The Friday match in the Bundesliga features two teams separated by two points in the table as Dusseldorf visits Wolfsburg, a team with one of the worst home records in the league.Wolfsburg has not performed well this season in front of its fans to say the least. It has one of the worst home records in the Bundesliga, going 2-6-4 so far at the Volkswagen Arena. The club has averaged less than a goal per home match with only 10 so far to show for it.
The Wolves were able to end their three-game unbeaten run last week with an emphatic 5-2 away win over Freiburg, and that should boost confidence coming into today's game against Dusseldorf.
However, as far as betting goes, the team is without star Brazlian playmaker Diego - who is under suspension - and that does pose some concern. Still, bookmakers favour the home side here, with William Hill presently offering 1.75 and the double result paying out 2.87.
The draw result can be taken at 3.50, while the draw/draw result is at 5.50. But with Dusseldorf only producing draws twice in its 12 road games this year it is not the likeliest of scenarios in the outright market.
Like Wolfsburg's struggles at home, Dusseldorf has been dismal while playing away. A 2-8-2 record isn't inspiring the most confidence to bettors, though a gutsy performance last week in Munich in which Dusseldorf lost to Bayern 3-2 made for a very entertaining match to wager on.
The visitors can be taken at a robust 4.75 to win, but keep in mind that their captain Andreas Lambertz (first German player to ever make it to the first team from the fourth tier from the same club) will be out of the match and they will look to Danny Schahin to add to his six league goals to generate a result. If they don't step up, they could find themselves falling back towards the relegation zone. They are currently only seven points clear.
Do consider taking 23-year-old Wolfsburg forward Bas Dost in the goalscorer markets. He has eight on the season and has impressed many this year. He is issued at evens (2.00) to score at any point in the game and an even 5.00 to open up the scoring.
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