After the hopes of qualifying for the Champions League ended with a draw at Turf Moor, Wolverhampton Wanderers will look to bounce back and consolidate their sixth position as they host Crystal Palace.
Although Nuno’s men have had a wonderful second season in the Premier League, the Portuguese manager was not a happy man after his team’s poor performance in the last game against Burnley.
The visitors will look to end a abysmal six-game losing streak, one which has seen them concede 15 goals and score just 2 goals in the process.
They were clearly the better and unlucky side in their game against Manchester United, after the Eagles were denied a clear penalty. The Red Devils went to score after the incident and clinched three points much to the frustration of Roy Hodgson.
When and Where?
When: Tuesday, July 21
Where: Molineux Stadium
Time: 20:15 (BST)
Wolverhampton Wanderers – (W-L-L-W-D)
Wolves have looked quiet shaky in the last five games. They have managed to take only four points out of a possible fifteen.
Tottenham and Sheffield United are now both in touch distancing of the Midlands club and Nuno must win this game in order to qualify for Europa League next season.
Crystal Palace – (L-L-L-L-L)
The Eagles are desperate to win coming into the game and head coach Roy Hodgson must figure a way to fix his leaky defense. He will except another strong performance from his team if they are to end the winless streak.
Nuno will be pleased to hear that Doherty and Jonny are back and fit to play the game. Diego Jota is expected to start up top with Adama Traore and Raul Jimenez. Neves, Saiss, Coady and Otto face the risk of suspension after they have accumlated 4 yellow cards each.
The Eagles will miss forward Christian Benteke after he continues to serve his three-match ban and defender Patrick van Aanholt is out for the rest of the campaign owing to a knock he suffered in the game against Manchester United.
Wolves: Patricio; Boly, Coady, Saiss; Doherty, Neves, Moutinho, Jonny; Traore, Jimenez, Jota
Crystal Palace: Guaita; Ward, Dann, Sakho, Schlupp; McArthur, Milivojevic, McCarthy; Townsend, Ayew, Zaha
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Crystal Palace