Predicted Wolves XI to face Newcastle
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Predicted Wolves XI to face Newcastle

Wolves are looking to make it three wins in a row in the Premier League with victory over Newcastle United at Molineux.

The Magpies have made an up and down start to 2020/21, and currently sit 14th on seven points.

Last term Wolves failed to beat Steve Bruce’s side, with both games ending 1-1.

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It is potentially a tricky one, and Nuno Espirito Santo will have been thinking hard about his team selection against a side that are known for being slightly more defensive.

Rui Patricio will see this game as a good chance for a fourth league clean sheet of the season, and he’ll hope for a strong collective display from Willy Boly, Conor Coady and Max Kilman, who should keep his place after an outstanding display against Leeds.

Nelson Semedo will be tested by Allan Saint-Maximin, and Nuno may look to Fernando Marcal for this one as it could be Miguel Almiron or Ryan Fraser on the right. The Brazilian is more mobile than £3 million signing Romain Saiss (Express & Star), who is obviously better more central.

In midfield, Leander Dendoncker’s importance has been clear in the past few weeks and he should be partnered with Ruben Neves.

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In the final third, Pedro Neto has done nothing to warrant being dropped. The 20-year-old has been dangerous and hardworking in 2020/21 and will hope to add to his one goal so far.

Nuno may feel it’s time to unleash Adama Traore from the start again, meaning Daniel Podence may drop to the bench for this one, with Raul Jimenez to lead the line.

Newcastle can be quite stubborn, and so Wolves should try to be aggressive from the off to get the first goal to stop them from sitting in. Starting Traore, therefore, could be the way to go.