Bundesliga: Wolfsburg vs Schalke Preview

Wolfsburg

18 December 2019 live

20:30 UTC

Bundesliga

Schalke

 

Wolfsburg head into this contest following back-to-back wins in all competitions, but on a larger scale, they have still won just four of their previous 13 competitive matches. Irritatingly in that context, only Borussia Dortmund have more clean sheets this season than Wolfsburg, who have five.
Greater confidence will come from winning their past two at home in the league and in Europe. However, Wolfsburg have just three home league wins to their name this season (D3, L2), which are coincidentally the only three Bundesliga home games in which they have scored the opening goal.
Consistent by contrast, Schalke find themselves in great shape after losing only three times all season long (W8, D4, L3). That noted, each of their last five victories have come by a one-goal margin, and Schalke are the only team in the league yet to score inside the first 15 minutes of a match.
Heading into this round of midweek fixtures, only RB Leipzig have more Bundesliga away points than Schalke’s 13. Though they have scored first in just two away contests this season, the ‘Royal Blues’ have emerged with three points each time, demonstrating good efficiency.
Players to watch: Either Maximilian Arnold or Wout Weghorst have scored in each of Wolfsburg’s three league home victories this season.
Amine Harit has netted a goal in each of Schalke’s Bundesliga away wins this season, including three as the first or last goal scorer.
Stat attack: Only in three of the last 20 H2H meetings in all competitions has the away team won.

Wolfsburg have failed to score in three of their past four league losses.
Schalke have won both away league games this season when they’ve been leading at half-time.

 

What time is kick off?
The match begins at 20:30.