Date: 29th November 2019 at 8:00am
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Wolverhampton Wanderers blew a 3-1 lead against Braga on Thursday, conceding two goals in 15 minutes to end the game in a stalemate. Romain Saiss was culpable for Wolves’ collapse at the Braga Municipal Stadium and was criticised by supporters on social media as a result.

Wolves raced to a 3-1 lead after 35 minutes, but Braga turned the game around in the second half. Saiss lost Paulinho in the build-up to Braga’s second goal, dropping off and allowing the 27-year-old a tap-in from close range. He was culpable for Braga’s equaliser too, having failed to mark Fransergio when a cross came in from the right.

Against Braga, the 29-year-old played for 90 minutes, made 60 touches, won three aerial duels, created one chance, completed 88% of his 50 passes, had one shot, made two tackles, picked up a yellow card, made three interceptions, gave away one foul and made four clearances.

With Willy Boly still sidelined with injury, Saiss is expected to keep his place at centre-back against Sheffield United (December 1). Nuno Espirito Santo will hope for a better performance from his defender over the 90 minutes and not another late collapse.

How will Wolverhampton Wanderers fare against Sheffield United?

Win

Win

Draw

Draw

Lose

Lose

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