Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Slovan Bratislava
Who? Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Slovan Bratislava in Group K of Matchweek 4 of the UEFA Europa League 2019/20
Where? Molineux, Wolverhampton
When? 20:00 GMT, Thursday 7th November 2019
Matchweek 4 of the UEFA Europa League sees Slovenian champions Slovan Bratislava visit the West Midlands to face Wolves in Group K at Molineux.
Wolves have been in particularly sharp form after such a disappointing start to the league season. Strong second half performances lately have seen Wolves only lose once in their last 10 games. They have impressively beaten the likes of Manchester City, Besiktas and their opponents this evening away from home. The side are now 12th and looking to maintain a solid balance between Premier League, Europa League for the rest of the season. A win tonight would move Wolves onto nine points out of twelve and put themselves much closer to the next round.
For Bratislava, their league form is a sign of champions. The reigning holders and best Slovenian side have won 14 of their last 20 games, only losing one league game and two Europa League games. They have also kept clean sheets in half of those games and will need to rely on a good defensive performance this evening. It is very rare that Wolves don’t score, as their counter-attacking is so strong. Wolves have only failed to score in two out of the last 25 matches in all competitions.
Wolves (4/11* to Win): Wolves will be without French defender Willy Boly because of a long-term injury. A red card last time out in the Europa League suspends Diogo Jota for this game. Doubts about this game include Ryan Bennett and Morgan Gibbs-White. We expect in-form Mexican striker Raul Jimenez to start for the hosts.
S. Bratislava (8/1* to Win): The visitors will be without a few players because of injury. Mitch Apau, Moha, David Strelec and Aleksandar Cavric are all expected to miss this clash. We expect fan favourite and in-form goalscorer Andraz Sporar to start.
Wolves sealed a 2-1 victory in the reverse fixture in Slovenia thanks to a second half penalty from Raul Jimenez.
*odds as of November 7th at 15:53 GMT and subject to change
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