Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
After holding Bayern Munchen to a thrilling 3-3 draw on a snow-covered pitch, Arminia Bielefeld will be aiming to return to winning ways in the Bundesliga when they take on Wolfsburg at their Shuco Arena on Matchday 22. The relegation strugglers regained a much-needed confidence at Allianz Arena on Monday evening, but given their shaky defence, we do not believe that home win should be considered. Right winger Ritsu Doan, who suffered an injury in the draw with Bayern Munchen, is unlikely to feature against Wolfsburg.
The Wolves, on the other hand, failed to turn their dominance into victory in a goalless draw with Borussia M’gladbach, and given their splendid form in 2021, we believe that punters can find value in betting on the Champions League-chasing side. Wolfsburg boss Oliver Glasner should have a full squad to choose from, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Mike van der Hoorn):
Mike van der Hoorn is a Dutch international who plays for Arminia Bielefeld as a centre-back. Van der Hoorn spent his youth career at the likes of Buitenboys, Omniworld and Utrecht, and he continued playing for the “Cathedral citizens” at senior level.
The Dutch footballer then joined Ajax where he scored three goals in 33 appearances in the Eredivisie. During his spell with the famous Eredivisie club he made 22 appearances for Jong Ajax as well. In 2016 he decided to move to UK as he signed a three-year deal with Swansea City.
After spending four seasons at the Liberty Stadium, Mikel van der Hoorn joined Arminia Bielefeld in the summer of 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic. The Dutch defender made his Bundesliga debut on September 19, 2020 in a 1-1 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt. His primary position is centre-back, and he has a contract with Arminia until June 30, 2023.
Highlighted Team (Wolfsburg):
Wolfsburg are a German football club founded in the aftermath of the World War II (1945). Die Wolfe (The Wolves) wear green and white shirts and they play their home games at Volkswagen Arena. The capacity of the stadium is 30,000 and it was opened on 13 December, 2002.
It is well known that German car manufacturer Volkswagen are the club’s main sponsors. Wolfsburg won the Bundesliga trophy in 2009 and the likes of Edin Dzeko, Grafite and Zvjezdan Misimovic were part of the club’s golden generation.
You should bear in mind that Grafite and Dzeko scored 54 goals between each other in the 2008/2009 Bundesliga campaign and that the team clinched the trophy thanks to a 5-1 win over Werder Bremen on 23 May, 2009. Die Wolfe won the German Cup trophy in 2015, with the team beating star-studded Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in the title game. Wolfsburg are a team that has no bitter rivals in German football.