Crystal Palace Vs Wolverhampton Wanderers: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 30: Nelson Semedo of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Jordan Ayew of Crystal Palace battle for possession during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Selhurst Park on January 30, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Wolverhampton Wanderers will look to win their fifth Premier League game out of the last six when they travel to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

After losing the opening three games of the season, Bruno Lage's side has rocketed up the table following a good run of form leaving them seventh in the league table- only four points off the Champions League spots.

Meanwhile, Palace are unbeaten in the last five matches earning Patrick Viera a manager of the month nomination, despite only winning once.

This victory did come last time out as they unexpectedly earned three points on the road to defending champions Manchester City so they will certainly be opposition to be taken seriously.

Team News

For the home side, despite Eberechi Eze playing 62 minutes for the under 23's on Monday, he may need more time to get back to full fitness meaning that he is unlikely to make a feature over the weekend.

Defender Nathan Ferguson still remains a couple of weeks away from returning to action, but Viera's outfit didn't pick up any new doubts during the win at the Etihad Stadium.

The former Arsenal man will have to consider whether to introduce Michael Olise into the starting 11 though after he assisted Connor Gallagher for Palace's second last weekend.

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Whereas for Lage long term absentees Pedro Neto, Yerson Mosquera and Jonny remain unavailable whilst Marcal is also out after suffering from a calf problem.

Predicted lineups

Crystal Palace (4-3-3):

Guaita,Ward, Andersen Guehi, Mitchell, Milivojevic, McArthur, Gallagher, Olise, Zaha, Edouard

Wolves (3-4-3):

Sa, Kilman, Coady, Saiss,Semedo,Ait-Nouri, Neves, Moutinho, Trincao, Hee-Chan, Jimenez

Ones to watch

Crystal Palace: Conor Gallagher

The on-loan Chelsea man, who spent last season on loan with relegated West Bromwich Albion, has been a bright spark for Palace so far this season after having earned five-goal contributions in nine top-flight games ( 3 goals, two assists).

The 21-year old's direct approach and his ability to be able to take on and beat his man is something that creates space for the dangerous Wilfried Zaha and Odsonne Edouard leading to decent clear cut opportunities.

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He is certainly someone that Lage will have to consider in his pre-match planning and the likes of Joao Moutinho and Leander Dendoncker will really have to be on their game to ensure he isn't allowed room in dangerous areas.

Wolverhampton Wanderers: Hwang Hee-Chan

Since arriving on loan from RB Leipzig, the forward has netted four times in the league from seven appearances (five of which were starts).

He is someone that likes to receive the ball and is confident in his own dribbling ability and from the left-hand side can cause a threat in the attacking positions, releasing room in the box for the dangerous Raul Jimenez.

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Out of possession, the 25-year-old is happy to press and close down the spaces again leading to promising opportunities out of nothing for the Wanderers.

Previous meetings

The last time the two sides met, an Eze strike on the hour mark was the difference between the two sides as the Eagles ran out as 1-0 winners.

Before that victory though Palace had lost three out of the last four against Wolves, with them only earning one point in that time.

During that period they had only managed to net once which came in a 1-1 draw in September 2019 meaning that despite defeat last time out at Selhurst Park, their recent history against this weekend's opponents will strike Lage's outfit with confidence.

Where to watch on TV

The Premier League encounter in South London kicks off at 3 pm tomorrow but is not available to watch live on TV.

However, updates will be provided on BBC's Final Score and Sky SportsGilletes Soccer Saturday.

As well as this, highlights will be available from 5:15 pm on the SkySports Youtube channel.

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