2019-20 Europa League: Group Stage – Braga vs Wolves

Wolves travel to the Estadio Municipal to take on Braga in a huge Europa League match for the qualification hopes of both teams. 

Victory for either team will be enough to seal qualification, although a draw coupled with anything less than a win for Slovan Bratislava would send both teams through with one game to spare. 

 

Team news

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Braga have no fresh injury concerns to report with the whole squad available for selection. 

Wolves have no fresh injury concerns as Ryan Bennett nears a return from a groin strain. 

Morgan Gibbs-White is still ruled out with a back injury whilst Willy Boly (ankle) is a long-term absentee.

 

Stat Attack

  • Wolves lost their only previous meeting with Braga back in September, losing to a Ricardo Horta effort. 
  • In three previous European trips to Portugal, Wolves have lost just once – losing 4-1 at Porto in the First Round of 1974-75 UEFA Cup (W2, L1). 
  • Wolves have lost just one of their last 13 games in all competitions (W7, D5, L1). 

 

Prediction

Wolves are currently in fierce form but Braga did end their unbeaten start to the season in their clash at Molineux, back in mid September which also came after an international break so there is a positive omen in the Portuguese’s favour. 

I however can see a reverse of fortunes this time round because if Wolves continue to play their expansive pressing game, I can see them edging this in a similar manner to how Braga did at Molineux. 

Prediction: Braga 0-1 Wolves

Result: Braga 3-3 Wolves

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