Wolves vs Torino betting tips: Europa League play-off match preview and predictions

Wolves vs Torino prediction: Wolves 2-1 Torino

After a thrilling first leg in Italy, these two meet again with a place in the Europa League group stages on the line.

The first 43 minutes of the first leg were very cagey in truth.

However, right on the stroke of halftime, João Moutinho swung in a free-kick and Romain Saïss’ header deflected in off Bremer for an own goal.

1-0 Wolves at the break.

Then, just before the hour mark, Adama Traoré’s inch perfect cut-back found Diogo Jota who slotted home a second away goal.

But, just 89 seconds later, Torino were back in it; Lorenzo De Silvestri heading in at the back post.

That did not deter Wolves.

Just over ten minutes later, Raúl Jiménez powered through and stroked home past Salvatore Sirigu.

Cue jubilant scenes in the away end.

3-1 Wolves.

The scoring was not done there though.

In the very last minute, Andrea Belotti was brought down by Rúben Vinagre; penalty Torino.

Belotti himself stepped up and, just about, pulled one back.

2-3 it finished at Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino. A famous away win for Wolves.

But can the Premier League side see this tie through and secure a ticket into the group stages?

Wolves vs Torino: What are the odds?

First leg highlights: Torino 2-3 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Torino: Who will win?

Wolves have won all five European matches they’ve played this season and are odds on at 10/11 to make that six.

Torino must win this second leg to have any chance of getting through but are 14/5 to do just that.

A draw, which would send the hosts through, is 23/10.

Over 2.5 goals is 10/11.

Both teams to score is 4/5.

Wolves to win and both teams to score is 14/5.

The English side are 1/16 to make the group stages; the Italian outfit are 7/1 to turn this around.

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)

Raúl Jiménez has already scored six goals this season. The Mexican is 7/2 to break the deadlock and 11/8 to add to that tally.

Diogo Jota will be alongside him up front. He is 4/1 to score first and 6/4 to score anytime.

Andrea Belotti is Torino’s talismanic centre-forward. He is 5/1 to score first and 2/1 to score anytime just as he did in the first leg.

Both Jota and Jiménez to score is 5/1.

Both João Moutinho and Matt Doherty to score is 40/1.

Both Simone Zaza and Andrea Belotti to score is 11/1.

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Torino: Match preview

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 21: Adama Traoré of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool FC at Molineux on December 21, 2018 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Sam Bagnall – AMA/Getty Images)

Will Wolves make it to the group stages?

After last season’s seventh placed finish, this is their first European campaign since way back in 1980.

So far in the qualifiers, they have dismissed Crusaders and FC Pyunik, 5-1 and 8-0 on aggregate respectively.

However, playing a side from Serie A was always going to be an entirely different ball-game.

Nevertheless, last Thursday’s 3-2 victory in Italy means they will be confident of progression.

The fans in particular would love for their European tour to extend into the group stages so will they book their place in Friday’s draw?

These European commitments appear to be taking their tole on Wolves’ league form.

So far, Nuno Espírito Santo’s side have drawn all three of their Premier League matches.

They kicked off with a 0-0 draw at Leicester before coming from behind to draw 1-1 with Manchester United.

On Sunday afternoon, they hosted Burnley but fell behind in the first half.

They remained 1-0 down until the 97th minute when Raúl Jiménez was brought down in the area.


Jiménez stepped up himself and cooly stroked home to steal a point at the last.

Timed at 96 minutes and 55 seconds, that was the latest goal scored in the Premier League since January 2017.

This will be their sixth qualifying match of the season but will it all be worth it and will Wolves have the group stages to look forward to?

Can Torino turn this tie around?

TURIN, ITALY – NOVEMBER 29: Andrea Belotti of Torino FC looks dejected during the TIM Cup match between Torino FC and Carpi FC on November 29, 2017 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

As for Torino, they too found their first two qualifying rounds simply too easy.

They eased past Hungarian side Debreceni VSC 7-1 on aggregate before demolishing Shakhtyor Soligorsk from Belarus 6-1 over the two legs.

However, Walter Mazzarri’s men simply found Wolves too hot to handle a week ago in Turin.

Can they come from behind to overcome this deficit?

Serie A only got underway as recently as last weekend so Il Toro have only played one league match.

Nevertheless, they did get off to a winning start.

Goals from their front two, Simone Zaza and Andrea Belotti, seeing them to a 2-1 home win over a decent Sassuolo side.

However, they’re going to have to raise their game once more.

Torino have qualified for the group stages of this competition once, in 2014, and are going to have to pull off some comeback to add to that.

Will the Italian side be celebrating a famous win at Molineux?

Wolverhampton Wanderers team news vs Torino

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)

Nuno Espírito Santo did something he doesn’t normally do in the first leg; rotate.

However, as the win would suggest, it paid off.

It’ll be interesting to see who gets the nod in this one.

As ever, Rui Patrício will be in goal.

It’s likely to be the same back three as the one that started in Italy which would mean Jesús Vallejo comes back in for Ryan Bennett.

One man who is never left out is captain Conor Coady.

He has now played the full 90 minutes in Wolves’ last 72 matches.

Ahead of him, Rúben Neves sat on the bench in Turin but will surely start this one.

After his wonder goal against Manchester United, ten of his 13 goals for Wolves have come from outside the box, the other three were penalties.

João Moutinho and Leander Dendoncker will join him in midfield with Morgan Gibbs-White and Romain Saïss missing out.

It remains to be seen who will occupy the two wing-back positions.

Despite and outstanding attacking display last mid-week, Adama Traoré is likely to be a substitute with the more solid Matt Doherty getting the nod.

On the other side, Rúben Vinagre could start instead of Jonny.

There’s no debate about who will be up front.

Diogo Jota’s goal last Thursday means he’s now scored in every round of Europa League qualifying.

Raúl Jiménez meanwhile has scored six goals this season in four different games in four different countries.

Italian international centre-forward Patrick Cutrone will be left in reserve.

Will Wolves’ European tour continue into the group stages?

Torino team news vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

TURIN, ITALY – JANUARY 13: Soualiho Meïté of Torino FC in action during the Coppa Italia match between Torino FC and ACF Fiorentina at Olimpico Stadium on January 13, 2019 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

As for Torino, they’re lead by former Inter, Napoli and Watford manager Walter Mazzarri.

As ever under him, they play three at the back.

They have Italian international Salvatore Sirigu in goal; he was one of the best goalkeepers in Serie A last season.

Armando Izzo and Bremer will be in the back three as they have been for the last two matches.

There is one spot up for grabs and Nicolas Nkoulou is expected to come back in for Kevin Bonifazi who started at the weekend.

Daniele Baselli and Soualiho Meïté, the midfield duo of the first leg, are likely to come back in.

Saša Lukić and Tomás Rincón will drop out from the weekend.

Wolves have to be wary of Torino’s threat down the left.

Left wing-back Cristian Ansaldi has now provided an assist in four of the six UEFA Europa League qualifiers they’ve played, including getting one in the first leg of this tie.

They also have to watch out for Torino’s front two.

Andrea Belotti has scored 75 goals 154 appearances for them including five already this season.

His partner Simone Zaza already has four goals this campaign which is as many as he managed in the entirety of last season.

Can those two fire their side to a famous European comeback?

Predicted Wolverhampton Wanderers line-up vs Torino

Predicted Wolverhampton Wanderers line-up vs Torino

Predicted Wolverhampton Wanderers line-up vs Torino.

Predicted Torino line-up vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Predicted Torino line-up vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Predicted Torino line-up vs Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Third qualifying round highlights: Pyunik 0-4 Wolves

Third qualifying round highlights: Wolves 4-0 Pyunik

Premier League highlights: Wolves 1-1 Burnley

Serie A highlights: Torino 2-1 Sassuolo

The latest tweets from Wolves pre Torino

The latest tweets from Torino pre Wolves

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

Premier League table:

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Serie A table:

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