Can Leeds United climb out of the relegation zone?
Last weekend, Javi Gracia’s team played out a thoroughly entertaining 2-2 draw with Brighton at Elland Road.
Patrick Bamford with the first equaliser, before Jack Harrison curled home another, mere moments after Harrison himself had scored a comical own goal.
This is a credible point but, having won only one of their last 13, Leeds remain second bottom, one point from safety.
Wolverhampton Wanderers meanwhile kick off in 13th, despite being just four points better off than their visitors from West Yorkshire.
Julen Lopetegui’s team looked set to earn a 1-1 draw at Newcastle last Sunday, Hwang Hee-chan with an equaliser, only for the hosts to snatch the points late on.
At home, Wolves have won three of four fixtures in 2023, beating West Ham, Liverpool and Tottenham, keeping clean sheets in all of those victories.
12 months ago to the day, Leeds came from 2-0 down to beat Wolves 3-2 at Molineux, with Luke Ayling scoring a stoppage time equaliser.
Will this clash be equally as exciting? Almost certainly not no.
Wolverhampton Wanderers team news
Rúben Neves would miss Wolves’ next two games, against Nottingham Forest and Chelsea, if booked here.
Alongside, Matheus Nunes is likely to return to midfield, with João Moutinho possibly making way.
In attack, Hee-chan Hwang scored off the bench at Newcastle, becoming the first Wolves centre-forward to score a goal in over a year.
Despite this, Raúl Jiménez is likely to continue to lead the line, chosen over Matheus Cunha, with Diego Costa sidelined.
Pedro Neto meantime has played 45 minutes in each of Wolves’ last two games, easing back after suffering a long-term knee injury on 1 October.
Predicted XI (4-3-3): José Sá; Semedo, Dawson, Kilman, Jonny; Lemina, Neves, Nunes; Podence, Neto, Jiménez.
Leeds United team news
Patrick Bamford’s goal against Brighton, just his second in the league this season, will see him keep his place up front, chosen over Georginio Rutter and fit again top-scorer Rodrigo.
The other scorer last Saturday, Jack Harrison, is set to start out-wide, chosen over Wilfried Gnonto, who’s red-hot form in January has rather fizzled out.
At the base of midfield, Marc Roca may well get the nod over Weston McKennie once again.
Maximilian Wöber will partner Robin Koch at the back, with Liam Cooper out injured.
Predicted XI (4-3-3): Meslier; Ayling, Koch, Wöber, Firpo; Adams, Roca, Aaronson; Summerville, Harrison, Bamford.