WOL Vs SEV Dream 11 Prediction: Wolverhampton’s biggest test in the competition awaits them today as the side looks to keep its incredible run going.
When Wolverhampton began their Europa League 2019-20 campaign way back in July 2019, many had raised question marks over whether the club would be able to succeed in the marquee tournament. The side’s first appearance in European football since 1986, the arduous, tedious and rigorous fixture awaiting the club made for a cause of concern given the team’s relatively paper thin squad.
However, this Wolverhampton side showed that its here to stay. Not only did they traverse their way past their Europa League sortie without any qualms but ended up as high as 7th place in the Premier League, a position which reaffirmed their stature as a colossal unit.
Back in the Europa League after over four months, Wolverhampton faced their first real test with the side put to the sword by Olympiacos. In a real test of the side’s character, the team was pushed hard by the Greek champions, a fixture which saw Wolverhampton needing to dig deep and show immense fortitude and pluck to just about scram their way to a 1-0 win in the round of 16.
That result saw them being paired alongside Sevilla in the quarter-finals, a fixture which will once again be a real test of Wolverhampton’s guile and grit. With 6 wins in their last 7 encounters, Sevilla downed AS Roma emphatically the last time around, a result which sees them unbeaten in the sporting fraternity since February.
This is a side which has taken on the shape of an unstable juggernaut, a team whose defensive gustiness has seen them make for an extremely tricky side to defeat. And while Wolverhampton will scrutinise them sternly today, Sevilla’s wordclass defence will end up seeing the side just about eek out a closely fought win today.
Probable Playing 11
- Jonny was injured the last time around, a lengthy blow which sees him out of action for the remainder of the tournament.
- Sevilla’s Nemanja is down with Coronavirus, set of events which rule him out for the forthcoming contest.
Patricio, Boly, Coady, Saiss, Doherty, Dendoncker, Moutinho, Neves, Vinagre, Jimenez, Jota
Vaclik, Navas, Carlos, Kounde, Reguilon, Fernando, Jordan, Banega, Ocampos, En-Nesyri, Munir
Premier League 2019-20
Match:Wolverhampton Vs Sevilla Quarter-Final 4
Date And Time: 12th August, Wednesday- 12:30am IST
Venue: Dusseldorf Arena, Dusseldorf
Television: Sony Ten 2/HD
Top Goal Scorer
- Jota: 6 Goals
- Munier: 5 Goals
Wolverhampton Vs Olympiacos: 1-0
Sevilla Vs AS Roma: 2-0
Had it not been for Rui Patricio, Wolverhampton might not have needed up making it into this encounter. The side’s goal-keeper pulled off a match winning performance, one where his diving saves and ability to parry away a carnage of shots saw his side somehow managed to scramble a crucial cleansheet on the day.
Although Sevilla take on a Wolverhampton side which has made a name for itself due to its daunting attacking football, the Spanish side still hold all the aces in their hand. Not only did they curb a rampant AS Roma side from scoring but saw their fullback Sergio Reguilon score a wonder of a scorcher of a goal, one which showed why Chelsea are so eager to snap his services up.
Akin to Sergio, Jesus Navas has also kept cantering his way into the team’s attacking dockets to see him find a place in our side as well. The two will find company in the team’s robust CB’s, Diego Carlos and Jules Kounde, two players who have become extremely tough nuts to crack.
Matt Doherty’s eagerness to be involved in the side’s attacking dockets make him a must have pick for the forthcoming encounter. The wingback is often playing right next to Jimenez with his forte in the attacking side of the game seeing him pop up with two goals and one assist for the side.
Ruben Neves is always an ever present threat on corners and freekicks to see him become the second pick from the club for us. Sevilla on other hand will see us make the enigmatic Lucas de Ocampos the first pick from the club with his assist in the bygone encounter once again vindictive of why he’s regarded as the side’s fulcrum in attack.
Ever Banega, the side’s top assist provider in La Liga got an assist in that contest as well to see him come in as well from the side along with the tenacious Joan Jordan.
Raul Jimenez’s winning penalty ensured Wolverhampton were able to scram their way into the four quarter-final to see him be our closing pick for the impending outing.
Captain And Vice-Captain
His nuances in attack see Lucas captain our side for the day while Sergio is our vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Rui, Sergio, Navas, Carlos, Kounde, Neves, Doherty, Joan, Banega, Lucas, Raul
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