Torino hosts Wolverhampton Wanderers
Torino hosts Wolverhampton Wanderers in one of the most interesting games from the Europa League playoffs on Thursday. Let’s take a look at this clash at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino in our Europa League predictions for today.
Torino reached the playoffs of the competition after a convincing display against the Belarusian side Shakhtyor Soligorsk in the previous round. The Bulls did their job in the first game in Turin, when they achieved a crushing 5-0 win at home. Torino’s main goalscorer Andrea Belotti scored a brace for the hosts, while Armando Izzo, Lorenzo Di Silvestri and Kevin Bonfiazi also scored for Walter Mazzarri’s team.
In the second leg Torino didn’t give so much effort and the match in Minsk ended with a 1-1 draw. Simone Zaza opened the score for the Italians just 10 minutes before the end, but Nikolai Yanush equalised for the hosts in the injury time.
Meanwhile Wolverhampton Wanderers were even more convincing in the third qualifying round, enjoying two consecutive 4-0 wins over the Armenian side Pyunik. In their last three matches in Europa League, Wolves have scored 12 goals in total, if we include the 4-1 win over Crusaders as well. It seems that Nuno Santo’s team is in a pretty good shape at the start of the season.
The English Premier League also started its new season. On Monday Wolves hosted Manchester United at the Molineux and won a point after a 1-1 draw. Anthony Martial opened the score for the Red Devils, but Ruben Neves equalised for Wolverhampton with a terrific goal from a long distance. This means that Wolverhampton have won two points from their first two games in the Premier League.
In our Europa League predictions we can conclude that we should expect a thrilling game between Torino and Wolverhampton Wanderers on Thursday. It can’t be any other way when we talk about a clash between teams from Serie A and the Premier League.