Espanyol vs Wolves
Date: Thursday, 27 February 2020
Kick-off at 17:55 UK/ 18:55 CET
Venue: RCDE Stadium (Barcelona).
Espanyol will have to become just the third side from 221 previous Europa League knockout ties to progress after losing the first leg by a four-goal margin. With their four-goal lead, Wolves will be more than ever close to advancing to the next round of the Europa League.
Espanyol vs Wolves Head-to-head (h2h)
Their previous encounter awarded a 4-0 home win for Wolves.
Espanyol vs Wolves Match preview
Espanyol has marked only one win in their last five overall matches in their schedule. The host had a three-game unbeaten run following a 2-1 loss on the road against Valladolid in their previous clash.
Their home ground advantage will not be of much promise as they have only one win in their last ten home matches across all major competitions.
Even so, Espanyol has won four of their six home games in the Europa League this season.
On the contrary, Wolves have stayed unbeaten with just one draw in their six Europa League away fixtures this season. In addition to that, the visitors have lost only three of their last ten matches away from home in all major contests.
Wolves are unbeaten in their previous four overall fixtures in their schedule. Their previous encounter was at the comforts of home. The Wolves faced Norwich to win the match with a 3-0 scoreline.
Apart from that, Wolves will be focusing on their 4-0 win in the first leg at home against the Spanish contingents. Significantly, three of the four goals came in the second half of the game.
Even with half of the ball possession in stats, Espanyol had only three shots on target. Their attacking was poor as they had only one corner kick in the entire game while Wolves had five corners.
If the home team repeats the same form at home, we can expect an easy win for Wolves. The English side is known to defeat big names but has lost to smaller teams. So, Espanyol does have a chance to win as a consolation as qualifying is too far to reach.
Espanyol vs Wolves Prediction
With their home ground advantage, Espanyol might be able to create something in the clash. In the meantime, their English opponents will be giving headaches for the host with their defensive strategies.
Espanyol will have to battle overwhelming odds in Barcelona. Hence, the punters will be more excited to back the visitors in the match. It is more probable that the Wolves will qualify for the next round.
But considering the clash at Barcelona, the match is sizing to be anyone’s game and also anything other than a draw. So, the punters can go with a double chance in the match with both teams closer to winning.
Wolves have scored more than three goals in each of their last three UEL matches. Espanyol is also not poor in scoring goals, especially at home. So, we can expect a high scoring affair nonetheless with probably over 1.5 goals within ninety minutes.
Espanyol vs Wolves Betting tips
Double chance: Espanyol or Wolves @ 1.40 (2/5).
Over 1.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).