Bundesliga: Wolfsburg and Schalke 04 Square off at VW ArenaPublished August 28, 2015 by Florin P
In the wake of slow season start Wolfsburg and Schalke 04 aim for key win (7:30 p.m UK Time)
The German championship has been nominated for more than a decade by Bayern Munich and the reigning champions are expected to win another trophy. Dortmund is the strongest counter candidate but both Wolfsburg and Schalke 04 have high expectations and they will try to fulfill them in 2016. The teams started on the wrong foot and managed to win once, so this head to head match is of critical importance.
Schalke 04 Drops Points Against Newly Promoted Team
The visitors will have a hard task winning points on the road, one week after failing to prevail against Darmstadt. They conceded an early goal and then ran out of solutions against a defensive minded team that used a backline comprised of five players.
At the end of the day, securing one point was good enough but they will need to step up their game if they want to have a chance on the road. Schalke 04 didn’t acquire key players during the season break but their offensive output needs to improve sharply, as they can’t allow Wolfsburg to take the initiative.
Bookies Credit Wolfsburg with the First Chance
Bet365 sports offers even odds on the home side to prevail, but they’re expected to drop as kickoff draws near. Wolfsburg scored a bucketful of goals over the last couple of weeks and they were the only team capable of stopping Bayern Munich in its tracks.
After winning the German Super Cup at penalties, they will try to claim the three points against Schalke 04 in regulation time. The starting formation will feature two strikers and both Bendtner and Dost have an impressive track record against the visiting team. They were only given the chance to play together for a couple of minutes, as the Danish striker was kept on the bench and introduced with 12 minutes to go.