In the first leg of 1/16 finals in the UEFA Europa League Wolfsburg will host Sporting Lisbon.
This competition could be more than interesting and exciting this season, because the winner of the UEFA Europa League will qualify directly in the UEFA Champions League, so many teams have another good reason to fight and try to win this trophy.
Wolfsburg finished the group phase at the second position, while the visitors continue to play in Europe after they finished at the 3rd position in Group G in CL.
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Home team play great this season in Bundesliga where they stand at the second position. Their recent performance is on very high level. They are undefeated in their last 13 matches in all competitions.
In the last match in Bundesliga they beat Leverkusen away in an amazing match 4-5. Bas Dost scored four goals in he will be the most dangerous for Sporting defence.
Luiz Gustavo (20/0 m) and Guilavogui (16/0 m) are both out due to suspension, while Perisic (15/3 m) is injured.
As I wrote above, Sporting failed to qualify in the next phase of Champions League, but they will try to make some good result in Europa League.
They are standing at the 3rd position in Primeira Liga which leads in the qualification for the best European club competitions, but it doesn’t mean that they are not interested in this competition.
Interesting fact is that they scored at least one goal in the last 22 matches in all competitions.
The visitors also have some problems with the unavailable players – midfielder William (20/0 m) and top scorer Slimani (12/7 f) are both out.
Wolfsburg have great attack – the second best in Bundesliga. They scored at least one goal in the last 12 matches in all competitions.
Home side is a favorite to qualify in the 1/8 finals and to take an advantage in the first leg, but I expect goals tonight, at least three, and that’s the first betting option.