Having appointed Bruno Lage in the summer, Wolves got off to a slow start, struggling to score goals despite impressive performances. Raúl Jiménez's return to scoring and the loan signing of Hwang Hee-chan has helped to relieve that pressure in recent weeks however.
Jiménez faces a race against time to make it back in time for the fixture after his endeavours with Mexico, scoring in a 2-0 victory over El Salvador on Thursday.
We take a look at the XI Lage could pick.
Wolves predicted lineup vs Aston Villa - Premier League
1. Goalkeepers & defenders
José Sá (GK) - The new Wolves number one has been enjoying his first few weeks at the club and has been solid.
Max Kilman (CB) - Wolves' player of the month for August has enjoyed a terrific start to the season and has nailed down a regular starting spot in the back three.
Conor Coady (CB) - The captain extended his run of international clean sheets to four matches after his display in the 5-0 thrashing of Andorra.
Romain Saïss (CB) - The tough centre-back isn't immune to scoring the odd goal, so it would be no surprise to see him on the scoreline this weekend.
2. Midfielders & wing-backs
Nélson Semedo (RWB) - Was a contender for Wolves player of the month in September, and has been very impressive on both sides of the ball in recent weeks.
Rúben Neves (CM) - Linked with a move away from the club in the summer, the midfielder's quality will be crucial in winning the midfield battle.
João Moutinho (CM) - The veteran enjoyed a few decent performances during the international break, and will look to continue that form into domestic football on Saturday.
Fernando Marçal (LWB) - Endured a poor outing against Southampton but followed it up with a good display vs Newcastle.
Adama Traore (RW) - With Francisco Trincão ruled out, the door is open for Adama to return to the starting XI.
Raul Jiménez (ST) - The forward is a doubt for this weekend due to international commitments - but if he is available, he starts.
Hwang Hee-chan (LW) - Will be hoping to follow up his brace against Newcastle with some more goals this weekend.
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