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AccessBet Preview: Schalke 04 v Wolfsburg: Back the Miners to net first

18:32 GMT+3 07/02/2018
Martin Schmidt's men boast of a poor record against the Royal Blues, and they look forward to another tough tussle when they visit Gelsenkirchen

Schalke 04 welcome Wolfsburg to the Veltins-Arena for Wednesday night’s DFB-Pokal encounter.

Domenico Tedesco's side's shocking 1-2 loss to Werder Bremen at home on Saturday afternoon dropped them to fifth place in the Bundesliga standing. In this encounter, they would be hoping to banish their disappointment by cruising to the semi-final of the competition.

The Miners have claimed three victories out of their last five duels against Schmidt's men and this encounter can prove to be another success, and they are favourites at an available price of (1.60) according to AccessBet.

Wolves had to wait until extra time to send FC Nurnberg packing in round of 16. Going into this encounter, they are prized as underdogs at a chunky (4.90).

Both teams played out a 1-1 draw in their last outing, so it is not surprising seeing the odds compiler back a draw at (3.60) that they should cancel out each other after 90 minutes.

Wolfsburg are yet to concede a goal in this competition and they look likely to resist the attacking forays of their hosts who have found the net six times from three games.

Moreover, it will be worth convincing that they go for less than two goals to be scored in the encounter. This has paid off in six out of seven encounters the Wolves have featured in the German topflight – which can be their inspiration in this tie. This is available at odds of (1.80).

Also, five of their last eight meetings have seen them score one another. Judging by this, it won’t be strange to see this happen in Gelsenkirchen, which is a (1.85) play by AcessBet.

Punters seeking a valuable profit from this encounter should back the hosts to score first at (1.50) because three of their last five meetings with the visitors have seen the Miners pull the trigger first.