Champions League Group G is wide open going into matchday 6. All four teams in the group, Lille, Wolfsburg, Salzburg, and Sevilla can still qualify for the round of 16 on Wednesday night. Lille are in the driver’s seat with eight points from 15 available. Salzburg are second and just one point back of the French champions.

Wolfsburg vs Lille Match Preview

Sevilla, on the other hand, are two points back of Lille and Wolfsburg sit in last place with five points from 15 available. Lille have qualified for the Europa League at the very least. Wolfsburg cannot qualify for the Europa League, but can still achieve Champions League knockout football. However, the Wolves must defeat Lille on Wednesday night to reach the last 16.

The permutations for qualification to the knockout stage are the perfect backdrop to Wolfsburg and Lille on Wednesday night in Germany. Wolfsburg can only reach the Champions League last 16 with a victory over Lille and a draw between Salzburg and Sevilla in Austria. Even then, Wolfsburg must overturn Salzburg’s better goal difference of +1 – Wolfsburg are –3 in goal difference.

Lille simply need a draw to advance to the next round. A result gives Jocelyn Gourvennec’s team the chance to play in the last 16 as Group G winners.

Wolfsburg vs Lille Betting Odds

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After a terrible start to the season, Lille have improved under Gourvennec. The French winners saw title-winning coach Christoph Galtier leave for Nice and several players were sold to balance the books. Since the end of October, Lille are unbeaten in seven straight games. Les Dogues are coming off of a second consecutive Ligue 1 win at the weekend. They defeated Troyes 2-1 as the team came from behind at halftime.

The boost Wolfsburg received with the sacking of Mark van Bommel and the surprise hiring of Florian Kohfeldt is over. The Wolves are winless in four straight games with each of their last three matches ending in defeat. Wolfsburg are coming off of a 3-0 loss to Mainz at the weekend in the Bundesliga.

Bookies’ best betting odds on a Lille win at full-time are at 11/5. Les Dogues are in form going into the match, but they have posted a poor 3W-3D-5L record on the road in 2021-22. Wolfsburg are at the best betting odds of 13/10 to win at full-time. The Wolves have a record of 4W-2D-3L at home in 2021-22.

A draw will do for Lille and the best betting odds on a stalemate at the VW Arena are 12/5. These teams drew nil-nil in a dull match on Champions League matchday 1.

Wolfsburg vs Lille Team News

Wolfsburg will be without forward Lukas Nmecha due to a suspension on the final matchday. Kohfeldt will likely start the game with Renato Steffen or Maximilian Philipp in attack. First-choice goalkeeper Koen Casteels is due back following a bout of coronavirus, giving Wolfsburg more stability at the back. Kohfeldt will be without the services of Admir Mehmedi, William, Xaver Schlager and Bartosz Bialek through.

Wednesday’s match is a must-win for Wolfsburg. Kohfeldt needs start striker and co-leading scorer Wout Weghorst to step up and get a goal or two. Weghorst is recently back from a bout of coronavirus in November.

Lille’s Jonathan Bamba and Xeka are both suspended for matchday 6 of the Champions League group stage. Renato Sanches will likely start in Xeka’s absence. Strikers Jonathan David and Burak Yilmaz will partner in the final third. American forward Timothy Weah will miss the game due to a muscle injury. Centre-back Sven Botman has recovered from a groin injury and should take a place in defence.

Wolfsburg vs Lille H2H

Wolfsburg and Lille have met three times previously in Europe. Wolfsburg have never lost to Lille in their three previous meetings. The Wolves have posted a record of 1W-2D-0L during that time period. Wolfsburg have a home record of 4W-2D-3L this season. They have been outscored 11-9.

Wolfsburg topped the Bundesliga table at the start of the season, but have quickly fallen down the standings. Lille have an away record of 3W-3D-5L. This isn’t the Lille fans saw last season under Galtier that won the Ligue 1 title. Still, many of the same players are in the side and Lille have improved in recent weeks.

Wolfsburg vs Lille Prediction

Both teams to score: NO @ 23/20 - BET NOW

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The reverse fixture between Lille and Wolfsburg finished nil-nil with neither side able to get a goal for the win. Our betting tips prediction is for Wednesday’s game at the VW Arena to be close and cagey throughout. Three of Lille’s five Champions League matches have finished with both teams not scoring. Two of Wolfsburg’s five matches in the Champions League have ended with both teams not scoring goals.

Under 1.5 goals @ 13/5 - BET NOW

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There were no goals scored when Wolfsburg and Lille played on Champions League matchday 1. Four of Wolfsburg’s 20 matches in all competitions finished with under 1.5 goals. Lille have seen three of their five Champions League matches finish with under 1.5 goals scored. Our betting tips prediction is for this to be a low-scoring game with under 1.5 goals scored.

Half time correct score: Wolfsburg 0-0 Lille @ 2/1 - BET NOW

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The reverse fixture between these teams had a halftime score of nil-nil and our betting tips prediction is for the scoreline to be repeated on Wednesday night. Two of Lille’s five Champions League matches went into halftime at nil-nil. Seven of Wolfsburg’s 20 matches in all competitions this season went into halftime as nil-nil draws.

Matchday 6 should be close and cagey as Wolfsburg must win, while Lille simply need a draw to win Group G. Wolfsburg will need help from the group’s other match. The Wolves need Salzburg and Sevilla to draw. However, Wolfsburg’s form, three straight losses, will continue against Lille. Les Dogues will get the point they need with a second straight draw versus Wolfsburg in the Champions League.