Torino vs Wolves Match Info
Date: Thursday August 22 2019
Kick-off time: 8.00pm BST
Venue: Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino
Referee: Artur Soares Dias (Portugal)
Torino vs Wolves Head-To-Head Record
No previous competitive matches
Torino vs Wolves Stats
- Wolves’ only previous meeting with an Italian club in Europe was against Juventus in the 1971-72 UEFA Cup and they won 3-2 on aggregate, drawing the away leg 1-1
- Torino have played two other English teams, Arsenal and Leeds United, in European competitions
- The Italian club were knocked out both times, drawing both home matches 0-0
Torino vs Wolves Match Preview
After strolling through two qualifying rounds, Wolves face a big test of their European credentials as they take on Torino for a place in the Europa League group stage.
Seventh in their first season back in the Premier League, Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have enjoyed a relatively gentle introduction to continental football so far in terms of the quality of opposition as they have seen off Crusaders and Pyunik Yerevan by aggregate scores of 6-1 and 8-0 respectively.
But life gets a whole lot more difficult against Torino, who finished in the same position as Wolves in Serie A last term and have also had no problems winning through two qualifiers, 7-1 against Hungarian club Debrecen and then 6-1 against Shakhtyor Soligorsk of Belarus.
One advantage Wolves will have in this tie is that they also have two Premier League games under their belt in draws with Leicester and Manchester United, whereas Serie A only gets going this weekend when Torino host Sassuolo.
Former Watford boss Walter Mazzarri remains the Torino manager and their main signings this summer are Valencia striker Simone Zaza and Chelsea defender Ola Aina on permanent deals after being on loan, while M’Baye Niang and Adem Ljajic have left the club for good.
This is a difficult tie to call because the teams look pretty evenly matched and we will back Wolves to achieve a draw in Italy which would leave them in decent shape for next week’s return match at Molineux.
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Torino vs Wolves Betting Tips
Draw @ 9/4 with Unibet
Draw at HT @ 21/20 with Unibet