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Wolfsburg VS Sporting CP

Wolfsburg vs Sporting CP

  • 2 - 0
  • Played

Sporting CP

Wolfsburg and Sporting play at Volkswagen Arena in the first leg of the last-32 of Europa League.
The team managed by Dieter Hecking is coming from a late drama victory at Bayer Leverkusen: they have been leading by 0-3 at half-time, but they allowed an equaliser at four goals, before scoring the winning goal at 93 minutes and establishing a 4-5 result. Wolfsburg is currently at the second place of Bundesliga with 44 points.
The lions have been pretty inconsistent in their last matches. They have three draws in the last four matches played, which shows the bad moment from the Alvalade team. At the moment, they are in the third place of the Portuguese League. 
Despite the non existence of head-to-head between this two teams, is natural the favouritism of the home team. Its a team well known at Europe and is currently in a excellent form.

Analysis of Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg has a good bunch of players and the coach Hecking is putting them in a good vibe right now. They look in a very good form and even the bigger clubs are falling against them.
Caliguri and Andre Schurrle are the usual wingers that have the mission to serve their striker Dost.
The belgian De Bruyne is playing as attacking midfielder and is scoring some goals from outside the area.
But their main problem is the defence. They are not good reacting to losses of ball, and sometimes allow many spaces to their opponents in the middle of the pitch. 
Anyway, they should show their quality in this match, especially in offensive situations. 

Confirmed Lineup: D. Benaglio, Naldo, S. Jung, R. Knoche, R. Rodríguez, K. De Bruyne, Vieirinha, A. Schürrle, C. Träsch, A. Hunt, B. Dost.
Coach: D. Hecking.

Analysis of Sporting CP

The portuguese team plays a good football. But their last results were a little dissapointing and the team from Alvalade looks to be loosing some confidence.
They should play with three midfielders in a 4-3-3 formation maintaining their usual style of play.
So, we expect to see Rosell, Adrien and João Mário in the centre of the pitch. The last of them will be the most offensive of the trio and you should expect him to arrive to finishing zones.
The offensive trio will be composed by Nani, Montero and Carrilo. The colombian should be a mobile forward trying to escape to the central defenders of Wolfsburg.

Confirmed Lineup: Rui Patrício, Tobias Figueiredo, Cédric Soares, Paulo Oliveira, Jefferson, Oriol Rosell, João Mário, A. Carrillo, Adrien Silva, F. Montero, Nani.
Coach: Marco Silva.

Betting suggestion:

Wolfsburg should win this. Sporting should play carefully and the germans will try to get a good advantage before the trip to Lisbon. So, Wolfsburg is going to start strong trying to score early in the match.

NOTE: Statistical values limited to the matches in our database.

UEFA Europa League - 2014/2015

  • 100% 483 / 483 Games

  • Home team wins 46.58%
  • Draws 22.98%
  • Away team wins 30.43%
  • Over 1.5 74.33%
  • Over 2.5 52.38%
  • Over 3.5 27.95%
  • Goals 1278
  • Goals /match 2.65
  • Goals /match home 1.51
  • Goals /match away 1.14
  • Both teams score 45.76%
  • Goals after 80' 19.41%
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