Recent history suggest that Roberto Di Matteo’s Schalke could spring a surprise in this Bundesliga battle with German rivals Wolfsburg
Schalke have managed to topple Bundesliga rivals Wolfsburg in four of their previous five league meetings, meaning they have failed to secure three points in this fixture on just one occasion since early 2012.
Roberto Di Matteo’s men will hope to continue that rampant run of head-to-head form and also capitalise on Die Wolfe’s recent European disappointment, as Dieter Hecking’s men were emphatically dispatched 4-1 at home by Napoli in a Europa League quarter-final clash.
The visitors are a best priced 4/1 with Bet365 to secure a victory on their travels to the Volksvagen Arena, having failed to score in the three straight German top-flight games for the first time since February 2001. That goal drought 14 years ago lasted four matches, but the travelling outfit will hope they can overturn their toothless attacking form and edge closer to a Champions League position with three vital away points.
Deadly Dutch danger Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is experiencing a rare domestic drought as well, despite having recently netted sublimely against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu. The former Madrid marksman is a 7/1 chance with Bet Victor to strike last and add to his 16 strikes for club and country this current campaign.
In-form forward Eric-Maxim Choup-Moting has clinically slotted home 10 times this term and netted a delightful double against Wolfsburg in the reverse fixture, helping his side claim a 3-2 win on home soil. The Cameroonian centre forward is a 37/13 chance with 888.com to score again anytime in his latest club outing.
Although, Schalke will have a tough task ahead of them in order to earn three points, with the hosts boasting a supremely talented strikeforce. Kevin De Bruyne is the top assist provider in Europe this term, having set up 17 goals and is one away from the Bundesliga record held by former Wolfsburg star Zvjezdan Misimovic.
The brilliant Belgian is 24/13 with 888.com to net anytime, while his attacking partner Bas Dost is 10/3 with SkyBet to open proceedings, having notched up 15 goals so far in all competitions.