Defending a run of 14 wins (12 in official matches), Bayern Munich face Wolfsburg on Saturday, February 17, in a clash that is part of the 2017/2018 season schedule for the German Championship. At the Volkswagen Arena in Wolfsburg, the start is scheduled for 12:30 am (Brasília time).
Wolfsburg’s recent performance
The recent series of Wolfsburg scores is much lower. Of the six official games that he realized, he lost half. He got two draws and only one win. One of the failures caused their elimination in the Glass of Germany. It took 1 to 0 of Schalke. In the Bundesliga, also picked up in the previous round. Also as a visitor, took 3 to 1 of Werder Bremen.
With 24 points (four wins, 12 draws and six losses), the alvverde occupies the thirteenth place. They are ten points less than Schalke, sixth, who closes the qualifying zone for European tournaments. That is, as happened last year, it really is to fight against relegation.
By the end of day 22, he was four points clear of Mainz, sixteenth and first in the sticking region. This shows a downward trend of the team, which used to appear at the top of the leaderboard, after the controlling automaker decided to cut back on investment in football.
The situation is further complicated by the large number of injury problems affecting the defense and midfield sectors. Defender John Brooks (seven matches in the 2017/2018 German Championship without a goal), Marcel Tisserand (14 games without a goal), Felix Uduokhai (16 games, one goal) and Paul Verhaegh (21 matches, two goals) ; and socks Jakub Blaszcykowski (seven games, one goal) and Ignacio Camacho (nine games, scoreless).
The current form of Bayern Munich
Having an appointment with Besiktas scheduled for next Tuesday, February 20, on their resumption of their Champions League walk, Bayern Munich may use Saturday’s game to promote a larger relay of their squad by preserving the main athletes for the continental tournament.
This strategy has been widely used by coach Jupp Heynckes, who has not hesitated in promotions changes in the team from one game holder to another. The Bundesliga lead made it even easier to do this. With 56 points (18 wins, two draws and two losses), the Bavarians have 18 points ahead of Leipzig, placed second.
To face Wolfsburg, Heyckes has almost the entire cast at his disposal. They are in the process of physical recovery only goalkeeper Manuel Neuer (three matches in the 2017/2018 German Championship) and midfielder Thiago Alcântara (nine games, one goal).
The former is absolute owner of the team, but suffered two injuries that made him stay out for most of the season. It is in the final stages of recovery. In this aspect, the German Championship can serve to get you to win the game.
Alcântara has been on the team since November due to a thigh injury. There is no official forecast of when your return will be.
History of matches Wolfsburg and Bayern Munich
There are already eight games in which Wolfsburg can not beat Bayern. In this series, the Munich team had six wins and two draws. One of the same matches happened in the first round of the current Bundesliga season. The Bavarians came to open ahead of 2 to 0, but allowed the tie in 2 to 2.
Although there is a strong possibility that Bayern will not be able to count on all their starters in Saturday’s match, the talented cast in quantity and quality makes the Bavarians stand out as the most appropriate choice for the clash. The price is 1.33 on Bet365. Draw yields 5.00. Wolfsburg victory paid 9.00 per real invested. Quotes were in effect at 13:25 on 2/14/2018.