Wolves face Crystal Palace in the Premier League this weekend, and we name our predicted XI for the clash at Selhurst Park.
After a rocky start, Bruno Lage has turned things around at Molineux.
The team have stuck at it, and believed in the new manager’s methods.
They have taken 16 points from the last 21 available, and now sit seventh in the table.
This, while playing some really attractive football, and having a pretty good defence to boot.
Indeed, only the top three – Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City, have conceded fewer goals so far.
It’s Palace up next for Wolves, and they’ve been going well under Patrick Vieira in recent weeks.
The Frenchman is up for the October Manager of the Month award, which tells its own story.
The momentum is very much with Wolves though, and fans will be very hopeful of three more points.
Predicted Wolves XI to face Crystal Palace
Lage likely won’t be doing too much to the team after the performance against Everton.
It was a brilliant display for the most part so there won’t be many changes, if any at all.
Jose Sa will probably once again be protected by Romain Saiss, Conor Coady and Max Kilman.
Nelson Semedo bounced back from his error against Leeds to shine against Everton, and Rayan Ait-Nouri was also fantastic against the Toffees.
He should absolutely play ahead of Fernando Marcal even if the £1.78 million star is fit again.
Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves could pair up once again in midfield.
In attack, Hwang Hee-chan and Raul Jimenez are surely both nailed on starters.
If any place in the team is up for grabs it’ll be the right-wing position. Francisco Trincao got the nod ahead of Adama Traore on Monday.
He had a decent game, but was a little wasteful at times.
Lage might stick with the Barcelona loanee in an attempt to get his confidence up and get some momentum going for him.
This will be a test for Wolves – probably a sterner one than Everton. It is paramount the team start fast to stun the Eagles, just like on Monday night.