Ingolstadt vs Wolfsburg
Date: Saturday 26th November, 2016
Kick-off: 14:30 UK
Venue: Audi-Sportpark, Ingolstadt.
This is yet another derby match of the bottom part of the league standings in the 12th round of Bundesliga. Whereas the experts could have predicted to see Ingolstadt near the danger zone, not many football admirers could have seen Wolfsburg there. The hosts have finally managed to snatch the first victory of the campaign in the elite class of German football, beating Darmstadt 98 in the last round with 0-1 on road, and leaving Hamburger SV as the only team without a win in this season.
The victory will certainly give wings to the new manager Maik Walpurgis (who obviously has Latvian origins) ahead of the upcoming challenges. Realistically speaking, Ingolstadt do not have the quality for competing in Bundesliga, as they probably have the weakest team in the league, which is why Walpurgis, who took charge of the team this month, will have one hell of a task avoiding the relegation at the end of the season.
Wolfsburg showed certain signs of life when Mario Gomez produced his best performance in the season bagging a brace in a commanding 0 – 3 win over Freiburg (Freiburg’s first defeat on home ground in the season) two weeks ago. However, the French manager Valerien Ismael, ran into in-form Schalke 04, which proved to be too big of an obstacle, as the visitor have taken three points to Gelsenkirchen beating The Wolfs with 0 – 1 last weekend.
Ingolstadt vs Wolfsburg: Head-to-Head Stats
This will only be the teams’ 4th head to head encounter, since Ingolstadt played their first ever Bundesliga season in the last term. The hosts are still looking for their first win over Wolfsburg, who have been much more successful winning two games and drawing one.
Ingolstadt vs Wolfsburg: Prediction
Wolfsburg have improved their performances at the back significantly with the arrival of Valerien Ismael on the bench, which is why we can easily see them keeping a clean sheet against one of the weakest attacking lines in the competition. The away win is also a more than decent betting option since the match with Ingolstadt is the perfect opportunity for Wolfsburg to start the positive run and try and challenge the top part of the table positions!
Ingolstadt vs Wolfsburg: Betting Tips
Away win at 29/20 (2.45)
Wolfsburg to keep a clean sheet at 7/4 (2.75).