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Shakhtar Donetsk vs Wolfsburg Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Shakhtar tough to beat in Ukraine

  • Shakhtar Donetsk have a 2-1 advantage from the 1st leg in Wolfsburg
  • Shakhtar Donetsk recently lifted their 4th consecutive Ukraine Premier League title
  • Shakhtar Donetsk are undefeated in 19 of their last 21 Europa League home matches
  • Wolfsburg have lost by 3+ goals in 2 of their last 3 Bundesliga matches
  • Wolfsburg have not played a competitive match since 27 June
Shakhtar Donetsk Wolfsburg
Shakhtar Donetsk beat Wolfsburg 2-1 in the Europa League round of 16 first leg (Getty Images)

Shakhtar Donetsk host Wolfsburg in the UEFA Europa League round of 16 second leg on Wednesday. The Ukraine champions won 2-1 in Germany, have a fitness advantage and are expected to go on with the job at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium.

Shakhtar Donetsk Form


Shakhtar Donetsk had a strong finish to the season, winning their fourth straight Ukraine Premier League title. Luís Castro’s side finished 23 points above Dynamo Kiev after losing twice all season.

Shakhtar went undefeated in their last nine league matches, winning seven. They kept their fitness levels up with two friendly wins, 4-1 against Polessya and 2-0 against Veres Rivne.

Shakhtar Donetsk Team News


Shakhtar Donetsk are missing defensive midfielder Maksym Malyshev and left-back Ismaily.

Wolfsburg Form


Wolfsburg finished seventh in the Bundesliga, surrendering sixth spot after losing two of their last three matches. Oliver Glasner’s side lost 3-0 at Borussia Monchengladbach before a 3-0 win at Schalke.

Their final match was a 4-0 home defeat to Bayern Munich. Josuha Guilavogui was sent off in the 71st minute with the Wolves 2-0 down, ending their hopes of a fight back.

Wolfsburg Team News


Right back is a big issue for Wolfsburg with William and Kevin Mbabu both out. Left-back Paulo Otávio is injured alongside holding midfielder Ignacio Camacho.

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Wolfsburg Head to Head


These clubs have played once in the 1st leg in March. Shakhtar Donetsk won 2-1 in Wolfsburg, Junior Moraes and Marcos Antonio scoring either side of John Brooks’ equaliser.

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Wolfsburg Odds


Shakhtar Donetsk are 2.40 favourites at Unibet with Wolfsburg available at 2.90. A draw is listed at 3.60 at betfair.

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Wolfsburg Match Up


Shakhtar Donetsk played their last competitive match on 19 July. Wolfsburg played their final Bundesliga match on 27 June.

The Ukraine champions have the advantage in that respect. It could be a big factor in the second half as players begin to tire.

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Wolfsburg Stats


  • Shakhtar Donetsk have won 5 of their last 7 home matches (Europa League).
  • Shakhtar Donetsk have seen over 2.5 goals in 14 of their last 16 home matches (Europa League).
  • Shakhtar Donetsk have won by 2+ goals in 6 of their last 10 home matches (Europa League).
  • Shakhtar Donetsk are undefeated in 19 of their last 21 home matches (Europa League).
  • Shakhtar Donetsk are undefeated in their last 9 matches (Ukraine Premier League).
  • Wolfsburg have lost by 3+ goals in 2 of their last 3 matches (Bundesliga).
  • Wolfsburg have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 3 matches (Europa League).

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Wolfsburg FAQ

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Where is Shakhtar Donetsk vs Wolfsburg being played?

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Wolfsburg is being played at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine.

When is Shakhtar Donetsk vs Wolfsburg being played?

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Wolfsburg is being played at 17:55 BST on Wednesday 5 August 2020.

What competition are Shakhtar Donetsk vs Wolfsburg playing in?

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Wolfsburg are playing in the UEFA Europa League.

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Verdict

Shakhtar Donetsk won in Wolfsburg and have a great home record. Wolfsburg not playing a competitive match in more than five weeks is far from ideal before a tough trip to Ukraine.

Best Bet: Shakhtar Donetsk Win Full Time Result @140 at Unibet - 3 Units
Value Bet: Shakhtar & Over 2.5 Win & Total Goals @240 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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