Wolfsburg will welcome Shakhtar Donetsk to Volkswagen Arena on Thursday for the 1st leg of their last-16 tie in Europa League. The Germans had no problems eliminating Malmo in the previous round of the tournament, while Shakhtar triumphed with 5:4 on aggregate against Benfica.
Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk Head to Head
Worth mentioning: This will be the first ever meeting between the two teams.
Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk Stats
|As of 10.03||Last game||Last 10 games||Last 5 games home/away|
|Wolfsburg||Draw||6 W/ 3 D/ 1 L||3 W/ 2 D/ 0 L|
|Shakhtar Donetsk||Win||7 W/ 2 D/ 1 L||3 W/ 1 D/ 1 L|
Last game Wolfsburg: 07.03.2020 Bundesliga: Wolfsburg – RB Leipzig 0:0
Top performers Wolfsburg: Wout Weghorst 15 goals 3 assists, Josip Brekalo 7 goals 4 assists, Ruben Vargas 6 goals 1 assist.
Next game Wolfsburg: 15.03.2020 Bundesliga: Augsburg – Wolfsburg
Last game Shakhtar Donetsk: 08.03.2020 Premier League: Kolos Kovalivka – Shakhtar Donetsk 3:4; Vadym Milko 37’, 76’, Vitali Gavrysh 67’(penalty); Taison 12’(penalty), Junior Moraes 31’, 82’, Tete 60’; Marcos Antonio from the visiting team was sent off fro two yellow cards in the 90’
Top performers Shakhtar Donetsk: Junior Moraes 18 goals 6 assists, Taison 9 goals 7 assists, Marlos 9 goals 2 assists.
Next game Shakhtar Donetsk: 15.03.2020 Premier League: FK Zorya Luhansk – Shakhtar Donetsk
|Last 10 games||GF:GA||Over 2.5 goals||BTTS||Clean sheets|
Worth mentioning: Wolfsburg are undefeated in their previous nine matches, and ended up on the winning side on six occasions. The Wolves failed to win any of the last two encounters, as they both finished in stalemates, the most recent of them a boring goalless draw at home with RB Leipzig. Four of their last five outings produced over 2,5 goals, while just two saw both involved teams to hit the back of the nets. Wolfsburg lost one of their previous ten matches at home, conceding more than a goal only in that defeat.
Shakahtar lost just one of their last twelve matches and are currently on a run of two back-to-back victories. The defeat came away to Vorskla Poltava immediately after Shakhtar eliminated Benfica in Lisbon. Only the most recent of the last eight encounters ended in a victory for the visiting side. Three of the last five meetings featured over 4,5 goals and only the same three also witnessed goals at both ends. The Ukrainian champions scored three or more goals in three of their previous four visits.
Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk News
Missing players Wolfsburg: Kevin Mbabu, Mamoudou Karamoko, Josuha Guilavogui, William and Ignacio Camacho are injured.
Missing players Shakhtar Donetsk: Taras Stepanenko, Maksym Malyshev and Manor Solomon are injured.
Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk Predictions
Both teams to score – 1.80 @ bet365