Description: WOL Vs STK Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Wolverhampton and Stoke City renew their rivalry in the Carabao Cup this Thursday.
While they haven’t met each other for some time now with both the sides taking differing roads across the last couple of season, the edge is not going to be taken off when today’s opponents take on each other. Wolverhampton and Stoke City have given it their all when they have come across each other and this second round clash in the Carabao Cup 2020-21 promises much of the same.
Throwing open the doors of their Premier League 2020-21 campaign with a clinical 2-0 win over Sheffield United, Wolverhampton will be looking to emulate that clinical display today as well. For the club which is devoid of European action this term, domestic tournaments take an escalated value with the side looking to showcase its progress by going a long way in these competitions.
Although they’ll role out a depleted playing 11 today with Manchester City awaiting at the weekend, Wolverhampton are still touted to go through from the fixture. This is a well rounded side, one equipped with an immaculate gameplan, a pairing which has seen the side grow leap and bounds across the last two years.
WOL Vs STK Dream11 Probable Winner
For Stoke City, defence needs to step upto the mantle today. The side has not let in a goal in its opening two Championship outings to see it let in just the one goal past it in its last five affairs.
And with the home side bound to rest its pivotal names in attack, Stoke City know they have a shot at a win if they can curtail Wolverhampton from scoring. It should see us be in for a closely contested showdown, one we eventually see Wolverhampton winning due to their attacking thrust.
Probable Playing 11
- Jonny is out with a lengthy injury for Wolverhampton.
Ruddy, Dendoncker, Coady, Kilman, Burr, Neves, Vitinha, Vinagre, Shabani, Silva, Jota
Butland, Souttar, Batth, Martins Indi, Smith, Thompson, Clucas, Tymon, Ince, Fletcher, Campbell
Premier League 2019-20
Match: Wolverhampton Vs Stoker City Second Round
Date And Time: 17th September, Thursday- 11:30pm IST
Venue: Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton
Top Goal Scorer
- Jimenez: 17 Goals, 6 Assists
Sheffield United Vs Wolverhampton: 0-2
Stoke City Vs Millwall: 0-0
Stoke City’s Jack Butland will be lining up this ambit of our Dream 11 side. He’s been at the forefront of his side’s two cleansheets on the spin with him pulling off a myriad amount of saves in both those ties.
They might opt for a shuffled around backline but that won’t deter Wolverhampton from pushing for a cleansheet. Stoke City are seriously lacking in attack, a side which has failed to score in the 2020-21 season of the Championship till now.
And with Wolverhampton keeping a cleansheet in their 2-0 win over Sheffield United, a cleansheet looks extremely plausible today as well. It sees us partake in the pick of four names from the club in the form of Ruben Vinagre, Conor Coady, Max Kilman and Oskar Buur.
Elsewhere, Stoke City’s own resillinace in defence off late sees us line up Danny Batth from the side for the encounter.
Ruben Neves was surprisingly let out of his side’s playing 11 at the weekend but he should feature for the club today. His eye for pinch perfect layups along with a role in both the penalties and freekicks makes him a must have pick for us today.
Back for Wolverhampton today Leander Dendoncker will be instantly making a return in our side as well. He’s someone who can make his presence felt in both attack and defence, something he showed towards the tail end of last season with a couple of goals.
Stoke City will also see us opt for a one-two of picks. Making an advent from the land of the side are the gritty and plucky midfielders Jordan Thompson and Tom Ince, two names who can quash a string of attacking plays directed their way.
There was too much being made about him to see Wolverhampton opt for his services. The club ended up breaking the bank for Fabio Silva to make him their costliest transfer ever, someone set to get a chance to show why the club entrusted him today.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Given the likelihood of a cleansheet for Wolverhampton today, wingback Ruben will captain our side while Coady is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Jack, Coady, Batth, Kilman, Buur, Ruben, Thompson, Dendoncker, Neves, Ince, Silva
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