Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 12 March 2020
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK
Venue: Volkswagen Arena.
Good results on European and domestic scene have drastically lowered the odds-on bet Wolfsburg to win Europa League outright. They have made it to the round of 16, having a home appearance this Thursday in the attempt to gain some advantage against Shakhtar Donetsk before the second leg played in Ukraine.
Visitors have been conceding a lot of goals recently, even against lower quality teams, so it is understandable to see high 3.50 odds on away victory.
Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk Head-to-head
This is going to be the first head to head match between Wolfsburg and Shakhtar Donetsk in history.
Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk Prediction
Coach Luis Castro has zero worries when it comes to Ukrainian Premier League. Shakhtar Donetsk have massive 14 points advantage over Dinamo Kiev, so it is fair to say they have already defended the title.
Some of the most recent performances and results were questionable, like 1-0 loss to Vorskla or 4-3 narrow win against Kolos.
In the previous round of this competition Shakhtar were playing quite open against Benfica, which resulted in two high-scoring affairs. The first leg match at home was won 2-1, followed by 3-3 draw in Portugal. The MVP of those clashes was Alan Patrick with two goals and one assist.
As for their opposition, team Wolfsburg are doing just fine on all fronts. They are sitting in 7th place in German Bundesliga, being undefeated in the last eight duels across all competitions. There were no troubles in eliminating Malmo FF in the previous round. The result was 5-1 on aggregate.
We are once again expecting to see Shakhtar in 4-2-3-1 formation, which usually means an open duel and a lot of goals. Over 2.5 FT at 2.00 is going to be the primary recommendation.
Shakhtar have conceded eight goals in the last four outings so Over 1.5 team goals for Wolfsburg also feels like value.
Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 2.00
Wolfsburg Over 1.5 team goals @ 2.05.