Wolves are back in Premier League action tonight against Brighton at the Amex Stadium, and below is our predicted XI for the game.
It is now four games without a win for Wanderers. Bruno Lage could really do with three points on the south coast.
Wolves gave a good account of themselves against Liverpool and Manchester City.
But the team lost both games by that ever-familiar 1-0 scoreline, and Wolves need to get back to winning ways.
Brighton are the opponents tonight, and the Seagulls have a number of absentees because of Covid-19 and injury.
The contest represents a good chance to get back on track, although Graham Potter’s side will not make it easy.
Predicted Wolves XI to face Brighton
Jose Sa was outstanding once again on Saturday against City, and so were the people in front of him.
Max Kilman, Conor Coady and Romain Saiss will all start once again, assuming there are no fitness/fatigue issues.
Ki-Jana Hoever might get a run-out tonight in place of Nelson Semedo, who has started every Premier League game bar the opener against Leicester City.
The £13.5 million Dutchman needs a chance, and this might be a good opportunity to rest Semedo.
Rayan Ait-Nouri should keep his place having been really lively since coming into the team.
In midfield, Lage went with three against City, but he should go with Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho, two players who can help Wolves dictate the game.
Arguably there is less of a need for Leander Dendoncker, who was a disruptor at the Etihad.
In attack, obviously Lage is without Raul Jimenez after his red card.
Ideally, Fabio Silva would be starting in the Mexican’s place as the only other out-and-out striker in the first-team squad.
But the manager clearly doesn’t fully trust the teenager yet. It’s hard to see him turning to him here.
It could be that Hwang Hee-chan and Adama Traore line up as a pair, as was the case against Aston Villa when Jimenez started on the bench.
Daniel Podence might come in after recently recovering from Covid-19, and could operate as an advanced midfielder.
Last season on this ground, Wolves played out a 3-3 draw with their opponents.
It might not be as open or entertaining this time around. But fans won’t care too much so long as Wolves come out on top.