Everton vs Wolverhampton Wanderers: Predicted Line-Ups
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Wolverhampton Wanderers travel to Everton as they look to bounce back after a disappointing performance and result against Tottenham HotspurThey face an Everton side who recently lost to bottom of the league Sheffield United.

Wolves were below par against Spurs last time out, as they lost 2-0 with goals from Harry Kane and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. Wolves failed to create anything of note, which was disappointing after a positive performance against Brighton and Hove Albion

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In the reverse fixture, Everton ran out winners two goals to one with goals from Alex Iwobi and Michael Keane which cancelled out a Ruben Neves strike. Wolves will feel hard done by with the result, as on paper the game was fairly even.

  • Everton

After a brilliant start to the campaign, which saw Everton sit in the top half of the table but towards the end of the season they have fallen off a little bit. 

The Toffees sit only three points away from sixth place and European football and will face, a race which could come down to the wire at the end of the season. With that in mind, this game is a very important one for the hosts.

Everton have only taken seven points from their last five games, in which they have lost to Sheffield United and Aston Villa, two games that they would expect to win. 

Despite suffering these losses, they did produce a brilliant performance to come out on top against top six rival West Ham United as Dominic Calvert-Lewin slotted the ball past Lukas Fabianski.

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Manager Carlo Ancelotti confirmed that both Yerry Mina and Joshua King will both be fit and ready to play in their final home game of the season against Wolves.

In his pre match press conference, he said: "We have Mina back, we have Joshua King back. Only Gbamin is out for this game, all the others are available.

"It's always good to have all the squad available. I can do the right choice for the line-up tomorrow but it's the reaction and attitude that we have to show after our defeat against Sheffield United.

"We have supporters back so it will be important to show them good attitude and spirit."

With almost a full squad available to him, Nuno's men will face a tough challenge to get anything from the game. 

  • Wolverhampton Wanderers

Even without the injuries that Wolves have suffered this season, this game would be a very tough one, but with the absentees in the Wolves camp having such an effect, it could be a very tough game for the visitors.

Wolves have been indifferent in recent weeks, with good wins and very poor losses. The most noticeable performance over the previous few weeks is the 4-0 defeat at home to Burnley, where the back line got bullied for 90 minutes straight. 

Since then, Nuno has made changes and has seen improvements but have not yet reached the heights that they did last season. In the second half against Brighton, when Nuno's men  showed signs of being positive and Wolves looked like they may have been back to their best, but they struggled to get going against Spurs and ultimately were disappointing. 

Wolves will be without Raúl Jimenez who despite training in the last few weeks is yet to pass his medical test, and is not going to be risked until next season. The impact that losing Raúl has had on the Wolves side is huge, and Nuno is unlikely to risk the Mexican this season.

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Also missing from the Wolves side will be Pedro Neto who is out with a knee injury, Daniel Podence and Jonny Otto are also long term injuries for the Midlands side.

A man that will be back however is Willy Boly, who has missed the previous few games after having side effects from the Covid-19 virus. Boly was a big miss for Wolves against Spurs, and Wolves fans will be hoping that he is back in the starting XI to help sure up the defence. 

  • Prediction

Everton: Pickford, Godfrey, Mina, Keane, Digne, Doucoure, Allan, Coleman, James, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison.

Wolves: Patricio, Semedo, Boly, Coady, Aït-Nouri, Neves, Moutinho, Traore, Vitinha, Gibbs-White, Silva.

Everton will be favourites going into this game due to their position in the table, but you can't count out Wolves. For all their poor performances this season, sometimes they have been very dangerous and played some great football.

With players such as Adama Traore and Fabio Silva coming into form recently, Wolves can be dangerous going forward, they just need to get the numbers in the box. 

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As for Everton, they will look to control the game especially being at home with fans behind them, and they will look to use Calvert-Lewin's physicality to bully the Wolves back line. 

Score prediction: Everton 2-2 Wolves 

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