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Predicted Wolves XI to face Leicester City

Wolves are taking on Leicester City in the Premier League today.

It has been a great start to 2022 for Wanderers, who find themselves pushing for European football.

Last time out, the team were 2-0 victors over Tottenham Hotspur.

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That meant Wolves jumped above them in the table, but Spurs beating Manchester City yesterday means the club have swapped places again.

But victory over Leicester today will see Wolves jump back in to seventh and reach the 40 point mark.

Bruno Lage now has a fully fit squad and it will very interesting to see if there are any surprises on that teamsheet come 3.30pm today.

Here’s how he could line up…

Predicted Wolves XI to face Leicester

Jose Sa will be between the sticks as usual today, and he’ll be looking to keep his 10th clean sheet of the campaign – as many as Rui Patricio managed in the whole of his final season.

In front of him, Max Kilman, Conor Coady and Romain Saiss should feature as the three centre-backs once more.

Nelson Semedo will probably keep his place on the right, and Rayan Ait-Nouri might come in for Fernando Marcal on the left.

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Jonny Castro Otto is back fit again and actually made his comeback from his first serious knee injury against Leicester last season.

But Ait-Nouri has been in great form lately and it’s hard to see how he can be overlooked today.

It will be very interesting to see how the midfield takes shape today.

Leander Dendoncker and Luke Cundle were great against Spurs along with Ruben Neves.

But Joao Moutinho has been back in training this week and is clearly one of Lage’s favourites. He’s featured heavily this season, and one gets the feeling he’ll play today if he’s ready to go.

£12 million man Dendoncker would have the right to feel a tad disappointed if he was benched. But he’s started the last six games, and Lage may really want to reunite Neves and Moutinho today.

Up top, it could be a front three of Daniel Podence, Hwang Hee-chan and Raul Jimenez.

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Hwang came off the bench against Spurs last Sunday, and might finally be ready for his first start since December.

Lage will probably be torn between starting him or Francisco Trincao, with Podence having looked quite a threat for Wolves in recent weeks.

Pedro Neto is back training again now and there might be an outside chance of him making the bench. It would be a huge surprise if he was named as a starter though, 10 months on from his last.

Wolves are in much better form than Leicester and should be feeling confident heading into this game.

But the Foxes have some dangerous players and obviously beat Wolves on the opening day. They must not be underestimated.