This Thursday, Wolfsburg receives Shakhtar during the round of 16 first leg of the Europa League. Both teams want to keep all of their chances of qualifying before the return match.
Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk Free Betting Tips
In order to qualify for these knockout matches, Wolfsburg finished 2nd in Group I of the Europa League, behind La Gantoise but ahead of Saint-Etienne and Oleksandriya. In the 16th finals, the German side reported their supremacy over the Malmö Swedes (2-1 home wins and 0-3 away wins). 7th in the Bundesliga, Joshua Guilavogui’s partners are fighting for a European qualification and they have not lost any of their last 6 league games (3 wins and 3 draws). Last weekend, they preserved, at home, the sharing of points against Leipzig (0-0).
Present in Group C of the Champions League, Shakhtar was beaten by Manchester City and Atalanta to finish in 3rd place ahead of Dinamo Zagreb. In the previous round, the Donetsk-based team had to work to emerge victorious against Benfica (2-1 victory at home and 3-3 draw away). On the national scene, the partners of playmaker Taison prance at the top of the ranking with an impressive record of 19 wins, 2 draws and 1 defeat. Last weekend, they imposed themselves on the lawn of Kolos Kovalivka (3-4).
The staff for Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk
For Wolfsburg, it is important to point out the defections of incumbents William and Guilavogui and long-time absentee Camacho. On the other hand, the Dutch striker Wout Weghorst (11 goals in Bundesliga) is available well as the wingers Brekalo and Mehmedi.
The Shakhtar is only deprived of the injured Israeli defender Solomon. The team is still led by a large Brazilian colony with notably the holders Dodo, Ismaily, Antonio, Marlos, Alan Patrick, Taison and Moraes.
Free Betting Tips Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk
Very good against Benfica in the previous round, the Shakhtar can share his great European experience to avoid defeat at Wolfsburg on Thursday. Draw or win Shakhtar
Betting Tips: Draw or Shakhtar