Wolfsburg hosts Saint-Etienne at the Volkswagen Arena in a game from Group I of Europa League
Wolfsburg hosts Saint-Etienne at the Volkswagen Arena in a game from Group I of Europa League. Let’s take a look in our Europa League predictions for today.
Wolfsburg already qualified for the next phase of Europa League, but they still have a chance to win the first place as well. Right now the Wolves are second in this group with 8 points, but just one point behind the leader Gent. If they win their game on Thursday and Gent don’t win against Oleksandria, they will top the group.
For Saint-Etienne sadly this is going to be a final game in Europe for this season. The French club is third in the group with 4 points, being four points behind the second Wolfsburg. They don’t have any mathematical chances to progress.
These two teams met for a first time in October when Saint-Etienne hosted Wolfsburg at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard. Timothee Kolodziejczak opened the score for the French side, but just two minutes later William equalised for the Germans.
For Saint-Etienne this Europa League campaign was really poor. In five games played so far the Frenchmen didn’t win even once. Their record at the moment shows four draws and one loss. With this kind of performance you can hardly progress in a competition like this.
Just few days later Saint-Etienne host the champion PSG in Ligue 1, so you can be sure that the manager Claude Puel will give a rest to all of his starters on Thursday. There’s absolutely no point for him to use his main players in a game without any meaning. This gives Wolfsburg an even better opportunity to win.
In our Europa League predictions we make the conclusion that we expect a win for Wolfsburg against Saint-Etienne. How we said the visitors will likely rest their main players and keep them fresh for the game against PSG. Wolfsburg to win here.