Wolves will face Sevilla on Tuesday night time as both sides journey to Germany the Europa League mini-tournament, starting with their quarter-final.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have already confronted Spanish opposition within the round of 32 stage, the place they beat Espanyol 6-3 on aggregate. Sevilla, nonetheless, are possible to offer the hardest take a look at Wolves have confronted of their debut Europa League season.
The five-time champions beat Roma 2-0 on Thursday night time to e book their place within the quarters, and have by no means lost after getting to this stage of the competitors – they’ve made it 5 occasions and won the trophy 5 occasions.
When Is Kick Off? Tuesday 11 August
What Time Is Kick Off? 20:00 (BST)
Where Is it Played? MSV-Arena, Germany
TV Channel/Live Stream? BT Sport (UK)
Referee? Daniele Orsato
Wolves shall be with out Daniel Podence, his yellow card in opposition to Olympiacos which means he’s suspended. Wing-back Jonny, in the meantime, will miss the remainder of the competitors – and really presumably the start of next season – with an ACL injury picked up in the identical match.
The solely concern for Sevilla is Nemanja Gudelj, who has lately examined constructive for coronavirus. Apart from that, Julen Lopetegui might name the identical starting eleven that beat Roma 2-0.
Wolves (3-5-2): Patricio; Boly, Coady, Saiss; Doherty, Dendoncker, Moutinho, Neves, Vinagre; Jimenez, Jota.
Sevilla (4-3-3): Vaclik; Navas, Carlos, Kounde, Reguilon; Fernando, Jordan, Banega; Ocampos, En-Nesyri, Munir.
Wolves completed the Premier League season in seventh position, qualifying for next season’s Europa League in a marketing campaign that – since their Europa League qualifying marketing campaign began – has now spanned more than a calendar year. Wolves won simply two of their final six Premier League fixtures, but booked their place within the quarters with a 2-1 aggregate victory over Olympiacos on Thursday.
Sevilla completed fourth in La Liga, securing Champions League football for the 2020/21 season. Lopetegui’s side completed unbeaten of their final six league games, and beat Roma 2-0 on Thursday night time to e book their flight to Germany.
Here’s a breakdown of how Wolves and Sevilla carried out of their most recent 5 matches.
Wolves 1-0 Olympiacos (06/08)
Chelsea 2-0 Wolves (26/07)
Wolves 2-0 Crystal Palace (20/07)
Burnley 1-1 Wolves (15/07)
Wolves 3-0 Everton (12/07)
Sevilla 2-0 Roma (06/08)
Sevilla 1-0 Valencia (19/07)
Real Sociedad 0-0 Sevilla (16/07)
Sevilla 2-0 Mallora (12/07)
Athletic Bilbao 1-2 Sevilla (09/07)
This has all of the substances of a fascinating European tie. A hungry Wolves side going through their hardest challenge within the competitors in opposition to the five-time champions, who shall be trying to make it six this month.
Expect a tight game, perhaps even going to extra time, but Wolves have more than sufficient to get the job performed regardless of Jonny’s absence.
Prediction: Wolves 2-1 Sevilla (aet)