Schalke 04 vs VfL Wolfsburg
Date: Saturday, 8th April 2017
Kick off at 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET
Venue: Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen.
The Royal Blues welcome The Wolves at Veltins Arena on Saturday. Both teams will attempt to bounce back from the defeats they suffered in the previous round.
It’s certainly surprising to see the great Bundesliga clubs such as Schalke 04 and Wolfsburg in the 12th and 13th position, respectively. Another terrifying stat for both clubs is the fact that they are closer to the last three than UEFA competition spots.
The Royal Blues were crushed by in-form SV Werder Bremen on Tuesday. Markus Weinzierl might shift his team’s focus completely towards UEFA Europa League. They will face Ajax next week at Amsterdam Arena in the first leg of the quarter-final.
The Konigsblau are only in the middle table with slim chances of reaching Europa League qualification spots. However, winning the second-best European club competition would surely save Schalke’s season and secure the Champions League spot as well.
Wolfsburg’s unbeaten run was ended on Wednesday when Freiburg SC stunned them at Volkswagen Arena. Niederlechner goal in the second half separated the two sides.
The guests are on a three-game unbeaten run in away matches. In 13 visits this season, Wolfsburg registered 4 victories and 4 draws, while they were defeated on 5 occasions.
Schalke vs Wolfsburg: Head-to-head
Schalke 04 holds the perfect record against the Wolves at Veltins Arena – they won last six matches. Four out of six victories were to nil. Königsblau also beat Wolfsburg at Volkswagen Arena this season.
Schalke vs Wolfsburg: Prediction
Markus Weinzierl will need to decide whether he wants to stay in the race for the 6th and 7th Bundesliga position or go all in against Ajax in Europa League. Also, Wolfsburg proved as a tough nut to crack since Jonker took over the team.
Schalke vs Wolfsburg: Bet tips
The first pick will be Both Teams NOT to Score at the odds 2.15 with Betfair.
You could also try Draw at 3.50.