Wolves v Southampton Team News

Wolves v Southampton Team News

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo will have to decide on which system to use when they welcome Southampton to Molineux on Saturday.

The Portuguese tactician has switched things around in recent times, using a 3-5-2 in the superb 2-0 victory over Manchester City at the Etihad last time out.

That was the West Midlanders’ second top-flight success of the campaign and followed a 2-0 home triumph over Watford in which the manager employed a 3-4-3 set-up.

The debate will be about where Adama Traore plays  – either at right wing-back or up top – and the home faithful would love to see him lead the line after his two-goal showing against City.

Matt Doherty was on the bench against Pep Guardiola’s side but could get the nod to come into the starting XI to face Saints as the men in gold and black look to keep up their momentum.

Diogo Jota, Romain Saiss, Pedro Neto and Morgan Gibbs-White will be assessed but are thought to be fine to play some part in the contest.

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Leander Dendoncker missed Belgium’s games over the international break due to illness but should be ready this weekend. Ralph Hasenhuttl will bring his Southampton side to Wolverhampton in need of a win after three successive top-flight losses.

A 4-1 home drubbing at the hands of Chelsea was not the way to go into a two-week break and he will want to leave with something to show for his side’s efforts.

Cedric Soares and Moussa Djenepo have been ruled out through injury for the south-coast outfit, with Danny Ings once again expected to start up front after scoring four goals in his last three games across all competitions.

The boss feels his men need “a good, clinical performance” and must stick to the game plan of “not caring about possession too much” if they are to get a result.

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