Wolves head into their Midlands derby with West Bromwich Albion on Monday evening with a real need to bounce back.
Nuno Santo’s men haven’t been at their best this term but losing 4-0 to Burnley was a disastrous result.
They were made to bemoan a catalogue of defensive errors as Chris Wood turned Molineux into his own personal playground by scoring a clinical hat-trick.
The Old Gold may have plenty of injuries in their ranks but the result they suffered was no excuse.
Languishing in mid-table, Wolves will have very little to play for on Monday night besides pride. Therefore, can the boss afford to take a few risks with his team selection?
Here’s the XI we’re predicting might face the Baggies this evening.
We’re tipping Nuno to make as many as four changes to the team that lost to the Clarets.
The first switch comes in defence where Romain Saiss is axed from the starting XI. He endured a nightmare against Burnley, repeatedly giving the ball away before costing them their fourth and final strike after being dispossessed.
As a result, Max Kilman is handed a rare chance to impress in defence. He hasn’t played a single minute for the club since appearing as a late substitute in the 2-1 win over Southampton on Valentine’s Day.
Another change is at right wing-back where Wolves are currently sweating over the fitness of Nelson Semedo. If he can’t start the game then expect Ki-Jana Hoever to take his place.
Joao Moutinho faces a late fitness test and if he isn’t fit, the midfield pairing will presumably stay the same with Ruben Neves featuring alongside Leander Dendoncker.
Daniel Podence has been poor in two consecutive games now and could miss out in favour of Vitinha. The 25-year-old lost possession 19 times against Sheffield United and then won only one of his ten duels in their thrashing at the hands of Sean Dyche’s men.
The latter hasn’t started for Wolves since the beginning of February but deserves an opportunity to impress.
We also reckon that Fabio Silva should be given a chance to find some form at the back end of this season. Willian Jose is still struggling and was non-existent last time out, making just 14 passes all game.