In one of the 1/8 Europa League confrontations, German Wolfsburg and Ukrainian Shakhtar will fight. The Ukrainian collective are significantly superior to their rivals in experience, therefore bookmakers give them preference in chances to go further, but at the Volkswagen Arena, and this is where the first match will take place, the advantage is on the side of the hosts. Then, who will win in Germany in the game without spectators? – Check our prediction.
At what time will Olympiakos and Wolverhampton play?
The game time is March 12, 2020, 21:00 (GMT+1).
Who are topscorers of the teams?
The topscorer in Wolfsburg forward Josip Brekalo with 3 goals, Alan Patrick in Shakhtar Donetsk with 1 goals in Europa League.
How many wins, draws and losses do the teams have?
Wolfsburg have 5 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss and Shakhtar Donetsk have 1 win and 1 draw in the Europa League.
Predictions and Tips
- MoneyLine Pick: Wolfsburg will win
- Over Under Pick: The Total Will Go Under 2.5
- Computer Predicted Score: 1-0
In the Europa League, Wolfsburg entered the playoffs from second place in the group with Gent, Saint-Etienne and Olexandria.
In the last round, Wolfsburg knocked out Malmo from the tournament, winning them at home 2-1 and away 3-0. In general, the Wolves quite efficiently stride through the Europa League. They scored in all 8 Eurocup oppositions. And in 5 of them they missed into their goal.
In the table of the championship of Germany, the Wolves are seventh. The team has 36 points after 25 rounds.
On the eve of the match against Shakhtar, Glasner’s wards in the German championship had a tough match against one of the leaders – Leipzig. The match ended in a goalless draw. The last five fights Wolves do not lose, although the football year began with two consecutive defeats. Now a team from the town of the same name takes seventh place in the Bundesliga. It is clear that the Wolves will not wedge in the championship showdown this season, but they will still fight for the Europa League zone.
Wolfsburg not so often get to 1/8 finals of European cups. In this sense, Shakhtar have an advantage. The Donetsk club regularly plays in the Champions League and the Europa League. This season Shakhtar managed to play in the Champions League. Now in the Europa League, where in the 1/16 finals managed to the Benfica. Perhaps, yhis opponent was more difficult.
Wolfsburg defeated Malmö. Shakhtar had a more serious opponent, and in Lisbon they managed to recoup from 1:3. Shakhtar has an advantage not only in experience. Very strong squad. Luis Castro has talented and technical legionnaires; he has his own style; he has a desire to play attack both at home and away.
Shakhtar and the attack words are synonyms for the past 10 years. In their championship in goals scored they have no equal 59 goals in the asset, Shakhtar have after 22 matches. In the last game, the Donetsk team defeated Kolos 4:3. In the Champions League, namely from there the Ukrainian club went down to the Europa League, they did not score only to Manchester City. Missed in all 6 rounds. In the last round, they won Benfica 2:1 at home and played 3:3 away. As you can see almost everywhere, Shakhtar scores and passes into his own net.
Betting Tips Statistic
- Teams play against each other for the first time
- Wolfsburg won 3 of 8 last home matches.
- Shakhtar scored an average of 2.10 goals away.
Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk Prediction
Summing up, it may seem that both teams are completely ready for the effective fight. But we do not wait for this scenario. The main factor is that either Wolfsburg or Shakhtar Donetsk have had really tough fights in their championships, but the German club more needs to get a win at their stadium.
- We predict that Wolfsburg will win.