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Wolves v Olympiacos Match Preview [LIVE]

Date: Thursday 6th August
Venue: Molineux
Kick off: 20.00

Live @ https://www.ja606.co.uk/articles/viewLiveArticle/424093
One match ban enabled

On March 12th Wolves faced Olympiacos at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Athens. At the final whistle the game finished all square at 1-1 despite the fact that Olympiacos played two thirds of the game with 10 men.
The game was the first one that the sides had played behind closed doors due to the Covid-19 virus. Since then Wolves have played 9 games without fans and although they have stated on several occasions how hey miss the fans, they have won 5 and drawn 1 of those games.

Having missed out on both Champions League and Europa League qualification by means of league position and then failing to qualify for Europa League by dint of Chelsea winning the FA Cup this game is one more step towards a final that would give Wolves European football for the second consecutive season and Champions League football for the first time in their history.

Olympiacos are top of the Greek Super League having won 3 and drawn 1 of their last 5 games. The game they lost (after the league title was won) was the only game they lost all season. With a massive goals for tally of 74 and a paltry goals against figure of 16, this is not a team to be taken lightly. However now that the Wolves players are less concerned with contracting Corona virus when travelling to a club whose chairman had been tested positive for the disease they will undoubtedly be more focussed on the football.

Olympiacos’ Portuguese keeper Jose Sa has kept 28 clean sheets this season a feat not equalled by any other goalkeeper in the world.
Striker Youssef El-Arabi who is a team-mate of Romain Saiss in the Moroccan national side has scored 27 goals in all competitions, one more than Raul Jimenez.

The game will be shown Live on BT Sport 1

Gem’s prediction 2-1

posted 19 hours, 31 minutes ago

Not so sure the inevitability of a Euro Super League is as strong these days, the national leagues have developed their brands well in most countries. It would take a broadcaster with a massive wad of cash to come in and make it happen. Ive a feeling if it does happen it may be independent of UEFA's jurisdiction, more likely an internet giant setting it up in exchange for streaming rights.

posted 19 hours, 28 minutes ago

I could be wrong cinci, but I think the only League Cup winners that go into the Europa league are from England and France.

posted 19 hours, 23 minutes ago

comment by ☠ Tube of Lies ☕ (U16473)
posted 23 minutes ago
comment by Oldgoldilox - 1 Carl Ikeme (U17303)
posted 22 hours, 8 minutes ago
Bute - Congratulations I hereby commission you to carry out the above described work, my inspiration, your artistry, we're quits yeah?
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I’m semi-retired. 😎😂🐺🧡🖤
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Ok, fair enough, clearly not inspired by my vision. Wonder what Rolf Harris is up to these days, he's been very quiet on the work front recently, I hear he's living not far from me of late as well....

posted 15 hours, 35 minutes ago

No chance of a euro super league, domestic football is the bread and butter of the game and always will be. Very small minority of clubs and fans that would support such a idea. The Champions League is the icing on the cake but it wouldn’t be if there wasn’t a cake

posted 13 hours, 32 minutes ago

Certainly would never say 'no chance' when it comes to the big clubs, they will do whatever makes them the most money and feck the fans.

posted 11 hours, 56 minutes ago

Talk is of Ryan Bennett returning to Norwich

posted 10 hours, 46 minutes ago

Just starting to get the front line of the storm now Wolfie, you didn't get much in the end did you, it is just gonna be dumping a load of rain here with winds and a tornado or two.

posted 3 hours, 52 minutes ago

comment by Spangles (U17289)
posted 8 hours, 1 minute ago
Talk is of Ryan Bennett returning to Norwich
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Bloke on sky sports last night said Norwich were looking to sign someone called Ryan Benét (Bennay).

comment by Fat Uli (U8869)

posted 50 minutes ago

any vicious coughing and you're off

https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/12041434/coronavirus-fa-issues-new-rules-including-red-cards-for-deliberate-coughing-amid-pandemic

if combined with a fingernail offside you get a 3 month ban

posted 46 minutes ago

The coughing rule makes sense. Deliberately coughing at someone is pretty disgusting at the best of times, let a lone in the current climate. You can be sent off if you deliberately spit at someone, so why should deliberately coughing at someone be any different, given the risks are the same?

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