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Predicted Wolves XI to face Tottenham Hotspur

Wolves are back in Premier League action on Saturday with Tottenham Hotspur the opponents in north London.

Wanderers will go in search of their first three points of the season, buoyed by the fact that Matheus Nunes will be an option for Bruno Lage.

The 23-year-old joined from Sporting CP in a record transfer deal earlier this week.

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Having been registered in time for this game, it is certain he will get some minutes.

Spurs have made a decent start to the new season, taking four points from their games against Southampton and Chelsea.

Antonio Conte made headlines last weekend after his spat with Thomas Tuchel. Lage has also had a bit of a run in already this season with Leeds boss Jesse Marsch, and so it’s definitely worth keeping one eye on the two managers on the touchline at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Here’s a starting XI Lage could field for the contest…

Predicted Wolves XI to face Tottenham – Guedes gets first start, Nunes on the bench

Jose Sa was the hero last weekend against Fulham, and will have to be at his very best to keep out the likes of Harry Kane and Heung-min.

Nathan Collins and Maximilian Kilman are nailed on to start in the centre of defence after a fine display last weekend.

But Lage may wish to make a change at full-back. Jonny Castro Otto and Rayan Ait-Nouri have both struggled a bit so far, and Nelson Semedo looked very sharp when he came on to replace the Spaniard last weekend.

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Ait-Nouri may get one more chance to impress, meaning Jonny might be on the bench to pave the way for Semedo’s return.

In midfield, there will undoubtedly be major clamour for Nunes to start. But Lage named Goncalo Guedes on the bench last weekend despite a week of training.

Ruben Neves will play, and Leander Dendoncker probably deserves to keep his place after a solid start to the new season.

Joao Moutinho is back fit again, but Dendoncker shone in the second league game against Spurs last season and that may play a part in Lage’s thinking. So Wanderers fans may need to be patient to see the club’s newest star in action.

Daniel Podence could again play in the number 10 role. Lage could also consider Moutinho playing as an advanced midfielder.

In attack, livewire Pedro Neto will surely start once more. With Morgan Gibbs-White having signed for Nottingham Forest, it could be that £27.5 million man Goncalo Guedes gets his full Premier League debut, featuring on the right

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Lage has always been a big fan of Hwang Hee-chan. He’ll probably get another start against Spurs, even though he didn’t make too much of an impact last weekend.

Wolves can beat Tottenham. The team is still getting used to the new system, but there is so much talent in squad. Hopefully we can have a repeat of the last performance here back in February.

Wolves (4-2-3-1): Sa/Semedo, Collins, Kilman, Ait-Nouri/Neves, Dendoncker/Guedes, Podence, Neto/Hwang.