Wolves extended their unbeaten run in the Premier League to seven games on Wednesday following their 1-0 win over relegation-threatened Bournemouth at the Molineux Stadium. Back-to-back victories after the resumption must have boosted their morale and in all honesty, Wolves are in no mood to rest.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s men are just five points behind fourth-placed Chelsea and they are scheduled to face Aston Villa tomorrow at the Villa Park. Dean Smith’s side are in all sorts of trouble and the axe of relegation is hovering over them, which is why Wolves must be backing themselves to secure all three points.
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Wolves have a clean bill of health at the moment and have all of their key players at their disposal.
WOLVES PREDICTED LINEUP TO FACE ASTON VILLA (3-4-3)
Rui Patricio has 10 clean sheets to his name and is set to start under the bar. The custodian has been in a formidable form in goal this season and it will be incredibly difficult for Aston Villa to get the ball past him.
Ever since the return of Willy Boly, Wolves have been thoroughly resilient at the back. He averages 2.6 tackles, 5.3 clearances and 1.9 interceptions per game in the league, which is why his stocks are rated highly.
Alongside Boly, Conor Coady and Romain Saiss are seemingly likely to get the nod to start. If the trio manages to churn yet another strong partnership, it could end up as yet another eventful outing for Espirito Santo’s troops.
Matt Doherty and Jonny Castro are expected to operate as the wing-backs as usual. Owing to their industry and remarkable creative prowess down the flanks, they are not likely to be soft on the defence of Aston Villa.
Joao Moutinho has been a genuine orchestrator for Wolves in the middle of the park. The veteran midfielder is expected to start with yet another brilliant midfield beast in Ruben Neves who has the potential to unlock defences with ease.
Raul Jimenez should lead the line once again after a fruitful game against the Cherries wherein he scored the only goal of the game. With 15 goals and 6 assists in the league so far, it goes without saying that he is in a red-hot form.
Adama Traore and Diogo Jota are likely to operate from the wide attacking areas. They certainly have the potential to terrorize Aston Villa’s defence it is to be seen whether the Lions become the victim to this dynamic trio.
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