After 39 years, Wolverhampton is back on the European stage for the first time and welcomes Crusaders FC from Northern Ireland to open the EL qualifier! The success owed the Wolves to the champion from Manchester, who also won the FA Cup last season, making the seventh place in the Premier League, as in the previous year in the case of Burnley, sufficient for participation in the qualification. Of course, the starting point for the pairing is very clear: on the one hand, the million-dollar club from the Premier League and, on the other hand, the Northern Irishmen, who have never reached a group phase in the Europa League.
Wolverhampton vs Crusaders Today’s Betting Prediction
Although the British are still at the very beginning in terms of pre-season and just returned from China from the Barclays Asia Trophy a few days ago, a C-elf with open shoelaces would probably be sufficient against the Crues to bring a significant success. No wonder then that Wolverhampton against Crusaders, the odds for a tip on the home win are extremely low. Our recommendation for the Wolves in the domestic Molineux Stadium includes a handicap of – 3.5 goals. The Wolverhampton vs Crusader’s prediction is tied to five units as the stakes.
Wolverhampton – Statistics & Current Form
The Wolverhampton Wanderers managed to return to the Premier League a year ago after six division club seasons. The season ended in seventh place, which is why the Europa League qualification may now be tackled. The team of coach Nuno Espirito Santo is still at the beginning of the season preparation and so far has completed only two games in the summer. Both encounters took place last week as part of the Barclays Asia Trophy in China.
“It was a great tournament for us and we played against very good teams.” – Ruben Neves via Twitter to the success at the Barclays Asia Trophy
Here, the kickers from the West Midlands initially won 4-0 against the league rivals Newcastle United and in the subsequent final followed by a victory on penalties against Manchester City. Diogo Jota, who scored twice against the Magpies, has a good early form. Otherwise, in the summer so far the well-known in England money was not invested in larger new acquisitions, but in the commitment of already borrowed players. Among them is the Mexican attacker Raúl Jiménez, who was finally kicked off as king transfer Benfica or the Belgian international Leander Dendoncker of RSC Anderlecht. However, top striker Raul Jimenez is currently on extra vacation because last season’s best scorer Wolves and his homeland have been to the Gold Cup in the past few weeks, which the El Tri was known to have won. With five goals he had as the best scorer of his team and second best of the tournament a decisive share in the success.
Wolverhampton and Crusaders are also considering the odds of a home win with a clean sheet, given the solid defensive that became the fifth-best in the Premier League alongside Everton last year.
Probable team of Wolverhampton:
↳ Patricio – Bennett – Coady – Boly – Jonny – Moutinho – Neves – Dendoncker – Jota – Gibbs White
Wolverhampton’s last matches:
⚽️ 20.07.2019 – Wolverhampton Vs. Manchester City 0-0 (Premier League Asia Trophy)
⚽️ 17.07.2019 – Newcastle Vs. Wolverhampton 0: 4 (Premier League Asia Trophy)
⚽️ 12.05.2019 – Liverpool Vs. Wolverhampton 2: 0 (Premier League)
⚽️ 04.05.2019 – Wolverhampton Vs. Fulham 1: 0 (Premier League)
⚽️ 27.04.2019 – Watford Vs. Wolverhampton 1: 2 (Premier League)
Crusaders – Statistics & Current Form
In the last season of the NIFL Premiership Crusaders FC reached the fourth place, after it had been enough for winning the seventh title in the club’s history the year before. The club from Belfast managed to participate in the qualification for the Europa League but by the title in the Irish Cup. The competition was won for the fourth time, with the hitherto last success ten years ago.
So far, the team from the Northern Irish capital has never mastered the qualification for the group stage of Champions or Europa League. As a rule, the red-blacks say goodbye in either the first or second qualifying round. Even the duels with British teams on the European stage so far represented a single fiasco: So ended a duel with Liverpool FC 1976 with an added score of 0: 7. Eight years ago, Crusaders also met Fulham FC in the first qualifying round of the Europa League, again with a solid 1-7 draw as a result of the two games.
However, at least the Faroese representative B36 Tórshavn has been defeated in the first round of the current qualification. Against the eleventh titleholder of the country, the Crues scored a 2-0 home win and then a 3-2 win in the Faroese capital. The latter triumph was the first away win at European level in five years. Instead, in the meantime, six bankruptcies and a draw were booked. The associated goal ratio of 3:29 shows in addition the harmlessness of the Northern Irishmen in the foreign on very clearly. Coach Stephen Baxter will focus on striker Paul Heatles on offense. He was the best scorer in the domestic league last season with 14 goals. In the recent 3-2 win against Tórshavn, Heatles again scored two goals.
Probable team of Crusaders:
↳ O’Neill – Burns – Hegarty – Beverland – Ruddy – Lowry – Caddell – Forsythe – Clarke – Owens – Heatley
Last games by Crusaders:
⚽️ 18.07.2019 – Torshavn vs. Crusaders 2: 3 (Europa League)
⚽️ 11.07.2019 – Crusaders Vs. Torshavn 2: 0 (Europa League)
⚽️ 04.07.2019 – Crusaders Vs. Ballyclare Comrades 0: 0 (friendly)
⚽️ 29.06.2019 – Crusaders Vs. Ards 4: 1 (friendly)
Wolverhampton vs Crusaders Direct Comparison
The match represents a premiere. At the first Wolverhampton and Crusaders clash, the odds are one-way, and of course they are in favor of the founding member of the English Football League.
Wolverhampton vs Crusaders Our Best Betting Prediction Explained
A look at the Wolverhampton against Crusaders odds makes it clear that there may be only one winner in the form of the hosts in this match. The current transfer policy at Wolverhampton also speaks in favor of a clear case. Instead of spectacular newcomers, as observed in many places in the Premier League, the previous squad was largely held together. The money was of course still available to the Wolves instead of hitherto only borrowed players like Dendoncker from Belgium or the Mexican striker Jimenez, who were equipped in the summer with official working papers.
Key Facts – Wolverhampton vs Crusaders tips
⭐️ Wolverhampton enters the qualifier with the match
⭐️ The Northern Irish have eliminated the Faroe Islands B36 Tórshavn in the previous round
⭐️ Crusaders has never qualified for the group stage in the Europa League
There, the previous year’s favorite of the Premier League was already in good shape. This was to be seen in a clear victory over the league rivals from Newcastle as well as a goalless draw and then won penalties against the Citizens. At Wolverhampton against Crusaders, the odds of betting on a clear home win with at least four goals difference are the biggest value.