World Cup winner with Germany made winter window Bundesliga return, and is a superb shout to score in Europa League bow for Die Wolfe
Wolfsburg made a major statement with their January transfer window deadline day signing of Andre Schurrle from Chelsea, and now the forward is preparing to face Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League.
This last 32 tie, live on ESPN this Thursday (19 February) at 18:00 GMT, which pits the current second best Bundesliga side against third place from Portugal’s Primeira Liga, is attractive alternative viewing to Everton’s game.
Schurrle, who is free to make his European debut for Wolfsburg, has already scored against Sporting in Chelsea colours this term. The two sides met in the Champions League group stage, with the World Cup winner netting in a 3-1 home win.
Betfred go the best price at a tasty 2/1 for Schurrle to score anytime against the Lions from Lisbon. He also has a Europa League knockout phase goal for Bayer Leverkusen against Sporting’s Portuguese capital rivals Benfica on his CV, so he clearly likes playing against clubs from that country.
Now he has linked up with old Chelsea teammate Kevin De Bruyne at Die Wolfe, Schurrle should strike up a strong partnership with the Belgian creative force, who tops the Bundesliga assists table with a dozen.
Dutch striker Bas Dost leads the Wolfsburg line, and he should be a perfect foil for Schurrle, as well as occupying Sporting defenders thus giving the £22m man space to get shots away.
Superb Schurrle will be unleashed on a leaky Lisbon defence, as Sporting dropped down from the Champions League into the Europa League after shipping a dozen group stage goals.
Often hailed as an impact sub, it is high time Schurrle became a leading man, and is a best price 6/1 with BoyleSports to grab the opening goal. He is also the same price with that bookmaker, SkyBet and Bet365 to continue his habits, however, and score last.
Andre Schurrle to score @ 2/1 with Betfred
All odds were correct at time of posting.