Wolverhampton Wanderers v Brighton & Hove Albion preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
Ruben Neves chases after Yves Bissouma during Brighton's last visit to Molineux in March 2020. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Wolverhampton Wanderers will look to end their season strongly as they face Brighton & Hove Albion at Molineux on Sunday. 

Wanderers, who have just four games left of a disappointing season, drew the Black Country derby with West Bromwich Albion on Monday. 

Last weekend's win against Leeds United looks to be enough to keep Brighton in the Premier League for a fifth consecutive season, but a win at Molineux would make safety mathematically certain for Graham Potter's side. 

The side's last meeting, at the AMEX Stadium in early January, saw the sides play out an uncharacteristic 3-3 draw. 

  • Team news

Wolves have one less injury issue to worry about, as Nuno Espirito Santo revealed that Joao Moutinho will be available for selection after missing the games against Burnley and West Brom through injury. 

Willy Boly will miss the game through a COVID-related illness, but may be fit to face Tottenham Hotspur on May 16. Raul Jimenez, Jonny, Pedro Neto and Marcal are all expected to miss the rest of the campaign. 

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For the Seagulls, Adam Lallana is expected to miss out with a lower leg injury, although the former Liverpool man is expected to be fit for the game against West Ham United next weekend.

Tariq Lamptey and Solly March are long-term absentees. 

  • Predicted lineups 

Wolves (4-3-3): Patricio; Semedo, Coady, Saiss, Ait-Nouri; Neves, Moutinho, Otasowie; Traore, Silva, Vitinha. 

Brighton (3-4-3): Sanchez; White, Dunk, Webster; Veltman, Gross, Bissouma, Burn; Trossard, Maupay, Welbeck.

  • Ones to watch

The three youngsters introduced by Nuno for Monday's derby impressed greatly, and should be set for another start against Brighton.

Owen Otasowie provided some much-needed physicality in Wolves' midfield, while Vitinha and Fabio Silva made Nuno's side look uncharacteristically exciting, with the latter fortuitously getting on the scoresheet. 

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For Brighton, Danny Welbeck has scored three goals in his last six games, while the back three of Lewis Dunk, Adam Webster and Ben White have impressed in recent weeks. 

  • Previous meeting

The sides last met in January, where Brighton came from 3-1 down at the break to earn a point at the AMEX. 

Their last encounter at Molineux was the last game played in front of fans in WV1, with the sides playing out a drab 0-0 draw. 

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Brighton are widely considered to be Wolves' bogey team, with Wanderers picking up just three home wins against the South Coast side in their 134-year history. 

  • How to watch

The game kicks off at 12pm on Sunday and is available to watch on BBC One. 

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