Predicted Wolves Line-up To Face Ipswich Town In EFL Championship
I can see no dangers for Wolves here whatsoever against admittedly a solid enough Ipswich team, but one whose skill level should not be able to cope with Wolves’ movement.
You rely on a lot of luck in this game, and having already had the “training” against a team parking the bus in the shape of Sunderland, it’s unlikely Wolves will fail to score again in such a match so Mick McCarthy’s team may as well come and give it a go here.
Barry Douglas is a doubt for the game and Ruben Vinagre should continue at left wing-back in what should be a very familiar 3-4-3 formation.
Manager: Nuno Espirito Santo
GK – John Ruddy
An underrated ‘keeper and a key reason why Wolves don’t concede many goals. Ruddy should start between the sticks once again and may be set for a pretty quiet afternoon.
CB – Ryan Bennett
As usual, it’s a tough call between himself and Danny Batth, but with things going so well, it’s probably more likely that Santo won’t want to change things and will stick with the former Norwich man.
CB – Conor Coady
Now linked with several Premier League clubs, it’s unlikely he’ll want to move, with Wolves in the position they are in. We should see another master class at the back against the Tractor Boys.
CB – Willy Boly
Absolute class, at least in the context of being in this league, and will play Premier League football one way or the other.
RWB – Matt Doherty
A bonus this season considering many didn’t believe he would fit this role so well. Another start beckons.
LWB – Ruben Vinagre
With Barry Douglas a doubt for this game, Ruben Vinagre should keep his place in the team.
CM – Ruben Neves
A very expensive signing but one who is justifying his price tag and got the winner at Sheffield Wednesday last time out.
CM – Romain Saiss
A solid member of a solid midfield partnership, Saiss will carry on in his normal role.
RW – Ivan Cavaleiro
Keeping fellow countryman Helder Costa out of the side and rightly so. Cavaleiro has been brilliant this season and is invaluable to Nuno Santo right now.
LW – Diogo Jota
Probably the best of Wolves’ attacking players so far; Jota signing a permanent deal would be a huge coup for the club.
ST – Leo Bonatini
I like this guy a lot and he is improving all the time. Definitely a Premier League striker in the making.