The stakes are high as the UEFA Europa league moves one step closer to its finale. With Man Utd and Inter Milan already scoring a place in the semifinals, the pressure now rests on the upcoming quarterfinals.
While Wolves will fancy their chances against Sevilla, Basel will be going head-to-head with Shakhtar Donetsk during Tuesday’s action. The winners will be booking their spot with the other two semifinalists.
First, we have Sevilla up against Wolverhampton Wanderers. The English football club only has a little more than a year’s experience and seemed especially rusty in the game against Olympiakos.
Although Sevilla is the most successful Europa league team so far, winning the title 5 times- we still think there is hope for the Wolves.
Under the guidance of renowned coach Nuno Espirito Santos, Tuesday’s game could be the perfect opportunity for Wolves to bounce back.
With the Spanish side playing a quick-paced game, Wolves might have to play a little restrained at the back. Nonetheless, with a forward like Raul Jimenez, Wolverhampton Wanderers should have no problem shooting some big shots.
There is an expectation of a penalty kick being over hit leading to a 2 for 1 score. However with one team only having a minor lead, the game could easily go towards an equalizer.
The professional Spanish football club was only able to score more than 2.5 goals in three out of the nine games previously played. On the other hand, Wolves have been able to hit the same mark only in one out of the five games played recently.
Although it should be noted that almost half of the Europa League games following the coronavirus outbreak have managed to accomplish the 3 goal mark.
The game between Shakhtar and Basel is a no brainer when it comes to predicting which team will win it. The Ukrainian football club is not only much stronger but also has a way better team lineup.
If confidence alone was enough to win a game- Basel might have a chance. Given past performance, Shakhtar will probably strike an early goal, win the first half, and have an upper hand for the rest of the game.