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Wolves’ predicted XI to face Manchester City

Wolves come into their clash with Manchester City in decent form. We haven’t been able to say that too regularly during their season so far.

They have tasted defeat in just one of their last seven league outings and with the Old Gold moving back to their tried and tested three-man defence, the signs are looking better at Molineux.

That being said, they face their toughest clash of the season so far when they travel to the Etihad to face Manchester City on Tuesday evening.

Pep Guardiola’s men have won 20 straight games so this will not be easy by any stretch of the imagination.

With that in mind, how could Nuno’s XI look for their clash with the Citizens? Here’s how we reckon the Portuguese could go.

We’re tipping the Wolves boss to continue with his three-man backline but to make two changes to the side that drew with the Magpies.

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One of those changes is in attack while another comes in the defence. We’ve already discussed the need for Leander Dendoncker to be dropped from the starting line-up.

The Belgian was given a torrid time by Allan Saint-Maximin on Saturday, being consistently skinned by the Newcastle winger. He recorded four key passes and four dribbles, carving out a major opportunity for Joe Willock.

With that in mind, he could struggle against Raheem Sterling if he’s picked on the left of City’s attack. As such, we’re tipping Max Kilman to come into the backline.

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The other change is up top where Pedro Neto and Adama Traore start in a two-prong attack. Willian Jose drops out with Owen Otasowie coming in to offer more protection and steel in the midfield.

Jose is yet to score in a Wolves shirt and was desperately poor against Newcastle. The Brazilian made just 11 passes all game and failed to have a single shot towards goal.

Clearly, he has not offered the much-needed presence the Old Gold needed in attack.

AND in other news, Better than Jose: Wolves could rue missing £18m target once dubbed “out of this world”…

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