Wolves vs Brighton predicted line-ups: can Gary O’Neil avenge controversial Man Utd loss?
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Wolves will certainly feel hard done by after they left Old Trafford without a result on Monday. In their opening Premier League match against Manchester United, they arguably looked the stronger side throughout, and came close to finding a way onto the scoresheet on several occasions.
But after a late Raphaël Varane goal and an even later dismissed penalty shout, Gary O’Neil and his men were forced to head home without anything to show for their efforts. The controversial moment with United’s new goalkeeper André Onana will have the Reds wiping the sweat from their brow, and Wolves seething.
Onana was handed a big let off after he came flying out of his goal and clattered into Saša Kalajdžić in attempt to clear a corner. Sky Sports pundits Gary Neville and Karen Carney both agreed it should have been a red card but the on-pitch calls were waved away and Wolves were denied their chance from the spot.
They will certainly be ready to make a statement after more than likely feeling they were robbed of an opportunity at Old Trafford. Wolves’ next match will be at Molineux on Saturday afternoon, where they will host the high-flying Brighton.
Wolves eager to get a result on the board
After the fume from their opening match, O’Neil’s side will be pumped up and ready to attack their first home game in the league. Despite coming away with a loss, there were a lot of positive takeaways from the result against Man United and there’s no reason why Wolves won’t feel they can recreate their energy and efforts against the Seagulls.
If they can put up a strong fight against last season’s third-place finishers, they will be confident in their ability to do the same, if not better against Brighton. O’Neil has a full squad to select from this weekend after reporting no new injury issues and it’s unlikely he will be in a rush to change anything after the United match either.
Wolves predicted line-up
Sá; Semedo, Dawson, Kilman, Aït Nouri, Neto, Gomes, Lemina, Nunes, Sarabia, Cunha
Brighton look to build on statement win
Brighton really pushed the ‘big’ teams at the top of table last season and qualified for European football for the first time in their history. They will be looking to do more of the same this term but they have lost some key players in Alexis Mac Allister and Moisés Caicedo. However, the Seagulls have made signings of their own and new recruit João Pedro opened his account by striking from the spot against Luton Town in their opener.
The Premier League new boys were handed a hefty 4-1 defeat on their first day in the top flight after Solly March, Pedro, Simon Adingra and Evan Ferguson all got onto the scoresheet.
It was a solid way for Brighton to kickstart their season and they will likely also opt for an unchanged lineup. Roberto De Zerbi will still be without Jakub Moder and Tariq Lamptey though, while Adam Lallana and Adam Webster are both doubtful ahead of the Wolves clash.
Brighton predicted line-up
Steele; Milner, van Hecke, Dunk, Estupiñán, Groß, Dahoud, March, Pedro, Mitoma, Welbeck.