Wolves vs Crusaders Match Info
Date: Thursday July 25th 2019 Kick-off time: 7.45pm BST Venue: Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton
Wolves vs Crusaders Stats
- This is Wolves first European match since the 1980/1981 campaign
- Crusaders are unbeaten in their last nine games including friendlies
- The Crues have lost to both Fulham and Liverpool in this competition before
Wolves vs Crusaders Predictions
Wolverhampton Wanderers are back in Europe for the first time since they were beaten by PSV Eindhoven in the first round of the UEFA Cup back in 1980/1981. Prior to that, the men in gold had been regulars in Europe, even reaching a final in 1972, where they lost to fellow English outfit Tottenham Hotspur. It’s been a difficult few years since then for the Black Country outfit but they return to Europe on Thursday night after a magnificent 7th placed finish in the Premier League last season. Nuno Espirito Santo’s men did incredibly well in their first season back in the Premier League and with the financial backing that they have, Wolves will be looking to continue progressing in the upcoming years. After winning the Asia Premier League Trophy, preparation for this tie against Northern Irish outfit Crusaders could hardly have gone any better and the odds suggest an easy home win here (1/25 with Unibet). Crusaders have been one of the better sides in Northern Ireland’s Danske Bank Premiership in recent years, lifting the domestic title three times in the last five seasons and they ended a ten year wait to lift the cup last season despite slipping down to fourth in the league table. They’ll be hoping to return to the top of the table this year but for now, focus remains on progressing in Europe as far as possible having never before managed to reach the group stages of the competition. The Crues have enjoyed a productive pre-season, winning three and drawing one of their four friendly fixtures and they cruised by B36 Torshavn in the first round of qualifying too by a 5-2 aggregate scoreline. Given the margin of victory in their two previous European ties against English opposition in Fulham and Liverpool, an away win seems highly unlikely hence odds of 100/1 from William Hill. It should really be a matter of how many for Wolves in this game with the attacking quality that they have at their disposal. The men in gold had no issues in banging the goals in during their Asia Premier League Trophy win over Newcastle United last week and with the likes of Diogo Jota and Raul Jimenez in their squad they should have too much for this lowly Crues outfit and that’s why we’re on Wolves -4 at 13/10 with William Hill.
Wolves vs Crusaders Betting Tips
Wolves -4 @ 13/10 with William Hill Diogo Jota to score first MORE: Visit our Champions League predictions for the latest information on the competition. You can also see our tipsters Daily Treble on today’s fixtures! We also have lots more free football tips across our site.