Crusaders vs Wolves Match Info
Match date: 1st August 2019
Kick-Off: 8:00 pm
Stadium: Seaview, Belfast
Crusaders vs Wolves Head to Head Record
25 Jul 2019 Wolves 2 – 0 Crusaders
Matches played: 1
Crusaders wins: 0
Wolves wins: 1
Crusaders vs Wolves Stats
- Wolves only doubled their lead in the final minutes of the first leg
- Crusaders have been tougher to beat at home ground
- This is the sides first head-to-head clash ever and Wolves first European contest in 39 years
Crusaders vs Wolves Match Preview
Wolverhampton Wanderers opened the scoresheet in the first half but only doubled the lead to 2-0 with seconds left on the clock, as Diogo Jota and Ruben Vinagre found the net to give Nuno Espirito Santo’s men breathing space ahead of the trip to Seaview on Thursday evening.
Wolves have thus built on a couple of solid pre-season outings, where they beat Newcastle United (0-4) and Manchester City (on penalties after a goalless draw) to lift the Premier League Asia Trophy. They will now surely be just as confident and come off as heavy favourites to keep up such a streak.
Crusaders have, on the other hand, failed to bounce back quickly and now come into the match with a thrashing 5-0 loss to Carrick Rangers behind them. They have beaten B36 (5-2 on aggregate) beforehand but causing an upset now feels like a lot more of a challenge and we don’t see them up to the task.
Seasiders have a nine-match unbeaten streak at home ground and they’ll surely want to build on the tally here, having bagged seven wins and two draws despite some strong challenges along the way. Still, Wolves seem like the greatest yet and Stephen Baxter will have to look for more from his men.
We do feel they could prove a tough nut to crack here but we still see Wolves untangling the clash to their favour, as we now back the visitors to win to Nil at 8/15 with bet365 – which seems like a banker bet with obvious difference in depth of quality.
We should be in for another narrow occasion we feel, though, and with that in mind – we’re also sticking our necks out for a low-scoring contest with Under 2.5 Goals FT at 17/10 with bet365. We’ve seen Wolves very solid at the back and this looks like value for those keeping faith we’re in for another such occasion here.
Crusaders vs Wolves Betting Tips
Wolves to win to Nil @ 8/15 with bet365
Under 2.5 Goals FT @ 17/10 with bet365
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