Our football match prediction:
Following three consecutive defeats in Bundesliga Wolfsburg recorded a 3-0 win over Freiburg in their last league match. The Wolves are eager to get back on course and they will certainly go for a win in Saturday’s football match against Schalke. Wolfsburg are eyeing their first home win of the season, but the game against die Knappen will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. Markus Wienzierl’s troops have been in a splendid form of late and the visitors will be looking to build on a 3-1 win over Werder Bremen when they take on Wolfsburg at Volkswagen Arena on Saturday. Both teams are capable of scoring a number of goals and we predict that fans will see a high-scoring affair in Wolfsburg. It has to be noted that 20 goals were scored in last six meetings between the two teams in the German elite division.
Highlighted Player (Jakub Blaszczykowski ):
Better known as “Kuba”, Jakub Blaszczykowski 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 (Schalke 04):
Schalke 04 are a professional football club founded in 1904. Die Knappen (The Miners) compete in German Bundesliga and they have won seven domestic titles. Schalke have clinched five German Cup trophies as well, while lifting the UEFA Cup title in 1997. The German club defeated Italian side Inter on penalties in the title game and that was the last time the final of the competition was played in a two-legged format. Schalke 04 play their home matches at Veltins-Arena, the stadium that has been the home of the team since 2001. The capacity of Veltins-Arena is 62,271. It is well known that Borussia Dortmund are Schalke’s main rivals and the Ruhy neighbours face each other in the Revierderby. The likes of Klaus Fichtel (477), Norbert Nigbur (355), Rolf Russmann (304), Klaus Fischer (295), Olaf Thon (295) and Herbert Lutkebohmert (286) are the players with most appearances for die Knappen. The colour of Schalke’s home kit is blue.