Schalke did not play the best first half of the season so far but they expected a lot for the second half. Now, the royal blues expect Wolfsburg at home. The team from Lower Saxony played a strong first half and want to build up on that. They have good chances to reach the international places. In our betting tip, we expect a win of Wolfsburg.
Schalke after their weak first half of the season only the underdog
What a season for Schalke: With new coach Tedesco the Royal Blues finished the season in second place. All the more frightening is the course of the first round of the new season. Schalke lost the first five games and was not on track afterwards. After the first round, they occupied the thirteenth place in the standings with just 18 points. The distance to the relegation ranks is only four points. In the winter break, Schalke was looking for reinforcements, but so far nothing came up. On Sunday, the miners are challenged in front of their own fans against VfL Wolfsburg. Schalke needs a win, not to slip even further. However, we expect a difficult game for the home side. In the offensive, the Royal Blues have big problems that could not be significantly improved in the winter break. Di Santo, Embolo, Burgstaller, Mendyl and Harit are injured.
Wolfsburg with confidence – Fancied team in the betting tip
VfL Wolfsburg surprised everyone in the first round. After the weak last season, the wolves presented themselves as a unit and convinced. The Lower Saxony could bring in the first round strong 28 points, which are currently in fifth place in the standings. VfL can make legitimate hopes on the international ranks. At the start of the second half, the wolves want to score points again. Wolfsburg has lost none of the last six games in the league before the winter break. With a broad chest, the team of coach Labbadia is now in the first game against the Schalke. The first leg was won by VfL 2-1. In the winter break, the squad of wolves remained unchanged, we expect against Schalke a well-rehearsed team. Especially bitter is the failure of striker Ginczek, who pulled a torn ligament in his ankle in the training camp. Besides him, Camacho will also miss FC Schalke 04.
Betting Tip Schalke vs. Wolfsburg
Despite the weak first round Schalke is in front of their own fans with odds of 2.15 to 2.25 in the role of the favorites. Meanwhile, VfL Wolfsburg will play with betting odds of 3.40 to 3.80. If the duel ends in a tie, the odds are 3.10 to 3.30. Our betting tip: Schalke seemed weak and uncertain before the winter break. The wolves showed a strong series and go with a broad chest in the second half. In the tip, we expect Wolfsburg to win.