Schalke 04 vs. VFL Wolfsburg 6/20/20 Bundesliga Soccer Picks and Prediction
VFL Wolfsburg (12-10-10) at Schalke 04 (9-12-11)
Bundesliga Soccer: Saturday June 20, 2020 at 9:30 am (Veltins Arena)
The Line: Schalke 04 +400 / Draw +310 / VFL Wolfsburg -165 --O/U: 2.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Schalke 04 host VFL Wolfsburg in Bundesliga soccer action from the Veltins Arena on Saturday morning.
Schalke 04 come into this one looking to end an ugly 13-game winless drought that has them sitting in 10th place on 39 points with a record of 9 wins, 12 draws and 11 losses following a 2-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt in their last match. In the loss to Frankfurt, Schalke fell behind in the 28th minute and that lead went through the half before Eintracht doubled their lead five minutes into the second half. Weston McKennie pulled one back for Schalke with just over a half hour to play, but it wouldn’t get any closer as Frankfurt held on the rest of the way to secure the win and the three points while also adding to Schalke’s misery. Suat Serdar leads Schalke in scoring with 7 goals while Amine Harit has 6 goals and a team-high 4 assists for Schalke.
VFL Wolfsburg on the other side, come into this match sitting in 6th, on 46 points with 12 wins, 10 draws and 10 losses following a 3-0 loss to Borussia Monchengladbach in their last match. In the defeat against Gladbach, Wolfsburg fell behind just 11 minutes in before Gladbach doubled their lead on the half hour mark. Wolfsburg would also try to get back into the match, but Gladbach was having none of it as they added a 3rd goal in the 65th minute, basically wrapping up the win at that point and sending Wolfsburg back empty-handed at full time. Wout Weghorst leads Wolfsburg in scoring with 14 goals this season while Renato Steffen has 8 goals and Maximilian Arnold has a team-high 8 assists.
The only thing Schalke are playing for is pride at this point, as the restart just didn’t work out the way the 04ers wanted it to, and there’s no moving up or down for Schalke the rest of the way. Wolfsburg on the other hand, are in the driver’s seat for Europa League next year and with their season finale coming against Bayern Munich, nothing is a given for Wolfsburg for next week. I think Wolfsburg knows the task at hand here and they get the job done against a hapless Schalke side. Give me Wolfsburg to win and both teams to score – no for decent plus money here.