Match start: 15:30 (GMT+2)
While Borussia Dortmund, Bayern and Leipzig are the main challengers for new champions’ title, Hoffenheim and Schalke are at small distance from the triumvirate of leaders. Now the teams have 16 points each and they both are fighting for the 4th Champions League position.
During the forthcoming 10th round of Bundesliga Hoffenheim will fight against Borussia Mönchengladbach at home arena and Schalke at Veltins-Arena will host Wolfsburg
Schalke (the head coach Domenico Tedesco)
After series of failures during 3 last rounds the club from Gelsenkirchen had shared the points with Bayer Leverkusen – 1:1 (Goretzka- Bailey) and with the same score (2:0) Schalke had won over Hertha, Berliner and Mainz. Leon Goretzka and Guido Burgstaller had scored one goal each during each match. Now Schalke can really win for the 3rd time in a row. Its rival will be unbalanced Champion of Germany 2009.
Wolfsburg (the head coach Martin Schmidt)
Now the team has only 9 points (+1=6-2) and 14th line at the tournament bracket. According to the results of 9 rounds Wolfsburg became the leader of Bundesliga by the number of draws – 6. But, as you know, it is not possible to achieve good results only with draws. But the distance between the team of Martin Schmidt and the relegation zone is only 2 points.
And that is why, after the visit to Gelsenkirchen the team can really appear at the very bottom of the tournament bracket.
The champion of Germany 2009 is very convenient guest opponent for the hosts of Veltins-Arena. The current winning series of Schalke against Wolfsburg is 7 matches in a row with the total score - 20:4 (1:0, 4:0, 3:0, 2:1, 3:2, 3:0 and 4:1 during the last match).
Bearing in mind this factor and also the current gaming status of the team we are sure that the hosts will win.
Schalke – 1.70, draw – 3.75, Wolfsburg – 4.75;
Schalke to win - odds 1.78 Pinnacle