Wolverhampton Wanderers are in a rampaging mood in the Championship this season and seeing them performing in the vicinity of their very best must be pleasing for their fans. After 22 games, the Wolves are placed at the top of the league table with 51 points to their name and have seemingly appeared to be a side capable enough to earn an automatic promotion.
On Saturday, Nuno Espirito’s troops are due to host Ipswich Town for their next Championship at the Molineux Stadium and here is how we expect Wolverhampton Wanderers to start against Mick McCarthy’s outfit.
Espirito Santo is likely to keep his tactical nous unaltered and is expected to dish out a three-man defensive wall yet again this weekend. He will stick with Ryan Bennett, despite having Danny Batth in his ranks, as the Bennett has been quite decent for them this season.
Conor Coady and Willy Boly should keep their place in the backline of the Wolves and rightfully so. These two defenders have appeared to possess sheer class and resilience and have played an instrumental part to keep things nice and tidy at the back. John Ruddy should keep his place between the sticks with the gloves.
Barry Douglas is a doubt for the game and thus, it goes without saying that Ruben Vinagre should keep his place at the left-wingback slot, whereas from the other side, Matt Doherty could be a useful asset.
The central midfield is anticipated to be marshalled by the formidable duo comprising of Ruben Neves and Romain Saiss. Neves was a very expensive signing but he has been justifying his price tag week in and week out by manoeuvring sensational performances. Saiss has been dazzling form as well.
Leo Bonatini is enjoying a fruitful campaign in the English second division, having smashed 12 goals and also registering 5 assists in a total of 22 league appearances so far and is improving his calibre tremendously. He is expected to be one of the first names to find a place in Espirito Santo’s line-up against the Tractor Boys and is expected to start up front.
From the left-wing, Diogo Jota’s sharp attacking tooth should render yet another classy offensive display by the Wanderers, for the Portuguese has been in red-hot form and should continue to terrorize the opposition’s defenders. Ivan Cavaleiro is expected to keep his place at the right-wing, ahead of Helder Costa.
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