Wolves welcome high-flying Newcastle United to Molineux in a Premier League clash.
Victory could see Wolves climb as high as ninth if Chelsea lose in the lunchtime kick-off, whilst Newcastle can go fifth with a win.
Joseph Hodge is ruled out for Wolves after needing shoulder surgery this week.
Jean-Ricner Belgarde (muscle), Mario Lemina and Nelson Semedo (both suspension) are set to return but Hugo Bueno (hamstring) remains absent.
Newcastle won’t have Sandro Tonali available for selection after his season was ended by a 10-month suspension, due to illegal betting in Italy.
Alexander Isak and Jacob Murphy are both ruled out after being substituted with respctive groin and shoulder injuries, during their midweek Champions League loss to Borussia Dortmund.
Sven Botman (knee), Elliott Anderson (back), Lewis Miley (illness) and Harvey Barnes (foot) remain absent.
When is Kick-Off?
Wolves host Newcastle at Molineux in a 5:30pm BST kick-off on Saturday 28 October, live on Sky Sports in the UK.
- Wolves have won just one of their last nine league meetings against Newcastle (W1, D6, L2).
- Newcastle are winless in their last five league visits to Wolves (D4, L1).
- Both teams have scored in nine of their last ten league meetings except for a 1-0 Newcastle win in April 2022.
- Max Kilman has won more aerial duels than any other Wolves player this season (24).
- Two of Newcastle’s three headed goals have been scored by defenders – Botman and Dan Burn whilst forward, Callum Wilson has also scored from a header.
Currently unbeaten in four matches, Wolves were excellent in their win against Bournemouth aside from first-half inaccuracy in their end product, whilst their defending of Dominic Solanke’s goal was pretty sloppy but there is clear confidence and more potential to unlock in this Wolves team.
Newcastle meanwhile were simply unlucky against Borussia Dortmund because they did everything right in terms of attack but were denied by pure luck and a strong clinical Dortmund team, so I expect them to be exta motivated to atone for their misfortune here with a tidier end product.
Isak though is a loss up front for the Magpies but they will still be tough to beat if play like they did in midweek, but Wolves are in form so I do expect this to be a close contest with Newcastle potentially edging it if not a draw.
Prediction: Wolves 1-1 Newcastle
Result: Wolves 2-2 Newcastle