Wolverhampton vs Torino for the Europa League qualification match on Thursday at Molineux Stadium.
The Wolves have a foothold in the Europa League group stage after an emotional win in Turin, but they know this round is not yet won as the Italians have not thrown in the towel.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s men were “giants” in Italy, and the only disappointment of this 3-2 win was to concede a late goal in the penalty spot, giving Torino a small hope for this match at Molineux.
Indeed, a win with two goals difference would have been the fairest outcome upon Wolves dominance, with Diogo Jota and Raul Jimenez in style and causing enormous problems for the Italians.
Now with a place in the group stage in sight, the atmosphere is sure to be warm, and Espirito Santo’s players are motivated and want to cheer in front of their fans.
Walter Mazzarri’s side managed to make a positive start to the Italian Championship over the weekend, beating Sassuolo 2-1.
Torino scores goals regularly as it shows in all of their six games this season, so they can likely do damage at Molineux, but their task is undoubtedly quite complicated.
Torino, despite having a tough job after a 3-2 home loss in the first leg, still dream of qualifying. The Serie A team travels to Molineux with Andrea Bellotti and Simone Zaza who have been at a reasonable level, both players make a pair in the attack.
Torino will start this match in an offensive mode as they want to surpass the disadvantage of the first game, but they have to score goals and not concede.
The team has experienced some defensive difficulties and must be very focused so as not to be surprised by the pace and movement of the Wolves strikers.
The Wolves were one of the most surprising teams in the previous season, and this season are also starting very well, having won all five matches. However, Italians are often very pragmatic and can come out of this game with a positive result.