Preview - Bayern Munich vs Wolfsburg 17 Feb

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Match Day 23
Wolfsburg vs Bayern Munich
Saturday, February 17th, 2018
22:30 (GMT +8)
Stadium: Volkswagen Arena

Last five matches: L L D W L
Average goals per match: 1.1
Average goals against per match: 1.3
Top Scorer: Yunus Malli (5)
Bayern Munich: 
Last five matches: W W W W W 
Average goals per match: 2.4
Average goals against per match: 0.8
Top Scorer: Robert Lewandowski (19)

Bayern Munich put an end to any challenge for the Bundesliga title when they defeated Bayer Leverkusen 3-1 on the road. Leverkusen were the most in form Bundesliga squad before that game; since then, Bayern Munich have pulled off five consecutive wins in 2018 and can make it 10 in a row overall with a win over Wolfsburg this weekend.

Bayern have some fitness and suspensions to be concerned about. Jerome Boateng picked up a knock last weekend against Schalke and might be held out of this game. Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is still out, rehabbing his broken foot in Thailand. Arturo Vidal will miss this game through suspension. On a positive note, midfielder Thiago Alcantara might be able to make his return after a long injury layoff.

Coach Martin Schmidt had Wolfsburg playing good football, but a 3-1 defeat away to Werder Bremen last weekend now has them only four points above the relegation zone. Wolfsburg managed to draw 2-2 versus Bayern in the reverse fixture earlier this season, but those were vastly different circumstances. Since Jupp Heynckess returned to the Bavarian bench, Bayern has been on a roll.

Bayern Munich are 16 points clear of their nearest pursuers (currently RB Leipzig). It is only a matter of time before they are crowned Bundesliga champions once again.

Prediction: Bayern Munich 3-0 Wolfsburg


Half Time: 1-0
Full Time: 1-2
Shots: 3-12
Shots on target: 1-5
Corner Kicks: 4-8
Possession: 30-70

Goals by Robert Lewandowski and Sandro Wagner helped Bayern Munich extend their winning streak to 13 games in a come back victory 2-1 versus VfL Wolfsburg.

Jupp Heynckes made rotated eight players for this match because of illness and precaution for his side's Champions League match coming up in midweek. Usual starters Lewandowski, David Alaba and Mats Hummels were on the bench to begin this match.

Wolfsburg schocked Bayern by going ahead in the 8th minute. Daniel Divadi was on target after meeting a Yunus Malli cross at the back post. 1-0 to the home side.

After going into the break losing 1-0, Bayern had the opportunity to level the score from in the 55th minute. Renato Steffen tripped Corentin Tolisso in the box and the referee called for a penalty kick. Arjen Robben stepped up to take the kick but it was saved by goalkeeper Koen Casteels. The Belgian keeper barely got his fingertips on the ball and pushed it onto the post, with the defense finishing the job by clearing the rebound.

Robben made up for his miss in the 65th minute when he dribbled skillfully past Sebastian Jung and sent a cross to Sandro Wagner, who headed the ball into the back of the net.

In stoppage time Robben was brought down in the area to give Bayern Munich their second penalty kick of the match. This time it would be Lewandowski, who came on in the 80th minute, who would step up to take it. The Pole made no mistake, calmly and confidently punching the ball home.

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