Bundesliga Preview: Wolfsburg - Bayern Munich
The Bavarians travel to Lower Saxony to meet former coach Felix Magath and will be looking to bounce back following an opening day defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach.
By Clark Whitney
Benaglio; Hasebe, Kjaer, Russ, Schafer; Ochs, Trasch, Josue, Salihamidzic; Helmes, Mandzukic
Felix Magath is set to have a nearly full squad on hand, with only long-term absentees Arne Friedrich and Thomas Kahlenberg, as well as the dropped Diego, unavailable from his first-team squad.
|Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1)
Neuer; Rafinha, Boateng, Badstuber, Lahm; Gustavo, Schweinsteiger; Robben, Muller, Ribery; Gomez
Franck Ribery is fit once more and tipped to start, although should he be unable play the full 90 minutes, Toni Kroos will be on hand to deputize. The fitness of Arjen Robben is also in question. The Dutchman complained of back problems, which were confirmed by coach Jupp Heynckes. The only confirmed absentee from Jupp Heynckes' squad is Breno, who is not yet fully fit.
||DID YOU KNOW?|
- Wolfsburg has only enjoyed one win in its last 10 competitive matches against Bayern (two draws, seven defeats).
- The Wolves' last win against Bayern was an emphatic one, though. In April 2009 the they beat the Munich-based side 5-1 at home.
- Felix Magath's men have won four of their last five league games (one defeat).
- Bayern Munich has only lost one of its last 10 Bundesliga games (seven wins, two draws), not allowing opponents more than one goal in any of these fixtures.
- The Allianz Arena outfit has only won one of its last six Bundesliga outings at Wolfsburg (three draws, two defeats).
- If the Bavarians lose this weekend, the German record champions would start the new campaign with two defeats for the first time in Bundesliga history.
Top 3 Predictions
Wolfsburg 0-2 Bayern
- 21.7 %
Wolfsburg 1-3 Bayern
- 17.63 %
Wolfsburg 1-2 Bayern
- 17.12 %
|DFB-Pokal (GERC)||Apr 16, 2013||Bayern 6 - Wolfsburg 1|
|1. Bundesliga (GER1)||Feb 15, 2013||Wolfsburg 0 - Bayern 2|
|1. Bundesliga (GER1)||Sep 25, 2012||Bayern 3 - Wolfsburg 0|
|Club Friendlies (FR)||Jul 26, 2012||Wolfsburg 1 - Bayern 2|
|1. Bundesliga (GER1)||Jan 28, 2012||Bayern 2 - Wolfsburg 0|
|May 18, 2013||Eintracht 2 - Wolfsburg 2||GER1|
|May 11, 2013||Wolfsburg 3 - Borussia Dortmund 3||GER1|
|May 5, 2013||Hamburger 1 - Wolfsburg 1||GER1|
|Apr 27, 2013||Wolfsburg 3 - Mönchengladbach 1||GER1|
|Apr 20, 2013||Werder Bremen 0 - Wolfsburg 3||GER1|
|30||Luiz Gustavo Dias||Midfielder|
|5||Daniel Van Buyten||Defender|
Times In EDT
Live Final scheduled Suspended Cancelled Postponed