6th of August, Rolling Accumulator Challenge – Bet 7
This is the 7th bet of my 50/1 Rolling Accumulator Challenge, it kicks off at 8pm tonight. You can load Bet 7 directly into your slip by simply clicking the button above. Enter your stake in the ‘stakes & returns’ box and then click ‘Place Bet’.
You can read my research behind the pick below:
Wolves vs Olympiacos
It’s exciting times as we’re now onto the penultimate bet of my rolling accumulator challenge. For Bet 7 I’ll be turning my full attention to Wolves and backing them to beat Olympiacos tonight. The aggregate scoreline is 1-1, so Nuno’s players will be fully aware that if they can just win the match, they’ll be taking part in the quarter-finals of the Europa League.
Wolves’ run in this competition has been very impressive so far, it began over a year ago as their attempts to qualify started with a two-legged affair against Northern Irish side Crusaders in July 2019. And then in the actual tournament, they have picked up wins over some good sides including Torino, Besiktas and Espanyol.
Molineux has been the strength for Wolves this season, not just in Europe but domestically too. Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal were the only Premier League sides to pick up a win there this season. It’s Wolves’ defensive prowess that has stood them in good stead, they finished the season having kept 6 clean sheets from their last 7 at home in the league.
Home form is also what has provided Wolves a base to get this far into the competition in Europe and I believe it will take them even further, which it will if they beat Olympiacos tonight. Wolves have had 7 Europa League matches at Molineux so far this campaign, they have won 6 of them and kept clean sheets in 5. They have won their last 3 on the spin at home in Europe without conceding a goal.
Diogo Jota could have a big impact for us tonight if he is given the nod. He has 9 goals in Europe so far this season with him scoring 6 in 6 in the latter stages of the Europa League. He’s actually the joint top-scorer in the competition. Raul Jimenez is also worthy of a shout, he has scored 26 goals in all competitions, including 4 in his last 9 since the football returned.
Some big news that came to light this week is that Olympiacos’ first-choice goalkeeper Jose Sa picked up an injury in training which means he won’t feature here. He’s going to be replaced by an inexperienced man in Bobby Allain so Wolves should aim to test him throughout the evening. Olympiacos will also be without centre back Ruben Semedo who was sent of during the first leg.
So, all-in-all I’m confident in backing Wolves to pick up the win tonight to take them into the quarter-finals. Wolves finished 7th in the Premier League and that means they won’t feature in Europe next season unless they actually win the Europa League. With that in mind, I think it provides an incentive for these players to perform on a big stage if they’re potentially looking for moves away (Jimenez linked with Man United and Juventus), they won’t get this chance next season most likely.
Please Gamble Responsibly
Please always make sure you gamble responsibly. We are now into big staking territory with my rolling accumulator, if you are uncomfortable at this stage then please think about banking some winnings. It’s all about enjoyment. Don’t expect every bet to win, make sure you only ever stake what you can afford to lose and keep it fun. 18+.