Place: Germany. Wolfsburg. Volkswagen–Arena.
Date: on the 25th of August, 2018 (Saturday)
Match start: 14:30 (GMT+1)
Tournament: Championship of Germany. Bundesliga. 1st round.
Wolfsburg (the head coach Bruno Labbadia)
Three years ago (2015) under the leadership of one of the most experienced German experts Dieter Hecking the hosts of Volkswagen–Arena have won a vice-champion title, of course, after the champion Bayern.
However, next season Wolfsburg has taken the eighth position, that is, wasn’t included even into the list of participants of the Europa League. Of course, all former achievements of Dieter Hecking were immediately forgotten and he has been dismissed. And since then the coaches of the Greens were following each other and this is happening even now. The French coach Valérien Ismaël, Dutch Andries Jonker and the Swiss expert Martin Schmidt came and left very quickly.
Now the champion of Germany 2009 is headed by the German goal-scorer Bruno Labbadia who was very famous some time ago. His career as a coach contains Leverkusen Bayer, Hamburg and Stuttgart with which the new coach of Wolfsburg hasn’t achieved considerable progress.
Schalke (the head coach Domenico Tedesco)
We will remind you that for the whole last season the hosts of the forthcoming match were fighting for survival but at the last minute they have avoided a fate of Hamburg and Cologne and after the victory in two-legged tie with Kieler SV Holstein have managed to stay in Bundesliga.
And now, at the beginning of the new championship, according to the calendar schedule, Bruno Labbadia’s team is facing the meeting with the vice-champion. It is well known fact that the intrigue of the champion race in Germany is not relevant for a very long time as from year to year Bayern steadily wins The Silver Salad bowl.
But the spring race for the second position, that is, for a vice-champion title, has come ended with the final victory of the Miners. Domenico Tedesco’s team has much better spent the final part of the last season than the rivals and after the victories over Borussia Dortmund (2:0), Augsburg (2:1) and Eintracht (1:0) became the vice-champion.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Wolfsburg vs. Schalke
Thus, in one of the central matches of the first round of Bundesliga we have got a match between teams which are absolutely different in the level of their game. And therefore here the opinion of bookmakers is very clear: Wolfsburg – 2.90, Schalke – 2.30.
Three years ago, that is, during an era of competitive team of Dieter Hecking the hosts of Volkswagen Arena have ruined Schalke with the hockey score (3:0). But two subsequent matches have ended with the guest victory of the Miners and with the similar score (0:1). Bearing in mind absolutely different gaming class presented by the hosts and guests, here the most relevant is the bet made on H (0) of the vice-champion.