Wolfsburg suffered a really shameful defeat last round away at Hoffenheim (lost 6-2). Especially in the first half the game was pretty much one sided, with Hoffenheim cornering Wolfsburg and imposing the rythm.
Ever since play-maker Diego transferred-out Wolfsburg suffer in all departments. Upfront all the burden of creating actions is upon the shoulders of newly arrived De Bruyne. He is still a young player (not that experienced at 22) and has yet to build playing relations with teammates. Under these conditions it is of course normal for Wolfsburg to bring more players to the offensive phase and try to compensate. Central midfielders advance a lot, so do fullbacks, and get caught on the wrong foot. In-fact, this happened last round as well when right fullback Trasch got a red card.
Bayern are simply deadly on the flanks (well, not only on the wings but especially over there). They can have a field day against an opponent like Wolfsburg, especially when there’s a high probability of winger Ribery returning from injury. His direct opponent will be a reserve (Trasch’s replacement).
It is true that a Champions League game will follow for Bayern after this round in Bundesliga, but they already have a solid advantage after winning 2-0 in England over Arsenal.
Until play-maker De Bruyne will manage to adapt at Wolfsburg they will continue to have a loose playing style. And against a club like Bayern they simply need a miracle. Bayern -1 at 3/4 from Ladbrokes is one of the most appealing bets in Bundesliga this week.
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