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Predicted Wolves XI to face Leicester City today

Wolves are looking to build on their brilliant 2-0 win over Crystal Palace last week with a victory over Leicester City today.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side face a stern test at the King Power Stadium, with the Foxes having had some excellent results in 2020/21 so far.

Brendan Rodgers’ team are currently sitting fourth in the table having taken 15 points, and are likely to make life difficult for Wolves.

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Last week’s performance against Palace was very encouraging given the club’s sluggish start to 2020/21, and the hope is that Wolves can continue where they left off.

The defence probably picks itself at the King Power, Rui Patricio will be protected by Willy Boly, Conor Coady and Max Kilman, who have been an impressive unit over the past few weeks – only one goal has been conceded since Kilman came into the side against Fulham.

They are going to have to be at the top of their games to keep the amazing Jamie Vardy, and other livewires like Harvey Barnes, quiet.

Nelson Semedo is ever-improving, and Rayan Ait-Nouri has simply got to keep his place after a brilliant debut last week. The pair look well-suited to the system and could be key this season.

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In midfield, Leander Dendoncker and Ruben Neves are clearly the best options in the engine room just at this moment in time. Nuno seemingly likes to rotate Neves and £5 million star Joao Moutinho (BBC Sport), but the manager should resist temptation here and stick with Neves, who was great against Palace.

Up top, it is just impossible to see how Adama Traore, 24, can come into the current side to start, as dangerous as he is.

Pedro Neto and Daniel Podence are both playing really well, with the pair now contributing goals and assists to back up their performances.

They are probably the most likely options to support Raul Jimenez, who will be hoping to get back amongst the goals himself after blanking against Palace.