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Predicted Wolves XI to face Norwich City

Wolves are looking to bounce back from a heavy defeat to Manchester City in midweek, with Norwich City the opponents today at Molineux.

Wanderers have now gone five games in the Premier League without a win.

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It has been an alarming slump for Bruno Lage’s side.

Wednesday night was always going to be a very tough game.

But there was slight hope heading in, given City had some key defenders missing through injury.

But City really outclassed Wolves for most of the game, with Kevin De Bruyne putting on a total masterclass of a performance that included four goals in a 5-1 win.

Today it’s Norwich for Wolves and quite simply, there has to be a response.

The Canaries have already been relegated and anything but a victory today would be unacceptable.

Wolves predicted XI to face Norwich City – Chiquinho keeps place as Toti Gomes and John Ruddy come in

Since it’s Wolves last home game of the season, it could be that John Ruddy comes in for Jose Sa.

Ruddy is out of contract at the end of the season. And this match could be his chance to say goodbye to supporters if he has decided to move on. And he did suggest he could last month.

The back three could see change, and Toti Gomes has surely got to come in on the left, with Willy Boly and Conor Coady the other two.

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He featured against Norwich in FA Cup defeat, and deserves a chance to at least play one more game before the season is out.

That would see Jonny Castro Otto move back to right wing-back. Rayan Ait-Nouri should keep his place on the left.

In midfield, it is hard to see Bruno Lage going with a three here.

Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho haven’t operated as a duo for a while and having them play well together and dominating the engine room could be key to victory.

Up front, Raul Jimenez and Pedro Neto showed some good link-up for the goal against City.

They should both feature again from the start, as should Chiquinho.

Chiquinho operated as a right wing-back against City, and it was not an easy night for him playing such a role.

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However, he was arguably still Wolves’ most impressive player on the night, and caused Oleksandr Zinchenko some problems.

It would be good to see Lage stick with him, and deploy him a bit further up the pitch.

Norwich have a shocking defensive record this season, and the 22-year-old could well get some joy at Molineux.

Wanderers have Liverpool on the final day of the season which will be very tough.

So it is important for Wolves to put in a good display here and try and get three points and ensure an eighth-place finish.

Wolves 3-4-3: Sa/Boly, Coady, Gomes/Jonny, Neves, Moutinho, Ait-Nouri/Chiquinho, Jimenez, Neto.

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