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Wolverhampton Wanderers predicted lineup vs Burnley - Premier League

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Bruno Lage has led Wolves to three defeats from their last four away trips
Bruno Lage has led Wolves to three defeats from their last four away trips / Naomi Baker/GettyImages
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Wolverhampton Wanderers travel to Turf Moor for a Premier League meeting with Burnley on Sunday afternoon.

Only the division's leading trio have collected more points away from home than eighth-placed Wolves this season. However, Bruno Lage's side have been defeated in three of their past four away trips, claiming their solitary win at the home of a desperately struggling Everton side.

Here's the lineup Lage may deploy to break that recent gulley of form.


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Jose Sa
Jose Sa has rebuffed a division-high 83% of the shots that have flown his way this season / Naomi Baker/GettyImages

Jose Sa (GK) - Whether your tipple is save percentage or a more advanced post-shot xG model, Wolves' new number one ranks as the Premier League's best shot-stopper this season (per FBref).

Willy Boly (CB) - After seven months in squad Siberia, Boly has burst back into the side, starting the club's last three Premier League matches.

Conor Coady (CB) - The club captain has missed precisely 12 minutes of top-flight football this term. Far too much.

Max Kilman (CB) - The former futsal player hasn't missed a Wolves away game since sitting on the bench for the trip to Tottenham's home ground in May 2021.

2. Midfielders

Jonny, Allan Saint-Maximin
Jonny Castro Otto has scored twice in his last three games, as many goals as in his previous 86 appearances for the club / Alex Livesey - Danehouse/GettyImages

Jonny Castro Otto (RWB) - With a hellish year and a half of recovery behind him, Jonny has returned to the side with a newfound scoring touch, netting twice in his past three outings.

Joao Moutinho (CM) - The evergreen midfielder is the oldest outfield player to have racked up as many as 29 Premier League appearances this season.

Leander Dendoncker (CM) - Illness prevented Dendoncker from featuring against Newcastle, but the midfielder is expected to have recovered after a 16-day gap in Premier League fixtures for Wolves.

Fernando Marcal (LWB) - Having spent much of the second half of the season alternating with Rayan Ait-Nouri, Marcal could be afforded a third straight start for the first time in 2022.

3. Forwards

Raúl Jiménez - Mexican Soccer Player
Raul Jimenez has more goals (six) and red cards (two) than any other Wolves player this season / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Francisco Trincao (RW) - The Barcelona loanee was unsuccessful with his first 23 shots in the Premier League, finally ending his wait against Leeds last month.

Raul Jimenez (ST) - Back from suspension, the bandaged frontman has scored three goals in five appearances against Burnley.

Hee-chan Hwang (LW) - The South Korea international didn't manage a single goal across an ill-fated season at RB Leipzig, but has found the net with a quarter of his attempts this season (five goals from 20 shots).


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