Espanyol vs Wolves Prediction (UEFA Europa League) – February 28, 2020, 01:55 (GMT +8)
Wolves gun for the clincher against struggling Espanyol when they meet in the second leg of their Europa League round-of-32 tie on Friday at RCDE Stadium. The English side routed the Spaniards in the first leg and look all set to advance to the last-16. Read on for Espanyol vs Wolves Prediction and betting tips.
Espanyol vs Wolves Match Previews
Wolves mauled Espanyol 4-0 in the opening leg with forwarding Diogo Jota scoring a hat-trick, his second straight in the tournament, at Molineaux Stadium. Now, Nuno Espirito Santo’s men try to finish off the Periquitos but they have to get the job done at enemy territory – the RCDE Stadium.
Before crossing paths with Espanyol, Wolves’ only game in the past against Spanish sides was in the 1959-60 European Cup quarterfinals here they were ousted by Barcelona 9-2 on aggregate.
After crushing Espanyol in the first leg, Wolves have now prevailed in 10 of their last 11 home games in all European competitions.
TOUGH TASK AT HOME
Meanwhile, the devastating loss at Wolverhampton left Espanyol boss Abelardo with plenty of things to ponder as they need to do a lot of work at home to overcome the huge deficit. Espanyol’s only home win in their last five matches in all competitions was 1-0 over Mallorca in La Liga.
Espanyol’s last meeting with an English side before the Wolves was against Birmingham City, whom they bumped off 5-3 on aggregate in the 1961-62 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup. The last time Espanyol was in the knockout stage of a major European tournament was when they entered the final and lost to Sevilla during the 2006-07 UEFA Cup.
Wolves are currently ninth in the Premier League standings, whilst Espanyol is the bottom-team in the La Liga table.
Heading into their match, Wolves beat Norwich City 3-0 at home in the Premier League as Jota sparkled again with two goals, whilst Espanyol stumbled anew, this time losing 2-1 at Real Valladolid in the La Liga.
|1.52||Avg Goals Scored Per Match||1.70|
|1.39||Avg Goals Conceded Per Match||0.98|
Head to Head (last 1 match)
|Previous Meetings (Last 1)|
|Wolves (4-0) Espanyol|
Espanyol vs Wolves Prediction
• This is the 2nd leg between these 2 teams, Wolves thrashed Espanyol in their 1st leg. This time it will be at Espanyol’s turf, but with the looks of it, their chances are slim since the Wolves already managed to get ahead by 4 goals.
• The Wolves have won 11 of their last 13 matches, and have scored at least 3 goals in those last 3 matches in Europa League. Espanyol has only won 1 of their last 7 matches in all leagues.
• This can be easily won by the Wolves with their good form, and since having a 4 goal aggregate, they will get past through this away game, and get to the next round confidently.
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