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Shakhtar Donetsk will play VfL Wolfsburg in Wednesday’s upcoming Europa League fixture.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Shakhtar Donetsk v VfL Wolfsburg game (inc. the best betting odds).
Shakhtar Donetsk enter this game following a 2-2 Premier League tied result vs Oleksandria.
Matches featuring Shakhtar Donetsk have often been entertaining affairs of late with high scoring being a real hallmark. Over their past six games, the sum of 22 goals have flown in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 14 of these coming from Hirnyky. We shall soon see if that trend can be continued on in this game.
After tasting defeat last time out to Bayern Munich in Bundesliga competition, VfL Wolfsburg will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, VfL Wolfsburg managed 38% possession and 12 shots on goal with 4 on target. For their opponents, Bayern München had 16 shots on goal with 9 on target. Kingsley Coman (4'), Mickaël Cuisance (37'), Robert Lewandowski (72') and Thomas Müller (79') scored for Bayern Munich.
In a total of 5 out of the previous 6 clashes featuring VfL Wolfsburg, at least three goals have been struck. The average goals scored per match during that time is 3.33, with the average number of goals for Wolfsburg coming out as 1.33.
Team News: Shakhtar Donetsk
Maksym Malyshev (Knee Surgery), Vyacheslav Tankovskyi (Fracture-dislocation of the ankle), Vladyslav Vakula (Shoulder Injury) and Ismaily (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) aren’t available for Shakhtar manager Luís Castro.
It’s our opinion that Hirnyky could line up in a 4-2-3-1 system for the game, utilising Andriy Pyatov, Sergey Krivtsov, Mykola Matvienko, Valerii Bondar, Dodo Cordeiro, Taras Stepanenko, Marcos Antônio, Taison, Alan Patrick, Romero Bonfim Marlos and Junior Moraes.
Team News: VfL Wolfsburg
Wolfsburg boss Oliver Glasner has some current player fitness concerns. Paulo Otávio (Ankle Injury), Kevin Mbabu (Corona virus), William (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Ignacio Camacho (Ankle problems) miss out here.
It’s our belief that Wolfsburg could decide to make use of a 4-2-3-1 formation, settling for Koen Casteels, Marcel Tisserand, John Anthony Brooks, Marin Pongračić, Jerome Roussillon, Maximilian Arnold, Yannick Gerhardt, Wouter Weghorst, Xaver Schlager, Josip Brekalo and Daniel Ginczek.
VfL Wolfsburg could find themselves struggling to put one past this Shakhtar Donetsk outfit who should end up scoring and staying ahead.
We’re therefore tipping a very competitive encounter with a 1-0 winning score for Shakhtar Donetsk when all is said and done.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Metalist Stadium (40,003)
Captain: Andriy Pyatov
Chairman: Rinat Akhmetov
Manager: Luís Castro
Competitions: Premier League position 1, Europa League (Round of 16)