Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Following back-to-back wins over the likes of Hertha and Mainz, Schalke take on Wolfsburg in their second consecutive home fixture in Bundesliga. Die Knappen sit in the Europa League berth ahead of Saturday’s football game against Martin Schmidt’s men and they are eyeing their third straight clean sheet in the German top flight. Schalke have defeated the likes of Leipzig, Stuttgart and Mainz at home so far this season and they are considered favourites on paper to win the game against Wolfsburg. The Wolves shared the spoils with their rivals in each of their previous five league fixtures and they are on a seven-game winless run in the German elite division. Wolfsburg’s away record in Bundesliga is anything but good and we are tempted to put our money on Schalke this time out. Leon Goretzka found the net in the 2-0 win over Mainz and the German starlet will be the man to watch in the home team.
Highlighted Player (Max Meyer):
Max Meyer is a footballer who began his youth career at Sardegna Oberhausen. He played for the likes of Rot-Weiss Oberhausen and Duisburg during his youth career as well and in 2009 he joined Schalke 04. Mayer played just one match for the reserve team and he scored a brace against Velbert on his debut for Schalke II. He made his Bundesliga debut in the 2013/2014 season against Wolfsburg, coming from the bench to replace Jefferson Farfan 20 minutes before the final whistle. Max Meyer is an attacking midfielder, who is capable of playing as a striker as well and he was born on 18 September, 1995 in Oberhausen. Meyer has 17 caps for Germany U21 and he represented the national team at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The Schalke footballer made his debut for the senior team on 13 May, 2014 against Poland. He started the match, but he was substituted by Maximilian Arnold in the 76th minute of the game. He made Germany 2014 FIFA World Cup provisional squad, but eventually failed to make the cut.
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.