Our match prediction:
Last year’s top 4 rivals are again vying for Champions League positions, although Borussia are in much better positions at the moment, boasting a five-point advantage over the next opponents. The Wolves have been quite inconsistent this season, but they are slowly showing signs of recovery, as witnessed by three wins in last five, where they only lost to Bayern Munich during that period. The 4-0 hammering of Hannover in midweek could be just what Dieter Hecking’s side need to turn this season around, although beating in-form Borussia M’gladbach will be no easy task. Die Fohlen have stabilised their form of late, although it has to be noted that while they have been impressive at home, Andre Schubert’s charges are winless in last five away games in Bundesliga (D2 L3). After missing the opportunity to beat Augsburg on the road, die Fohlen recorded a 4-0 home win over Stuttgart, but predicting that they will win at Volkswagen Arena may be going a bit too far.
Highligted Player (Dante):
Dante is a left-footed defender who was born in Salvador, Brazil on 18 October, 1983. The 189-cm-tall centre back, who is capable of playing as a left back as well, started his senior career at Juventude. After making 53 appearances for the club between 2002 and 2004 he moved to Ligue 1 outfit Lille. He played for Belgian sides Charleroi and Standard from 2006 to 2009 and on 27 December, 2008 he signed a contract with Borussia M’gladbach for an undisclosed fee. After impressing with the Fohlen in the 2011/2012 Bundesliga campaign he moved to Bayern Munich at the end of the season and it has to be noted that he scored three goals in 83 league appearances for FCB. In 2015 he signed a contract with fellow Bundesliga team Wolfsburg and he played 24 league games for the Wolves in the 2015/2016 season. In 2013 he won the Champions League trophy with Bayern Munich and he lifted the FIFA Confederations Cup with Brazil the same year.
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.