Shakhtar Donetsk hosts Wolfsburg
Shakhtar Donetsk hosts Wolfsburg at the RSK Olimpijskij in Donetsk in a second game from the Europa League 1/8-finals. The Ukrainians won the first match in Germany with 2-1, so they have a very solid advantage. Let’s preview this match in our football expert betting tips.
We guess many people were surprised that Shakhtar managed to win their visit to the Volkswagen Arena. We have to remind you though that Shakhtar are a very solid European club, so it was not really that much of a surprise. The Ukrainian champions played a strong game and took the win with goals from Junior Moraes and Marcos Antonio. John Brooks’ goal kept Wolfsburg’s chances for reaching the 1/4-finals.
Shakhtar Donetsk won the Ukrainian Premier League for a 4th consecutive time this season. They finished 23 points ahead of Dynamo Kyiv, which is impressive. They also lost just two of their matches in the domestic league which can tell you a lot about their performance.
Meanwhile Wolfsburg made a decent season in the Bundesliga and finished 7th in the German league. Few days ago the Wolves faced RB Leipzig in a friendly game which ended with a 1-1 draw. This match was part of Wolfsburg’s plans to be in top shape for the second 1/8-finals fixture against Shakhtar.
Wolfsburg are in a dangerous situation at the moment. They know that they must attack a lot in Donetsk because of the result in the first match. At the same time they must be careful because Shakhtar are very strong when they counter attack.
In our football expert betting tips we believe that Shakhtar Donetsk are a huge favourite to reach the Europa League 1/4-finals. At the same time we must warn you not to write off Wolfsburg’s chances – don’t forget that they are a German team after all.