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Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk Betting Tips - Shakhtar seeking a draw in Wolfsburg

Shakhtar Donetsk are undefeated in 21 of their last 23 matches
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Wolfsburg host Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA Europa League (Getty Images)

Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Wolfsburg host Shakhtar Donetsk at the Volkswagen Arena in the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 first leg. Shakhtar are a dangerous team and will be happy with a draw before the second leg in Ukraine.

Wolfsburg Form


Wolfsburg are undefeated in their last eight matches in all competitions and breezed past Malmo in the Europa League Round of 32. A 2-1 home win was followed by a 3-0 win in Sweden with Josip Brekalo, Yannick Gerhardt and Joao Victor on target.

The Wolves returned to Bundesliga duty by coming back from 2-0 down at Union Berlin to draw 2-2. Yannick Gerhardt and Wout Weghorst scored before a tough 0-0 home draw against Leipzig.

Wolfsburg News


Right back William and midfielders Ignacio Camacho and Josuha Guilavogui are injured but Guilavogui is close to a return. Jerome Roussillon came off the bench against Leipzig but might have to wait for a start with Paulo Otávio doing a great job at left back.

Kevin Mbabu is also in contention to return but faces competition from Renato Steffen who has been on fire at right-back. Oliver Glasner has seen his team improve since switching from a back three to a back four.

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Wolfsburg head coach Oliver Glasner has seen his side go unbeaten in their last 8 matches (Getty Images)

Shakhtar Donetsk Form


Shakhtar Donetsk are undefeated in 21 of their last 23 matches in all competitions. The Ukraine club drew 3-3 at Benfica to advance 5-4 on aggregate in the Europa League.

Luís Castro’s side are miles ahead in the Ukraine Premier League where they lost 1-0 at Vorskla before an easy 4-1 home win against Dnipro-1. Sergey Krivtsov, Moraes, Taison and Yevhen Konoplyanka were all on target in the opening 23 minutes.

Shakhtar Donetsk then won 4-3 at Kolos Kovalivka with Taison, Moraes (2) and Tete on target.

Shakhtar Donetsk News


Central midfielder Taras Stepanenko is injured which sees Maycon, Alan Patrick and Marcos Antônio in contention to start in the middle of the pitch. Attackers Manor Solomon and Viktor Kovalenko are also out but Luís Castro has a wealth of options up front and out wide.

Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk Head to Head


This will be the first match between Wolfsburg and Shakhtar Donetsk.

Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk Betting Odds


Wolfsburg are listed at 2.15 with Unibet and Shakhtar Donetsk are priced at 3.50. Backing Wolfsburg will be a popular pick but I am predicting a draw at 3.50.

These clubs are not used to losing in Europe. Wolfsburg undefeated in eight of their last nine Europa League matches and Shakhtar Donetsk undefeated in 12 of their last 14 matches in the Europa League.

Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk Match Up


Wolfsburg have a balanced side and Oliver Glasner has been rewarded after bringing in Paulo Otávio and Renato Steffen into the full back positions. Wolfsburg have a strong midfield and a top striker in Wout Weghorst.

Shakhtar Donetsk continue to build their squad with talented Brazilians. Seven started at Benfica were Brazilian and it should be a similar story in Wolfsburg with wingers Marlos and Taison supporting striker Junior Moraes.

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Shakhtar Donetsk are a dangerous club that should be respected in the UEFA Europa League (Getty Images)

Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk Stats


  • Wolfsburg are undefeated in their last 8 matches in all competitions.
  • Wolfsburg are undefeated in 8 of their last 9 matches (UEFA Europa League).
  • Shakhtar Donetsk are undefeated in 21 of their last 23 matches in all competitions.
  • Shakhtar Donetsk are undefeated in 12 of their last 14 matches (UEFA Europa League).

Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk FAQ

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Where is Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk being played?

Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk is being played at the Volkswagen Arena in Wolfsburg, Germany.

When is Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk being played?

Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk is being played at 20:00 GMT on Thursday 12 March 2020.

Verdict

Wolfsburg and Shakhtar Donetsk are in fine form which could lead to a cagy encounter. It’s tempting to back Wolfsburg at 2.15 but I think Shakhtar will be content with a draw and good enough to achieve it.

Best Bet: Draw Full Time Result Market @3.50 at William Hill - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score Market @6.50 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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Wolfsburg fell to a 2-1 defeat against Shakhtar Donetsk.
12 Mar 2020

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