Die Wolfe’s confidence is restored now. In spite of still being on the sixth in the standing, their surprising victory against one of the teams with most constant form since February, Bayer Leverkusen, should be a signal to all teams in Bundesliga, including Eintracht Frankfurt, their next opponent. Framkfurt are still stuck on the fourteenth of the table with 29 points, or just five points away from the relegation zone. Kevin Trapp and Co need to end their seven winless run to save their campaign this season.
The teams’ previous matches
Last week, Max Arnold and Co managed to trash Bayer Leverkusen 4-1 on the road. Their solid form in defending and attacking by relying on set pieces stunned the host. It was so effective that they could take four goal lead by Marin Pongracic’s brace, Max Arnold’s free kick and Renato Steffen’s header. The host was only able to score a consolation goal by Julian Baumgartlinger.
Meanwhile, Frankfurt had a slight improvement after ending their six consecutive defeats by holding Freiburg in 3-3 draw. The goal galore began with the visitor’s goal by Vicenzo Grifo’s strike. Yet, Andre Silva scored an equaliser by taking advantage of the deflection from Daichi Kamada’s shot. However, they were two goals behind after Niels Petersen and Lucas Holer found the back of the net. Luckily, Frankfurt were able to equaliase in less than five minutes by Daichi Kamada’s and Timothy Chandler’s goal.
Oliver Glasner is more confident on deploying 4-4-2 after their convincing win last week. Wout Weighorst will be accompanied by Josip Brekalo at the front to break the deadlock. In the midfield, the quarter Xavier Schlager, Max Arnold, Joao Victor and Renato Steffen will provide support and balance for offensive and defensive line.
On the other hand, Adolf Hutter finally opted for 3-5-2 in the previous match, with the transition 3-5-1-1. Andre Silva will be the first choice at the front. Daichi Kamada might be put on the line up to accompany Silva as the second striker instead of Bast Dost, who wasted several decent chances last week.
Players to watch
The key figures to watch in Wolfsburg lately are Max Arnold, who was the man of the match last week, the Croatian defender Marin Pongracic and the Swiss international Renato Steffen, who has netted six goals in Bundesliga so far. Another notable name to watch is the Croatian forward Josip Brekalo who also created a number of chances in the penalty box despite being denied by Leverkusen’s goalie.
In Frankfurt, the most notable figures in the team are the wing back Filip Kostic with four goals and nine assists, the Portuguese international Andre Silva who has scored six goals so far and the Austrian centre back, Martin Hinteregger with eight goals so far.
Wolfsburg vs Frankfurt Prediction
Oliver Glasner’s men are expected to continue their positive result here. Their better confidence and more solid team despite missing out William, Ignacio Camacho and Paulo Otavio would guarantee three points. Frankfurt might end up losing again unless they could provide more balance in their formation.
As the clear favourite, the host are backed to win at 1.97. The draw result is at 3.65, while Adolf Hutter’s men’s win market is only at 3.75.