Schalke line up against visiting club VfL Wolfsburg at Veltins-Arena in the Bundesliga 1 match on Saturday.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Schalke v VfL Wolfsburg are shown below – plus the latest betting odds.
Schalke prepare for this game coming off the back of a 2-2 Bundesliga 1 drawn result versus Mainz.
In that game, Schalke managed 68% possession and 21 attempts at goal with 3 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Schalke was Mark Uth (36'). On the other side, 1. FSV Mainz 05 had 13 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. Daniel Brosinski (6'), Jean-Philippe Mateta (45') and Jeremiah St. Juste (82' Own goal) scored for Mainz.
Matches with Schalke have often been engaging encounters of late with a lot of goalmouth action the rule rather than the exception. Over their past six games, a total of 20 goals have gone in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 8 of those belonging to Schalke.
A look at their previous results shows us that Schalke:
- have not emerged victorious against VfL Wolfsburg in their previous 2 league matches.
- haven’t been defeated in their previous 2 home league matches.
- have not won at home in their last 10 league matches. Something needs to change.
VfL Wolfsburg go into this meeting after a 2-1 Bundesliga 1 win against Hoffenheim in their last outing.
In that match, VfL Wolfsburg had 46% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. For VfL Wolfsburg, the goalscorers were Renato Steffen (5') and Wout Weghorst (26'). On the other side, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim had 16 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Sargis Adamyan (87') was the scorer for Hoffenheim.
The stats don’t lie, and VfL Wolfsburg have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 6 goals overall. In defence, Wolfsburg could really do with shoring things up. We shall soon see whether or not that trend will end up being continued on in this game.
Looking at the pre-match facts, VfL Wolfsburg:
- are unbeaten in their last 4 away league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 3 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their past head-to-head meetings dating back to 07/02/2018 shows us that Schalke have won 3 of these games & VfL Wolfsburg 2, with the tally of drawn results standing at 1.
An aggregate of 15 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 7 of them for Schalke and 8 belonging to Wolfsburg. The average goals per game has been 2.5.
The previous league clash featuring these clubs was Bundesliga 1 match day 33 on 20/06/2020 when it ended Schalke 1-4 VfL Wolfsburg.
On that occasion, Schalke had 48% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Rabbi Matondo (70′).
On the other side, VfL Wolfsburg had 10 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Wout Weghorst (16′, 56′), Kevin Mbabu (59′) and João Victor (69′) scored.
The match was refereed by Sascha Stegemann.
Team News: Schalke
Alessandro Schöpf (Calf Injury) and Suat Serdar (Hamstring Injury) are not available for Schalke manager Manuel Baum.
Team News: VfL Wolfsburg
Wolfsburg boss Oliver Glasner has to currently contend with reduced team options. Daniel Ginczek (Back trouble) and Josuha Guilavogui (Torn Muscle Fibre) can’t be considered.
We’re thinking that Schalke could well find it tough to break down this VfL Wolfsburg team who will likely end up scoring and staying ahead.
We’re therefore anticipating a very even match with a 0-1 winning score for VfL Wolfsburg at the end of the 90 minutes.
Should be interesting.
What are the best odds for the game?
Regarding the current betting odds in the WDW market, the win for Schalke can be had for 3.9, a bet on the game finishing all-square is 3.64 and staking on the winner to be VfL Wolfsburg comes in at 2. They’re the most competitive returns available at this very moment.