Wolves head into Saturday’s Premier League fixture with Southampton hoping to pick up where they left off before the international break.

Nuno Espírito Santo’s side produced a shock 2-0 victory over the reigning champions in their last outing, bouncing back from a poor start to the season.

Wolves picked up back-to-back wins over Manchester City and Watford to climb to 11th in the table, and are chasing another win at home to Southampton.

The home side will be making late fitness checks on some of their key players ahead of Saturday’s fixture, according to BBC Sport.

Wolves are hoping that Diogo Jota, Romain Saiss, Pedro Neto and Morgan Gibbs-White will all be available for selection after fitness tests.

Espírito Santo is expected to call upon key midfielder Leander Dendoncker though, as he has recovered from an illness that ruled him out of representing Belgium.

Wolves have become a victim of their own success, as the fixtures have began to pile up already due to their involvement in the Europa League.

Saturday marks their 18th game of the season, and until recent weeks they have looked like a team struggling to deal with the extra workload of competing in Europe.

With seven points from their last three games, Wolves are now a team in good form and will be confident of picking up more points at Molineux as the Premier League returns.

Home advantage is key, as they have lost just one of their last 12 league games, with seven wins coming during that period.

In the head-to-head battle, Wolves have won four of their last five meetings with Southampton in all competitions, including a 2-0 victory back in September 2018.

Early season signs showed that Wolves would be locked in a relegation battle, however they seem to have found the perfect response in the last month and will be looking to prove their critics wrong once again this weekend.


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