Wolverhampton Wanderers take on West Bromwich Albion tomorrow night, and Nuno Espirito Santo will be expecting a response from his side at the Hawthorns.

Last weekend’s 4-0 defeat to Burnley was arguably the worst performance of the season.

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Nuno Espirito Santo (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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It very much seemed like some players had already finished the season.

It was embarrassing and inexcusable, and there cannot be a repeat of that again.

It’s West Brom tomorrow night, and losing for a second time to the Baggies is unthinkable.

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Matheus Pereira (Photo by Alex Livesey – Danehouse/Getty Images)

They’ll be well up for it, and one man Wolves need to be particularly wary of is Matheus Pereira.

The Brazilian has been their standout in 2020/21, and scored twice in the reverse fixture – albeit both his goals were penalties.

 

So far he’s got nine goals and five assists in the Premier League – four and two of which have come in Albion’s last four outings.

Shackling Pereira key to victory

Albion have a couple of other threats, but Pereira – who cost the Baggies £9 million in total (Express & Star) – is mainly the man that makes them tick.

When he’s on it, they can be a dangerous prospect.

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Matheus Pereira (Photo by Alex Livesey – Danehouse/Getty Images)

Wolves have got to keep him quiet tomorrow night.

Letting him play is asking for trouble, and containing him will increase Wolves’ chances of three points.

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