While Wolves’ wait for a first Premier League victory continues, Nuno Espírito Santo’s side are within touching distance of securing a full Europa League return for later this year.
Picking up three crucial away goals out in Turin last week and now firmly sat in pole position, Thursday’s hosts have continued to shine in Europe’s second competition.
Winning each of their previous five qualifying matches so far, Wolves have bagged a very impressive 16 goals and are currently averaging over three goals per appearance while on European duty.
With the Italian outfit making the trip to Molineux in midweek, you will be interested to know that a free-scoring Wolves can be found at 3/1 with SkyBet to once again bag three or more goals on Thursday night.
Wolves’ Europa League exploits catching up with them?
While many around the Midlands were overwhelmed to see Wolves secure a famous 7th place finish after making their Premier League return last season, there were some concerns over how they would handle a hectic summer schedule.
Having to be saved by a 97th minuet penalty awarded by VAR over the weekend, Head Coach Nuno Espírito Santo saw his side manage to just scrape through with a 1-1 draw against Burnley.
Now playing out a trio of draws against the Clarets, Manchester United and Leicester to open the 2019/2020 campaign, Wolves looked leggy on Sunday after playing their third game inside a week.
Although Wolves’ Portuguese tactician is expected to make few changes on Thursday, the Premier League outfit are a rightful favourite to clinch a full Europa League return.
The Oranges can be found at 17/20 with Bet365 to come away with back-to-back victories over Torino in midweek.
Elsewhere, despite showing some signs of a struggle adjusting to a new hectic schedule, fans in the Midlands will be excited by Raul Jimenez continuing on his stellar summer run.
Converting from the spot in injury time against Burnley over the weekend, the Mexican international also has six Europa League goals to his name, including one away in Turin last week.
You will be interested to know that Wolves’ leading marksman is pencilled in at 5/4 with William Hill to extend that run on Thursday.
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Torino dealt a midweek blow
As for Thursday’s guests, while the mood in Torino’s camp should have slightly improved after securing a 2-1 win over Sassuolo in their Serie A opener over the weekend, Head Coach Walter Mazzarri has been hit with a defensive headache.
Despite playing 90 minutes in the first leg out in Turin last week, star defender Nicolas Nkoulou was left out of Sunday’s squad amidst a string of transfer interest.
Also coming under heavy criticism from Torino president Urbano Cairo, Mazzarri has confirmed that the 29-year-old is unlikely to feature at Molineux in midweek.
On the flip side, while the former Watford boss might have a defensive dilemma on his hands, Thursday’s traveling support will be looking for attacking talisman Andrea Belotti to spearhead what would be a remarkable turnaround.
Once again finding the net against Sassuolo on Sunday, the 25-year-old also converted from the spot against Wolves in the first leg and much like Raul Jiminez, Torino’s star man also has six Europa League goals to his name.
Expected to lead the line with Simone Zaza, you will be interested to know that Belotti can be found at 5/2 with Betfair to extend that tally in the Midlands on Thursday.