DFB Pokal: Cup holders Wolfsburg and Bayern Munich battle
Aaron Cox | October 27, 2015
Wolfsburg v Bayern Munich
- DFB Pokal, round 2
- Tuesday, October 27th
- Kick-off: 19:30 GMT
- Volkswagen Arena, Wolfsburg
- Live on BT Sport 1
Bayern back in business after Arsenal loss
Bayern Munich may have suffered their first defeat of the season against Arsenal in the Champions League midweek but they quashed any talk of a slump with an emphatic 4-0 win at home to Koln at the weekend.
Their task here will be somewhat harder, as they face a Wolfsburg team in the DFB Pokal who are the only domestic side not to lose against the Bundesliga champions this season. Granted, this was in the Super Cup but still it was the Die Wolfe who went on to lift the trophy on penalties.
Bayern have lost just twice in 15 matches against their opponents here in league and cup and they rectified their loss with a resounding 5-1 mauling of Dieter Hecking’s men back in September. The Bavarians are understandably the heavy odds-on favourites at 4/9 with Coral to win the game in 90 minutes.
Hosts Wolfsburg have addressed a slump in form with three successive wins in all competitions heading into this clash and are yet to be beaten at the Volkswagen Arena, so a price of 5/1 for them causing an upset may tempt a few.
However, to go against Bayern would be an extremely bold move. They have won this competition in two of the previous three years and they could do for the defending champions early on here.
Back super striker Lewandowski to continue scoring form
The obvious shout here would be to go for Robert Lewandowski to open the scoring. He notched five against the same team in that aforementioned September clash and his 14/5 price to notch the first goal is in no way off-putting. Perhaps even better still is the 7/2 on the number nine grabbing a brace and his side taking the spoils.
However, the Wolves do have a habit of scoring first against Pep Guardiola’s men – they’ve done so in three of the previous five meetings – and 8/1 on Max Kruse breaking the deadlock should appeal. He has scored four in his last three outings and is the in-form man for VFL.
This game like a goal or two. In fact there have been 24 goals in the previous six showdowns. That makes it particularly interesting that over 3.5 is still available at a fairly hefty 13/10. In fact, pair that with a victory for Guardiola’s men with a Coral special and the price bumps up to an intriguing 9/4.
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Coral’s top tip: Prolific Pole Lewandowski is the form striker in Europe, so back him at 14/5 to score first