Predicted Wolves XI to face Crystal Palace
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Predicted Wolves XI to face Crystal Palace

Wolves are looking to take three points against Crystal Palace at Molineux tonight, and forget the disappointment of the 1-1 draw against Newcastle.

Last weekend Wolves were minutes away from recording three Premier League wins in a row, only for Jacob Murphy to equalise from a free-kick after Raul Jimenez had opened the scoring at Molineux.

Wolves dominated the game but the lack of a cutting edge at the moment cost them two points.

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Thankfully the Premier League has been so chaotic this term that the club are only actually three points off league leaders Everton, and a win against Palace would see Wolves club go level on points at the top for aa short period at least.

Nuno Espirito Santo hasn’t gone too crazy with his selections so far in 2020/21, and with 10 points from six games, he’s unlikely to start tinkering too much.

In goal, Rui Patricio came under fire slightly for the positioning of his wall in the free-kick against, but he’ll easily retain his place.

At the back, the trio of Willy Boly, Conor Coady and Max Kilman has been solid for the past few weeks and Nelson Semedo is also a sure starter. On the left, Romain Saiss has been looking slightly shaky and this could be the time Nuno swaps the Moroccan out for Fernando Marcal.

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In midfield, Leander Dendoncker is probably the most likely starter. Joao Moutinho got the nod last time but he arguably didn’t do enough to maintain his place and so Ruben Neves may reclaim his starting spot.

In attack, there’s no way Pedro Neto should be dropped given the way he’s started, and Raul Jimenez will continue as the lone striker as normal.

The last remaining position really is toss-up between Daniel Podence and Adama Traore. Podence, like Neto, has been very lively at times, but one wonders if Nuno is ready to throw Traore back into the mix having benched him for the past few games.

The Spaniard probably hasn’t had enough time to impact games when he’s gone on as a substitute, and he may fancy his chances against the young and inexperienced Tyrick Mitchell.