Wolfsburg begin Bundesliga title tilt with Frankfurt fixture
Last season’s Bundesliga runners-up Wolfsburg begin the new campaign, in an attempt to reduce the final points deficit of 10 on champions Bayern Munich, against Eintracht Frankfurt, who they drew with twice in 2014/15. A share of the spoils again is priced at 16/5 with Coral.
However, the Wolves, league winners in 2008/09 under former Fulham manager Felix Magath, are unbeaten in their past five tussles with the Eagles, and are odds-on 1/2 favourites to beat them on home turf. Frankfurt are 5/1 shouts.
Former Chelsea attacker and Manchester City target Kevin De Bruyne was on target when the two teams last played, and the prolific Belgian star is 6/5 to net again anytime and 4/1 to round off the scoring.
Centre back Naldo (14/5) and midfielder Maximilian Arnold (7/4) got the goals last time in the meeting at the Volkswagen Arena, but the likes of club top marksman last term Bas Dost and new signing Max Kruse are more fancied in the anytime market at 5/6 and 6/5 respectively.
Another forward to look out for in Wolsfburg’s ranks is ex-Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner, who recently netted a late equaliser in the German Supercup, to eventually help beat Bayern to the trophy. The self-confident Dane is 7/5 to strike in this match too.
For Frankfurt, meanwhile, they will not be able to rely on experienced clubman Alexander Meier, who was leading Bundesliga marksman last term and has scored in this fixture before back in 2013, for this clash.
Instead the likes of Haris Seferovic and summer signing Luc Castaignos (both 23/10 to score anytime) are their best chances going forward, while Vaclav Kadlec (11/4) and Stefan Aigner (14/5) are great shouts having netted past the Wolves before.
Certainly more recently, it seems that 2-1 is a result that Wolfsburg enjoy inflicting upon the Eagles, and they are 7/1 to win by that scoreline once more. A 2-2 has also been a common occurrence, as has happened six times since 2007 between the two, and there are far tastier odds of 14/1 for that to happen again.
Coral’s betting tip – Despite their clear gap in quality, this match could be closer than you think. So take odds of 7/1 for Wolfsburg to win 2-1.