Last Saturday, Wolfsburg lost its first Bundesliga match since mid-September. As for Bayern Munich, the reigning champ hasn’t been able to win a Bundesliga match in 2023. It hasn’t lost either, but it needs to get back into the winning column as soon as possible. Otherwise, FC Union Berlin or RB Leipzig could snatch the top spot.
As expected, the visitors come in as the betting online favorites, but keep in mind that the Wolves have lost only one game when playing at home.
Let’s check the latest Bundesliga news, stats, injury reports, and Bundesliga lines for Wolfsburg vs Bayern Munich. We’ve got plenty of Bundesliga picks for you to consider.
Wolfsburg: Up & Down
Wolfsburg began the year with a 6-0 victory over Freiburg, the team sitting in fifth place. One week later, it crushed Hertha Berlin 5-0, condemning the White and Blues to the relegation zone.
Most recently, the Wolves lost 2-1 to Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga and 2-1 to FC Union Berlin in the DFB Pokal. The defeat against Bremen denied Wolfsburg the possibility to climb to the top six, and it wouldn’t qualify for any UEFA competition if the season ended today. On the other hand, getting eliminated from the domestic cup allows it to fully focus on finishing in the Bundesliga top four, which is its season’s main objective.
The Wolves have lost only one home game, winning four and tying three. Their only loss was against Koln. They started winning the match, but the defense couldn’t hold up, and they ended up losing 4-2.
This squad truly believes in teamwork. While Ridle Baku is the team’s top scorer with five goals, he’s followed by three players with four goals each: Maximilian Arnold, Lukas Nmecha and Jonas Wind.
All of them make the home side worth considering for your weekend soccer betting, especially at +420.
Bayern Munich: Just in Time
Bayern Munich’s last three Bundesliga matches finished 1-1. To be fair, it faced three very good teams in RB Leipzig, Koln and Frankfurt, but still, we’re talking about the reigning champ and the league’s top-scoring team with 52 goals.
The team regained some confidence by crushing Mainz 05 4-0 in the Round of 16 of the DFB Pokal on Wednesday. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Jamal Musiala, Leroy Sane and Alphonso Davies were the scorers.
More good news: Joao Cancelo, the team’s latest signing, made his debut and looked good. The Portuguese, who used to play for Manchester City, is considered one of the best right-backs in the world.
“His first two or three actions were unbelievably creative. He just has very good composure on the ball, which we need particularly against deep-lying opponents,” said head coach Julian Nagelsmann in an interview.
The reigning champ is offering a -175 price in the sportsbook to win straight up. Considering it’s 5-3-1 when playing on the road, that’s very good.
Wolfsburg vs Bayern Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 58
- Wolfsburg Victories: 4 (49 goals)
- Bayern Munich Victories: 45 (146 goals)
- Draws: 9
These two already met at the beginning of the season. Bayern Munich won 2-0, with Jamal Musiala and Thomas Muller as the scorers. The reigning champ controlled the game from start to end, finishing with 24 shots in total, eight on target.
That was Bayern’s ninth victory over the last 10 meetings with the Wolves. The total has gone over in eight of their last 10 encounters. The total for Sunday’s clash is set at 3½ goals, which is kind of high, but if there are two teams capable of scoring more than that, it’s these two.
Wolfsburg vs Bayern Match Information
- Match: Wolfsburg vs Bayern
- Date/time: Sunday, Feb. 5 11:30 a.m. ET
- Location: Volkswagen Arena, Wolfsburg
- Wolfsburg vs Bayern Munich Live Stream: fubo.tv
Wolfsburg vs Bayern Munich Betting Lines
Wolfsburg vs Bayern Picks and Prediction
Wolfsburg will put up a good fight, but it won’t be enough. With Cancelo on the team, Bayern Munich didn’t miss Serge Gnabry, who’s out due to indiscipline. Bayern’s depth is simply uncanny. Plus, Musiala, who’s the team’s top scorer with nine goals, regained a lot of confidence by scoring on Wednesday.
You should include Bayern in your soccer picks, and I expect the home side to score and contribute to the total going over.
The Munich are listed at -175 in our Bundesliga lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Munich, you have a chance to win $57. The Wolfsburg are +420, offering a chance to win $420 on a $100 wager. The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Municha 63.64% chance to win, with Wolfsburg at 19.23%