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Predicted Wolves XI vs Aston Villa

Wolves won last time out against Newcastle and now Bruno Lage has the dilemma of whether or not to change a winning team.

The international break also provides a potential fitness headache as Lage seeks to maintain the momentum generated by two straight wins.

We expect Lage to stick with his 3-4-3, even though the pressure to change to a four-man defence will always be there until he tries it out for a sustained period of time.

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We keep expecting Lage to bring Willy Boly back into the back three at the expense of Romain Saiss.

With the threat of Danny Ings in the home ranks this weekend, now might be a good time to do exactly that.

We’ve got another change in midfield, with Leander Dendoncker coming into the engine room to add some bite.

This is a derby after all and Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho might prove too static in a blood and thunder game.

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Francisco Trincao is definitely out of this clash and Adama Traore is the standout candidate to replace the 21-year-old.

Traore would be up against his former club and it would be fascinating to see what he can do alongside Hwang Hee-Chan and Raul Jimenez.

That makes three changes for Lage for the big game, although he may well just decide to make one alteration – replacing Trincao – and keep changes to a minimum given results have been good.

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