Wolves vs Burnley preview: How to watch, team news, lineups and ones to watch
BURNLEY, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: A general view as the big screen announces the match is postponed as a result of heavy snowfall prior to the Premier League match between Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur at Turf Moor on November 28, 2021 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

Burnley will be coming into their midweek fixture against Wolves somewhat fresh after their weekend game against Tottenham was postponed due to inclement weather in East Lancashire. 

Sunday's game was called off 45 minutes before kick off due to the heavy snowfall but The Clarets will be looking to capitalise on the extra rest as they make the trip to Molineux

  • Team News 

Burnley will definitely be without both James Tarkowski and Ashley Westwood as their suspensions carry over due to the events of Sunday. 

Ashley Barnes is also side-lined for Sean Dyche's men with the forward being a longer term absentee. 

Nathan Collins is expected to partner skipper Ben Mee at the back for the visitors with the young Irishman impressing when he's played so far this season.  

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Jack Cork is also expected to partner Josh Brownhill in midfield due to Westwood's ban. 

As for Wolves, Bruno Lage will not have Ruben Neves available for selection as the Portuguese international is suspended for Wednesday's game. 

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Daniel Podence is also out of the game as he is self - isolating after testing positive for Covid-19. 

Willy Boly is also an absentee with the Ivorian being side-lined until January with his current injury. 

Leander Dendoncker is potential being lined up to start alongside Joao Moutinho in the centre of the park. 

  • Predicted Line-Ups 

Wolves: Sa, Coady, Saiss, Kilman, Semedo, Ait-Nouri, Dendoncker, Moutinho, Trincao, Hwang, Jimenez (3-4-3)

Burnley: Pope, Lowton, Mee, Collins, Taylor, Gudmundsson, Cork, Brownhill, McNeil, Cornet, Wood (4-4-2)

  • Ones to Watch 

Max Kilman (Wolves): This is one centre back who certainly has an England future. The 24 year old has been a key part of Wolves' back three this season and will be key for them in Wednesday's game. He may be the answer to keep Maxwel Cornet quiet as he's the only one of Wolves' centre backs who possess' somewhat an element of pace and that will be key to stop the Ivorian continuing his supreme goalscoring form. 

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Chris Wood (Burnley): The Kiwi loves playing against Wolves. Who can forget his hat-trick from last season's 4-0 victory at Molineux where Burnley were dominant on the day in their fight for survival. The Claret's number nine has five in his last three against Wolves and his physical nature could provide yet more problems for Wolves in the box and he is starting to pick up some form in front of goal this season as well.  

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  • Previous Encounters 

Burnley have quite a good record over Wolves in the past.  The Clarets are unbeaten in their last five against the West Midlands outfit with the latest encounter that 4-0 thrashing in April 2021 where Chris Wood bagged a hat trick. 

 

Wolves have only beaten Burnley once in their last 10 meetings with the only victory coming in 2018 as Raul Jimenez scored the only goal as Burnley were trying to juggle Premier League and Europa League commitments. 

  • Prediction 

Games between Burnley and Wolves are either very close or very one sided. This one could be a close one with Burnley being fresh and Wolves being in good form. 

Wolves will look to exploit their width with their wing backs with Rayan Ait-Nouri and Nelson Semedo look to draw Charlie Taylor and Matt Lowton wide leaving the middle exposed. 

Burnley have been playing much better football this season since Cornet's arrival and they will look to utilise him and Wood to really expose the weaknesses of Conor Coady and Roman Saiss. 

This one has the potential to have goals but it could easily swing either way. 

Prediction - Wolves 1-2 Burnley 

Every game in Gameweek 14 is being broadcasted in the UK on Amazon Prime. 

This game is no different, it'll be live on Amazon Prime with kick off being at 19:30 GMT. 

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