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Prediction: Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Southampton – tip, preview, lineups

Foot Predictions shows Thursday’s FA Cup clash between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Southampton, including predictions, preview and possible lineups.

Wolverhampton Wanderers and Southampton find in FA Cup fifth round on Thursday night looking to improve on his recent form in the Premier League.

While Wolves registered just five points in six first division matches, Santos lost five consecutive league games.


Match analysis

After witnessing their team’s capitulation at Manchester United last week, Southampton fans will be realistic about their chances for the rest of the season.

Even so, Ralph HasenhuttlThe team’s team also won three of the last eight matches in all competitions, in addition to having seen the adversary luck in the defeats against Aston Villa and Newcastle United.

Hasenhuttl needs to solve the problems in the defensive third of the field, but the Austrian is confident that his front line will continue to score goals regularly.

While recent arrival Takumi Minamino will have no role in this dispute, the presence of the Liverpool loan on the team can only act as a catalyst when it comes to players who raise their performance levels.

Danny Ings enter this game with just one goal, against Liverpool, Premier League champion, in their last 10 matches.

The lack of goals has been an area of ​​concern for Nuno Espirito Santo, although it is just one of a series of problems that wolves have faced in recent months.

Injuries and loss of defense made winning four points in games against Arsenal and Leicester City considered a great success.

However, after only two wins in 11 games against first division opponents, Nuno challenged his players to finally repeat the levels of the previous seasons.

Wolves reached the round of 16 of the competition with wins over Crystal Palace and Chorley, while Saints won over Shrewsbury Town and Arsenal to reach this stage of the competition.

Wolverhampton Wanderers FA Cup form: WW
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Wolverhampton Wanderers coach Nuno Espirito Santo, photographed on February 7, 2021

The wolves are without Daniel Podence and Willy Boly at least next month, leaving Nuno to reflect on his options at both ends of the pitch.

Romain Saiss could have playing time in defense, while recalls for Vitinha and Fabio Silva rest for hands Adama Traore and Pedro Neto.

Jonny can be rested until the weekend, but the second choice goalkeeper John Ruddy Will replace Rui Patricio.

With Minamino tied for the cup after his previous involvement with Liverpool, Moussa Djenepo he could return to Southampton on the left flank.

Kyle Walker-Peters may appear as the right side after injury, with Mohammed Salisu in the race for his long-awaited debut after being named on the bench over the weekend.

Possible starting lineup for Wolverhampton Wanderers:
Ruddy; Dendoncker, Coady, Saiss; Semedo, Neves, Moutinho, Hoever; Vitinha; Silva, José

Possible initial line-up for Southampton:
Forster; Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Salisu, Bertrand; Redmond, Romeo, Ward-Prowse, Djenepo; Adams, Ings


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Probability: Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-2 Southampton

With both coaches expecting to make changes before the league meeting over the weekend, we expect a relatively open match in Molineux. This is more likely to happen in favor of expansive visitors, whose extra fluidity in the attack can make a difference.



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