AEK Athens and Wolfsburg face at Olympiako Stadio Spyros Louis, in a match for this stage of the Europa League (Play ‑ offs). These two teams have never played before, so this will be their first direct match. The home advantage may play an important role in this match, since both teams present significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team comes to this stage of the Europa League (Play ‑ offs) after having eliminated St. Gallen, after a (0‑1) away win in the previous round. This is a team that, curiously, has more positive results away than at home, since in the last 30 matches they have recorded 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses as a visitor, with 23 goals scored and 12 conceded, against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 defeats at home, with 25 goals scored and 9 conceded. The team arrives at this match after a home win against Lamia by (3‑0). AEK Athens have won 4, drawn 3 and lost 3 of their last 10 home matches for all competitions. His attack has scored regularly, since he managed to finish in 7 of the last 10 games.
AEK Atenas comes to this match after a triumph, by 3-0, in the visit to the field of Lamia, adding in this way the third consecutive victory in official matches. Note that the Greeks reach this stage of the Europa League after beating São Gallen by 0-1. In this decisive match against Wolfsburg, coach Massimo Carrera should play in 4-3-3 favoring defensive organization and counterattacks by the runners. The midfielder, Captain Petros Mantalos, is largely responsible for creating and organizing the offensive process. All players are available for this game.
Until reaching this stage of the Europa League (Play ‑ offs), the
visiting team eliminated: Desna and Kukësi. This is a team that,
curiously, has been stronger away than at home, since in the last 30
games they have registered 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses as a visitor;
against 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses at their stadium. In their last
match, for the Bundesliga, they drew with Freiburg by (1‑1). In the last
10 away matches Wolfsburg won 6, tied 2 and lost 2. Their attack has
scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches.
In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, as 23 of the last
26 matches have ended with Over 1.5 goals and 17 out of 26 have ended
with Over 2.5 goals.
Wolfsburg enters this game with a 1-1 draw against Freiburg, in a game counting for the Bundesliga. It should be noted that the visitors won, in the last knockout of the Europa League, Desna by 2-0- In this game against AEK Athens, coach Oliver Glasner should keep the team in 4-3-3 favoring the maintenance of the ball possession and organized attacks, especially through the left: Josip Brekalo is very fast and competent in transporting the ball to the attack. Out of this game are Joao Victor, Kevin Mbabu, Marin Pongračić and William, all with physical problems.
VfL Wolfsburg haven't lost in their last 6 games.
VfL Wolfsburg have lost none of their last 5 away matches.
AEK Athens have a winning streak of 3 matches.
AEK Athens have kept a clean sheet in 3 matches in a row.
AEK Athens wins 1st half in 38% of their matches, VfL Wolfsburg in 34% of their matches.
AEK Athens wins 38% of halftimes, VfL Wolfsburg wins 34%.
VfL Wolfsburg's performance of the last 5 matches is better than AEK Athens's.
AEK Athens scores 2 goals when playing at home and VfL Wolfsburg scores 1.81 goals when playing away (on average).
When AEK Athens leads 1-0 at home, they win in 100% of their matches.
When VfL Wolfsburg leads 0-1 away, they win in 76% of their matches.
When AEK Athens is down 0-1 home, they win 25% of their matches.
When VfL Wolfsburg is down 1-0 away, they win 15% of their matches.