Wolves vs Braga Match Info
Date: Thursday September 19 2019
Kick-off time: 8.00pm BST
Referee: Jakob Kehlet (Denmark)
Wolves vs Braga Head-To-Head Record
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Wolves vs Braga Stats
- Wolves have played three previous matches at home to Portuguese opposition in European competitions and won them all, by an 8-1 aggregate
- Braga have made nine previous visits to clubs representing England (including Swansea) in European competitions and won only once, losing six and drawing two
- Both teams have scored in all of Wolves’ last six matches
Wolves vs Braga Match Preview
Wolves have saved their best form so far this season for the Europa League – and are backed to open their Group K campaign with a victory against Braga.
Having finished seventh in the Premier League last term to secure their first continental adventure since 1980, Wolves won all six of their qualifying matches against teams from Northern Ireland, Armenia and, most notably, Italy in the shape of Torino to book their place in the round-robin phase.
It has been at the expense of their domestic results, however, because Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are second from bottom of the Premier League table without a win after a 5-2 home drubbing by Chelsea at the weekend.
But Braga have not been without their disappointments either. A par-for-the-course fourth in the Portuguese Primeira Liga last term, they have already been beaten three times this season and, like Wolves, it appears as though the European qualifiers have been a distraction.
The Archbishops did, however, lose manager Abel Ferreira to Greek champions PAOK Salonika in the summer and his replacement Ricardo Sa Pinto has clearly not made the best of starts – although Braga did win away from home in both of their qualifying ties against useful opponents Brondby and Spartak Moscow.
However, Braga have lost both of their last two games to nil and while they may well get on the scoresheet at Molineux as their hosts are currently ‘both teams to score’ specialists (see stats above), Wolves are fancied to continue their excellent European form here.
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Wolves vs Braga Betting Tips
Wolves to win and over 1.5 goals in the match @ Evens with Coral
Wolves to win by exactly 1 goal @ 5/2 with bet365