Crusaders vs Wolverhampton for the Europa League Qualification match on Tuesday at Seaview Stadium.
In one of several games on Thursday for the UEFA Europa League qualification stage round of 16 matches, Crusaders and Wolverhampton will face each other in Belfast, to be played at Seaview Stadium. In the first leg of this round, Wolverhampton beat their opponents 2-0, playing in front of their fans.
Crusaders come to this new game of this qualifying round of the Europa League qualification stage quarter-finals after achieving a particularly unpleasant result at their opponents’ grounds, having lost 2-0 in that match and proving to be a team far from the quality of the British team.
Still, if the Northern Ireland team are still looking to move on to the next round (and they will undoubtedly make their utmost effort), they will have at least to match the result of the previous game and win 2-0, a very complicated objective.
Wolverhampton, coached by Portuguese coach Nuno Espirito Santo, comes for this match being relatively well underway to be present in the next qualifying round of this Europa League, considering not only the result added in the previous game (which ends up being scarce (there were so many scoring opportunities that Wolves were producing) but also for the apparent difference in quality between the two teams, and it would be a massive surprise if the team did not easily pass into the next phase of the competition.
After a very explicit game in terms of the difference in quality between the two squads but still not always particularly well played and given the comfortable advantage that Wolves already brings, adding to a playing field that should be complicated, I predict a game of few goals scored, just like the first leg.