Wolves and Sevilla contest the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals in Duisburg on Tuesday. Wolves rode their luck against Olympiacos, will it run out against a classy and experienced Sevilla side?
Wolves finished 7th in the English Premier League, equal on 59 points with Tottenham. Nuno Espírito Santo’s side had an inconsistent end to the season, earning seven points in their final six EPL matches.
Wolves suffered a 2-0 defeat at Chelsea on the final day but put it behind them to advance in the Europa League. They beat Olympiacos 1-0 at Molineux on Wednesday with Raúl Jiménez’s early penalty the difference. It was far from plain sailing however, Wolves having 35% possession and allowing the Greek champions 16 shots. Goalkeeper Rui Patricio produced a man of the match performance. Wolves left-back Jonny picked up an injury against Olmpiacos and is likely to be replaced by Rúben Vinagre.
Sevilla finished 4th in La Liga, equal on 70 points with Atletico Madrid. Julen Lopetegui’s side haven’t lost since early February, going 18 matches unbeaten in all competitions. Sevilla won five of their last six matches in La Liga, beating Leganes, Eibar, Athletic Bilbao and Mallorca before a 0-0 draw at Real Sociedad. Their last league match was a 1-0 home win against Valencia. Sevilla faced Roma in the Europa League round of 16 single leg match in Germany. They were dominant throughout with goals to Sergio Reguilón and Youssef En-Nesyri establishing a 2-0 half time lead. The win was fully deserved with Ever Banega and Jules Kounde hitting the woodwork, Sevilla enjoying 56% possession and 16-7 shots. Sevilla have a full strength side available.
Wolves have done well in their debut Europa League campaign. Sevilla represent their toughest challenge yet, the advantage though should be with Sevilla, with the Spanish club’s experience to see them through.
PREDICTION : DRAW 1-1
ACCUMULATOR TIP : CHANNCE MIX DRAW OR UNDER 2.5