Raphael Honigstein's Bundesliga Betting: De Bruyne To Lead Wolfsburg To Opening Victory

VfL Wolfsburg - Eintracht Frankfurt

Wolfsburg got the closest to Bayern last season but holding onto star man Kevin De Bruyne is vital if they are to get any nearer this time around. He's likely to play against Eintracht Frankfurt but goalkeeper and club captain Diego Benaglio along with André Schürrle are both unavailable.

Away side Eintracht Frankfurt, though, are without their key player Alex Meier as coach Armin Veh starts his second spell at the club. No visiting team won at Wolfsburg last season and expect that run to continue at the beginning of this campaign, with Wolfsburg at 1.42 to win.


VfB Stuttgart - FC Köln

After Stuttgart completed a dramatic late escape last season, new coach Alexander Zorniger will be hoping for an altogether less dramatic first campaign in charge. Pre-season can be deceiving but their performance in a 4-2 win over Manchester City promised much.

Both sides in this one look well matched as Cologne also seem in good shape coming into this season. New signing Anthony Modeste in particular could prove a shrewd pick up from Hoffenheim by sporting director Jörg Schmadtke but a draw is foreseeable here at 3.35.