All but securing their spot in the quarter-finals of this year’s Europa League thanks to a 4-0 win last week, Wolves will look to finish the job when they make the trip to the RCDE Stadium on Thursday evening.
Also landing what was an empathic 3-0 win over relegation scrappers Norwich on Sunday, the Premier League outfit have their sights set on mounting yet another European finish after a bright end to February.
On the flip side, while Wolves might find the mood in their camp on the rise, Thursday’s hosts have continued on what has been nothing short of a disastrous season.
Hit with a 2-1 defeat away at Real Valladolid over the weekend, Espanyol still find themselves at the heart of a real relegation scrap in Spain’s top-tier after a run of form that has seen them win just one of their last seven matches across all competitions.
With Wolves landing a stunning victory in the Midlands last week, you might be interested to know that another victory for Nuno Espírito Santo’s side can be found priced at 13/8 with Ladbrokes.
Espanyol’s defensive crisis
While Espanyol may have remarkably managed to secure a route into the knockout stage of this year’s Europa League, Thursday’s hosts were hit with another defeat away at Real Valladolid on Saturday and the mood in their camp remains at a worrying low.
Still sat bottom of the La Liga table and now five points adrift of safety, Periquitos have won just one matchup over the past five weeks and Abelardo’s men have also continued to show some glaring issues on the back.
Shipping another pair of goals on the road over the weekend and also conceding four at Molineux in the first-leg, Espanyol have landed just a sole clean sheet since opening the New Year.
More worrying for the Spanish outfit, shipping at least two strikes in four of their last five appearances across all competitions, it should be noted that the La Liga strugglers can be found priced at 13/8 with Bet365 to once again concede over 1.5 goals at the RCDE Stadium.
In for another tricky test in Catalonia on Thursday, it should also be noted that Abelardo’s side have landed just a single victory on home soil since the 6th of November.
Diogo Jota’s stellar run
Reigniting their top-six charge with a thumping 3-0 win over Norwich at Molineux on Sunday, Wolves find the mood in their camp on the rise and have continued to catch the eye with their European outings.
Landing back-to-back 4-0 victories against Thursday’s hosts and Beşiktaş back in December, Nuno Espírito Santo’s men are unbeaten in their last six Europa League appearances, winning five of those contests.
One man who really stole the show in the Midlands last week and also put in another Man of the Match performance against Norwich over the weekend was red-hot winger, Diogo Jota.
Bagging another brace against the relegation scrappers over the weekend, the 23-year-old also recorded what was a stunning hat-trick against Espanyol in the first-leg.
Looking to exploit on Periquitos’ continued issues at the back, you might be interested to know that betting offers like Jota can be found at 13/5 with 888sport to extend on his recent purple patch in midweek.