Thursday August 22 2019
Probable line-ups: Torino-Wolves

Torino are expected to go with Simone Zaza and Andrea Belotti in a two-pronged attack against Wolverhampton Wanderers this evening.

A full house is set to dawn on the Olimpico Grande Torino this evening as the Granata prepare to witness their first serious European match since the last-16 clash with Zenit St Petersburg in 2015. 

However, Walter Mazzarri is likely to ring the changes in midfield, with Alex Berenguer and Daniele Baselli set to come in for Tomas Rincon and Sasa Lukic.

Rincon and Lukic were considered by some not to have been at their best during Toro’s 1-1 draw with Belarussian minnows Shakhtyar Soligorsk last week, although they have not long returned from international commitments.

Up top, Zaza and Belotti will look to add to their seven goals and four assists from their four opening Europa League fixtures.

Wolves, meanwhile, have scored four goals in three of their four Europa qualifiers thus far and held Manchester United to a credible 1-1 draw on Monday.

Their only doubt is on the right wing, where Adama Traore and Matt Doherty are fighting it out for a starting place.

Both sides finished seventh in their respective domestic Leagues last season and play with 3-5-2 formations.

The winner of this two-legged Europa League playoff will go straight into the draw for the 2019-20 group stage.

Torino (probable): Sirigu; Izzo, Nkoulou, Bremer; De Silvestri, Baselli, Meite, Ansaldi; Berenguer; Zaza, Belotti

Wolverhampton Wanderers (probable): Rui Patricio; Bennett, Coady, Boly; Jonny, Dendoncker, Neves, Moutinho, Doherty/Traore; Jimenez, Diogo Jota

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