Wolverhampton Wanderers host Sporting Braga at their own Molineux
Wolverhampton Wanderers host Sporting Braga at their own Molineux in a match from Group K of Europa League. We are going to examine this clash in our Europa League predictions for today.
Portugal has a lot to do with this fixture on Thursday. Not just because one of the teams is Portuguese, but because the other one is heavily influenced by Portugal as well. Wolverhampton Wanderers’ manager Nuno Santo is born in Portugal, while in his squad we can find seven Portuguese players as well. You got the idea, right?
Wolves didn’t have any problems to qualify for the Europa League group stage. The English team eliminated three teams during the qualifiers, doing the job against Crusaders, Pyunik and Torino. The most impressive thing is that Wolves won all of these six games – every single one of them. Their most difficult test was against Torino in the playoffs, but two wins over the Bulls sent them to the group stage.
In contrary to this, Wolves are still struggling in the Premier League this season. In five games played so far, Nuno Santo’s boys are still without a win, having just two points won so far.
Sporting Braga also had a huge challenge during the playoffs, facing one of the best teams in Russia Spartak Moscow. The Portuguese team came victorious in both matches and eliminated the Russian side.
In the Portuguese Primeira Liga Sporting Braga also started really bad the new season. They have just one win from five matches played, being just one position above the relegation zone.
In our Europa League predictions we can make the conclusion that both Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sporting Braga are doing good in Europe, but they are in crisis in their domestic leagues. Despite of this, we think that these two teams will offer us a really good football at the Molineux.