Sporting CP vs. VfL Wolfsburg: Europa League

Sporting CP vs. VfL Wolfsburg

Match Date: 26 February 2015 (local time)

Venue: Jose Alvalade

After failing to advance in the Champions League, Sporting CP hopes that they will be able to secure the upper hand against the online betting favorite, Wolfsburg.



Sporting VfL Wolfsburg
  • Will be capitalizing on its most recent win against Schalke 04
  • SC Braga was the only Portuguese opposition that the squad met. Wolfsburg, however, was able to gain the upper-hand in the said encounter
  • Strong at home; has not lost a single match in its 19 Europa League appearances
  • Strong away performance; the squad is on a scoring spree in several of its away performances. The team scored 4 goals against FC Krasnodar and 3 goals against Lille
  • Islam Slimani is the only injured player in the squad
  • Kevin De Bruyne is expected to feature in the match
  • Ivan Perisic is doubtful, whilst Aaron Hunt is totally out because of an injured knee


Insights/ Analysis

A short stint in the Champions League should have prepared the Sportinguistas in the Europa League. It is expected that the experience they gained will help them snatch the 3 points against the German opposition. So far, the team is counting on their strong performance at home. The squad witness Schalke 04, another massive German outfit, stumble at Jose Alvalade and they are positive that they can do the same when they meet Wolfsburg.

But despite Sporting’s strength, this situation hardly bothers the Wolves. In their recent encounter, it was Wolfsburg, which secured the upper hand. A brace from Bas Dost helped them overcome the visitor.

Wolfsburg’s spectacular Bundesliga performance is another factor that gives them the confidence that they need when they visit Portugal. Currently, they sit next to the Bavarians and is considered as one of the best squads in Germany nowadays.


Sporting CP vs. VfL Wolfsburg: Europa LeagueBetting Tips and Predictions
Match Date: 26 February 2015
Venue: Jose Alvalade

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