Wolverhampton Wanderers are showing signs of getting back on track.

It’s been a rocky season so far, and building on the previous two seventh-placed finishes in the Premier League will probably be a tall order.

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Nuno Espirito Santo lost Diogo Jota and Matt Doherty in the summer, and then Raul Jimenez to a skull fracture in November, and has also been alternating between two formations.

As things stand, Wolves sit 12th in the table, and will be hoping to kick on after recent victories over Arsenal and Southampton.

Here’s who Wolves face in their next five, and how they might get on…

Leeds United (H)

Last result – 0-1 Wolves

Leeds are a very dangerous side, but they can also be calamitous at the back at times.

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They’ll want revenge after losing the reverse fixture, when they had enough attempts to take a point at least.

Key to a positive result for Wolves will be stopping Raphinha, who has slowly been proving himself as a top quality player.

Prediction – Draw (2-2)

Newcastle United (A)

Last result – 1-1 draw

Just like Wolves, Newcastle have really struggled after a decent start.

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Steve Bruce’s side have also had a couple of victories to relieve some of the pressure of late, but against Chelsea they lacked quality and urgency.

With Callum Wilson out injured, this is a massive chance for three points.

Prediction – Wolves win (2-0)

Aston Villa (A)

Last result – 1-0 Aston Villa

 

They’ve been frustratingly good this season, and it will be another tough game for Wolves when it comes.

Jack Grealish is obviously a major threat, as are Ollie Watkins and Ross Barkley.

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But perhaps most worryingly for Wolves is the fact that Villa have been superb at the back this season and Emi Martinez has arguably been the league’s best stopper.

Wolves will have to be on top form to break them down.

Prediction – Draw (1-1)

Liverpool (H)

Last result – 4-0 Liverpool

At the moment they’re struggling massively, but they could well get things back on track by the time they travel to Molineux.

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Liverpool’s defence without Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez or Joel Matip presents a fantastic chance – it’s just about how brave Wolves are willing to be.

Nuno’s side has the potential to hurt the champions and if the gameplan is bold, a positive result may await.

Prediction – Draw (1-1)

West Ham United (H)

Last result – 4-0 West Ham

Potentially Wolves’ worst performance and result of the season came against West Ham back in September.

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David Moyes’ side have kept up an impressively high level since then and currently sit fifth in the Premier League table.

They’re no joke at the moment and seem to be riding a wave of momentum, which will hopefully have fizzled out by the time they go to the Black Country.

Prediction – Draw (2-2)

Overall prediction – Wolves to take seven points from next possible 15

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