Ruben Neves and Leander Dendoncker react during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final between Wolves and Sevilla at MSV Arena on August 11, 2020 in Duisburg, Germany. (Photo by Ina Fassbender/Pool via Getty Images)

Wolverhampton Wanderers will play hosts to West Bromwich Albion at the Molineux Stadium on Saturday afternoon looking to return to winning ways in the Premier League. The West Midlands club suffered a lacklustre 2-1 loss at the hands of Everton in midweek, so they will be eager to put on a much-improved showing versus the Baggies this weekend.

Nuno Espirito Santo is expected to go with the 4-3-3 formation once again and could be inclined to bring Adama Traore back to his first XI for this clash at home. The Spanish speedster’s inclusion could mean that Morgan Gibbs-White will drop to the bench later this week.

4-3-3 Wolves Predicted Lineup To Face West Brom

Defence

Rui Patricio will operate in between the sticks for the Midlands giants after shipping in two goals versus the Toffees last Tuesday. Conor Coady will once again lineup alongside Romain Saïss at the centre of the Wolves defence as they look to keep things tidy at the back throughout the game.

Nelson Semedo will get the nod to function at right-back while Rayan Aït-Nouri hopes to catch the eye on the other flank as the left-back. Both of them will have to find a way to get to the byline so that they can whip in some dangerous crosses into the West Brom penalty box.

Ki-Jana Hoever will make up the numbers on Nuno Espirito Santo’s bench but could come on to make an impact in the second half if needed.

4-3-3 Wolves Predicted Lineup Vs West Brom (Wolves' Traore is in action in the picture)
Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Spanish midfielder Adama Traore prepares to take a shot at goal during the English Premier League football match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Crystal Palace at the Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, central England on July 20, 2020. (Photo by Richard Heathcote / POOL / AFP)

Midfield

The Wolves midfield will be comprised of Joao Moutinho, Leander Dendoncker and Ruben Neves as they focus on dominating the opposition by keeping the ball moving at the centre of the park. All three midfielders will also have to work hard towards cutting off most of West Brom’s creativity on the counter.

Vítor Ferreira will have to be content with a spot on the bench as he waits for his chance to shine as an impact substitute if Nuno Espirito Santo decides to call upon his services.

Attack

Pedro Neto will operate on the left flank as he tries to provide some decent support for Fabio Silva, who will lead the charge down the middle. Adama Traore could return to fill in as a left-winger.  The Spaniard will have to use his pace to get in behind the Baggies backline and cause some problems for their centre-halves inside the penalty area.

Patrick Cutrone will add some depth on the bench but could come on to influence the game in the latter stages if required.

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