Predicted Wolves Line-up To Face Leeds United In EFL Championship
EFL Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers will face off against Leeds United at the Molineux Stadium, on Wednesday night.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side sit atop the league table, having collected 38 points from 17 games so far. They come into the game on the back of three consecutive 2-0 wins, over Norwich City, Fulham and Reading FC, and have lost just twice in their previous 13 league games. The manager will be hoping that his side keeps the excellent run going, with a strong display on the road against the Whites this midweek.
Wolves will be able to field left-back Barry Douglas for the midweek game after the defender served his one-match ban for accumulation of yellow cards. There are no other major injury concerns for the manager to be worried about.
Here’s how the Wolves’ side might take the field at the Molineux:
Manager: Nuno Espirito Santo
John Ruddy (GK)
The former Norwich City goalie has kept three clean sheets in a row and would be itching to add another to his tally on Wednesday.
Conor Coady (CB)
Coady has been a rock at the back for the league leaders this term. A definite starter in the back three against the Whites.
Ryan Bennett (CB)
In the heart of the back three against Thomas Christiansen’s side should be former Norwich City defender Ryan Bennett.
Willy Boly (CB)
Completing the three-man defence for Nuno’s side on Wednesday night should be 26-year old defender Willy Boly, who has arguably been the best in the division so far.
Matt Doherty (RWB)
The 25-year old Irishman has been a constant fixture in the line-up at right wing-back slot. Expect no changes here.
Ruben Neves (CM)
The club record signing has developed into one of the most important players in the club. A definite starter in the middle of the park.
Romain Saiss (CM)
Alongside Neves in the centre of the pitch should be his usual partner in crime, Romain Saiss, who will make his 17th Championship appearance of the season.
Barry Douglas (LWB)
Having missed the weekend fixture due to suspension, Barry Douglas should resume his duties at left wing-back, with Ruben Vinagre making way.
Ivan Cavaleiro (RW)
The 24-year old Portuguese has scored 3 and has registered 5 assists in 16 league appearances this term. Will look to exploit Leeds’ weakness on the left-hand side.
Leo Bonatini (ST)
The top-scorer in the Championship with 10 goals to his name, Leo Bonatini has been a huge influence on Wolves’ rise to the top. Will have a crucial role to play against the Whites.
Diogo Jota (LW)
The loanee from Atletico Madrid has been sensational for Wolves this term, netting 7 and creating 4 more. Will pose a huge threat to the Leeds backline.