After sharing spoils in a heated encounter five months ago, Wolves play host to side Olympiacos at the Molineux Stadium. The second leg of the Europa League schedules for Thursday with kickoff at 10 pm.
The winner at Molineux Stadium will proceed to the quarter-finals of the Europa League to take on either Sevilla or Roma. Wolves will come out guns blazing given the side has not cut through the competition this season.
Three defeats in three matches were enough to taint Nuno Espirito’s incredible run in the Premier League. This side was expectant on an Arsenal loss in the FA to earn a slot in the Europa. However, controversial Anthony Taylor decisions in the match cost the side any hopes of qualification.
Olympiacos, on the other hand, is enjoying their stay at the top of the Greek top flight. The side secured their title with 18 points. This side’s unbeaten record was ruined with a loss to PAOK, but the side responded with back to back wins.
Pedro Martin will enjoy the fact his side are in the right state of mind heading into the match. Olympiacos witnessed several highs this season managing to kick Tottenham from the Champions League. The side went on to lock out Arsenal from the Europa qualification.
Wolves vs. Olympiacos Head to Head
Both sides have only met once in league with both sides sharing the spoils in a 1-1 draw. Here is a look at their previous encounters in the league:
Chelsea 2-0 Wolves
Wolves 2-0 Crystal Palace
Burnley 1-1 Wolves
Wolves 3-0 Everton
Sheffield United 1-0 Wolves
Olympiacos 3-0 AC Omonia
Olympiacos 3-0 AEK Athens
OFI 1-3 Olympiacos
Olympiacos 0-1 PAOK
Aris 2-4 Olympiacos
Wolves Team News
A figure pushing for a recall into the first team is Portugues International Joao Moutinho. Nuno expects to start with a back three that will see speed demon Adama Traore start on the bench this Thursday. Diego Jota is likely to start ahead of youngster Pedro Neto who is struggling to break into the first team.
Olympiacos Team News
Center back Ruben Semedo sets to miss out on the clash after being suspending during the first leg. The likely defender paring for the side includes Ba and Cisse who have been solid throughout the season. El-Rabi sets to lead the attacking line often impressing in high encounter matches.
Prediction and Odds
Wolves have an advantage with away goals and will be looking to keep a tight leash ahead of the trip.
Goals Under 2.5
First to Score: Home