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Jimenez To Lead The Line, Silva On The Bench | 3-4-3 Wolves Predicted Lineup Vs Southampton

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Wolverhampton Wanderers will face off against Southampton at the St. Mary’s Stadium on Sunday afternoon as they try to grind out a win away from home. The West Midlands outfit suffered a difficult loss against Tottenham Hotspur on penalties which knocked them out of the EFL Cup. Hence, Bruno Lage would want a good response from his players in this upcoming league game on the road this weekend.

The West Midlands club will set themselves up in a 3-4-3 formation with Lage expected to revert to his strongest XI for this clash. Raul Jimenez will once again lead the line for Wolves in the final third after he was rested in midweek.

3-4-3 Wolves Predicted Lineup To Face Southampton

Defence

Jose Sa will feature in between the sticks for Wolves after being handed a rest against Spurs. Lage will once again set up with a back three of Max Kilman, Conor Coady and Romain Saiss for this game as they try to keep the Saints attackers at bay during the 90 minutes.

Willy Boly will be named on the bench as he provides cover for the centre-back positions.

3-4-3 Wolves Predicted Lineup Vs Southampton (Wolves players are seen in the picture(
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Midfield

Joao Moutinho will resume his midfield partnership with Ruben Neves this weekend. The talented duo will look to win most of their 50-50 duels at the centre of the park so that they can create some decent chances for their teammates to find the back of the net.

Marcal will once again fill in as the left wing-back while Nelson Semedo looks to prove his worth on the right flank. Both of them will be instructed to make some overlapping runs so that they can whip in some decent crosses to the path of Raul Jimenez up top.

Leander Dendoncker will have to be content with a place on the bench despite scoring in midweek as he waits for his chance to shine as a substitute if needed.

Attack

Adama Traore will focus on stretching the Southampton defence while operating as a left-sided wide player. Trincao could get another shot to catch the eye on the right-wing while Raul Jimenez leads the charge for Wolves down the middle. The Mexican striker will be desperate to find the back of the net following a goalless run since returning from injury.

Fabio Silva will be available for selection on the bench and could come on in the latter stages if Wolves are in need of a goal by then.

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