Rogue striker choice & Matheus Nunes replaced - Wolves predicted starting XI gallery vs Brighton

Here’s how we predict Wolverhampton Wanderers to line up against Brighton on Saturday - as Diego Costa’s suspension causes problems at striker.

Wolverhampton Wanderers are back in Premier League action on Saturday afternoon as they take on Brighton & Hove Albion. Back in front of home supporters at Molineux, Steve Davis’ side will be desperate to put on an improved display.

With just two wins in 13 games, Wolves have made a catastrophic start to the campaign. The Wanderers are currently two points deep in the relegation zone and are just one point above newly-promoted strugglers, Nottingham Forest.

With Julen Lopetegui now reportedly in advanced talks to become Bruno Lage’s long-awaited successor, Davis’ men will need to do well to impress the Spaniard. It won’t be easy against Brighton, though, as the Seagulls have been rather impressive under Roberto De Zerbi.

The Italian, who took to the dugout replacing Graham Potter, may have only claimed one win in six matches but has displayed some very entertaining football. Many would argue their recent results, including a 0-0 draw with Forest and a 2-0 defeat to Brentford, were not representative of their actual performances.

Wolves will have to be at their best to shut out a free-scoring Albion team who recently netted four against Chelsea and three at Liverpool. Wanderers will also need to improve in attack, too, but this could be a struggle with no strikers available. With that in mind, here is our predicted starting XI for Saturday’s clash.

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