Our football match prediction:
Veltins-Arena will host Saturday’s football game between Schalke and Wolfsburg. Die Knappen aim to bounce back from a heavy 3-0 loss to Werder Bremen and they will be with one eye on the Europa League clash against Ajax when they take on Andries Jonker’s troops on Matchday 28. Schalke, though, are undefeated in previous four games at home and that is the main reason why we predict the hosts will grab something from Saturday’s match. The Wolves showed character in a 3-3 draw with Bayer Leverkusen at the weekend, but they failed to impress in a 1-0 loss to Freiburg in midweek and they certainly face a difficult task in the Veltins-Arena showdown. Wolfsburg’s performances on the road leave a lot to be desired and, taking everything into account, share of spoils appears on the horizon. A man to watch in the home team will be Leon Goretzka, whilst Wolfsburg attacker Mario Gomez is likely to prove a handful for the opposition back-line.
Highlighted Player (Coke):
Coke began his professional career at Rayo Vallecano, playing 180 games for the capital club between 2005 and 2011. The pacey full back joined Sevilla in June, 2011 and he made a right decision when he moved to the fellow La Liga side. The Spanish footballer, who is capable of playing as both full back and a winger, won three UEFA Europa League trophies with los Sevillanos (2014, 2015, 2016) and he made it to the Spanish Cup final in the 2015/2016 season with the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan outfit. Sevilla, though, failed to make life difficult for Barcelona in the title game. After spending five years in Andalusia, Coke signed a three-year contract with Schalke on 31 July, 2016 for a fee of €5 million. However, before the start of the 2016/2017 Bundesliga campaign he suffered a serious injury in a warm-up game against Bologna. Speaking of his international career, Coke has one cap for Spain U16, but he has yet to make his debut for the first team.
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.