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​Wolves travel to Slovakia to face Slovan Bratislava in the Europa League on Thursday, in what could be a difficult fixture for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side. 

The Wanderers are enjoying a excellent run of kind, unbeaten in their final six games in all competitions, lately rescuing a point at house against Southampton.

Slovan Bratislava sit prime of the Slovak Super Liga and also lead Group K in the Europa League, so travelling to the Slovakian capital will be a hard ask for the Midlands side.

Raul Jimenez

Wolves began poorly in the league but have considering the fact that picked up their kind, leaving them 13th, 3 points behind sixth. They will hope their win at Besiktas final time out in this competition will help kick-commence their European campaign as well, as they at the moment sit third in the group.

A win for the Slovakian side would place them four points above the Black Nation side, but a Wolves victory would send them above Bratislava, so it really is all to play for in Eastern Europe.

Here’s 90min’s preview of the game.


Exactly where to Watch

When Is Kick Off?Thursday 24 October
What Time Is Kick Off?17:55 (BST)
Exactly where Is it Played?New Slovakia National Stadium
Television Channel/Reside Stream?BT Sport ESPN
Referee?Yevhenii Aranovskiy 

Group News

David Strelec is out for the hosts with a fractured leg, but other than that the Slovaks have a clean bill of well being.

Diogo Jota

As for Wolves, Jota made his return from injury against ​Southampton, and should really be handed a recall in attack.

Ruben Neves and Romain Saiss are doubts with ankle and hamstring injuries respectively, Matt Doherty should really come back into the group at proper wing-back, though Jesus Vallejo is in line to play on the proper-hand side of a back 3 if Ryan Bennett does not shake off an injury which led to his early substitution in the Southampton daw.


Predicted Lineups

Slovan BratislavaGrief Medvedev, Bajric, Abena, Vernon, Sukhotsky Holman, Rabiu, Kamps Sporar, Rharsalla.
WolvesPatricio Vallejo, Coady, Boly Doherty, Dendoncker, Moutinho, Jonny Traore, Jimenez, Jota.

Head to Head Record

Wolves and Slovan Bratislava have by no means played against every other, but the hosts have a decent record against English opposition when playing at home (W2 D1 L2), even though their final win was against ​Derby in 1973.


Current Type

FBL-EUR-C3-BRAGA-BRATISLAVA

Each sides are in quite excellent kind, with the hosts unbeaten in their final nine and the guests unbeaten in six.

Wolves have not hit the heights of final season so far, but are beginning to gradually show indicators that they are returning to prior kind. With each teams on excellent runs, this match could go either way.

Here’s how the two teams have fared in their final 5:.

Slovan BratislavaWolves
Slovan Bratislava two-1 Sokol Dolná Zdana (19/10)Wolves 1-1 Southampton (19/10)
Oravská Poruba -7 Slovan Bratislava (12/10)Manchester City -two Wolves (six/10)
Liptovska Stiavnica -four Slovan Bratislava (9/10)Besiktas -1 Wolves (three/10)
Ružomberok 1-1 Slovan Bratislava (six/10)Wolves two- Watford (28/9)
Braga two-two Slovan Bratislava (three/10)Wolves 1-1 Reading (four-three on Pens) (25/9)


Prediction

Adama Traore

Topping of the group, Slovan Bratislava will not be a pushover, and will present Wolves a stern test.

On the other hand, Wolves are hitting a purple patch in kind, and if they can beat ​Manchester City away from house, they can beat Slovan Bratislava away from house.

Wolves should really win, but it’ll be tight​.

Prediction: Slovan Bratislava -1 Wolves

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