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Wolfsburg vs Bayern Munich Match Preview
Bundesliga runaway leaders Bayern Munich will look to make it ten league wins in a row as they get ready to face their favourite opponent Wolfsburg this weekend. This Wolfsburg vs Bayern Munich encounter will be played at the Volkswagen Arena on Saturday, February 17, so check out our Wolfsburg vs Bayern Munich prediction and betting tips.
Wolfsburg are perilously close to the relegation zone at 13th after 22 games (24 pts, W4, D12, L6) and just four points above the bottom-three. Not just that, the hosts of this Wolfsburg vs Bayern Munich fixture have won just four games all season, which is better than only the bottom-placed FC Cologne. Add to that their league-high 12 draws, it is apparent why Wolfsburg are clutching to straws in their bid to stay away from the bottom-three. However, they have seemingly lost their bite in the recent matches, losing 1-0 in the DFB Pokal against Schalke and then losing 3-1 against Werder Bremen in the league. In 11 fixtures at home in the league, Wolfsburg have won only twice (D7, L2). The hosts haven’t won in three league matches at home (D2, L1) and will be wary of facing the leaders!
Bayern manager Jupp Heynckes should be back in the dugout after missing the 2-1 win over Schalke. His absence didn’t stop the Bavarians from extending their winning run to 12 matches in all competitions. Incredibly, Bayern have lost only once in their last 23 matches (W21, D1, L1). The last time Bayern failed to score a goal was against Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League in October 2017. There are theories that the visitors may choose to rotate their squad for this Wolfsburg vs Bayern Munich encounter, keeping in mind their upcoming Champions League round-of-16 first leg match against Besiktas. But, with a large-enough squad at its disposal, Bayern should prove a handful for Wolfsburg.
Wolfsburg vs Bayern Munich H2H
When the two sides met in September in the reverse fixture, the game was a 2-2 draw. Bayern won the six matches prior to that, four in the league and two in DFB Pokal.
Wolfsburg vs Bayern Munich Team News
For Wolfsburg, there are doubts over the availability of Paul Verhaegh while a clutch of others, including Ignacio Camacho and Jakub Blaszczykowski and Yannick Gerhardt, are out of this fixture.
Arturo Vidal is suspended for this fixture for Bayern who will continue to miss Manuel Neuer. Several players could be rested ahead of the upcoming Champions League fixture.
Wolfsburg vs Bayern Munich Probable Line-ups
Wolfsburg: Casteels (GK), Verhaegh, Bruma, Knoche, William, Guilavogui, Arnold, Steffen, Malli, Mehmedi, Origi.
Bayern Munich: Ulreich (GK), Rafinha, Boateng, Sule, Bernat, Rudy, Robben, Tolisso, Alcantara, Coman, Wagner.
Wolfsburg vs Bayern Munich Prediction
Bayern to win to nil
Bayern have picked up two clean sheets in their last three league matches. Wolfsburg have traditionally struggled against Bayern and have even failed to score a goal in four of their last five encounters. That looks set to continue in this match and we expect a clean sheet for Bayern.