Raphael Honigstein's Bundesliga Betting: Wolfsburg To Bounce Back Against Schalke


SV Werder Bremen v Hamburg SV

Buried beneath the news that Jürgen Klopp was leaving Dortmund on Wednesday was Hamburg appointing their fourth coach of the season. Bruno Labbadia is the man who will seemingly (you never know - this is HSV) take charge of their final six games.

He starts with quite a fixture - the Nordderby away at Werder Bremen. Labbadia will be without Johann Djourou after his red card last weekend. As for the hosts, Fin Bartels is likely to be missing due to a foot injury. Werder though are likely to relish this opportunity to send their arch-rivals towards the second division abyss. They're worth backing at 2.00.

 

VfL Wolfsburg v Schalke 04

Wolfsburg had looked so impressive so far in this calendar year. Then, they were thumped 4-1 at home by Napoli in the Europa League quarter finals on Thursday. 

Dieter Hecking's side can console themselves with the fact they'll be playing in the Champions League next year - something which is no more than a slim hope for Schalke. Roberto Di Matteo's men have drifted out of the top four reckoning thanks to a run of one win in eight. With Wolfsburg hungry to avenge their Neapolitan beating, Sunday could well be a fifth winless game in a row for Schalke. Wolfsburg to win is at 1.72.