Wolfsburg vs Schalke 04
Date: Saturday 19th November, 2016
Kick-off: 14:30 UK
Venue: VOLKSWAGEN ARENA, Wolfsburg.
This is going to be one of the most interesting matches of the round in Bundesliga. Both teams entered the new season in a terrible way, especially Schalke 04, who have held the rock bottom for quite some time. However, the owners did not lose patience keeping the faith in Markus Weinzierl, which proved to have paid off since the team has been playing phenomenal football lately. The amazing atmosphere climbed the Royal Blues to 12th position in the league standings, as they are looking to maintain the fine form and take three points from the Saturday’s visit to VOLKSWAGEN ARENA.
Wolfsburg owner have, however, not been patient with the former manager Dieter Hecking, who has been replaced by the French expert Valerien Ismael. The Frenchman did not enjoy making his debut, but he can be proud on how his team looked in the last round’s visit to Freiburg, destroying their rivals with 0 – 3 in the last match before the international break. Mario Gomez was especially inspired, having bagged a brace, while the Swiss left back Riccardo Rodriguez scored the third to set the final score. Wolfsburg’s best player Julian Draxler is still off, while Weinzierl will be without Klaas Jan Huntelaar on the other side.
Wolfsburg vs Schalke 04: Head-to-Head Stats
Wolfsburg will have a nice opportunity to level the score to 13 wins each in head to head encounters as the teams will face each other for the 40th time in history. The last two matches saw home victories with the same score line of 3-0, so we are certain that Wolfsburg fans would not have anything against the same scenario this Saturday.
Wolfsburg vs Schalke 04: Prediction
Since both teams enter the match full of confidence after last round’s successes, we believe that the best option would be backing both teams to score at more than attractive 7/10 odds. As for the outcome, it’s really tricky as the game can easily go either way, which is why we would advise you to skip home/away bets.
Wolfsburg vs Schalke 04: Betting Tips
Both teams to score – YES at 7/10 (1.70)
Over 2.5 goals FT 1/1 (2.00).