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Predicted Wolves XI vs Newcastle

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

The game at St Mary’s was the first time he had made any alterations to his Premier League starting XI.

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 from some fans.

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Lage may will be tempted not to change a backline which kept a clean sheet last time out.

But surely it is only a matter of time before Willy Boly comes in on the right of the back three.

That would allow August player of the month Max Kilman to revert to a more comfortable role on the left of the back three.

Marcal needs a big performance if he stays in the side, with some fans wanting Rayan Ait-Nouri to start here.

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We wrote earlier this week that Leander Dendoncker and Ruben Neves are worth looking at together.

Neves was dropped against Southampton, but we want him back in the side here alongside the Belgian, at Joao Moutinho’s expense.

Adama Traore was another high-profile player on the bench last time out, but we’ve got him in for Daniel Podence here after the 25-year-old struggled at Southampton.

Hwang Hee-Chan should keep Francisco Trincao out of the side again, with Raul Jimenez leading the line for a game Wolves really should be winning.