Schalke vs Wolfsburg
Date: Saturday, 28th October 2017
Kick-off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen.
In-form Schalke 04 welcome draw specialists VfL Wolfsburg in Gelsenkirchen. Both sides have the ambitions to finish the season in UEFA zone but the hosts are much closer to it as the visitors struggle since the previous campaign.
FC Schalke 04
Schalke are enjoying October as they won all three games in the tenth month. They bested Hertha BSC in the capital and FSV Mainz on the home turf. They also faced Wehen in the midweek DFB Pokal tie where they bested the 3. Liga side with 1-3.
The Royal Blues stand firm at Veltins Arena with only one defeat, when they hosted Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich. Schalke are fifth on the table and they will aim to overtake the fourth position from Hoffenheim.
The Wolves drew the last six games in Bundesliga. Their non-impressive record is hard to break due to their attacking inefficiency – they are unable to outscore the opposition so the majority of their matches conclude with the result of 1-1.
However, Wolfsburg managed to grab the 1-0 victory in DFB Pokal against Hannover. The Wolves will hope to continue with solid displays and replicate the midweek match in order to grab points in Gelsenkirchen.
Schalke vs Wolfsburg: Head-to-head
Schalke won the last three matches against Wolfsburg, while Die Konigsblau are unbeaten at Veltins Arena against the Wolves since 2009. Since then, they have seven consecutive triumphs over the team in green jerseys.
Schalke vs Wolfsburg: Predictions
Tedesco will demand discipline from his side and Schalke are ready to display another solid performance. The hosts have a relatively young and hungry team, so anything other than three points would be a disappointment.
Schalke vs Wolfsburg: Bet Tips
The main bet will be FC Schalke 04 to win at the odds of 1.80.
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