Wolfsburg – Sporting Lisabon
Tonight begins the knockout phase of the Europa League, this is for me one of the most hard competition for betting. Of the 16 pairs of couples today, in my opinion, only one type stands in relation to the other that he would Wolfsburg today to gain advantage for the return leg against Sporting.
Wolfsburg is playing great all season and they are currently in second place of the German Bundesliga, behind Bayern. Bavarians flee their large 8 points but the Wolves almost sure participants following the Champions League as they have elusive 10 points compared to FC Schalke, so that they are fully focused on this game. The strength of this team were able to satisfy ourselves as to the convincing victory over Bayern (4:1), and then in the victory over Leverkusen in one brilliant game in which Dost in 93.min brought victory of 5:4, although he led Wolfsburg 3:0 at the break. The Dutchman is in great shape, in 10 games he scored 9 goals, has great support in Vierinha and Kevin de Bruyne. Coach Dieter Hecking will not be able to count on the suspended and injured Guilavoguli and Perisic, while many reinforcements from Chelsea, Andre Schurrle, have the right to play because the team had the opportunity to register one player who played in another European competition.
Sporting after a few bad season again found at the top of the Portuguese football. Four years waiting to be shoved between Porto and Benfica and again play in the Champions League, but Chelsea and FC Schalke were still too strong for the Lisabon team. In the championship they do not go bad, keep this third position which leads to qualification for CL although they Braga 4 points behind dangerous breathing down my neck. They suffered only one defeat in the last 15 games, but the Portuguese league and Cup are far behind the German Bundesliga and German Cup. What is likely to pose the biggest problem for Sporting before the match against Wolfsburg Islam Slimani absence due to injury. Algerian along with Nani and Montero one of the best players in the Lisbon team. Due to the suspension of the team will be neither William Carvalho, defensive midfielder who does a great job in defense and who is responsible for the deterioration of opponents’ games.
Here i suggest bet for German discipline and responsibility to question the passage to the next round tassels still in the first game, in front of his audience. Wolfsburg is for me at this point much better team than Sporting and if early take the lead, Sporting threatens disaster.