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Wolfsburg to win 2-0 against Arsenal- 15/2!


At 15/2, a £10 bet would return £85!

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April 23, 2023

2:30 pm GMT+1

Wolfsburg vs Arsenal match preview

Arsenal are back in the Champions League semi-finals after a decade away, coincidentally enough, beaten by Wolfsburg back then.

This time, can they get all the way to the final for the first time since their sole triumph in this competition in 2007?

Jonas Eidevall’s side have got here the hard way, enjoying wins over Ajax, Lyon and Juventus, before coming from behind to oust Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals.

Frida Maanum’s rocket followed by Stina Blackstenius’s header securing victory.

Meanwhile, domestically, the Gunners have ended their four-year trophy draught, beating Chelsea in last month’s League Cup Final.

In the WSL, following Wednesday’s damaging defeat to Manchester United, Arsenal are third, now six points adrift the leaders who are Man United.

They’re also only above fourth-placed Man City on goal difference, needing to finish in the top three to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

Here though, with over 50,000 fans expected to be at the second leg in North London, will Arsenal leave Volkswagen Arena with the tie still very much alive?

VfL Wolfsburg meanwhile hoisted aloft this trophy in 2013 and 2014, subsequently beaten in the finals of 2016, 2018 and 2020, each time by Lyon.

This season, die Wölfinnen cruised through the group phase unbeaten before narrowly edging out PSG in the previous round.

Dominique Janssen the only scorer in Paris, converting a penalty, before it ended 1-1 in Germany, with Alexandra Popp on target.

Wolfsburg are the Frauen-Bundesliga’s pre-eminent force, winning seven of the last ten titles, but Tommy Stroot’s team are currently one point below leaders Bayern, having lost 1-0 in Munich just last month.

Will the German champions make home advantage count in the first leg?

Wolfsburg team news

Midfielder Lena Lattwein is out with a broken collarbone, while start attack Alexandra Popp is a doubt having missed Wolfsburg’s last two games due to an ankle injury.

Popp is undoubtedly one of the best attackers in world football, scoring six times at last summer’s Euros.

Lisa Weiß was in goal for last Sunday’s win at Duisburg, but regular number one Merle Frohms will return here.

Arsenal team news

Arsenal have been ravaged by injuries this season, with this situation getting exacerbated in mid-week when England captain Leah Williamson suffered an ACL injury against Man United.

The Gunners’ two star attackers Vivianne Miedema and Beth Mead are also sidelined long-term due to the same injury, while captain Kim Little, Katie McCabe, Lina Hurtig and Caitlin Foord are all also out.

If available, all seven of those players would start, emphasising how depleted Jonas Eidevall’s team are.

Jen Beattie is set to come into the team, probably as captain, while Stina Blackstenius will remain the primary goal threat.

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Ben Gray

Ben Gray

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