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Predicted Wolves XI to face Brentford tomorrow

Wolves are looking to record back-to-back wins in the Premier League, as they face Brentford tomorrow.

Bruno Lage got his first league victory last weekend over Watford, which was a relief to supporters given the nature of the three previous defeats.

Wolves lost the first three by the same 1-0 scoreline, but played well in each.

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The problem was poor finishing, and a bit of bad luck here and there.

But with the team now finally off the mark, fans are hoping for a bit of a run.

There are some ‘favourable’ fixtures coming up, with newly-promoted Brentford up next.

The Bees have started well in 2021/22. They sit 10th with five points from four games.

They will potentially make life tough for Wolves with their pressing.

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So far, Lage has not really been to all corners of his squad, indicating he has been pleased with what he has seen so far.

It’s difficult to see him doing anything different against Brentford, given his faith was rewarded last time out.

Jose Sa will hope for a second successive clean sheet and will likely be protected by Max Kilman, Conor Coady and Romain Saiss.

The trio have done better than expected so far. Willy Boly is back fit again and many will be keen for Lage to pick him, but he might just keep the faith again.

Saiss would perhaps be the most at risk of losing his place to the Ivorian. But the £3 million man (Express & Star) doesn’t warrant being dropped.

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In midfield, Ruben Neves has been one of, if not the star of the show so far and will definitely start.

He’ll most likely be partnered by Joao Moutinho, with the Portuguese pair looking much more effective these days.

Moutinho just turned 35, but this man’s stamina and durability are not normal. The veteran seems to have rediscovered his mojo early doors.

And in attack, Francisco Trincao, Raul Jimenez and Adama Traore will probably all start again.

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Right now, Jimenez is perhaps the least effective of the three. But despite not yet scoring, he has still been pretty good and created quite a few chances and linked play well.

Obviously, Hwang Hee-chan scored that goal against Watford, but Lage will probably find it so hard to drop Trincao, who is improving game by game. The South Korean may have to make do with a place on the bench again.

And there is no way Traore doesn’t start.

An unchanged XI is surely a strong possibility, but who knows who might be looking razor-sharp in training.