Tuesday 08/03/2016, 20:45, Champions League, Last 16
Wolfsburg vs Gent Preview
Gent exceed expectations by surviving the group stage but the Belgian team is now on the verge of being eliminated from the Champions League. It's hardly a surprise since they were the underdogs from day one, but the Belgians will try to make the most of their last opportunity. Wolfsburg scored three goals on the road and as long as they can avoid a 2-0 defeat they are as good as qualified to the quarterfinals.
Wolfsburg vs Gent Odds
Wolfsburg 1.55, Draw 4.20, Gent 5.80
Wolfsburg vs Gent Tips
Wolfsburg plays aggressive football but the Germans are not great at defending and that's why they lost so many points against mediocre teams. If their offensive doesn't play at 100%, then the matches as good as lost as they tend to allow plenty of goals. This was the case against Gent but luckily for them, the Belgians are simply too weak to take advantage of such rare opportunities.
The Germans are fading in Bundesliga, but they still have a chance at securing a Champions League berth in the remaining rounds. The good news is that there is no need to rest players because their opponents are absolutely terrible and the next couple of rounds pit them against some of the week is teams. Instead, they will try to focus on the task at hand and advanced to the next stage of the European competition.
Gent failed to defeat Leuven on Friday despite the fact that the visitors played without a footballer for the final 15 minutes. The hosts lost the first place in the process and they now prepare for the playoffs, so the focus is on the Champions League.
The visitors will make a last-ditch attempt at salvaging something in the second leg, even though they are fully aware of their underdog status. Scoring twice on the road while being a clean sheet is not something that easy to do, but that's the objective Gent will chase on Wednesday. They will use the most aggressive starting formation yet, with three strikers and just three defenders, which can easily backfire.
- The two teams met just once in an official game, so Wolfsburg has the advantage in the head to head matches.
- Both teams score a bucket full of goals, but have a permeable defensive that betrays them often.
Wolfsburg vs Gent Prediction
This is the kind of game that can easily turn into a goal scoring festival, because the two teams are terrible at defending. Wolfsburg is expected to win but at these odds there is no value in betting on this outcome, especially with such a juicy alternative. Pinnacles Sports offers odds of 1.70 on more than 2.5 goals to be scored, a very likely result in a match between these two teams.
Bet: Over 2.5 goals @ 1.70 with Pinnacles Sports