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Wolves v Newcastle: Match Preview, Team News, Predicted XI | Premier League 2018-19

Varun Nair
ANALYST
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1.48K   //    11 Feb 2019, 13:08 IST

Can Wolverhampton Wanderers extend their 4-match winning streak?
Can Wolverhampton Wanderers extend their 4-match winning streak?

Wolverhampton Wanderers host Newcastle United at the Molineux today as the Wolves look to secure their 7th position in the table.

Wolves have been one of the surprise packages of the season so far. The best team outside the top 6, Wolves have the chance of furthering the distance between them and 8th placed Watford, with a victory guaranteeing them a 4-point advantage over the Hornets.

Newcastle United once again find themselves in the relegation battle with just goal difference helping them to steer clear over the relegation zone. The Magpies though are no pushovers with Rafael Benitez and his men winning two of their last three matches.

The last match between the sides ended with Wolves winning 2-1 courtesy of an injury time goal from Matt Doherty.


Team News

Wolverhampton Wanderers

The return of Jota will be welcoming news for Nuno Espirito Santo
The return of Jota will be welcoming news for Nuno Espirito Santo

The scorer of the opening goal in the last encounter, Diogo Jota, is back in the reckoning after missing the last match with a minor injury.

Young full-back Ruben Vinagre also returns after missing the last match with sickness.

Newcastle United

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Newcastle United's costliest signing ever, Miguel Almiron, is available for selection
Newcastle United's costliest signing ever, Miguel Almiron, is available for selection

Rafael Benitez has 6 additional players in the squad since their last match with Paul Dummett, Mohamed Diame, Ki Sung-yueng and Karl Darlow returning back from injury

Deadline day signing Miguel Almiron, Newcastle's record signing (breaking their 13-year-old transfer record held by Michael Owen), is also available for selection for the Magpies while Yoshinori Muto returns back to the squad after being on international duty with Japan in AFC Asian Cup. .


Probable Lineup

Wolves (3-5-2): Patricio; Bennett, Coady, Boly; Doherty, Neves, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Jonny; Jimenez, Jota

Newcastle (5-4-1): Dubravka; Yedlin, Lascelles, Schar, Lejuene, Barreca; Perez, Longstaff, Ki, Ritchie; Rondon

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