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Predicted Wolves XI to face Brighton

Wolves face Brighton at Molineux on Saturday and are looking to move out of the relegation zone.

Wanderers currently sit 19th in the Premier League table having won just two games so far.

It’s been an awful start, with one of the biggest worries being the fact that the team just cannot score goals. Just six have been scored so far.

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And Wolves will not have Diego Costa this weekend, after the striker picked up a silly red card against Brenford last weekend.

Costa has yet to find the back of the net for Wanderers. But he had been showing signs of improvement in recent games.

Steve Davis will be determined to get a positive result. Ideally, Wolves will move away from the relegation zone by the time the World Cup rolls around.

Brighton represent a decent opportunity for three points, as they have been erratic since Roberto De Zerbi replaced Graham Potter.

Here’s a team Davis could go with against the Seagulls…

Predicted Wolves XI to face Brighton – Both Hwang and Guedes return to start as Diego Costa begins suspension

Davis doesn’t really need to make any changes to his defence.

The backline of Jose Sa, Nelson Semedo, Nathan Collins, Maximilian Kilman and Hugo Bueno was fairly solid against Brentford, and should be left unchanged.

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In midfield, Davis ought to consider using Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho as a pair of deeper midfielders.

Matheus Nunes was supposedly 50-50 for today’s game and could miss out for the first time since his arrival at the club.

The could free up Daniel Podence to play in a number 10 role, which is arguably his best position, and the role he should be playing every time over Nunes.

Podence is good in that little pocket behind the striker. He has the vision and technical quality to create chances. He should, under no circumstances, be asked to lead the line, which is something Bruno Lage did several times.

In attack, Hwang Hee-chan deserves a chance to come back into the team to show something.

The South Korean hasn’t started in the Premier League now since the second game against Fulham.

Adama Traore is always a threat and should keep his place on the right.

And then through the middle, maybe Goncalo Guedes should play.

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Guedes has been deeply frustrating so far, and needs to show something soon, before fans really start to get on his back.

With Costa out, he does feel like the most natural replacement, since he did operate through the middle at times for Valencia.

Davis hasn’t shown much faith in him since taking over from Lage though, so it remains to be seen if he’ll actually get the nod.

Wolves (4-2-3-1): Sa/Semedo, Collins, Kilman, Bueno/Moutinho, Neves/A.Traore, Podence, Hwang/Guedes.