Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Holstein Kiel will be looking to overcome a two-goal deficit in the Bundesliga play-offs against Wolfsburg when the two teams face each other at Holstein-Stadion on Monday evening. The 2. Bundesliga side failed to impress in the first leg at Volkswagen Arena and, as a result, they have slim chances of securing promotion to the German top flight. Anyhow, the underdogs have no other choice but to go all guns blazing at Wolfsburg, who are on the verge of securing the survival. The Wolves showed character in the first leg, with Croatia international Brekalo producing probably the best performance of his career. The visitors are high on confidence ahead of the trip to Kiel and we predict that they are going to defend their two-goal lead. Taking everything into account, a close encounter is on the cards and there is every chance the two teams will play out a draw in Monday’s football game.
Highlighted Player (Jakub Blaszczykowski ):
Better known as “Kuba”, Jakub Błaszczykowski is a Polish midfielder, who has spent the majority of his career in German Bundesliga, and he has made over 75 appearances for the Polish national team. The highly rated midfielder represented KS Czestochowa and Wisla Krakow on domestic stage before joining Borussia Dortmund in February 2007, and little did he know that he would spend next decade at BVB.
During his time with the Millionaires, Blaszczykowski established himself as one of Europe’s leading right wingers, winning two Bundesliga titles and reaching the Champions League final with Dortmund. The Poland international eventually lost his place in the side near the end of Jurgen Klopp’s reign at Signal-Iduna Park, and he later joined Fiorentina on loan in an attempt to kick-start his career.
Kuba continues to play an important role for the Poland national team, with his return of 15 goals in first 75 caps pretty good for a midfielder. Blaszczykowski represented his country at the Euro 2012, but couldn’t help his side get past the group stage.
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.