Wolves’ Europa League adventure continues when they travel to Olympiacos in the round-of-16 on Thursday.
Despite a 3-2 second-leg defeat, Nuno Espirito Santo’s men made light work of Espanyol in the previous round having thrashed the La Liga strugglers 4-0 at Molineux in the first leg.
That second-leg defeat is Wolves’ only loss in their last seven games but they’ll have to be at their best to beat an Olympiacos side unbeaten in the Greek Super League and buoyed by their shock progression past Arsenal in the previous round.
Can Wolves continue their march to Gdansk or will Olympiacos claim another Premier League scalp? Read on for our preview, predictions, confirmed line-ups and live stream information.
When is Olympiacos vs Wolves and where can I watch live?
Competition: Uefa Europa League
Venue: Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium
Date: Thursday, 12 March 2020
Kick-off: 8:00 PM (UK time)
TV coverage (UK): BT Sport 2 HD
Live stream & online options: UK audiences with a BT Sport subscription can stream Olympiacos vs Wolves live via the BT Sport app.
04 March 2020: PAOK 3-2 Olympiacos (Greek Cup)
01 March 2020: Olympiacos 2-0 Panetolikos (Greek Super League)
27 February 2020: Arsenal 1-2 Olympiacos (Europa League)
23 February 2020: PAOK 0-1 Olympiacos (Greek Super League)
20 February 2020: Olympiacos 0-1 Arsenal (Europa League)
07 March 2020: Wolves 0-0 Brighton (Premier League)
01 March 2020: Spurs 2-3 Wolves (Premier League)
27 February 2020: Espanyol 3-2 Wolves (Europa League)
23 February 2020: Wolves 3-0 Norwich (Premier League)
20 February 2020: Wolves 4-0 Espanyol (Europa League)
Ones to watch
Olympiacos: Youssef El-Arabi
Olympiacos raised a few eyebrows with their win over Arsenal in the previous round and remain unbeaten atop the Greek Super League.
Moroccan forward Youssef El-Arabi has been key to their success so far this season, scoring 21 goals in league and European play alone.
The 33-year-old is Olympiacos’ main attacking threat and best hope of progressing past Wolves.
Key stat: El-Arabi has scored four goals in the Champions League and Europa League combined this season — more than any other Olympiacos player.
Wolves: Diogo Jota
After a quiet new-year period, Diogo Jota has well and truly sparked back into life in recent weeks, kick-started by a fantastic hat-trick against Espanyol in the previous round.
The Portuguese forward’s dribbling skills and eye for a pass help him combine brilliantly with the likes of Raul Jimenez and Adama Traore, while Jota is more than adept at finishing chances himself.
An in-form Diogo Jota might just be too much to handle for Olympiacos.
Key stat: Jota has been directly involved in seven goals across his last four Wolves appearances, scoring six and assisting one.
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As Arsenal found out to their peril, Olympiacos can never be underestimated but they will not have the support of their home fans for this match, as it will be played behind closed doors due to coronavirus fears.
Wolves are enjoying a strong run of form and that should give them the confidence to secure a draw at the very least, setting them up nicely for the return leg at Molineux.