⚽️ Game: Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk
⚽️ Competition: Europa League
🗓 Date: 12.03.2020
🏟 Location: Volkswagen Arena
💡 Betting Tips: Both teams to score/ YES
📈 Odds: 1.85
💳 Stake: 5/10 units
Wolfsburg welcomes the reigning and probably also coming Ukrainian champion in the form of Shakhtar Donetsk in the round of 16 of the Europa League. Like so many games this week, this will be played without a viewer due to the increasing spread of the new corona virus.
Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk Free Betting Tips
The wolves took part in a European competition for the first time after four years of interruption and have so far hardly shown themselves. Only one bankruptcy was recorded in the group phase. Lower Saxony are currently very stable in the Bundesliga. Most recently, RB Leipzig had a goalless draw against its own backdrop.
With Donetsk, however, a similarly heavy opponent is now arriving. The Ukrainians come from the Champions League and bowled Benfica, a well-known opponent from the competition in the previous round. The Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk tip includes a double goal celebration.
The guests have a very dangerous offensive, but at the same time are significantly less successful in preventing hits. The four goals against from the previous rounds have shown this deficiency once again. Already in the group phase of the premier class none of the six group games ended with a clean sheet.
Our side area of the Europa League betting base combines further analyzes of the games of the current match day in a clear form.
Wolfsburg – Statistics & current form
The wolves are in a strong phase. After the start to 2020 was largely bad with bankruptcies against Effzeh and the old lady from Berlin, the team of coach Oliver Glasner has caught up again. For eight competitive games in the Bundesliga and Europa League has not been lost.
Wolfsburg has been dominant in the Europa League so far
Instead, the record for this period shows five wins and three draws as last Saturday against the second-placed table from Leipzig. In the Europa League in particular, the green and whites presented themselves very strongly. Two wins were won against Malmo in the previous round.
On top of that, the group phase was mastered with ease. Only one defeat against the buffalo from Ghent, second in the table in the Belgian Jupiler League, had to be booked. Admittedly, the task in the group was otherwise rather easy with Saint-Etienne from France and Olexandrija from Ukraine.
Wolves always hit
The 2009 champion can mainly rely on his offensive in the Europa League this season. This networked in each of the eight games! On the other hand, the Brazilian William and the central midfield of the Frenchman Joshua Guilavogui cannot play in defense.
However, the two failures in the past few weeks have had no negative impact on the results. This can be seen from a record of three wins and two draws in the period in which the players were no longer available at the cup winner of the year 2015.
Probable lineup of Wolfsburg:
↪ Casteel – Otavio – Brooks – Knoche – Steffen – Gerhardt – Arnold – Mehmedi – Schlager – Brekalo – Weghorst
Last games from Wolfsburg:
⚽️ 03/07 2020 Vfl Wolfsburg 0 – 0 RB Leipzig
⚽️ 03/01 2020 Union Berlin 2 – 2 Vfl Wolfsburg
Europa League Final Stage
⚽️ 02/27 2020 Malmo FF 0 – 3 Vfl Wolfsburg
⚽️ 02/23 2020 Vfl Wolfsburg 4 – 0 Mainz 05
Europa League Final Stage
⚽️ 02/20 2020 Vfl Wolfsburg 2 – 1 Malmo FF
Shakhtar Donetsk – Statistics & current form
The Ukrainian champion knocked out a heavyweight of European football with Benfica in the last round. After a 2-1 win against their own backdrop, a wild 3: 3 was enough for the triumph in the second leg. The orange-blacks had previously failed in the Champions League in the group phase.
In the last decisive group game against Atalanta Bergamo, a 0: 3 swatter was conceded in front of their own backdrop in the alternative quarters in Kharkiv, which was permanent because of the still smoldering Ukraine conflict.
Donetsk is unbeaten abroad
However, the team of Portuguese coach Luis Castro, who took over the job from his compatriot Paulo Fonseca last June, performed very consistently on the other side. The Donetsk lost none of the three away games and even drew a Premier League title holder in the form of Manchester City.
At least one goal was scored in all matches. A pattern that has continued in the aforementioned tie against Benfica in the Europa League. Junior Moraes is once again playing particularly well with the country’s twelve-time champion this season.
The 32-year-old veteran came from arch-rival Dynamo Kiev two years ago and immediately turned out to be the hoped-for reinforcement for the offensive. The attacker took the crown in the Premier League scorer scoring and in the current season Moraes is again at the top of the ranking of the strongest goal getters.
Best master of the Premjer-Liha on board
With the Brazilian Taison, the winner of the 2009 UEFA Cup also has another very dangerous offensive player in his ranks. The latter player is above all a gifted preparer of hits. Last season, no other player in the Ukrainian Oberhaus put on goals for his teammates.
In addition, he already takes the top spot again. In view of this, the odds for double chance in favor of “Hirnyky” are also available at Wolfsburg against Shakhtar Donetsk.
Probable lineup of Shakhtar Donetsk:
↪ Pyatov – Dodo – Kryvtsov – Matvilenko – Ismaily – Stepanenko – Antonio – Marlos – Alan Patrick – Taison – Moraes
Last games of Shakhtar Donetsk:
⚽️ 03/08 2020 FC Kolos Kovalivka 3 – 4 Shakhtar Donetsk
⚽️ 03/04 2020 Shakhtar Donetsk 4 – 1 SC Dnipro-1
⚽️ 03/01 2020 Worskla Poltava 1 – 0 Shakhtar Donetsk
Europa League Final Stage
⚽️ 02/27 2020 Benfica 3 – 3 Shakhtar Donetsk
⚽️02/23 2020 Shakhtar Donetsk 1 – 0 Desna
Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk Direct comparison
The two teams have not yet faced each other. The wolves otherwise have a record of two wins against teams from Ukraine. Both triumphs took place in the current competition against FK Oleksandrija.
Donetsk has a number of comparisons with German teams
For their part, the guests often crossed the blades with teams from the Bundesliga or former GDR upper league. There have been no fewer than 20 encounters of this type, with the very first match taking place on a European stage against a German representative. This is the Berlin FC Dynamo, the ten-time champion of the GDR.
The overall balance is almost balanced for the Ukrainians: six wins are opposed to seven draws and defeats. For the premiere of the upcoming duel, Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk odds slightly favored in favor of the home side.
Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk Free Betting Tips Provided by CoreBet Tipsters
Although the bookmakers slightly favor the home side’s chances of winning, we expect a very open match. The guests clearly demonstrated their quality in the last round by triumphing over Benfica. The exit in the group phase of the Champions League was also only narrow.
In contrast, Wolfsburg is in a good mood. In the Bundesliga, the Glasner-Elf has climbed to seventh place in the past few weeks, which means that another qualification for the Europa League is within reach again. The two victories against Malmo in the previous round made clear the stable form among the kickers from the Bundesliga.
Key facts – Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk tips
💫 Donetsk is unbeaten in the Champions and Europa League away this season
💫 Wolfsburg has scored in all eight games of the competition so far
💫 Guests are leaders in the league at home
💫 Game takes place without a spectator
The Wolfsburg vs. Shakhtar Donetsk tip, however, includes a goal scoring on both sides. The Ukrainians always play very openly with very dangerous players like Moraes and Taison.
In the two games against Benfica no less than nine goals were scored and already in the group games of the premier class they had a very high value with an average of 3.5 goals per game.