Locked together on five points, all eyes will be on this tie as the ramifications for the loser if there is one could leave them with their fate out of their own hands.
We perhaps are not expecting the highest scoring of games but we are expecting at least a goal apiece. That is because Wolfsburg have not been shy in front of goal having netted in all but one of their games this season in all competitions. Gent themselves also have an impressive record having scored in all but two of their games across all competitions making both teams to score a good way to get some value with popular sportsbooks by avoiding the out and out match result.
BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE
However, if you did want to go into the correct score market, then backing the Germans to win 2-1 is the smartest way to go. Their opponents Gent have scored a single goal six times in eleven away games this season which is a remarkable statistic. Wolfsburg put two past Gent in their last meeting so the likeliest outcome is that the home side will get themselves over the line this time 2-1 in a tight game.
WOLFSBURG TO WIN 2-1
If you can’t wait for fulltime for a pay out, then you should consider backing the draw at the break. Wolfsburg have only scored in the first half in one of their last five games (ironically that was away at Gent) whilst four of the last six Gent goals both home and away have come in the second half. If you want to go even further then backing 0-0 at the break will get you even more value.
DRAW AT HALF TIME
Head to Head
The pair played out a thrilling 2-2 draw in game week three in Belgium. The Germans raced into a 2-0 half time lead but were pegged back by a brace for Gent hero Roman Yaremchuk to leave group I wide open. However, that was not the first time the pair had met with Wolfsburg winning the two previous encounters to remain unbeaten against their rivals.
Wolfsburg to win
We think home advantage is a big deciding factor here leading to the home side bagging a vital win. In the reverse fixture, Wolfsburg raced into a 2-0 lead and if they do the same it is hard to see them slipping up. There is some value to be had from the draw with online betting sites as Gent have drawn their last three games prior to the weekends league action, but as Wolfsburg have won their last six Europa League games in home soil we have to back them for the win.
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