Description: WOL Vs OLY Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: A crucial away goal sees the wind sway in Wolverhampton’s favour ahead of the imminent encounter.
With their form slumping as the 2019-20 edition of the Premier League wound up operations, for Wolverhampton, winning the Europa League is the only entry into the Europa League for the club now. It’s a proposition which will spur the club ahead of their impending outing against Olympiacos as the club returns to the land of the Europa League.
Failing by the barest of margins in their quest of cracking the top 6 of the Premier League after being defeated 2-0 by Chelsea on the final day, Wolverhampton now fully focus their attention towards the Europa League. Partaking in the tournament for the first time since 1986, the club managed to make it all the way into the round of 16 without any qualms.
Whilst they only managed to draw 1-1 with the Greek club in the first round of this double-header, the away goal Wolverhampton managed to accrue from that encounter could end up making all the difference in the contest. Its one which the club can rest on today as it pushes forward constantly and punishes the gaps Olympics will create as they look to wipe away Wolverhampton’s advantage.
WOL Vs OLY Dream11 Probable Winner
Across the last couple of seasons, if there’s one club from England which has managed to make footprints on the global stage, its Wolverhampton. Amongst the most progressive clubs in the footballing fraternity, the club has once again been held in high statue owing to the 7th position it ended up in the Premier League.
Spurred on by the proposition of making it into the Champions League, Wolverhampton will push hard for triumphing in the competition. That narrative will commence from today with the hosts coming hot out of the blocks to defeat Olympiacos on the day.
Probable Playing 11
- Ruben will not be available for the imminent encounter with the player currently suspended for the side.
Patricio, Boly, Coady, Saiss, Doherty, Dendoncker, Moutinho, Neves, Jonny, Jota, Jimenez
Sa, Elabdellaoui, Ba, Cisse, Tsimikas, Guilherme, Bouchalakis, Camara, Valbuena, El-Arabi, Masouras
Premier League 2019-20
Match: Wolverhampton Vs Olympiacos
Date And Time: 7th August, Friday- 12:30am IST
Venue: Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton
Television: Sony Ten 1/HD
Top Goal Scorer
- Jota: 6 Goals
- El-Arabi: 2 Goals
Olympiacos Vs Wolverhampton: 1-1
Had it not been for Jose Sa, Olympiacos could have been coming into this encounter downtrodden. The goal-keeper is the only reason his side still finds itself in with a shout of winning this round of 16 encounter with the shot stopper occulting Wolverhampton’s carnage in the first round.
Wolverhampton might have ended up shipping goals in the final rounds of the Premier League as the side’s legs tired and the team was run to the ground but with a few days off for today’s tie, we envision the club returning to its imperious best. This is the same side which had not conceded a goal in 6 successive encounters in June, a side which is capable of clamping down on any side’s attacking soirees.
Adding to this narrative is the attacking thrust Jonny Castro Otto provides to the side, discourse vindicated in the two goals he scored for the side since the Premier League’s return. He finds company in the pick of the diminutive CBs Willy Bolly and Conor Coady to wrap up the triad of picks from the club for the day.
He’s waned in form since the restart of football in England but Joao Moutinho’s incredible run of form in the Europa League makes him someone we just can’t neglect for today’s clash. The midfielder has the 3 assists to his name in the competition with his pinch perfect crossing and passing helping him traverse defences with ease.
Wingback Matt Doherty rediscovered his attacking touch in the Europa League with the 2 goals and 1 assist and with him emulating it in the Premier League as well, he makes for a must have pick from the side. We have Ruben Neves come in from the side as well owing to his innate ability to send him scorchers from the midrange region.
Olympiacos meanwhile will see us opt for the pick of a duo, one comprising of Mathieu Valbuena and Guilherme with both the players having popped up with the one assist apiece for the club.
After ending up as Wolverhampton’s top scorer in the Premier League, it was only rightful that Raul Jimenez was going to attract a bevy of suitors his way. And he’s done exactly that with club’s like Juventus looking to woo his services and reign him in for the forthcoming season.
However, he’s still very much a Wolverhampton player and will be the first pick for us here. The visitors will also be represented in this ambit with top scorer with the two goals, Youssef El Arabi being indulged in by us for the day.
Captain And Vice-Captain
The three goals and three assists see Jimenez captain our side while Doherty is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Sa, Coady, Boly, Jonny, Doherty, Neves, Moutinho, Valbuena, Guilherme, Jimenez, Youssef
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