Predicted Wolves line-up to face Newcastle in the Premier League
Wolves have been brilliant since promotion this season as they sit seventh in the league. Nuno Espírito Santo’s side brushed aside Everton over the weekend before beating Shrewsbury in their FA Cup replay on Tuesday. Goals from Ruben Neves, Raúl Jiménez and Leon Dendoncker secured the three points for Wolves at Goodison Park. Now they face Newcastle United this weekend.
Diego Jota came off the pitch at Goodison Park but is expected to be fit for the game in the weekend. Ruben Vinagre is also expected to return to the squad after suffering from a virus. With a full squad available, Wolves should be confident of picking up the three points against Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle.
Manager: Nuno Espírito Santo
Predicted Wolves XI
Rui Patricio (GK)
The summer signing has started every game for Wolves this season and is expected to continue in goal against Newcastle.
Willy Boly (CB)
Boly has been a rock in defence for Wolves this season. The tall and powerful centre-back is expected to start on the left side of central defence.
Conor Coady (CB)
The Englishman has played every minute so far in the Premier League and that is not going to change this weekend.
Ryan Bennett (CB)
Bennett has only missed one game so far in the Premier League. He has been consistently performing on the right side of the defence.
Matt Doherty (RWB)
Doherty has been in great form this season so far, scoring three goals and assisting another five. The Irishman is on a high after his performance against Shrewsbury, where he scored twice and provided another.
Jonny Castro Otto (LWB)
The Spaniard turned his loan move from Athletico Madrid to a permanent deal with Wolves and is Nuno Espírito Santo’s pick at left wing-back.
João Moutinho (CM)
The experienced Portuguese international has assisted seven goals this season and has cemented his place in central midfield.
Ruben Neves (CM)
Neves scored a penalty in Wolves’ win against Everton over the weekend. His ability with set pieces and to strike from distance makes him one of the first names on the team sheet.
Leander Dendoncker (CM)
The Belgian has only started six games this season but has done well. He found the net against Everton over the weekend and is expected to start in midfield again.
Diogo Jota (ST)
The Portuguese forward has scored five times so far this season including a hat-trick against Leicester. He is expected to start despite getting a kick on the knee against Everton.
Raúl Jiménez (ST)
The former Benfica man has started every game for Wolves this season and has found the net nine times. The Mexican has also assisted five goals this season and is certain to start.