Wolverhampton Wanderers are facing Everton in just a few hours’ time in the Premier League at Molineux.
It is a chance for Wolves to continue their good form of late, and extend their unbeaten run to five matches
Last time out, Wolves drew with Leeds United 1-1.
There was an element of frustration about the way Wolves conceded right at the death – a victory would have taken the club fourth in the table.
But realistically, Wolves did not play particularly well, and Bruno Lage will be expecting better tonight.
He’ll be expecting better, against a side that suffered a shock 5-2 thrashing at the hands of Watford last weekend.
It is difficult to see Lage doing anything too crazy with his lineup.
Predicted Wolves XI to face Everton
It seems the back three with wing-backs system is here to stay, and the defence has done fairly well on the whole so far.
Jose Sa will continue in goal, and Max Kilman, Conor Coady and Romain Saiss will probably all keep their places.
Willy Boly is available again after missing the Leeds game through illness. The Ivorian will probably start on the bench though.
One man who is not available is Fernando Marcal who is struggling with a calf injury. Rayan Ait-Nouri will surely come in once again on the left, with Nelson Semedo starting on the right.
Semedo will have been kicking himself after that late penalty, but it’s hard to imagine Lage would drop him – he’s been good barring that mistake.
In midfield, Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves will likely operate as a two.
23-cap Belgian international Leander Dendoncker had a poor outing against Leeds, and can have no complaints really if he’s back on the bench. Neves, 24, will surely come back in tonight.
Wolves have generally looked better with a three-pronged attack rather than a strike partnership so far.
We could well see Hwang Hee-chan on the left, Adama Traore on the right and Raul Jimenez through the middle.
Jimenez has four goals in four appearances against the Toffees and will be hoping to continue his good form tonight.
The Mexican has been getting better by the week, and has recently struck up a tasty partnership with Hwang.
Everton will be looking to respond after such a bad result last time out.
Wolves have the wind in the sails at the moment in terms of getting points on the board, but an improved performance will be required tonight.