Premier League outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers will be looking to get back to winning ways in the league when they travel to the London Stadium to take on West Ham United this weekend. The fixture is set to kick off on Sunday evening, and West Ham will be looking to build on their motivating performance in the defeat against Arsenal. Despite losing the game in the end, David Moyes’ side put up a display that they should be proud of. Despite dominating the fixture for the entirety of the ninety, a late Arsenal goal meant that the Hammers ended the tie with nothing to show for their efforts.
Similarly, Wolves also suffered defeat in the last round of Premier League matches. Unlike the London club though, Nuno’s men were completely outclassed by the sheer dominance of Pep Guardiola’s well-oiled Manchester City machine. Raul Jimenez scored a second half goal that proved to be nothing more than a consolation in the end as well. Currently sitting in 12th place with three points from two league games, Wolves will be eager to get back on track this season.
The biggest news about Wolves that has come up this week is their unexpected signing of Portuguese full-back Nelson Semedo. The former Barcelona man was acquired on a permanent deal just days ago, and his presence is sure to add some much-needed experience to the wide areas. Summer signing Fernando Marcal was forced to come off injured in the defeat against Manchester City. In the same position, Spanish full-back Jonny Otto also remains sidelined for the upcoming league clash.
Here Is The Predicted 3-4-3 Wolves Lineup Vs West Ham United:
Predicted 3-4-3 Wolves Lineup Vs West Ham United
Rui Patricio’s presence in between the sticks was crucial for Wolves last week, as he stopped multiple Manchester City shots from finding their way into the net. Expect the Portuguese keeper to continue in the role, with the same defensive trio likely to start in front of him as well. Conor Coady is the man who takes up the central role, with Willy Boly and Romain Saiss on either side of him. A similar defence-line is probably going to start for Wolves this weekend as well.
The injury to Marcal is sure to force Nuno’s hand with his team selection for this fixture, and the only realistic replacement for the summer signing would have to be Ruben Vinagre. The youngster is the one who was thrown on in place of Marcal last weekend, and he is likely to continue in the role. Expect the central midfield duo of Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho to operate in their usual slots, with Spanish winger Adama Traore on the left. The former Barcelona man will be responsible for providing a lot of the width that this Wolves team creates.
The signing of Raul Jimenez has been nothing short of a major coup for Wolves, as his attacking contributions haven’t been matched by anyone else in the squad. The Mexican offers excellent physicality and finishing skills in the final third, while also boasting a good attitude and work-rate. Pedro Neto and Daniel Podence are expected to continue in the wider roles, responsible for providing support to Jimenez upfront.