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Predicted Wolves XI to face Southampton tonight

Wolves finally return to Premier League action tonight, with Southampton the opponents at Molineux.

After losing 1-0 to Leicester City before the international break, getting back to winning ways is the main thing for Nuno, but Southampton are high-flying at the moment and will likely make things difficult.

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Ralph Hasenhuttl’s team have made great strides since that infamous 9-0 defeat to Leicester last term, and are a real threat.

Wolves are yet to get going in 2020/21 having shown only glimpses of their best football so far.

Nuno’s team tonight is difficult to predict.

Conor Coady may be back having had to self-isolate over the international break, but it’s being reported (Telegraph) that one unnamed player has tested positive for Covid-19 and will be unavailable.

One man certain to start is Rui Patricio, who will be hopeful of a fifth clean sheet.

Assuming Coady is cleared to play – and some people think he has looking at a tweet Wolves have put out today – then he’ll take up his usual place between Willy Boly and Max Kilman.

In midfield, Leander Dendoncker will hopefully be fit having had some knee pain before Belgium’s game against Denmark, whom he played 90 minutes against.

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Ruben Neves will likely be his partner, with Nelson Semedo and £1.78 million signing Fernando Marcal (BBC Sport) as the wing-backs – Rayan Ait-Nouri withdrew from the France U21 squad and is considered an injury doubt.

In attack, some want Adama Traore to return and Nuno may well cave and recall the 24-year-old Spaniard after weeks on the bench, possibly at the expense of Daniel Podence with Pedro Neto in really good form.

Traore may well partner Raul Jimenez, with the Mexican looking like he’s needed someone to support him in recent weeks.