Pyunik vs Wolves betting tips: Europa League qualifying match preview & predictions

Pyunik vs Wolves prediction: Pyunik 0-3 Wolves

After cruising through the last round, the next leg of Wolves’ European tour is 5,133 miles from home over in Yerevan.

The Premier League side looked very good in the last round and should be far too good for their Armenian opponents in this one.

Will Nuno Espírito Santo’s side leave with a big lead?

Second round highlights: Wolves 2-0 Crusaders

Second round highlights: Crusaders 1-4 Wolves

Pyunik vs Wolverhampton Wanderers: Who will win?

Pyunik are massive underdogs at 11/1 to win this first leg.

Wolves, in contrast, are 2/11 to leave Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium in front.

A draw, which would be an amazing result for the hosts, is 5/1.

Over 2.5 goals is 1/2.

Wolves to win and over 2.5 goals is 8/15.

Both teams to score no is 4/6.

Wolves to win to nil is 4/5.

Pyunik are 33/1 to go through overall; Wolverhampton Wanderers are 1/200 to make the play-off round.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 07: Raúl Jiménez of Wolverhampton Wanderers wears a mask as he celebrates scoring his team’s second goal during the FA Cup Semi-Final match between Watford and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Wembley Stadium on April 07, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Artur Miranyan could be Pyunik’s biggest threat. He is 12/1 to score first and 9/1 to net anytime.

Raúl Jiménez scored a brace in Belfast last mid-week. The Mexican winner is 13/5 to score first and 5/6 to score again.

Diogo Jota meanwhile opened the scoring in the home leg against Crusaders. He is 14/5 to score first and 10/11 to score anytime.

Both Jota and Raúl Jiménez to score is 2/1.

Pyunik vs Wolverhampton Wanderers: Match preview

This will be the biggest game in Pyunik’s 27-year history.

In the first round of Europa League qualifying, they edged past Shkupi 5-4 on aggregate thanks to a 2-1 second leg win in Macedonia.

In the last round, they met a Jabloenc side who were actually in the group stages last season.

A 2-1 win at home, followed by a 0-0 draw in the Czech Republic was enough to see them sneak through once more.

That means they are through to the third qualifying round for the second year running, having never got this far prior to last season.

In fact, overall, they’ve only ever progressed through ten of 29 European ties since their first in 1996.

Will it be a famous night for them?

Domestically, they finished second last season, narrowly missing out on their first title since 2015 by one point.

This season, their league opener against Lori FC at the weekend was postponed to help them prepare for this tie.

Aleksandr Tarkhanov’s side will need all the help they can get in truth but can they rise to the occasion?

Will Wolves win again?

Diogo Jota

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 05: Diogo Jota of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea FC at Molineux on December 5, 2018 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

As for Wolves, they were just far too good for Crusaders in the second qualifying round.

Diogo Jota opened the scoring at Molineux before Rúben Vinagre’s stoppage time tap-in gave them breathing space ahead of a trip across the Irish Sea.

In the second leg at Seaview, Crusaders actually took a shock lead when Ryan Bennett headed into his own net.

Their joy lasted for no longer than a minute though because, less than 60 seconds later, Raúl Jiménez swivelled and fired his side level.

Jiménez would go on to add his second and that, along with a goal from Bennett and an own goal, saw them ease through 6-1 on aggregate.

Wolverhampton Wanderers are competing in European competition for the first time since 1980 so they’ll want this adventure to last as long as possible.

Nuno Espírito Santo’s side begin their Premier League season at Leicester on Sunday but will be 100% focussed on this match first.

The winners of this tie will play either Serie A side Torino F.C. or Shakhtyor Soligorsk in the play-off round.

Will Wolves be in a commanding position to progress to the final round of qualifying?

Pyunik team news vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Europa League live streaming

SALZBURG, AUSTRIA – MARCH 15: The logo of the UEFA Europa League is seen prior to the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 match between FC Red Bull Salzburg and Borussia Dortmund at the Red Bull Arena on March 15, 2018 in Salzburg, Austria. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/Getty Images,)

As they had no game at the weekend, Aleksandr Tarkhanov is expected to make just one change for this one and it is enforced.

Andrija Dragojević is the first choice goalkeeper.

Kristi Marku and Maksim Zhestokov will be the two centre-backs in front of him.

The one change will be in midfield.

Erik Vardanyan is suspended after he was sent off in the Czech Republic.

Artem Simonyan is expected to come in although Aleksandr Galimov is an option.

Artur Miranyan is expected to lead the line with Edgar Manucharyan an injury doubt.

Can this side cause a huge upset?

It seems very unlikely.

Wolverhampton Wanderers team news vs Pyunik

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Matt Doherty of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Selhurst Park on October 6, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

As for Wolves, despite the presence of new signings, Nuno Espírito Santo is expected to name the same side that started in Belfast.

Rui Patrício will keep his place in goal.

It will be the usual back three of Boly, Coady and Bennett.

That’s despite the fact Jesús Vallejo has arrived on a season-long loan from Real Madrid.

At wing-back, Matt Doherty has not featured this season due to injury and won’t be risked.

Adama Traoré will continue to deputise with Rúben Vinagre on the bench.

Leander Dendoncker will be the destructive midfielder behind Rúben Neves and João Moutinho.

Up front will be the usual strike partnership.

Diogo Jota and Raúl Jiménez both scored in the last round and will be their main goal threats once more.

Over the summer those two won the UEFA Nations League and CONCACAF Gold Cup respectively.

Striker Patrick Cutrone, who joined from A.C. Milan last week, is likely to be left in reserve.

This Wolves side should leave Yerevan in a very strong position.

Predicted Pyunik line-up vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Predicted Pyunik line-up vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Predicted FC Pyunik line-up vs Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Predicted Wolverhampton Wanderers line-up vs Pyunik

Predicted Wolverhampton Wanderers line-up vs Pyunik

Predicted Wolverhampton Wanderers line-up vs FC Pyunik.

The latest tweets from Pyunik pre Wolves

The latest tweets from Wolves pre Pyunik

All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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