Wolverhampton Wanderers and Olympiakos Piraeus measured forces at Molineux Stadium, in a return match of this stage of the UEFA Europa League (8th Finals), after a draw by (1‑1) in the first leg. Pay attention to the home factor, since the Wolverhampton Wanderers usually conquer different results at home and away.
Wolverhampton Wanderers :
The home team comes to this match again in an advantage, after a away draw by (1‑1), so a draw of less than 1 goal is enough to confirm the qualification for the next phase. This is a stronger team with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games they have recorded 4 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses as a visitor, with 22 goals scored and 23 suffered; against 7 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses in his stadium, with 24 goals scored and 10 suffered. In their last 7 home matches for the UEFA Europa League, the Wolverhampton Wanderers have recorded 6 wins and 1 loss. His offense has scored consistently, as he has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 15 matches in the competition, he suffered the first goal 6 times, but managed the comeback in 2.
Wolverhampton comes to this match unmotivated, after a 2-0 loss at the Chelsea stadium visit. Wolverhampton usually plays in a 5-2-3, in which the three most advanced players are Pedro Neto, Jiménez and Diogo Jota. By investing in the offensive process, the local club generally does so through the left flank, taking advantage of the depth offered by defender Jonny Castro. One of the great qualities of Wolverhampton is the aerial game, since its players have a lot of competition in this regard. Coach Nuno Espirito Santo must have all the players at his disposal.
Olympiakos Piraeus :
The visiting team comes to this return match at a disadvantage, because despite the draw in the first leg they suffered 1 goal at home. This is a team that presents similar results at home and away, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses as a visitor; against 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in his stadium. In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Olympiakos Piraeus have won 6, tied 3 and lost 1. Their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In the last 20 home matches for all competitions there are 2 periods that stand out: they have scored 10 of their 28 goals between minutes (31′ ‑ 45 ‘); they have suffered 6 of their 16 goals between minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘).
Olympiakos enter this performance motivated, after a 3-0 victory over Omonia. Contrary to the rival of this match, the visiting club generally acts in a tactical drawing at 4-3-3, using three quality players on the front line: Valbuena, El-Arabi and Randelov. The midfield is supposed to be occupied by William, Fortounis and Camara. The visiting coach should not be able to count on Soudani, Cumic, Koutris and José Sá, due to injury. It should be noted that Rúben Semedo will also be absent, due to being suspended.