Crystal Palace Need to Take Advantage of Wolverhampton Wanderers Europa League Schedule

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Crystal Palace face Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday afternoon, looking to avenge their 4-0 defeat to Tottenham last time out. The Eagles need to take advantage of the visitors gruelling UEFA Europa League schedule and take three points from the struggling Wolves.

Crystal Palace Need To Take Advantage Of Wolverhampton Wanderers Tough Schedule

Crystal Palace Team News

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, manager Roy Hodgson confirmed that he is almost back to having a fully fit squad. However, striker Connor Wickham is still out injured, although is expected to return soon.

As a result, it means that James McArthur could return to the starting line-up. The Scotsman missed the clash with Tottenham due to injury.

Wolves Team News

Defender Willy Boly could return to the starting line-up at Selhurst Park. The centre-back served a one-match ban after seeing red in their defeat with Everton before the international break.

Meanwhile, Nuno Espirito Santo could also make changes in attack. Diogo Jota and Raul Jimenez have not continued their partnership from last season, and as a result Patrick Cutrone could replace the Mexican up front.

What To Expect From The Game

Crystal Palace often have historic struggles at home. While they are yet to suffer defeat at Selhurst Park this season in the Premier League, both performances have seen periods of struggle. They were fortunate to garner three points against Aston Villa, while they battled to share the points with Everton.

As a result, it is likely that Wolves will display a defensive performance to frustrate the home side. Palace are likely to commit several players forward, meaning Wolves will look to hit the home side on the counter-attack.

Crystal Palace v Wolverhampton Wanderers Predictions

Crystal Palace: Vicente Guaita; Joel Ward, Mamadou Sakho, Gary Cahill, Patrick van Aanholt; Luka Milivojevic, James McArthur, Max Meyer; Wilfried Zaha, Ayew, Jeffrey Schlupp

Wolves: Rui Patricio; Conor Coady, Ryan Bennett, Jesus Vallejo, Matt Doherty, Jonny Otto; Leander Dendoncker, Joao Moutinho, Ruben Neves; Raul Jimenez, Patrick Cutrone

Crystal Palace 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 

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