxes did have a good result in the Europa Conference League in midweek as they beat Danish minnows Randers 4-1.

But Wolves should have plenty of confidence going into today’s game, with European football next season a genuine possibility at this point.

There’s not long to go until kick-off, and the team news is officially in.

Confirmed Wolves XI to face Leicester – Joao Moutinho starts and Pedro Neto returns to matchday squad

Lage has made just one change to the side that defeated Spurs last Sunday.

The big news is that Pedro Neto is back in the matchday squad for the first time in 10 months, after finally recovering from his broken patella.

He starts on the bench today, and Wanderers fans would love to get a glimpse of him on the pitch at some point today.

With regards to the starting XI, Joao Moutinho is back in the midfield alongside Ruben Neves.

The veteran had missed the last couple of outings with a calf injury.

It’s a three-man midfield, with Leander Dendoncker keeping his place after his great performance against Spurs, with youngster Luke Cundle dropping back to the bench.

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In attack, Raul Jimenez is supported by Daniel Podence.

Arguably, this is the strongest matchday squad Lage has named all season.

Hopefully, they are able to get the job done and keep up with those just above them in the Premier League table.