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Wolfsburg vs KAA Gent. UCL. Round of 16. Second Leg. Preview

March 8, 2016, 20:45 GMT+1

Venue: Volkswagen Arena, Wolfsburg, Germany

Referee: Damir Skomina, Slovenia


Coaches

Wolfsburg → Dieter Hecking

KAA Gent → Hein Vanhaezebrouck

Probable Lineups                                

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Missing Players

Wolfsburg → Jung, Dost, Seguin, Naldo (all injured)

Gent → Van Der Bruggen, Olayinka, Wikheim (all injured)

First Leg Match 

Round of 16. First Leg. KAA Gent – Wolfsburg (2-3). Full highlights video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fk_CEWA3w_8


Domestic league situation

German Bundesliga  → Wolfsburg position

Team P W D L Goals Last 5 matches Pts
6 Borussia M. 25 12 3 10 50-42 LWDWL 39
7 Wolfsburg 25 10 7 8 38-32 WDLWW 37
8 Leverkusen 25 10 6 9 36-33 WLLLD 36

Belgium, Pro League  → KAA Gent position

Team P W D L Goals Last 5 matches Pts
1 Club Brugge 29 17 1 8 63-30 WWWLW 61
2 KAA Gent 29 16 8 4 59-29 LWLWD 59
3 Anderlecht 29 16 5 7 49-31 DWLDL 52

Home/away statistics

Wolfsburg (home)

  • UCL → 3 games, 3 win, 0 draws, 0 losses
  • German Bundesliga → 12 games, 2 wins, 4 draws, 6 losses

KAA Gent (away)

  • UCL → 3 games, 1 win, 0 draws, 2 losses
  • Belgium, Pro League → 14 games, 7 wins, 4 draws, 3 losses

Interesting Facts

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  • Diego Benaglio and Nicklas Bendtner are both doubts for Wolfsburg, though are unlikely to feature from the off.
  • There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Gent‘s last 6 games UCL.
  • Both Wolfsburg and Gent have scored at least 2 goals in their last matches in UCL.

Finalizing… 

Gent have made an amazing comeback scoring 2 goals by the end of the first leg match while having conceded 3 goals. They ensured an amazing battle for the second leg. Both Gent and Wolfsburg are not in a very good run now, taking into account the unstable game in their domestic leagues. However, Wolfsburg is the obvious favorite, because Gent have to win with at least +2 or score at least 4 goals, while they are not good in away matches this season.

By: Inga Voskerchian