Wolves have struggled for consistency in the early stages of the campaign, but a respectable total of 10 points from six matches has left them in ninth spot in the table, only three points off leaders Everton.
Three straight defeats in all competitions between September 17 and September 27 saw questions asked of the team but positive results have arrived in their last three fixtures.
Indeed, back-to-back 1-0 wins over Fulham and Leeds United either side of the international break saw them rise up the table, before they picked up another point at home to Newcastle last weekend. Nuno's side were so close to securing all three points, but Jacob Murphy came up with an 89th-minute leveller at Molineux.
Wolves will view Friday's clash with Palace as the ideal opportunity to return to winning ways, and it is a very interesting period of the season considering that three of their next five in the Premier League are against Leicester City, Arsenal and Liverpool.
The 2017-18 Championship winners recorded a 2-0 win over Palace in the corresponding game last season, but Wolves did suffer a 2-0 loss in this exact fixture in 2018-19.
Palace, meanwhile, will enter the match off the back of an important 2-1 victory at Fulham last weekend. Jairo Riedewald and Wilfried Zaha scored the goals for the Eagles, who currently occupy eighth spot in the table with 10 points to show from their six fixtures, above Wolves on goal difference.
Roy Hodgson's side started the season with back-to-back wins over Southampton and Manchester United before losing their next two at home to Everton and away to Chelsea.
The capital outfit then played out a 1-1 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion after the international break before returning to winning ways at Craven Cottage to climb up the table.
There is no question that last season's 14th-place finish was a disappointment for Palace, and they have actually not finished higher than 11th in England's top flight since 2014-15.
Zaha has started the season in impressive fashion, though, and the 27-year-old will be determined to help Hodgson's side push towards the top half of the division this term.
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Wolves are in excellent shape at the moment in terms of injuries, with only Spanish defender Jonny Castro currently on the sidelines and therefore unavailable for selection for this game.
Adama Traore is also pushing for a spot in the final third of the field, although Daniel Podence and Pedro Neto could again get the nod alongside Raul Jimenez. Joao Moutinho, meanwhile, is an option for change in the middle of the park, indicating the strength of the home side's squad.
Riedewald had emerged as a doubt after picking up a knock against Fulham, but the 24-year-old should be available for selection and is likely to continue in midfield, while Tyrick Mitchell should shake off a knock that he picked up in training to start at left-back.
Wolverhampton Wanderers possible starting lineup:
Patricio; Boly, Coady, Kilman; Marcal, Neves, Dendoncker, Semedo; Podence, Jimenez, Neto
Crystal Palace possible starting lineup:
Guaita; Clyne, Cahill, Dann, Mitchell; Townsend, Milivojevic, Riedewald, Schlupp; Batshuayi, Zaha
We say: Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Crystal Palace
Palace, despite their injury issues, are certainly capable of making it a difficult game for Wolves, who are still working their way into the new season. We are expecting a tight game at Molineux but believe that the home side will have enough to return to winning ways in the Premier League.
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