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Crystal Palace vs Wolverhampton Wanderers match preview
After getting off the mark last weekend, will Wolves make it back-to-back wins as they travel to South London?
Last Saturday, Gary O’Neil claimed his first points as Wolverhampton Wanderers manager, beating Everton at Goodison Park.
Saša Kalajdžić coming off the bench to bundle home a winner just three minutes from time, sparking wild celebrations from those in the away section.
Given that Julen Lopetegui resigned on the eve of the season, and the club’s ongoing financial issues, many tipped them to go down, a view that seemed vindicated when they kicked off with back-to-back defeats.
Now though, up and running, can Wolves propel themselves into mid-table?
Crystal Palace meantime are just one point above their visitors from the Black Country.
The Eagles earned a 1-1 draw at the Brentford Community Stadium last weekend, with Joachim Andersen slide-tackling home an equaliser late on.
Having won at Bramall Lane on the opening weekend, before losing at home to Arsenal, Palace are 11th, the position they finished last season, now targeting their first home win of the campaign.
Both clubs were in Carabao Cup action on Tuesday night, with both reaching the third round, although they did so in contrasting style.
Palace came from 2-0 down to beat Plymouth Argyle 4-2 at Home Park, with Odsonne Édouard halving the deficit before Jean-Philippe Mateta bagged a 21-minutes hat-trick to snatch victory.
Meanwhile, Wolves demolishing Blackpool 5-0 at Molineux, with Kalajdžić, Fábio Silva and youngster Nathan Fraser on target, while Matt Doherty also bagged a quick-fire brace.
Looking ahead to this clash, Wolves have lost each of their last three visits to Selhurst, and that streak could well continue.
Crystal Palace team news
Jean-Philippe Mateta and Odsonne Édouard started up front together on Tuesday, although the former’s hat-trick could see him get the nod here, as Palace revert to a 4-2-3-1.
In that one, Mateta became the first Frenchman to score a League Cup hat-trick since 2001, also the first away player to score thrice at Home Park in that competition since 1989.
With Michael Olise still out injured, Jordan Ayew and Jeffrey Schlupp will continue on the flanks.
Rob Holding could make his Palace debut in defence, having arrived from Arsenal on Friday.
Predicted XI (4-5-1): Johnstone; Ward, Andersen, Guéhi, Mitchell; Lerma, Doucouré, Schlupp, Ayew, Eze; Mateta.
Wolverhampton Wanderers team news
Having scored against Everton and Blackpool, Saša Kalajdžić is likely to lead the line here, starting in the Premier League for the first time since rupturing his ACL on debut against Southampton 12 months ago.
Matheus Nunes will not feature, as he’s joining Manchester City, although Wolves are getting Tommy Doyle and a lot of money in return.
They also brought in Enso González and haha on deadline day, so will either debut here?
Predicted XI (4-4-2): José Sá; Semedo, Dawson, Kilman, Aït-Nouri; Lemina, Gomes, Hwang Hee-chan, Neto; Cunha, Kalajdžić.