Wolfsburg vs Schalke Prediction and Betting Preview 18 Dec 2019

The Match Is Over. Score: 1-1
Wolfsburg vs Schalke PredictionWolfsburg vs Schalke Prediction and Preview for Wednesday's Bundesliga fixture. The battle for European football qualification rages on in Germany as Wolfsburg play host to F.C Schalke 04 at the Volkswagen Arena. Both sides sit 8th and 4th respectively in the league with just 5 points separating them.
Match status: 2019-20 Bundesliga - Matchweek 16
Kick-off:
Venue: Volkswagen Arena (Wolfsburg)
Following a fantastic start to the season which saw them go on a 9-game unbeaten run, Wolfsburg hit a rough patch in November and are just starting to pick form again. Last time out, talisman, Maximillian Arnold fired in a stoppage time winner in their 2-1 win over 2nd placed Borussia Monchengladbach, sending them up to 8th in the table.

Schalke 04, on the other hand, battled to a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt after going a man down. Benito Raman continued in his rich vein of form, netting in his fourth consecutive Bundesliga game. Currently occupying the 4th position on the log, Schalke have been much more consistent this season following recent struggles in the league.

Expect a high-intensity game in what promises to be a great advertisement for German football.

Wolfsburg vs Schalke 04 Team News

Having flirted with relegation in the last seasons, gaffer Oliver Gasner has done a fantastic work in stabilizing Wolfsburg.

Die Wolfe recorded a morale-boosting 2-1 victory over title chasers, Monchengladbach in their last league outing. They also recorded a 1-0 victory over Saint Etienne in the Europa League during the week in an inconsequential game, having already sealed qualification to the next round. Surely, The Wolves are having the time of their lives.

Wolfsburg have struggled for form in recent weeks, losing 4 of their last 6 matches in the League. They have assumed a sort of Robin Hood status, losing to teams they should have beaten and managing to defeat title contenders.

Their home form has also been uninspiring with just 3 wins out of the 8 matches played at the Volkswagen Arena this time. They will be hoping to improve on that stat with victory over Schalke, giving their Champions League qualification chances a huge boost.

Schalke 04 are seeking to play among Europe’s elites once again after a four-year hiatus. They have gone about this with some swagger, winning 8 of their 15 league matches so far, losing just three.

Last time out, they recorded a 1-0 victory over struggling Eintracht Frankfurt despite goalkeeper, Alexander Nubel getting sent off for a rash tackle in the 66th minute. Centre-forward Benito Raman got the only goal of the game to continue his four-game scoring streak.

It is also worth noting that Schalke 04 have the second best record away from home, behind league leaders, RB Leipzig with 4 wins, 1 draw and just 2 defeats away from home so far.

Injured or Suspended Players:

Wolfsburg: Ignacio Camacho.

Schalke: Weston McKennie, Benjamin Stambouli, Salif Sané, Alessandro Schöpf, Mark Uth, Alexander Nübel, Nabil Bentaleb.

Head-to-Head Bundesliga Record: Wolfsburg v Schalke

2018-19 Bundesliga
Schalke 2-1 Wolfsburg

2018-19 Bundesliga
Wolfsburg 2-1 Schalke

2017-18 Bundesliga
Wolfsburg 0-1 Schalke

2017-18 Bundesliga
Schalke 1-1 Wolfsburg

Pre-Match Odds:

Wolfsburg - 2.41
Draw - 3.34
Schalke - 3.24

All odds are with 1xBet and are subject to change.


Wolfsburg vs Schalke Predictions

Although, Wolfsburg have the home advantage, this is by no means going to be a stroll in the park, considering Schalke’s superb record away from home. Schalke also have a knack of scoring multiple goals away from home, so this promises to be a high-scoring encounter.

Considering that Schalke are suffering a defensive crisis at the moment and Wolfsburg tend to perform in the big games, I’m tipping Wolfsburg to edge this slightly. 2-1 in favor of the hosts.
Main Match Predictions:
Over 2.5 @ 2.04
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Correct Score:
Wolfsburg 2-1 Schalke @ 9.50
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