Braga vs Wolverhampton Wanderers
Who? Braga vs Wolverhampton Wanderers in Group K of Matchweek 5 of the UEFA Europa League 2019/20.
Where? Estadio Municipal de Braga, Braga, Portugal
When? 17:55 GMT, Thursday 27th November 2019
It’s the top two going at it as Wolves and their Portuguese-influenced team head to Portugal to face leaders Braga in Group K of the Europa League.
Position – 1st (as of Wednesday 27th November)
Form (UEL/League) – WWD/WDLWW
W/D/L – 3/1/0
The hosts are unbeaten in all four of their games in this UEL campaign sit on 10 points. Braga have remarkably managed three wins and a draw with manager Ricardo Sa Pinto in charge. An unfortunate own goal late on against Slovan Bratislava meant Braga could have been on maximum points heading into this clash. With their opponents just a point behind in second, a win here would mean qualification from the group and securing top spot.
GF/GA – 8:4
Sa Pinto has seen his side produce some wonderful and critical moments in the Europa League this season. Their campaign got off to the best start they could have imagined with an away victory against favourite Wolves 1-0. After the 2-2 with Bratislava, they have recorded back-to-back wins over Turkish giants Besiktas. The Archbishops managed a 3-1 win at home and most impressively 2-1 victory away from home.
Position – 2nd (as of Wednesday 27th November)
Form (UCL/League) – WWW/WWDDD
W/D/L – 3/0/1
The away side have had made the most of their first European campaign in decades. Wolves have picked up three wins in a row under manager Nuno Espirito Santo. They would leapfrog Braga and secure qualification to the next round of the Europa League with a win. If they were to not get anything in Portugal, their final game of the group is against the bottom of the group Besiktas at Molineux.
GF/GA – 4:2
Despite scoring just four goals in four games, Wolves find themselves second in the group. After a tough start to the Premier League season having played so many UEL qualifying matches, Wolves have improved their form significantly. They have only lost one match in their last 10 matches and are winning games efficiently. Their three wins in the UEL have been by a single goal margin. Two of their victories have come with goals very late on.
19th Sep 2019 – Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-1 Braga
*odds as of November 27th at 11:00 GMT and subject to change
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