Schalke 04 vs VfL Wolfsburg


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Schalke 04 vs VfL Wolfsburg

6th placed Wolfsburg travel to 5th placed Schalke in the Bundesliga looking for the three points needed to leapfrog their opponents.

Schalke haven'te impresed much this season, but neither have Wolfsburg. Both have been good at times, but have often come unstuck. Wolfsburg have lost once in 10, and Schalke have lost once in 8, so it is sure to be an interesting game.

With the pending news that Wolfsburg may be loaning out key player Diego to Atletico Madrid, deciding my pick for this game got even easier. Schalke have been like a new side of late, after starting the season in a less than convincing fashion. Injuries to key player have played a part, but they've lost three of their last 15, and all three defeats came against sides above them in the league.

Huntelaar made his long awaited return last weekend and was instrumental, scoring their first before being rested for the final 20 minutes as he lookf to regain full match fitness. The side are looking far more secure defensively, and the calibre of players they have is improving as the squad is becoming more and more consistent.

Wolfsburg have won just 2 from their last 6 (but only lost one in 10), and their solid run ras brough to an end at home to a Hannover side who had previously lost 100% of away Bundesliga games this season. They conceded too many clear cut chances and should they do that again, Schalke may have a comfortable game. 

A final boost that makes backing Schalke a strong move is the likely return of Arsenal transfer target Julian Draxler. He's not going anywhere and should return from injury. He might not start, but it is a nice boost to the squad.

 


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Asian Handicap

Winner: Schalke 04
Line: -0.5

Odds: 2.12

Above odds were valid at 31/01/2014 15:15:00
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Comments (2)

i_garside

I don't do Asian handicap

Terry

This was the same as an outright win. Win was 2.10 at the time. -0.50 was 2.12, I took the best odds available.