Shakhtar Donetsk vs Wolfsburg Live Europa League last-16 preview: Prediction, team news, TV channel, kick-off time, live stream

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Wolfsburg Live Europa League last-16 preview: Prediction, team news, TV channel, kick-off time, live stream

Shakhtar Donetsk play host to Wolfsburg within the second leg of their Europa League last-16 tie having established a 2-1 advantage from the opening fixture.

Whoever earns an area within the quarter-finals will settle against either Basel or Eintracht Frankfurt.

Shakhtar won this competition under its previous guise of the Uefa Cup in 2009, beating another German side, Werder Bremen, 2-1 within the final. 

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The Ukrainians hold an equivalent lead from the primary leg of the tie with Wolfsburg and can expect to progress in Kiev, where they need been playing since May.

Despite the changes in personnel, Shakhtar only dropped four points from 11 matches after the resumption, 

form which suggests that they ought to be filled with confidence heading into Wednesday’s encounter.

They have gained a stranglehold of this tie because of goals from Junior Moraes and Marcos Antonio, who struck either side of John Brooks netting a leveller for Wolfsburg.

Antonio, who only turned 20 years aged in June, is becoming an increasingly influential figure in midfield, 

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and the Brazil Under-20 international could potentially emerge as a key man for his side during the latter stages of this competition.

The Wolves aren’t scared of providing entertainment and once they lose, they lose big, 

taking place 3-0 at Borussia Monchengladbach three games from the top of the season, 

before getting the obligatory bashing from Bayern Munich on the ultimate day, losing 4-0.

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Wolfsburg Team News

Despite being linked with a move to the Premier League, Wout Weghorst will take his place within the Wolfsburg attack.

However, the visitors are going to be without right-back Kevin Mbabu, who has recently tested positive for coronavirus.

Renato Steffen could deputise for the Switzerland international, with Glasner potentially switching to a 3-4-3 formation.

Meanwhile, Shakhtar are going to be without Ismaily thanks to injury, leaving Marquinhos Cipriano to return in at left-back.

Moraes should lead the road for the house side, but Antonio may find himself among the replacements.

An injury to the Brazilian Ismaily means Marquinhos Cipriano will start at left back and Marcos Antonio will fill certain the injured Maksym Malyshev in defensive midfield. 

Moraes are going to be up top with Manor Solomon and Mateus Tete making it a Brazilian trio for 3 of the front four, 



with Artem Bondarenko playing in between in attacking midfield.

Wolfsburg have some issues in defence with right-backs William and Kevin Mbabu both ruled out through injury, 

while left back Paulo Otavio is additionally sidelined. 

Ignacio Camacho is additionally injured so Josua Guilavogui and Maximilian Arnold are likely to start out in central midfield with Daniel Ginczek and Weghorst beginning top.

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Wolfsburg Line Up

Shakhtar Donetsk possible starting lineup:
Pyatov; Dodo, Krivtsov, Matvyenko, Cipriano; Marlos, Kovalenko, Stepanenko, Patrick, Taison; Moraes

Wolfsburg possible starting lineup:
Casteels; Pongracic, Brooks, Tisserand; Steffen, Schlager, Arnold, Roussillon; Mehmedi, Weghorst, Brekalo

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Wolfsburg H2H

Shakhtar Donetsk lost just two of their last 35 competitive home games.

Shakhtar Donetsk beat Wolfsburg 2-1 in their Last 16 first leg tie.

Wolfsburg scored in 100% of their Europa League fixtures this season.

Shakhtar scored exactly two goals in each of their last two UEL home matches




Date, time and venue

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Wolfsburg is scheduled for a 5.55pm BST kick-off on Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

The match will be played behind closed doors at Old Trafford with no fans due to be present due to government guidelines regarding coronavirus.

How to watch Shakhtar Donetsk vs Wolfsburg

TV channel: The match will be televised live on BT Sport 2, with coverage starting from 7.30pm.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match online via the video player and the BT Sport app.

Match Details:
 
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Wolfsburg
Europa League Round of 16.
5:55pm, Wednesday 5th August 2020.
RSK Olimpiyskyi.
 
Live Score:
 
666

Source: REUTERS

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