Wolverhampton Wanderers will welcome Tottenham Hotspur at the Molineux Stadium on Wednesday night as they try to earn a victory and secure a place in the fourth round of the EFL Cup. Bruno Lage’s men suffered a surprise 2-0 defeat against Brentford last weekend, so they will be eager to put in a much-improved showing versus Spurs in midweek.
The West Midlands club could set themselves up in a 4-3-3 formation as Lage looks to make some changes to freshen up his first XI. Hwang Hee-chan is expected to lead the line for Wolves up top while Raul Jimenez rests his legs on the bench.
4-3-3 Wolves Predicted Lineup To Face Tottenham Hotspur
John Ruddy could get a start in goal for Wolves as Lage looks to rest his first-choice keeper, Jose Sa in midweek. Max Kilman could partner Willy Boly at the heart of the Wolves defence. Both of them would have to keep a good defensive shape at the back if they are to restrict the Tottenham attackers from scoring during the 90 minutes.
Ki-Jana Hoever will probably get the nod to function at right-back while Rayan Aït-Nouri fills in on the other side as the left-back. Lage will ask both of them to perform their defensive duties well and also make some overlapping runs out on the wide areas.
Conor Coady will offer cover for the defensive positions on the Wolves bench.
Lage might be inclined to name a strong midfield of Joao Moutinho, Ruben Neves and Leander Dendocker for this cup game. The talented trio will have to retain possession well at the centre of the park and create some decent opportunities for their teammates in the final third.
Adama Traore could keep his spot on the left flank as he looks to use his pace to cause all kinds of headaches for the Spurs defenders. Trincao is expected to earn another chance to impress as the right-sided wide player. As mentioned earlier, Hwang Hee-chan might get the responsibility to spearhead Lage’s attack down the middle.
Raul Jimenez, Daniel Podence and Fabio Silva will have to settle for a spot on the bench but could come on in the latter stages of the game if the home team are in need of a goal by then.