Wolfsburg and Hoffenheim face each other at Volkswagen Arena on Saturday afternoon, while mid-table rivals FC Koln and Eintracht Frankfurt will meet in the last game of Saturday’s card. You can live-bet on Bundesliga action by using our sportsbook
Wolfsburg vs. Hoffenheim: Entertaining Contest
Max Kruse and Dodi Lukebakio proved to be the difference as Wolfsburg picked up a crucial 2-0 victory against Eintracht Frankfurt. Wolfsburg won back-to-back games under Florian Kohfeldt for the first time since the former Werder Bremen man took charge in November. Before the two victories, they were winless in 11 previous games across competitions, failing to score in 405 minutes.
The hosts are now five points above the danger zone, but they are still stressed because we have 12 rounds to go till the end of the season. They have a busy schedule with their next four fixtures against top teams in the league. They are priced at +180 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds.
Wolfsburg aim to build on back-to-back wins over Greuther Furth and Eintracht Frankfurt, and they are likely to adopt yet another attack-minded approach. It’s very important to note that Micky van de Ven, Marvin Stefaniak, Lukas Nmecha, Paulo Otavio, Xaver Schlager, and William are out of contention with injuries.
On the other side, Sebastian Hoenes’ men will not be easy to tackle as Hoffenheim ended their miserable losing streak last weekend by beating relegation-threatened Arminia Bielefeld. They are still equal on points with fourth-place RB Leipzig and are fighting for the Champions League spots. Hoffenheim enters this clash after scoring and conceding eight goals apiece in their last five outings. The last seven duels between both sides saw goals on either end of the pitch, and we expect the scorers to have another busy night out.
They are not regarded as good travelers, losing six of 11 games and allowing 22 goals in the process. We do not believe that Hoffenheim is capable of spoiling Wolfsburg’s party at Volkswagen Arena. But we still believe they will find the back of the net and help us cash our soccer picks and parlays. Both Dennis Geiger and Florian Grillitsch are banned for the visiting side while Andrej Kramaric has tested positive for Covid.
Picks: Over 3 goals (+115)
FC Koln vs. Eintracht Frankfurt: Close One
Neither of the two outfits will enter the clash on a high, with both losing their fixtures last weekend. FC Koln failed to hurt RB Leipzig in an easy and straightforward 3-1 loss at Red Bull Arena. On the other side, Eintracht recorded 16 goal-attempts and two shots on target in their home defeat to Wolfsburg, failing to contribute on the scoreboard.
Eintracht are on a poor run of form of late, losing three and winning just one in their last five Bundesliga fixtures. It is very hard to separate the two teams by any parameter going into Saturday’s clash. They are separated by just one point in the league standings, with Koln sitting eighth with 32 points picked up in 22 games while Eintracht is sitting two spots behind them with 31 points.
We’ve seen a maximum of two goals in the last four mutual encounters between the two teams, with three of them ending in 1-1 draws, including the reverse fixture. Eintracht are one of the best away teams in the league, winning five and scoring 19 goals in 11 matches on the road. Eintracht influential winger Filip Kostic is fully fit and ready to return to the starting lineup.
If you’re betting online, you should always check the stats and the form of the two teams. Since only one of the last four matches FC Koln played on home soil across all competitions saw three or more goals scored and given the latest head-to-head results between the two teams, we are backing a low-scoring game. The line is set at three so we’re going for the under.
Pick: Under 3 goals (-120)