Wolfsburg – Inter Europa League Match Preview 12/03/15
After a fifteen match unbeaten run in the Bundesliga, Wolfsburg lost to struggling Augsburg at the weekend and manager Dieter Hecking will demand an immediate reaction from his players against Inter. The German’s are the out and out favourites in this tie, according to the best betting picks and they need to prove this against Inter. The Italians managed to draw a match they were losing 2-0 against Napoli on the weekend and will take confidence into the tie with Wolfsburg. Hecking’s side have failed to win only 4 of their last 17 competitive matches played at the Volkswagen Arena, however, which doesn’t bode well for Roberto Mancini’s team. The Germans will be without their influential midfielder Aaron Hunt, and Ivan Perisic, Max Arnold and Patrick Drewes are all doubts but the rest of the squad is fit and ready to face the neroazzurri. For Inter, Marcelo Brozovic is ineligible and should be replaced by Hernanes, though Mateo Kovacic is also pushing for a starting spot. Yuto Nagatomo and Jonathan are both doubts, which means Danilo D’Ambrosio and Davie Santon will start this one in defence.
Our Probable Formations:
Wolfsburg (220.127.116.11) Benaglio, Jung, Naldo, Knoche, Rodriguez, Gullavogui, Gustavo, Vieirinha, De Bruyne, Schürrle and Dost.
Inter (18.104.22.168) Carrizo, Santon, Ranocchia, Jesus, D’Ambrosio, Guarin, Medel, Hernanes, Shaqiri, Icardi and Palacio.
BetAdvisor Top Tips:
Wolfsburg have been averaging 2 goals per game in the Europa League (16 goals, 8 matches) so the best betting pick would be over 2.5 goals.
A professional football tips would be either Bas Dost, who has netted 11 in his last 6 games or Kevin De Bruyne (11 all season) as the first goals scorer for the home team.
Wolfsburg have won 2 and drawn 1 of their 4 home games thus far and have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 matches in UEFA Europa League.
Inter are one of only 3 unbeaten sides remaining in the competition with their last 3 European away games ending in draws.
Inter have won only 1 of their last 6 games against German opposition.
The top football tipsters would suggest, either Icardi or Shaqiri as the first goal scorer for the away team.