Wolves v Brighton: Likely line-ups for Premier League clash

Action from Brighton's win against Wolves earlier this season. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
Action from Brighton's win against Wolves earlier this season. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Out-of-form Brighton & Hove Albion travel to Wolves tomorrow looking to end a run of five successive defeats.

The Seagulls are just two points clear of the Premier League relegation zone after Tuesday's 2-0 loss at home to Cardiff.


Albion have failed to score in their last five games and meet a Wolves side who still have their sights set on a seventh-placed finish and with it a possible Europa League place.


In the meeting between the teams earlier this season, Brighton striker Glenn Murray got the only goal of the game.

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS


Wolves appear to have a full-strength squad to choose from for Brighton's visit on Saturday.


Raul Jimenez has starred in his first season in the Premier League with 12 goals and seven assists, while Diogo Jota has seven goals and four assists.


Defender Willy Boly has chipped in with four goals, while Ivan Cavaleiro, Ruben Neves and Matt Doherty all have three each.


Neves and Joao Moutinho pull the strings in the middle of the park, with Moutinho having provided eight assists this season.


Wolves' defensive record is the sixth best in the division and keeper Rui Patricio has kept six clean sheets.


Currently eighth, Wolves are still right in the hunt to finish seventh which could be enough to seal a Europa League place for next season.


Despite a 3-1 defeat at Southampton last time out, Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is unlikely to make too many changes to his starting line-up.


Likely line-up: Rui Patricio; Bennett, Coady, Boly; Doherty, Dendoncker, Moutinho, Neves, Otto; Jimenez, Jota. Subs (from): Ruddy, Saiss, Cavaleiro, Costa, Gibbs-White, Vinagre, Traore, Kilman, Ennis.


BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION


Brighton winger Anthony Knockaert will miss the game through suspension and Seagulls boss Chris Hughton could again ring the changes after Tuesday's 2-0 defeat to Cardiff.


Midfielder Yves Bissouma and right-back Martin Montoya were left out of the squad for that game and will be pushing to return. Gaetan Bong, Beram Kayal, Jurgen Locadia and Florin Andone will also hope to get back into the starting 11.


Pascal Gross and Solly March returned from their respective injuries against Cardiff and are both likely to start at Molineux.


After five successive defeats without scoring, Brighton will be desperate to get back on track at Wolves. After Saturday's game the Seagulls still have to face Tottenham, Newcastle, Arsenal and Manchester City.


Likely line-up: Ryan; Montoya, Duffy, Dunk, Bernardo; March, Stephens, Propper, Locadia; Gross; Murray. Subs (from): Button, Bruno, Burn, Balogun, Bong, Kayal, Bissouma, Jahanbakhsh, Izquierdo, Andone.

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