The Bundesliga 2022-23 season continues with Matchday 3 on Saturday, with Wolfsburg and Schalke battling it out at Volkswagen Arena. Neither side have managed to bag a win in their opening two matches, with both teams heading into the weekend’s encounter with a single point in the standings..
After Joshua Guilavogui rescued a point on the opening matchday in a 2-2 draw against newly-promoted Werder Bremen, Niko Kovac would have been realistic about his side’s slim chance of adding to their points tally away to Bayern Munich last Sunday. Having managed them to a league title in 2018-19, the Croatian knows first-hand the quality that the reigning champions possess, especially with Sadio Mane adding to Julian Nagelsmann’s tactical flexibility to great success in the opening weeks of the campaign.
Ultimately, Kovac would have been pleased to see his side reduce the Bavarians to a 2-0 win at the Allianz Arena, with Koen Casteels making six saves across the 90 minutes. Unfortunately he was unable to prevent Jamal Musiala and Thomas Muller from providing their side with a comfortable lead at half time. Die Wolfe had their moments but ultimately lacked bite, with Lukas Nmecha seemingly leaving his shooting boots at home despite having scored against Bremen.
Back in front of their home fans in a Bundesliga match for the first time in 15 months, Schalke gained a creditable 2-2 draw against in-form Borussia Monchengladbach. Rodrigo Zalazar’s driving run and strike from 25 yards fired Schalke ahead before half time, but Die Fohlen pushed hard for an equalizer thereafter, with their pressure finally paying as Marcus Thuram’s cheeky backheel accurately found Jonas Hofmann, who prodded past Alexander Schwolow to level the proceedings.
Schwolow then inexplicably fumbled from a cross for the second successive week, allowing Thuram to swivel and guide the ball home into an empty net to cause panic among Schalke’s ranks. However, with time running out and Frank Kramer staring down the barrel at another defeat, Patrick Hermann gifted the hosts a penalty by needlessly handling the ball in injury time. Marius Bulter confidently dispatched his penalty to claim a precious point for his side.
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Wolfsburg vs Schalke 04 Game Information
- Date: 08/20/2022
- Time: 09:30 AM ET
- Location: Volkswagen Arena, Wolfsburg.
- How to Watch: Wolfsburg vs Schalke 04 ESPN+
- Live Stream: fubo.tv
Wolfsburg vs Schalke 04 Betting Lines
Wolfsburg is -120 according to our Vegas Bundesliga Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $83. On the other side, Schalke 04 is +320 according to the Vegas Bundesliga Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $320.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Wolfsburg at a 54.55% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Schalke 04 has 23.81% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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