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Wolves: Team news and predicted XI ahead of Crystal Palace trip

Wolverhampton Wanderers will go into today’s Premier League encounter against Crystal Palace full of confidence after their good run of recent form.

Bruno Lage’s charges are currently on a five-match unbeaten league run after seeing off Everton last time out, with Max Kilman bagging his first goal for the club and Raul Jimenez his 50th.

That result lifted the Midlands outfit to seventh in the top-flight table, and they’ll be boosted by the news that Lage has no fresh injury concerns to contend with coming into this one.

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In Friday’s press conference, the Portuguese tactician confirmed that long-term absentees Pedro Neto, Jonny Otto, Bruno Jordao and Marcal remain unavailable, limiting his options somewhat. However, Lage will be able to call upon the same personnel who saw off the Toffees on Monday, providing hope that their impressive streak of results can continue.

With that in mind, here’s how Football FanCast expect Wolves to line up in south London, with just one change from the side which started against Everton

In goal, summer signing Jose Sa will start between the sticks once again after making a strong start to life at Molineux in the opening weeks of the campaign.

Ahead of the 28-year-old shot-stopper will be a back three which has looked solid of late. Kilman, Conor Coady and Romain Saiss comprise the defensive unit, while Nelson Semedo and Rayan Ait-Nouri will provide support from their respective wing-back roles.

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The midfield engine room will be made up of Portuguese duo Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho after they controlled the game from the middle of the park against the Toffees as they completed 137 passes combined, providing a solid foundation for the front three.

It’s along the forward line where Lage may be tempted to make one change. Jimenez and the in-form Hwang Hee-chan should keep their places but Daniel Podence could come into the starting XI for the £19.8m-rated Francisco Trincao, who is yet to contribute to a goal in seven Premier League starts this term.

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