Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk Betting Tip Home Win – 12 March 2020

Narrow win for the German side

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Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk
12 March 2000hrs
Football – Europe – UEFA Europa League
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Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 21/20 odds taken 2002 GMT, Tuesday 10 March

Wolfsburg and Shakhtar Donetsk meet in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League Round of 16 tie on Thursday night. With the first game taking place at the Volkswagen Arena in Wolfsburg, Oliver Glasner’s side will be hoping to take a lead to Ukraine. This will be the first ever meeting between the two clubs, and it could go either way. Check out our Europa League betting preview, with the latest odds, tips and predictions.

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Wolfsburg Preview – Will the German outfit take a lead to Ukraine?

Wolfsburg have had a solid Europa League campaign thus far. In a group with the likes of Gent and Saint-Etienne, the Bundesliga outfit finished runners-up, winning three, drawing two and losing one of six to go through on 11 points.

Oliver Glasner’s side were then drawn against Malmo of Sweden in the Round of 32. It was a potentially tricky tie for Wolfsburg, but the Germans made light work of their Swedish opponents, going through with an excellent 5-1 aggregate win. The Wolves edged the home leg 2-1 before securing a stunning 3-0 win in Malmo. Josip Brekalo was the hero, netting in both games.

Our betting prediction:
Shakhtar Donetsk to qualify

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(odds taken 2005 GMT, Tuesday 10 March)

Wolfsburg, who currently sit seventh in the Bundesliga, are more than capable of going far in this season’s Europa League. They are in good form, unbeaten in their last eight league and cup matches (five wins, three draws). Can Wolfsburg pick up a crucial home win on Thursday?

Shakhtar Donetsk Preview – Can the Miners leave Germany with a positive result?

Shakhtar Donetsk are having another dominant season in Ukraine. They have also done well in Europe this term, finishing third in their UEFA Champions League group to book their place in the knockout rounds of the Europa League.

The Ukrainian Premier League champions got the better of Portuguese giants Benfica in the last 32. After a 2-1 win at the Metalist Stadium in Kharkiv, Luis Castro’s side battled to a thrilling 3-3 draw at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon to book their place in the Round of 16 with a 5-4 victory on aggregate.

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Shakhtar have plenty of Champions League experience, and they will be formidable opponents for anyone in the Europa League. Castro’s troops are a tough nut to crack, but can they pick up a positive result in Germany on Thursday night?


Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk Betting Advice

This will be the first ever meeting between Wolfsburg and Shakhtar Donetsk, so we should be in for an interesting evening at the Volkswagen Arena on Thursday. The second leg between the pair is scheduled to take place at the Metalist Stadium seven nights later.


Key Facts – Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk Betting Tip

  • Wolfsburg are unbeaten in their last eight games in all competitions, winning five and drawing three
  • Shakhtar have suffered only two losses since September
  • Wolfsburg are the favourites to win on home turf on Thursday, but Donetsk are fancied to win the tie outright


Wolfsburg are very hard to beat, as the Wolves have suffered just seven league defeats in Germany this term, with only three of those coming on home turf. This has the potential to be a tricky tie for the Bundesliga side, but we fancy them to take a narrow lead to Kharkiv. Back the home side to come out on top at 21/20.


The best betting odds for Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk

Wolfsburg to win: 21/20 at Bet365
Draw: 12/5 at Bet365
Shakhtar Donetsk to win: 5/2 at Bet365