Wolfsburg v Everton: Toffees to shine against German high flyers

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To suggest that Everton are in a confident mood ahead of a European game against a Bundesliga outfit with just one defeat from 10 matches may seem bizarre but stay with us on this one.

The Toffees go into this tie as 31/10 outsiders, while Wolfsburg are the clear favourites at 4/5.

A share of the points can be backed at 5/2 but there are plenty of reasons to suggest that the value lies in backing the away side.

Read on to see why Ladbrokes News’ James Curtis is tipping an Everton win as one of three best bets for this game.

Everton the beat Wolfsburg at 31/10

Yes Wolfsburg have lost just once in their last 10 games and yes they are solid at home in this competition, losing just two of their last eight at the Vfl Stadion, but having won the reverse fixture 4-1 Everton know they have what it takes to win.

A closer inspection of Wolfsburg’s Europa League credentials reveals a run of just two wins from their last six meetings, while Everton have lost just once in that time.

Everton to win and both teams to score @ 6/1

The Toffees may have what it takes to claim all three points but the chances of shutting the hosts out seem slim.

Wolfsburg have found the back of the net in each of their last 11 games and with Roberto Martinez’s men conceding in five of their last six on the road the hosts can be expected to net here.

Kevin De Bruyne to score first @ 7/1 (or anytime @ 21/10)

De Bruyne is currently in a lean spell for the Germans, having gone four games without finding the net.

This, however, shouldn’t put people off as the Belgian has bagged six goals already this season and is Wolfsburg’s top scorer in the competition so far with three strikes.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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James Curtis

After studying for a degree in journalism and gaining his NCTJ, James contributed to a wide range of papers, online publications and broadcasters including the South London Press, Press Association and Sky Sports News before joining the Ladbrokes News team.