Schalke – Wolfsburg : Preview & Prediction
Schalke 04 and Wolfsburg play for the Veltins-Arena in a Bundesliga 10th round matchup. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which has 4 wins in the last 4 games. In fact, the last time they met in this stadium was on 08-04-2017, in a Bundesliga game that ended with Schalke 04 winning by (4-1). The goals of the match were scored by G. Burgstaller (6 ‘and 77’), L. Goretzka (23 ‘) and D. Caligiuri (48’) for Schalke 04 and M. Gómez (79 ‘) for Wolfsburg. Although this is a game between 5th and 14th of the overall ranking, it is actually a game between the 4th place in home games and the 8th as a visitor.
After 5 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses, the home team is in 5th place, having won 16 points. In the last match, they beat Mainz at home (2-0), having won the previous game in a game against Hertha Berlin (0-2). This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they won 10 points, against only 6 in their games as a visitor. The team arrives at this meeting after a win away with Wehen Wiesbaden by (1-3). For the championship, Schalke 04 won 10 points in 15 chances, after 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in their last 5 games at their stadium. In 9 games in this competition, he only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 4 games in which he conceded the first goal.
The team of Shalke 04 has been carrying out a good campaign within the competition, currently within the zone of qualification for the Europa League, however it has the objective to enter the zone of classification for the Champions League. The team is showing an excellent defensive sector inside the competition, since it has one of the best defenses of all the teams of the league, suffered only nine goals. The team comes from a victory in the final round, indoors, against the Mainz team by the 2×0 score. The coach will take to the field a very competitive team that will fight until the end of the match for the positive result.
After 1 win, 6 draws and 2 losses, the visiting team is in 14th place, having won 9 points. In the last match, they drew with Hoffenheim at home for (1-1), after their previous match tied it out in a game against Bayer Leverkusen, for (2-2). This is a team that normally achieves more positive results as a visitor than at home, having won 5 points and 4 at home with 4 goals scored and 7 goals conceded at home, against 5 goals scored and 5 conceded. The team arrives in this match after a home win with Hannover by (1-0). In the league, Wolfsburg clinched 5 points in 12 chances, after 1 win, 2 draws and 1 loss in their last 4 away games.
For this competition, you have not won any of the last 7 games. The team conceded goals in 8 out of the last 9 games, so they have not shown great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, as they managed to achieve in 7 of the last 9 games in this competition. In 9 games in this competition, suffered the first goal 5 times and never managed to turn the score.
The Wolfsburg side have not been able to play well on the pitch in this competition and are currently at the bottom of the standings but are aiming to improve their campaign. The team will play away from home in this round, so you know that you will find many difficulties, since playing away from home is almost always a complicated task. The visiting team comes from a draw in the final round, indoors, against the hoffenheim team by the 1×1 score. In the last ten matches played in the season, the team only managed to seek the positive result in three opportunities. The technician must take to the field a team with more defensive tactical scheme, and looking for spaces to explore the counterattacks to try to decide the game.
Schalke – Wolfsburg : Betting Tips
Schalke – Win Odds: 1.75
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.90
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.90