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

Wolves vs Pyunik prediction: Wolves 3-0 Pyunik

After the first leg at Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium, Wolves can surely start planning for the play-off round.

It was a fairly even game in truth until the half hour mark when Diogo Jota slid in Matt Doherty who finished cooly.

Before half time, their advantage had been doubled.

Jota squared the ball to Raúl Jiménez who smashed home from close range.

2-0 at the break.

Then, just seconds after the interval, Jiménez scored his second and Wolves’ third, charging through and finishing cooly.

There was no further scoring until stoppage time until substitute Patrick Cutrone was brought down by Erik Vardanyan.


Rúben Neves took on the responsibility and rolled home a fourth, securing Wolves’ biggest ever away win in Europe.

That win all but secures their place in the play-off round but will they make it four European wins out of four back at Molineux?

First leg highlights: Pyunik 0-4 Wolves

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Pyunik: Who will win?

Wolves are massive favourites at 1/33 to repeat their first leg win.

Pyunik have won six of 29 European away matches but are a huge 22/1 to add to that.

Even a draw would be a surprise and that is 11/1.

Over 2.5 goals is 1/9.

Wolves to win and over 2.5 goals is 1/6.

Both teams to score no is 4/5.

Wolves to win and both teams to score no is 3/4.

The Premier League side are 1/1000 to qualify; Pyunik are 50/1 to make the play-off round.

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 29:Raúl Jiménez of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates a goal during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Ham United at Molineux on January 29, 2019 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Raúl Jiménez has four European goals to his name already this season. The 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup winner is 13/5 to score first and 3/5 to score anytime.

Patrick Cutrone could start for the first time for Wolves, The Italian, who joined from A.C. Milan this summer is 3/1 to break the deadlock and 7/10 to get his first Wolves’ goal.

Edgar Manucharyan could lead the line for the Armenian visitors. The veteran forward is 11/1 to score first and 3/1 to net anytime.

Both Cutrone and Jiménez to score is 15/8.

Both Leander Dendoncker and Diogo Jota to score is 6/1.

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Pyunik: Match preview

It’s all been too easy for Wolves in Europe. So far.

A 2-0 home win was followed by a 4-1 win in Belfast as they defeated Crusaders in the second qualifying round.

Then, last week’s 4-0 win in Yerevan means Nuno Espírito Santo can surely start planning for the play-off round.

Awaiting them there will be Torino after they demolished Shakhtyor Soligorsk 5-0 in their first leg.

Assuming they get through this, that will be a far tougher test but they have to finish the job here first.

Mixed in with these Europa League qualifiers, the Premier League season began for Wolves at the weekend.

Leander Dendoncker thought he’d snatched a win at Leicester but his goal was, controversially, ruled out by VAR.

They had to settle for a 0-0 draw at the King Power Stadium which is not a bad result at all.

With Manchester United visiting Molineux on Monday, can Wolves build up some momentum with a big win here?

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)

Can Pyunik cause a shock?

As for Pyunik, this is about restoring pride.

They had already upset the odds twice to get to this round, beating Shkupi of Macedonia and Czech side Jablonec.

However, the Armenian Premier League runners-up look set for a third qualifying round exit for a second season running.

Aleksandr Tarkhanov’s side did not let the heavy defeat to Wolves affect their weekend performance though.

On Sunday, they beat FC Urartu 3-0 away from home with all three goals coming in the final 12 minutes.

That was their first league match of 2019/20.

Will they leave Molineux with a respectable scoreline?

Wolverhampton Wanderers team news vs Pyunik

Wolves celebrate

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 25: Willy Boly of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal with team mates during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City at Molineux on August 25, 2018 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

With Manchester United to come, and with the tie almost certainly won, Nuno Espírito Santo is expected to rotate heavily.

That is something he certainly isn’t famed for but, given the circumstances, it would be foolish not to.

Goalkeeper John Ruddy is expected to get a chance ahead of regular number one Rui Patrício.

In defence, Jesús Vallejo who’s on loan from Real Madrid, is set to make his debut.

22 year old Max Kilman will join him in the back three, also making his debut

Rúben Vinagre and Adama Traoré will come in at wing-back, displacing Jonny and Matt Doherty respectively.

It’ll be all change in central-midfield too.

Bruno Jordão will make his debut alongside Morgan Gibbs-White and Romain Saïss.

Up front, Raúl Jiménez will be rested with Patrick Cutrone being handed his first start in Old Gold.

The Italian joined from A.C. Milan for £18 million over the summer.

Despite all the changes, this side should ease past Pyunik.

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 for FC Pyunik, their manager Aleksandr Tarkhanov is expected to name an unchanged XI from the first leg.

Andrija Dragojević is the first choice goalkeeper.

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

In midfield, Erik Vardanyan is back after after he was sent off in the Czech Republic but will be on the bench..

Artur Miranyan will continue to lead the line with Edgar Manucharyan an injury doubt.

Can this side cause a huge upset?

Predicted Wolverhampton Wanderers line-up vs Pyunik

Predicted Wolverhampton Wanderers line-up vs Pyunik

Predicted Wolverhampton Wanderers line-up vs FC Pyunik.

Predicted Pyunik line-up vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Predicted Pyunik line-up vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Predicted FC Pyunik line-up vs Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Second qualifying round highlights: Wolves 2-0 Crusaders

Second qualifying round highlights: Crusaders 1-4 Wolves

Premier League highlights: Leicester City 0-0 Wolves

The latest tweets from Wolves pre Pyunik

The latest tweets from Pyunik pre Wolves

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

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