Wolfsburg vs Schalke 04
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 17 March 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK
Venue: VOLKSWAGEN ARENA (Wolfsburg).
Schalke 04 are flying high at the moment. Die Konigsblauen will travel to Wolfsburg high on confidence after winning four on the trot to climb up to the second place in the league ladder. Domenico Tedesco’s men will have a nice opportunity to extend the winning thread in the last game of the day on Saturday when they are to play the out-of-form Wolves at VOLKSWAGEN ARENA.
The host have wrapped themselves up into the relegation scrap after claiming no more than a single point in last six league. Such poor run of form sees Bruno Labbadia’s men level on points with Mainz 05 at the position which leads to the relegation playoffs at the end of the season. A serious turnaround in from is thus required for the locals, but beginning one against the second-placed side will be quite a challenging task you have to admit.
The hosts should struggle to create in the final third on Saturday given that Schalke have been very tough to break down lately. The Miners have kept their net untouched in last three league matches. To make things worse for Labbadia, his colleague on the other side, Domenico Tedesco, also has a deadly lineup of attackers, led by Guido Burgstaller who has notched eight goals so far in the season.
Wolfsburg vs Schalke 04: Head-to-head
Wolfsburg will rely on the H2H tradition here since they have only lost 3 of 21 home matches against Schalke 04.
However, the Miners have been much more successful in the most recent H2H history winning four and drawing one of last five ties against the Wolves.
The two teams met in February’s DFB Pokal clash when Schalke 04 took a narrow 1-0 victory at their VELTINS-ARENA.
Wolfsburg vs Schalke 04: Prediction
The visitors come into this as massive form favourites and it is really hard to go past the away win pick at the odds of 2.20 here.
Additionally, since the Miners have kept three clean sheets in a row in Bundesliga, we do find the value in backing the continuation of such trend for them at the 2.50 odds.
Wolfsburg vs Schalke 04: Bet Tips
Schalke 04 to win @ 2.20
Schalke 04 to keep a clean sheet @ 2.50