Wolfsburg is set to welcome Schalke for the Bundesliga fixture on Saturday at 8:00 PM IST at the Volkswagen Arena. The hosts have acquired the third spot with 45 points while the visitors have occupied the 18th position with just 10 points.
Wolfsburg played 24 matches out of which they won 12 games, lost thrice and had a draw on nine occasions while Schalke also played as many matches, they were only victorious once, lost 16 games and lost seven fixtures.
Wolfsburg will be entering into this game on the back of a 2-1 loss against Hoffenheim last Saturday at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena. Goals from Christoph Baumgartner and Andrej Kramaric in the first half ensured the win for Hoffenheim. Wout Weghorst scored the solitary goal for Wolfsburg.
On the other hand, Schalke will be heading into this game on the back of a 0-0 draw against Mainz last Saturday at the Veltins-Arena.
The head-to-head competition between the two teams is equal as both teams won 12 games each against each other while drew exactly seven fixtures. The previous fixture between the two teams which took place in the previous month ended in Wolfsburg’s favour with a scoreline of 1-0. Wout Weghorst’s first-half goal sealed the game for the home team.
Wolfsburg will miss the services of Renato Steffe. Jerome Roussillon’s availability seems doubtful. Paulo Otavio, Maxence Lacroix and Xaver Schlager are serving a suspension.
Schalke will be going ahead into this fixture amidst facing issues regarding injuries. Klaas- Jan Huntelaar, Ralf Fahrmann, Kilian Ludewig, Matija Nastasic, striker Steven Skrzybski, Mark Uth are all sidelined.