Predicted Wolves line-up to face Brighton

Norwich's Cameron Jerome in action with Wolves' Dominic Iorfa and Roman Saiss

We preview Walter Zenga's expected line-up as his Wolverhampton Wanderers side make the long trip to Brighton for this evening's Championship clash.

Wolves' Helder Costa (C) celebrates after scoring their first goal with teammates

Tonight's opponents, Brighton and Hove Albion, will provide a tough test of Wolverhampton Wanderers' progress under boss Walter Zenga.

Wolves have struggled to find any kind of consistency so far this season and despite an encouraging performance against Midlands rivals Aston Villa at the weekend, they find themselves in 14th position in the Championship form table.

Chris Hughton's Brighton, on the other hand, currently sit fourth in the standings and possess the second best league record over the previous six games.

Wolves' Conor Coady

Zenga may well stand by the same side that impressed against Villa at the weekend; however a recall for Joao Teixeira would not be a huge shock, neither would inclusion of George Saville at the expense of Conor Coady in central midfield.

Here is how we expect Wolves to line-up against Brighton: 

In defence, captain Danny Batth has made more clearances than any other Championship player and is expected to continue his emerging partnership with Kortney Hause at the heart of Wolves' back line, in front of goalkeeper Carl Ikeme. The full-back slots are expected to be filled by Dominic Iorfa and Matt Doherty. 

Norwich's Cameron Jerome in action with Wolves' Danny Batth

Wolves have managed just one clean sheet in their last nine away games and in an attempt to keep in-form Brighton at bay, Zenga may opt for the defensive shield of Conor Coady alongside Romain Saiss in central midfield.

Referee David Coote speaks to Wolves Manager Walter Zenga

The focal point of Wolves' attack, Icelandic international Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, is expected to start in a loan forward role - supported by Nouha Dicko, as the Mali international continues his return from a long-term injury lay-off.

Welshman David Edwards will be trusted with providing the driving force from midfield, whilst the impressive Helder Costa will hope to continue his fine season by providing the creative threat behind the front line. 

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