Wolverhampton Wanderers face Newcastle United tonight and have the chance to make it three wins on the bounce in the Premier League for the first time this season.

Wolves have managed to get themselves back on track recently after a really poor Christmas and New Year period.

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Victories over Leeds United and Southampton have allowed Nuno Espirito Santo to look forwards rather than over his shoulder.

It’s 10 points from the last 12, and confidence should be high going into a game against a Newcastle side who are seriously struggling.

It’s just two wins in the last 14 for the Magpies, who now have Fulham breathing down their necks.

There will be temptation at St. James’ Park for Nuno to go with four-at-the-back and really get at Newcastle.

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But realistically, the formula Wolves know so well has helped get things back and track and is probably the way to go to keep momentum going.

In goal will be Rui Patricio, and Leander Dendoncker, Conor Coady and Romain Saiss will likely all keep their places.

 

Nelson Semedo and Jonny will also probably continue in their wide roles.

In midfield, it would be nice to see Vitinha given a start against a side who are not known for their relentless pressing in midfield.

He could partner Ruben Neves, with 127-cap Portugal international Joao Moutinho to get a rest after starting the last six games in all competitions.

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It’s difficult to look beyond an attacking trio of Pedro Neto, Adama Traore and Willian Jose.

The Brazilian will hope to break his duck against the Magpies having failed in seven attempts so far.

It’s a golden chance for the Wanderers to keep their momentum going, against a side missing their best player in Callum Wilson.

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