Gent vs Wolfsburg Odds – Wednesday 17th February 2016 – 19:45 – BT Sport 2
Gent are at 15/8 with the draw available at odds of 12/5 and Wolfsburg are at 7/5
Betting tips and match preview | UEFA Champions League
Gent welcome Wolfsburg to the KAA Gent Stadium in a match that sees the return of the Champions League after a two month hiatus. This is the first time that these two sides have made the knockout stages of the Champions League and the first time that they have played each other as well.
Gent finished runners up to Zenit St Petersburg in Group H, recording an impressive 10 points in the process in a group that included clubs with greater Champions League pedigree such as Valencia and Lyon. They dropped eight points in the group stage, losing to both Zenit and Valencia and drawing against Lyon but their impressive win in the last match against group winners Zenit guaranteed their progression to the last 16.
They remain well placed in their domestic league the Belgian First League, they are in second place, level on points and matches played along with Club Brugge and progression through to the Quarter Finals of the Champions League would be an incredible achievement.
Wolfsburg Target Champions League Progression
The visitors Wolfsburg have had an excellent Champions League campaign, this despite an indifferent league campaign which sees them sitting in 8th in the Bundesliga. They finished top of Group B ahead of Dutch Champions PSV, Manchester United and CSKA Moskva.
Wolfsburg will also be looking to win these fixtures and continue through to the Quarter Finals of the Champions League, this would be an excellent achievement for the German side and would further enhance the Bundesliga’s claims of strength in depth. Their last fixture in this competition was a 3-2 win over Manchester United and they will be looking to produce a similar performance over two legs to guarantee their progression to the next round.
Gent head into this fixture in great form and have a record of four wins and two losses in their last six matches. Wolfsburg have a record of one win, two draws and three losses in their last six Bundesliga matches and based on these statistics alone Gent hold a slight advantage, with form and the home fixture on their side.
Both teams are 4/6 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Gent are Laurent Depoitre at 11/2 with Sven Kums at 7/1. For Wolfsburg Max Kruse, Leandro Putaro and Bruno Henrique Pinto are at 6/1 with Nicklas Bendtner at 7/1.
This is the first time that these sides have met in the UEFA Champions League.
Gent vs Wolfsburg Betting Tips
Tip 1 – Schurrle to score first @ 7/1
Tip 2 – Wolfsburg to win 2-1 @ 17/2