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Vedran Ostojic 11 Mar 2020
  • Shakhtar Donetsk are rated betting favourites to make their way past the German rivals

  • Can they justify such a role at Volkswagen Arena already?

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Europa League
Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk
20:00 – 12 Mar 2020
Odds correct at the time of writing
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Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk Score Prediction

Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk Match Info

Match date: 12th March 2020

Kick-Off: 8:00 pm

Stadium: Volkswagen Arena, Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk Head to Head Record

The sides meet for the first time ever in the search for a ticket to Europa League Quarter-finals.

Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk Stats

  • Wolfsburg held off Union Berlin (2-2) and RB Leipzig (0-0) to extend an eight-match unbeaten streak
  • Wolves saw just one loss in nine home outings since early December
  • Shakhtar Donetsk beat Dnipro-1 (4-1) and Kolos Kovalivka (3-4) in their last two outings

Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk Match Preview

Wolfsburg host Shakhtar Donetsk for their Europa League clash just days after holding RB Leipzig to a goalless draw at this ground, hoping to build on such a performance and an eight-match unbeaten streak across competitions in search of an advantage ahead of the trip to Ukraine.

Wolves bagged two important wins at this ground beforehand, bating Malmo (2-1) in 16th Finals and Mainz (4-0) in Bundesliga. They have been scoring goals on the regular too and Oliver Glasner will now want a more confident display in the final third, after the line led by Wout Weghorst netted 14 goals in five outings since mid-February.

Shakhtar Donetsk have, on the other hand, bagged exciting wins over Dnipro-1 (4-1) and Kolos Kovalivka (3-4) last week, where conceding four goals hardly came as a worry as Luís Castro’s men scored eight. However, they’ll be in for more of a challenge at Volkswagen Arena and this might take a different approach.

Miners have seen a thriller 3-3 draw at Benfica and a narrow loss at Vorskla (1-0) on two trips beforehand and this could be more worrying. They haven’t been as consistent as they would have wanted and we feel this could prove costly as they look to justify the role of betting favourites to qualify to the Quarter-finals.

We will thus back Wolfsburg to secure an advantage ahead of the second leg and we’ll go for them to bag a narrow Home win priced at 5/4 with bet365, which does look like great value seeing their performances at this ground lately.

With high stakes involved, we feel slim margins could make all the difference and we expect a tough defensive approach on both ends. With that in mind, we’re also going for few goals and backing Under 2.5 Goals FT, which comes at 5/6 with BetVictor.

Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk Betting Tips

Wolfsburg to win @ 5/4 with bet365

Under 2.5 Goals FT @ 5/6 with BetVictor

 

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    Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk Match Info Match date: 12th March 2020 Kick-Off: 8:00 pm Stadium: Volkswagen Arena, Wolfsburg Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk Head to Head Record The sides meet for the first time ever in the search for a ticket to Europa League Quarter-finals. Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk Stats Wolfsburg held off Union Berlin (2-2)…