05 August 2020 12:45
Wolfsburg defender Kevin Mbabu will miss his team's Europa League last-16 game against Shakhtar Donetsk after he tested positive for the coronavirus last month, the club said on Monday. Wolfsburg coach Oliver Glasner said the Switzerland defender would "definitely" not travel with the team to the Ukrainian capital Kyiv to play Shakhtar on Wednesday. He has not been training with the team, Glasner added. Wolfsburg said on July 25 that Mbabu tested positive and was in isolation at home. He was not displaying symptoms, the club said at the time.
The right back played 20 games for Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga this season, including 90 minutes in all nine games after the league resumed in May amid the pandemic. The Europa League restarts on Wednesday after a break of nearly five months. The second legs of last-16 matchups will be played at the original venues. Two fixtures where the first leg wasn't played before the season was suspended — Inter Milan against Getafe and Roma against Sevilla — will be played as single-leg contests in Germany. From the quarterfinals onward all games will be played in a tournament format in Germany.
Nevertheless, after a poor end to the Bundesliga campaign, Glasner will accept that he has a responsibility to deliver improved performances sooner rather than later. Wolfsburg claimed just four points from their last four fixtures in Germany's top flight, and it exposed the gap which they have to make up to get anywhere near to the top four. On a positive side, Glasner will feel that his players are well rested after their final league outing on June 27, something which could prove pivotal with many of the teams left in the competit Shakhtar will take on Wolfsburg at Metalist, Kharkiv, Ukraine on Wednesday, 5th August 2020, 10:25 PM (IST). Keep reading to find out Europa League 2019-20, Round 4 SHA vs WOL Prediction. Here is our SHA vs WOL Prediction Predicted Line-ups of both the team Shakhtar Predicted Line up (4-3-3): Anatolii Trubin; Dodô, Serhiy Kryvtsov, Mykola Matviyenko, Marquinhos Cipriano; Marcos Antonio, Taras Stepanenko, Alan Patrick; Marlos, Junior Moraes, Taison Wolfsburg Predicted Line up (4-3-3): Koen Casteels; Renato Steffen, Robin Knoche, John Brooks, Yannick Gerhardt; Josuha Guilavogui, Maximilian Arnold, Xaver Schlager; Daniel Ginczek, Wout Weghorst, Josip Brekalo Shakhtar vs Wolfsburg Head to Head: Total Matches: 01 Shakhtar won: 01 Wolfsburg won: 00 Shakhtar vs Wolfsburg last game stats: Here is our Shakhtar vs Wolfsburg prediction for today: Shakhtar vs Wolfsburg Prediction Shakhtar 2 – 0 Wolfsburg Shakhtar vs Wolfsburg Dream11 Tips Here is the best dream11 team for today's Europa League Round 4 SHA vs WOL. Goal-Keeper: Koen Casteels Captain: Wout Weghorst Vice-captain: Junior Moraes Defenders: John Brooks, Serhiy Kryvtsov, Mykola Matviyenko Mid-Fielder: Maximilian Arnold, Josip Brekalo, Marlos, Taison Forward: Wout Weghorst, Daniel Ginczek, Junior Moraes Here is how the best playing XI for today's Shakhtar vs Wolfsburg Dream11 looks like Football Predictions are for entertainment purpose only. Also, We strongly discourage behaviours of participating in illegal activities related to football. Stay updated with Cricadium Football on Facebook and Instagram