Preview: No fresh injuries for Wolves trip

Albion are back in Premier League action on Saturday when they take on Wolves at Molineux, kick-off 3pm.

By Alex Stedman • 05 March 2020

By Paul Hazlewood
Albion's players out on the training field this week.

The Seagulls were on the end of a narrow 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace at the Amex last Saturday.

Graham Potter’s men dominated the contest and had 24 shots on goal – their highest in the Premier League - but Jordan Ayew’s second half strike meant the points went to the visitors.

Wolves notched up an impressive 3-2 win away to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday thanks to goals from Matt Doherty, Jota and Raul Jimenez. Jota also netted twice when Albion drew 2-2 in the reverse fixture back in December, while Albion’s last trip to Molineux ended in a 0-0 draw last April. 

Team news...

Graham Potter confirmed that only Jose Izquierdo would miss this weekend's trip to the Midlands when he met the media on Thursday afternoon. Other than the Colombian's absence, the head coach has no other injury concerns ahead of the game.

Saturday’s hosts will definitely be without Spanish full-back Jonny, while they’ll wait for news on Adama Traore who picked up a shoulder injury in last weekend’s game with Tottenham Hotspur. 

By Paul Hazlewood
Albion midfielder Jose Izquierdo will miss this weekend's game.

Our last fixture…

Albion 0

C Palace 1
Ayew (70)

Albion line-up: Ryan (GK); Montoya (Jahanbakhsh 78), Dunk, Webster, Burn, March (Murray 66); Bissouma (Alzate 82), Mooy, Propper, Trossard; Maupay.

Subs not used: Button (GK), Schelotto, Stephens, Gross.

Their last fixture…

Tottenham Hotspur 2
Bergwijn (13)
Aurier (45)

Wolves 3
Doherty (27)
Jota (57)
Jimenez (73)

Wolves line-up: Rui Patricio (GK); Doherty, Boly, Coady, Vinagre; Neves, Saiss, Moutinho; Jota (Dendoncker 79), Jimenez (Podence 89), Traore (Neto 74).

Subs not used: Ruddy (GK), Kilman, Buur, Gibbs-White.

The Wolves player to watch…

By Paul Hazlewood
Diogo Jota and Steven Alzate during the reverse fixture at the Amex this season.

Diogo Jota has 15 goals in 37 appearances in all competitions so far this season, nine of which have come in the Europa League. That haul also includes back-to-back hat-tricks in their recent 4-0 wins over Besiktas and Espanyol respectively.

The Portuguese midfielder netted a brace the last time Wolves were in league action at Molineux, when Nuno Espirito Santo’s men were 3-0 winners over Norwich City.

Did you know…

Albion are unbeaten in their last five visits to Molineux, four of which have been drawn.

They were last beaten at Molineux in a Championship game in 2006 when Kenny Miller’s first-half penalty won it 1-0 for the hosts. Albion’s strikers that day were Colin Kazim-Richards and Gifton Noel-Williams.