Predicted Wolves line-up to face Aston Villa: Benik Afobe ‘must start’ at Villa Park

Nuno Espirito Santo, Manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers reacts during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round Replay between Swansea City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Liberty Stadium on January...

Wolves will be desperate to put any promotion doubts to bed when they travel to Midlands rivals Aston Villa on Saturday evening.

Matt Doherty of Woverhampton Wanderers celebrates his opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Portman Road on January 27,...

Wolves can break away from third placed Aston Villa with a win at Villa Park on Saturday evening.

Following 13 league games without a goal contribution, many Wolves fans are pushing for Leo Bonatini to drop to the bench.

Benik Afobe bagged his first goal since a January return to the West Midlands in their 3-0 win at Leeds and could get a starting berth.

Fans have taken to social media to express their desire to see their former hero get an opportunity.

Nuno Espirito Santo will be delighted to see club record signing Ruben Neves eligible once more after serving the second of a two-match ban midweek.

Midfield duo Romain Saiss and Alfred N’Diaye bounced off one another in a strong team display at Elland Road on Wednesday, but one will almost certainly drop out for the 20-year-old.

Danny Batth made the most of his chance alongside Conor Coady and Willy Boly and must keep his place above Ryan Bennett.

Wolverhampton Wanderers' English defender Danny Batth allauds supporters after the penalty shoot-out in the English League Cup fourth round football match between Manchester City and...

The league leaders hit a slump with just three wins from seven in a turbulent period recently, however their dominant Leeds success could revive confidence with the best of the rest edging closer to the top spot.

Here is how we think Wolves will line-up for their crunch clash against high-flying Villa:

Wolves v Aston Villa 10/3/18

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