Wolves go in search of a seventh Premier League victory of the season tonight, with Burnley the opponents at Molineux.
The Clarets will be well-rested having seen their game with Tottenham Hotspur postponed on Sunday.
The weekend’s bad weather did not affect Wolves, who were in action on the Saturday against Norwich City.
It was a disappointing performance at Carrow Road, but Wolves would have taken the 0-0 in the end, given some of the chances the Canaries had.
Burnley have given Wolves trouble in the Premier League in recent times.
They did the double over Wanderers last term, and April’s 4-0 hammering was one of the lowest moments of the 2020/21 season.
Revenge will hopefully be on the cards for the players, as Bruno Lage looks to mastermind a win.
Predicted Wolves XI to face Burnley
Jose Sa, Romain Saiss, Conor Coady, Max Kilman have started every league game so far and nothing will change tonight.
Even if Lage wanted to rotate he can’t, with Willy Boly now out of action until 2022, just like Yerson Mosquera.
Wing-backs Nelson Semedo and Rayan Ait-Nouri will likely keep their places. The Frenchman had his first sub-par display of the season against Norwich, but doesn’t warrant being dropped for Fernando Marcal.
In midfield, Lage will surely deploy a pairing of Joao Moutinho and Leander Dendoncker.
The £12 million Belgian is effectively nailed on to come in for Ruben Neves for his fourth Premier League start of 2021/22. Neves is suspended for the contest after picking up his fifth booking of the season on Saturday.
In attack, Raul Jimenez will lead the line and Hwang Hee-chan will probably take up position on the left.
It’s just about who comes in on the right.
Daniel Podence is ruled out after testing positive for Covid-19, so it’s between Adama Traore and Francisco Trincao.
Traore is not exactly in favour right now, but Lage might just turn to the Spaniard here.
Trincao didn’t take his opportunity against Norwich, and Traore could be raring to go having not started since the Leeds United game on October 23.
Wolves have a hard Christmas and New Year schedule. It is, therefore, a big game and three points will have everyone feeling ready for a challenging period.