Shakhtar Donetsk vs Wolfsburg Free Betting Tips
Can Wolfsburg do the miracle in Kyiv?
Game: Shakhtar Donetsk – Wolfsburg
Competition: Europa League 2020
Date: Aug 5, 2020
Insider Tips: Draw-no-bet: 2
Stake: 5/10 units
VfL Wolfsburg officials recently expressed great misunderstanding about the fact that despite a partial travel warning from the Federal Foreign Office for Ukraine, they were forced by UEFA to play the away game in the Europa League in Kyiv against Shakhtar Donetsk. Five months after the first leg in the round of 16 of the competition, the Lower Saxony want to defy all odds and reach the final tournament in North Rhine-Westphalia.
Because coach Oliver Glasner’s team lost the first leg 1-2 at home in March, the green-whites need at least two goals of their own on Wednesday evening and of course one victory to leap the last eight teams. If we look at the odds of the best bookmakers before the Shakhtar Donetsk vs Wolfsburg game, it becomes clear that the Bundesliga team’s progress is not considered particularly likely.
On the one hand, this is because the starting position speaks for the Eastern Europeans. Secondly, the Ukrainians have so far reached the next round in nine out of ten cases where they won the first leg abroad. Nevertheless, the VfL team arrives with the requirement that one month after the last competitive game, they want to try everything to provide a surprise.
Between Shakhtar Donetsk and Wolfsburg, a prediction for the Glasner-Elf is not so far-fetched in our eyes, since the hosts have not been officially in use since mid-July and the evaluation of the current constitution is therefore difficult.
Insider Tips: Both teams to score
Shakhtar Donetsk – Statistics & current form
It was a good two weeks ago that Shakhtar Donetsk had to compete in the Ukrainian league for the last time. At FC Oleksandriya, the orange-blacks had to settle for a 2-2 draw. The former UEFA Cup winner won seven of the remaining eight games after the re-start, making him once again far behind the champions. In the coming season, the “Hirnyky” will again be allowed to hand in its business card in the Champions League.
The Ukrainians will then aim to reach the round of 16 in the most important European club competition. This was denied them in 2019/20 despite seven points and only one bankruptcy. Donetsk finished third in the Europa League, prevailed against Benfica Lisbon in the sixteenth final, and now has the best chance of entering the quarterfinals after a 2-1 first-leg win in Wolfsburg.
Shakhtar only with one win in the last eight European home games
In nine out of ten cases in which Shakhtar won the first leg away in a UEFA competition, the leap to the next round was later made. Against this background, it would not be advisable to bet between Shakhtar Donetsk and Wolfsburg on the Bundesliga team’s progress.
But watch out: The Ukrainians have only won one of their last eight European home games and have been waiting for seven direct duels at home to win against German representatives. All seven matches ended in a draw. There is also a question mark behind the current constitution. To make matters worse, the regular left-back injured will not be available with Ismaily. Otherwise, the Portuguese coach Castro can draw from the full.
The probable lineup of Shakhtar Donetsk:
🔸 Pyatov – Dodô, Kryvtsov, Bondar, Matviyenko – Marcos Antônio, Stepanenko, Alan Patrick – Marlos, Júnior Moraes, Taison
Last games of Shakhtar Donetsk:
Premier League Championship Group
⚽️ 07/19 2020 PFK Olexandrija 2 – 2 Shakhtar Donetsk
⚽️ 07/15 2020 Shakhtar Donetsk 2 – 0 FC Kolos Kovalivka
⚽️ 07/12 2020 Desna 2-4 Shakhtar Donetsk
⚽️ 07/04 2020 Dynamo Kiev 2-3 Shakhtar Donetsk
⚽️ 06/27 2020 Shakhtar Donetsk 0 – 0 FK Sorja Luhansk
Wolfsburg – Statistics & current form
VfL Wolfsburg faces an extremely difficult task. Not only the fact that the Lower Saxony has to catch up a 1: 2 mortgage from the first leg against their home backdrop on Wednesday evening, but also the circumstances before the second leg is causing problems for the green-whites.
Compared to the Ukrainians, who have to play a competitive game again after a good two weeks break, we even see VfL as having an advantage, since the players had a longer recovery phase and are already preparing for the new season. If the Glasner-Elf manages to build the right emotional connection to the competition, the odds of success of the wolves are definitely to be recommended between Shakhtar Donetsk and Wolfsburg.
Wolfsburg unbeaten for nine Europa League away games
One or two statistics also speak for the Bundesliga team. For example, the Autostädter in the Europa League also reached the quarter-finals in both cases, in which they reached the round of 16.
“We will not play wild chamois, as it is called in Austria.” – Oliver Glasner
Also, VfL has been unbeaten for nine Europa League appearances. Two matches are just missing to set the record for Lazio and Fiorentina. In general, the green-whites have only lost on the island in this competition (twice).
A recent game at RB Leipzig, which ended in a respectable 1-1 draw, serves as an indicator of the current form. Even though the Wolfsburg team must score at least two goals on Wednesday, we do not expect the guests to run wild, but instead a balanced performance, which in our eyes is very promising. The failures of Otavio, William, Mehmedi, Steffen, Mbabu, and Camacho do nothing to change that.
The probable lineup of Wolfsburg:
🔸 Casteels – Roussilon, Knoche, Brooks, Gerhardt – Guilavogui, Arnold, Schlager – Ginczek, Weghorst, Brekalo
Last games from Wolfsburg:
⚽️ 07/30 2020 RB Leipzig 1 – 1 Vfl Wolfsburg
⚽️ 06/27 2020 Vfl Wolfsburg 0 – 4 Bayern Munich
⚽️ 06/20 2020 Schalke 04 1 – 4 Vfl Wolfsburg
⚽️ 06/16 2020 Borussia Monchengladbach 3 – 0 Vfl Wolfsburg
⚽️ 06/13 2020 Vfl Wolfsburg 2 – 2 Sc Freiburg
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Wolfsburg Direct comparison
The first leg on March 12 was the first and only meeting of these two clubs. Junior Moraes gave the Ukrainians a 1-0 lead early on. After the interim equalization by John Anthony Brooks, it was Marcos Antonio who marked the 2-1 winning goal for the Orange-Blacks in the 73rd minute. Both teams missed a penalty in the course of the game. In general, the green-whites should not have lost if the chances were better exploited.
Odds probabilities for Shakhtar Donetsk win / draw / Wolfsburg win:
1: 41% X: 26% 2: 33%
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Wolfsburg Betting odds comparison – Europa League 2020
📌 Insider Tips: Shakhtar Donetsk
📈 Odds: 2.3
📌 Insider Tips: Draw
📈 Odds: 3.5
📌 Insider Tips: Wolfsburg
📈 Odds: 3
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Wolfsburg Free Betting Tips Provided by Insider Tipsters
We still cannot estimate what to expect in the coming days in the Europa or Champions League. Many teams have not played a competitive game for a few weeks and may first have to build the right bond with the competition that has been paused for five months. Not least because of this, it is extremely difficult to predict the outcome of the game between Shakhtar Donetsk and Wolfsburg.
The fact is that after the 2-1 first-leg victory in the Autostadt, the Ukrainians would have all the trump cards in their own hands and a draw would be enough to advance. However, VfL not only needs success but also at least two goals of its own to beat the betting odds in the Shakhtar Donetsk duel against Wolfsburg.
Key facts – Shakhtar Donetsk vs Wolfsburg tips
🔸 Donetsk hasn’t won any of their last seven home games against German teams
🔸 VfL has been unbeaten abroad for nine Europa League games
🔸 The first leg ended 2-1 for the Ukrainians
We have a lot of confidence in the Glasner-Elf, especially since we assume that the Bundesliga club will have a longer break after the last competitive game and the preparation that has already begun more than a roughly two-week phase without a game like the Castro-Elf Case is. Also, the green-whites have not lost any of their last nine Europa League away games.
The bottom line is that we try between Shakhtar Donetsk and Wolfsburg with a tip on the away win, which we allude to as a “draw-no-bet” bet.
Insider Tips: Draw-no-bet: 2