Predicted Wolves XI to face Bournemouth
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Predicted Wolves XI to face Bournemouth

Wolves are taking on Bournemouth tomorrow in the Premier League and are searching for three more points.

Wanderers have been victorious in their last two games against Liverpool and Southampton.

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It’s a great moment for Julen Lopetegui’s side, and another win against the Cherries would really change the picture.

Bournemouth are struggling right now and could really do with a win.

But it’s going to be difficult for them. Wolves are looking much more solid and organised at the back, and are now finding the back of the net a bit more regularly.

Here’s a team Lopetegui could go with tomorrow…

Predicted Wolves XI to face Bournemouth – Diego Costa starts as Mario Lemina misses out through suspension

There is little need for Lopetegui to make any changes to his defence, which has been solid the last two games.

So Jose Sa is likely to be protected by Nelson Semedo, Craig Dawson, Max Kilman and Rayan Ait-Nouri.

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Ait-Nouri might be the most likely to lose his place, with Bueno having a great impact when he replaced the Frenchman at half-time last weekend.

But it was probably only because he’d picked up a yellow that Lopetegui hooked him. He might get another chance to start.

In midfield, Lopetegui obviously cannot call on Mario Lemina, 29, following his sending off against Southampton.

Some believe Joao Gomes might come in as a direct replacement. But it might be best not to throw him in so soon.

We could well see Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho play as a two, with Matheus Nunes on the left as he was against Liverpool.

Pablo Sarabia could operate from the right, with Matheus Cunha and Diego Costa playing together up top.

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Costa made a fantastic impact against Southampton.

He really helped to change the game for Wolves, and Lopetegui might fancy him from the start tomorrow.

Cunha and Costa is a combination he hasn’t yet tried from the start. And it does feel like it could be successful against the side that has shipped the most goals in the Premier League so far this season.

Wolves should be beating Bournemouth. Especially given the current form of both sides.

But the attitude must be right. No doubt Lopetegui will ensure it is.

Wolves (4-4-2): Sa/Semedo, Collins, Kilman, Ait-Nouri/Sarabia, Neves, Moutinho, Nunes/Cunha, Costa.