Scotland Premiership

Wolverhampton-Crystal Palace Preview

Nuno Espirito Santo is facing his first true crisis since building Wolverhampton into a credible Premier League side as the slumping Wolves again seek their first league win Sunday when they face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

Wolverhampton (0-3-2) confounded everyone last season as a well-drilled promoted side, reaching the FA Cup semifinals and finishing seventh in the table - which awarded them a spot in the qualifying rounds of the Europa League. Wolves made the most of that spot, spending the summer advancing to the group stage proper, but in recent weeks, the check has come due for all those extra matches as Nuno's team have dropped three on the trot.

The last defeat was a 1-0 loss to Portuguese side Sporting Braga at Molineux on Thursday, spoiling their return to European football after a 38-year absence. Wolves appeared in control most of the match - one that could have been played in Lisbon it featured so many Portugal-born players - but a sloppy pass by Ryan Bennett resulted in a Braga counter that ended with Ricardo Horta scoring the lone goal in the 71st minute.