Schalke vs Wolfsburg
Date: Sunday, 20 January 2019
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: VELTINS-Arena (Gelsenkirchen).
Schalke and Wolfsburg will drop the curtain on the first Matchday of the year in Bundesliga on Sunday evening at VELTINS-Arena. Die Konigsblauen had a dreadful campaign so far in the season and are as many as nine points shy of top-six positions. Champions League football is even further away (13 points). Nevertheless, the board decided to keep Domenico Tedesco as the head coach. He will face hard times making a bright start to the year here against red-hot Wolfsburg who finished the year with a splendid streak in December.
The Wolves climbed up to sky-high 5th place after winning five and drawing one of last six league matches. They are just three points short of 4th-placed RB Leipzig and clearly have full right to dream of the elite Champions League football next season. Bruno Labbadia can be thrill3ed with his men’s superb attacking form as Wolfsburg bagged two or more goals in all of past five league affairs. Can they keep it going on Sunday against Schalke?
Schalke vs Wolfsburg: Head-to-head
The hosts will rely on the head to head trend tradition aiming to shine in the maiden fixture of the year.
Schalke won 13, drew 6 and lost only 3 of 22 home encounters against the Wolves.
Two of last three H2H games ended with the same 1-0 scoreline.
Wolfsburg came on top (2-1) when these two outfits met each other this season at VOLKSWAGEN ARENA.
Schalke vs Wolfsburg: Prediction
Wolfsburg are worth backing not to lose at 1.70 odds in spite of a dreadful head to head record in matches at VELTINS-Arena. They finished the year in a super strong fashion and they clearly have strong weapons capable of hurting the inconsistent defensive line of Schalke’s.
Since the hosts also improved their attacking performances of late, we would not be surprised to see goals at both ends here. The value is definitely amazing at the 2.00 odds offered for the both teams to score bet.
Schalke vs Wolfsburg: Bet Tips
Wolfsburg or Draw @ 1.70 (7/10)
BTTS @ 2.00 (1/1).