Wolfsburg are at the Volkswagen Arena to begin their new 2018-19 Bundesliga campaign with a game against Schalke. Both clubs occupied different ends of the table last season with Wolfsburg barely managing to avoid the drop while Schalke were able to finish in the second place – just behind Bayern Munich. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Wolfsburg have decided to stick with Bruno Labbadia, who was barely able to keep the club in the division last season. Yet, Wolfsburg have given a positive start to the campaign with a narrow win over Elversberg in the DFB Pokal first-round match.
Schalke have made a handful of changes to the squad but they still remain extremely strong across the pitch. This was evident in the DFB Pokal first-round win over Schweinfurt by a 2-0 score.
The recent game between Schalke and Wolfsburg produced a 1-0 win for the former at the Volkswagen Arena. Our betting tips and predictions expect a win for Schalke.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Schalke win at 2.37[/bet_tip_now]
Wolfsburg are given odds of 3.10 to win the game. Even though pre-season has shown signs of a revival from Wolfsburg, it is highly unlikely that the club will be able to put behind the mountain of issues behind and come up with a strong campaign. Schalke, meanwhile, are looking to build on a campaign that saw them finish second in the table. A natural progression will be to fight for the title, but Schalke will be more about performing well in the league and Champions League. Our preview would back a win for Schalke.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Schalke win at 2.37[/bet_tip_now]
Wolfsburg vs Schalke draw odds: 3.30
Wolfsburg win odds: 3.10
Correct Score odds
Schalke struggle when it comes to scoring goals against Wolfsburg – at least in recent times. In the last six matches against Wolfsburg, Schalke have been able to register a mediocre 11 goals. Wolfsburg have fared worse as they have just two goals in this period. Our correct score prediction would back a Schalke 2-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Schalke 2-0 win at 10.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Games between Schalke and Wolfsburg have been low on goals, largely because of Wolfsburg being unable to make any impact against this opponent. The upcoming meeting at the Volkswagen Arena could not be any different, as Wolfsburg aim to avoid a repeat of last season when the team was almost relegated. Our total goals prediction would back under 2.5 goals from the match.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.70[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Guido Burgstaller came in with 11 league goals last season and he is no stranger to scoring against Wolfsburg after managing three goals in four appearances across all competitions. Our first goalscorer prediction would back the 29-year-old, who failed to break the deadlock in the DFB Pokal match.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Guido Burgstaller at 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
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