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Arsenal vs Wolfsburg betting tips: Women’s Champions League semi-final second leg preview, predictions, team news and odds – 101 Great Goals

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Arsenal vs Wolfsburg match preview

After a famous comeback in the first leg, can Arsenal now complete the job and reach the Champions League Final?

Eight days ago, VfL Wolfsburg raced into a 2-0 lead at Volkswagen Arena, courtesy of Ewa Pajor’s cool finish and then Sveindís Jane Jónsdóttir, the latter pouncing on some calamitous defending.

Just when it looked as though tie was over, Arsenal got back into it in first half stoppage time, with Rafaelle powering home Steph Catley’s corner.

Then, mid-way through the second half, the Gunners were level; Lotte Wubben-Moy’s through-ball picked out Victoria Pelova and here pull-back was poked home by Stina Blackstenius.

So, against the odds, 2-2 it finished in Germany, with this tie perfectly poised ahead of this return meeting in North London.

Arsenal are seeking to reach just a second-ever Champions League Final, becoming the first, and so far only, British club to win this competition back in 2007.

Wolfsburg meantime won back-to-back Champions Leagues in 2013 and 2014, subsequently losing in the finals of 2016, 2018 and 2020, each time by Lyon.

Die Wölfinnen are currently second in the Frauen-Bundesliga, one point behind the Bayern side Arsenal ousted in the quarter-finals.

This second leg at Emirates Stadium is completely sold out, so is set to be witnessed by the biggest crowd ever at a women’s club football match in Britain.

The current record is 47,367, also held by Arsenal from their North London derby win over Tottenham in September.

So, will the home crowd roar Arsenal onto victory, with a place in next month’s Champions League Final against Barcelona Femení up for grabs for both?

Arsenal team news

Arsenal are without, arguably, their three best players all due to long-term ACL injuries.

Star attackers Beth Mead and Vivianne Miedema suffered their injuries earlier this season, while Leah Williamson sustained her’s against Manchester United less than a fortnight ago.

Overall, the Gunners have been ravaged by injuries this season, with Kim Little and Lina Hurtig also sidelined, while Caitlin Foord is a doubt.

Teenager Gio Queiroz and veteran Jodie Taylor can’t play either as they’re not in the Champions League squad.

Jonas Eidevall switched to a back three for the first leg, so it’ll be intersting to see if he sticks with that here.

Wolfsburg team news

Star striker Alexandra Popp, who was the joint-top scorer at last summer’s Euros, is a doubt having missed the first leg injured; her absence would be a big blow to Wolfsburg’s chances.

Midfielder Lena Lattwein is defiantly sidelined after suffering a broken collarbone against Werder Bremen last month.

Ewa Pajor broke the deadlock in the first leg and is the top-scorer in this season’s Champions League with eight, three more than anybody else.

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Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".

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