With the European race really starting to heat up in the Bundesliga, Wolfsburg will look to build off a stunning midweek display when welcome Eintracht Frankfurt to an empty Volkswagen Arena on Saturday afternoon.
Really sending shock waves across Germany on Tuesday night and picking up a thumping 4-1 win away at a high-flying Bayer Leverkusen, Die Wölfe have lost just one of their last nine top-flight outings and sit in pole position to land another top-six finish.
On the flip side, while a struggling Eintracht Frankfurt might have managed to battle back and grab a dramatic point against Freiburg earlier in the week, the Eagles find themselves in the midst of a real sticky patch.
Still remarkably looking over their shoulder at the drop zone, Saturday’s guests have lost four of their last five matches across all competitions and have failed to land a Bundesliga victory since February 7th.
You might be interested to know, with Wolfsburg picking up a 2-0 win when the two sides faced off earlier in the season, another victory for Die Wölfe can be found at 19/20 with Ladbrokes.
Wolfsburg flying high
Although Wolfsburg might have been disappointed to have seen title outsiders Borussia Dortmund draw an end to their Bundesliga unbeaten run last weekend, Oliver Glasner’s men certainly bounced back in some style on Tuesday night.
Putting in what some are labelling as a season-best display away at Champions League contenders Bayer Leverkusen, Die Wölfe’s 4-1 win in midweek now finds them holding a three-point buffer in that lucrative sixth spot.
If Wolfsburg are to extend on their recent purple patch this weekend, then Glasner could be calling on midfielder Renato Steffen to lead their charge at the Volkswagen Arena.
Once again finding the net away at Leverkusen earlier in the week, the 28-year-old has now recorded four Bundesliga goals in his last six appearances, including a brace against Mainz on home soil prior to the enforced break.
Enjoying his most fruitful spell since making the move from Basel, you might be interested to know that Steffen can be found priced at 13/5 with Paddy Power to extend on his tally this weekend.
Frankfurt’s defensive nightmare
While Eintracht Frankfurt might have managed to salvage a point after going 3-1 down at home against Freiburg in midweek, it does not cover what has been a disastrous campaign for the Eagles.
Including marking their return from the enforced break with a 3-1 drumming at home against Borussia Mönchengladbach, under-fire boss AdiHutter has seen his side lose five of their last six Bundesliga matchups and have collected just a sole win since the start of February.
Opening the weekend fixtures holding just a two-point buffer over the drop zone after securing a European finish last season, there is no doubt that fans around Frankfurt will be hugely concerned by their side’s continued issues at the back.
Shipping another trio of strikes against Freiburg earlier in the week, Saturday’s guests have conceded 11 goals since returning from the break and have landed just a pair of clean sheets since the middle of October.
Now shipping at least a pair of goals in each of their last six Bundesliga appearances on the bounce, the Reds can be found priced at 4/5 with Coral to concede over 1.5 goals again this weekend.