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Wolves predicted XI vs Espanyol in the Europa League

Wolves take a break from domestic action as their quest for Europa League glory gets back underway this evening.

They host La Liga strugglers Espanyol at Molineux in the first leg of their Round of 32 tie.

Prediction for tonight's Europa League encounter?

Wolves win

Wolves win

Draw

Draw

Espanyol win

Espanyol win

Nuno Santo’s side have generally been playing well, but the form book tells a different story as it’s just the one victory in nine attempts in all competitions.

Last time out, the west Midlanders drew 0-0 to their local rivals Leicester City, so what sort of XI will the Portuguese boss select tonight? Here’s what we are predicting…

wolves predicted xi espanyol europa league

There could only be two changes as two of Nuno’s first-team stars are fit enough to start here at Molineux.

Against the Foxes last Friday, both Adama Traore and Joao Moutinho were surprisingly named on the bench due to ongoing niggles, but with an extra day of preparation, the duo should feature amongst the starting lineup once again.

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The Spanish winger will replace Pedro Neto on the right-hand side while Leander Dendoncker will make way for the Portuguese maestro.

It means the back three of Romain Saiss, skipper Conor Coady and Willy Boly remains untouched as they continue to marshall in front of first-choice shot-stopper Rui Patricio.

Ruben Neves will resume his midfield partnership with Moutinho in the heart of the pitch.

There’s no place for January addition Daniel Podence as he once again is consigned to the bench, meaning Diogo Jota is preferred on the left with Raul Jimenez leading the line as he always does.

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The likes of Morgan Gibbs-White, Oskar Buur and Max Kilman should too substitute options.

Wolves will be hoping that they can keep a clean sheet with away goals in force ahead of their trip to Barcelona for the return leg next week.

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