Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Koln will be looking to extend their winning run to five games when they face Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga round 33. The Billy Goats are determined to represent Germany in European competitions next term, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at the Wolves on Saturday afternoon. As always, a man to watch in the home team will be Anthony Modeste, who scored a brace in a 4-1 crushing of Augsburg, whilst Marvin Obuz remains on the sidelines with injury.
Wolfsburg, on the other hand, have been having their ups and downs in the season finale, with the team losing to Dortmund, beating Mainz, while sharing the spoils with Stuttgart. The Wolves, though, head into Saturday’s clash with the lack of motivation, which is probably the main reason why home win should be considered. All Sebastiaan Bornauw, Luca Waldschmidt, Paulo Otavio, and William are out of contention with injuries for the away team.
Highlighted Player (Ellyes Skhiri):
After spending his youth career at Montpellier, Ellyes Skhiri continued playing for la Paillade at senior level. In 2019 he moved to Bundesliga side Koln, signing a four-year contract with the Billy Goats. Shkiri was born in Lunel, France on May 10, 1995, but he has a dual citizenship as his parents are of Tunisia descent.
The Koln midfielder made debut with the Tunisian national team in a 1-0 win over Iran on March 23, 2018 and he represented Tunisia at the FIFA World Cup finals in Russia later that year. Ellyes Skhiri’s main position is defensive midfielder, but he is capable of producing fine performances at both right and centre back.
His preferred foot is right and he has a contract with Koln until June 30, 2026. The Tunisia international made his Bundesliga debut on August 17, 2019 in a 2-1 loss to Wolfsburg and he scored his first ever goal in the German top flight in a 2-1 win over Freiburg on August 31, 2019.
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.