Shakhtar Donetsk vs Wolfsburg Prediction and Betting Preview 05 August 2020

The Match Is Over. Score: 3-0
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Wolfsburg PredictionTearing it up in the Ukrainian Premier League this season, Shakhtar Donetsk easily strolled to league success, leaving their rivals grasping for straws. The Miners have been utterly ruthless, steamrolling through to the top of the standings very easily.
Match status: 2019/20 Europa League - Play Offs - 1/8-finals
Venue: NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium (Kiev)
A whopping 23 points clear of second-placed Dynamo Kyiv, Donetsk comfortably clinched the league title. Head coach Luis Castro may be deserving of a pat on the back for the amazing work he has put in at the club since his arrival. He deserves all the plaudits coming his way.

Meanwhile, Wolfsburg were disappointing in the German Bundesliga, barely making seventh place to book a place in the qualifying rounds of the Europa League. Having gotten their season off to a flyer, Die Wolfe slowed down towards to end of the season, almost falling off the European places totally.
With the Europa League billed to return this Wednesday after an extended break, Shakhtar Donetsk will be looking to build on their first-leg win over Wolfsburg with another positive result here to advance to the next stage of the competition.

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Wolfsburg Team News

Without a doubt, Shakhtar Donetsk are the best side in the Ukrainian Premier League. They have successfully knocked Dynamo Kyiv off their perch, winning the league title four times on the bounce. Since their 2017 triumph, they have maintained a monopoly of title wins up until now.

Asserting their dominance over every other side within the cluster, the Miners strolled to another league title win this season. Leaving their rivals grasping for straws, Castro’s men never really seemed phased as they sought to defend their domestic trophy.

Apart from staying 23 points clear at the top of the standings, their numbers were very impressive all-round. Registering a staggering 80 goals, Donetsk only conceded 26, showing how strong the Miners are on both attacking and defensive fronts.

Unfortunately, they failed to carry this superb form to the Champions League, finishing third in Group C, a point behind Atalanta. After recording only one win from six games, they were sent crashing from the CL and into Europe’s second-tier competition – the Europa League.

While Shakhtar Donetsk were making light work of the Ukrainian Premier League, Wolfsburg struggled immensely in the German Bundesliga. Tipped by the bookmakers to challenge for a top-four finish, Die Wolfe fell short of expectations. 

Finishing seventh on the standings, they practically forced themselves into the qualifying phases of next season’s edition of the Europa League. Playing host to their high-flying Ukrainian counterparts in the first-leg of this fixture, Wolfsburg were required to be at their best to stand any chances.

Despite being on the back foot for large portions of the game, Glasner’s men managed to give Donetsk a run for their money. After Wolfsburg’s Brooks had canceled out Moraes first-half effort, we were set for a thrilling end to the game. Ultimately, Antonio left it till late to secure a narrow 2-1 win for the Miners.

Heading into this second-leg fixture with a single goal deficit, Wolfsburg will be forced to attack right from the off. While pressing forward in numbers, Shakhtar Donetsk will be looking to hurt them on the counter. This game promises to be very exciting.

Injured or Suspended Players

Shakhtar Donetsk: Maksym Malyshev, Ismaily, Vladyslav Vakula, Vyacheslav Tankovskyi and Dentinho.

Wolfsburg: Ignacio Camacho, William, Paulo Otavio and Kevin Mbabu.

Pre-Match Odds

Shakhtar Donetsk: 2.36
Draw: 3.7
Wolfsburg: 3.1

All odds are with 1xBet and are subject to change.

Who will win the match?

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Wolfsburg Predictions

Shakhtar Donetsk may have run rings around the Ukrainian Premier League this season, but it is worth noting that the Europa League is a whole different ball game. The opposing number Wolfsburg are from a much more competitive league than Donetsk’s – the German Bundesliga.

Die Wolfe have taken on some of the best teams in Europe this season, registering impressive results, most notably a goalless draw against RB Leipzig earlier in the year. Taking this into consideration, against all odds, count on Oliver Glasner’s charges to secure victory at fulltime.
Our Betting Tip:
Wolfsburg Over 1.5 @ 2.34
Correct Score:
Shakhtar Donetsk 1-3 Wolfsburg @ 21.00

Predicted Score-Related Betting Tips

Both Teams To Score:
BTTS @ 1.66
Match Winner:
Wolfsburg Win @ 3.00
Double Chance:
X2 @ 1.63
Over 2.5 @ 1.77
Team Goals:
Away Over 1.5 @ 2.34
Marlos to Score @ 2.90
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