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Wolves predicted XI to face Southampton

Wolverhampton Wanderers return to Premier League action today and are looking for revenge on Southampton after the result of a few days ago.

The Saints dumped Nuno Espirito Santo’s side out of the FA Cup at the fifth round stage.

It was a sorry performance from Wolves that led to huge disappointment from fans, who felt it was a good chance for the club to do something this season given the struggles in the league.

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Some had wanted the manager to name a full-strength side to give the best chance of winning, but Nuno plumped for inexperienced players such as Fabio Silva, Morgan Gibbs-White and Vitinha, leaving Pedro Neto and Adama Traore on the bench.

His team selection puts Wolves under big pressure today.

In goal, Rui Patricio will return between the sticks, and there’s a good chance he’ll be protected by a back three with wing-backs.

Conor Coady, Romain Saiss and Max Kilman could be the preferred trio, with Nelson Semedo and Jonny out wide, presuming the Spaniard felt good after coming off at half-time again in midweek.

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In midfield, Leander Dendoncker may move out of defense to partner Ruben Neves with Joao Moutinho dropping to the bench.

Up front, Pedro Neto, Adama Traore and Willian Jose will all surely return, as the lack of bite on Thursday was alarming.

It is a huge game for Wolves – anything less than victory will increase the anger about Thursday’s result.

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