Mainz 05 - VfL Wolfsburg
Wolfsburg have found incredible consistency this season. They’ve scored 56 goals in the league and only lost one game - 1-0 at Augsburg - since the turn of the year, despite being involved in all three competitions. Their 2-1 win away to Inter on Thursday delivered the latest proof of their maturity and class.
Crucially, the squad is also deep enough for rotation. "They’re developing into a real rival for Bayern,” said Mainz manager Martin Schmidt. Stopping Kevin De Bruyne will be the key aim for the home side, who will try to make up for the deficit in individual skill with non-stop pressing It won’t be an easy game for Wolfsburg but their quality should be telling - in the end. I like the draw at half-time at 2.23.
Bayern Munich - Borussia Mönchengladbach
Lucien Favre’s Foals have caused Bayern plenty of problems over the last few years. The visitors are going to the Allianz Arena with a full-strength squad and plenty of confidence after a steady run with only one one defeat in the league in 2015.
The league leaders can make use of captain Philipp Lahm and Arjen Robben again, but Franck Ribéry is likely to start on the bench and Mehdi Benatia is suspended. Anything but another win for Pep Guardiola’s Red Machine would be a big surprise but Gladbach are perhaps a little underrated by the market. You can take them with the game starting at 0-2 at 2.25