Wolfsburg – Schalke 04
Wolfsburg faces Schalke 04 at the Volkswagen Arena in one of the most exciting games from the DFB Pokal 1/8-finals. Let us give you a proper preview of this match, are you ready?
How did Wolfsburg reach the 1/8-finals of the competition? The Wolves hosted Sandhausen at home and did a terrific job for a 4-0 win against the 2. Bundesliga side. Gerhardt, Weghorst and Joao Victor scored in the first half while Weghorst added another one in the last few minutes. Oliver Glasner’s team had a serious approach to this game and it showed on the pitch. They fully dominated the game.
Lately Wolfsburg are in a really good shape. The former Bundesliga champion are enjoying a run of three consecutive wins in the Bundesliga. In their last three matches Wolfsburg showed some good football and triumphed against Mainz 05, Bayer Leverkusen and Freiburg. This allowed them to climb to third place in the league standings.
Schalke 04 reached the 1/8-finals of the DFB Pokal after a confident 3-1 win during the visit to Ulm. Suat Serdar opened the score while Benito Raman shined with a brace in the second half. This was an easy win for the Royal Blues.
Surely the DFB Pokal is not a priority for Schalke 04 right now, though. The club is at the bottom of the Bundesliga and they will make an effort to survive. We can’t be sure how much energy they will spend in this game against Wolfsburg. Clearly that’s not their main goal at the moment.
That’s the preview for the DFB Pokal match between Wolfsburg and Schalke 04 at the Volkswagen Arena. The Wolves are clearly the much better team at the moment. Given the fact that they are also playing at home we regard them huge, huge favourites against the Royal Blues.