German Bundesliga Soccer - Wolfsburg vs. Bayern Munich, 6/27/20 - Preview, Prediction & Odds
With their 6th-place finish still yet to be confirmed, Wolfsburg is hosting new Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, who are riding a 19-game unbeaten run in the league. Kick-off - at 9:30 AM ET on Saturday, June 27.
Wolfsburg Triumph In Gelsenkirchen
A two-game winless streak (D1 L1) came to an end for Wolfsburg, who picked up a 4-1 victory against Schalke 04 away at Veltins-Arena last Saturday. Winless in Gelsenkirchen for nine straight trips, but hungry to win to boost their chances of an automatic pass into the Europa League’s group stage next season, the Wolves scored four times in the first 70 minutes of the game before the hosts replied with a consolation snipe. Wout Weghorst (2 goals), Kevin Mbabu and Joao Victor all scored for Wolfsburg, who remain 6th in the league (W13 D10 L10), level on points with 7th-placed Hoffenheim, but with a better goal differential.
Dutch striker Weghorst is entering the last game of the season with a team-leading 16 strikes, having netted five times in his last four league appearances. Goalie Koen Casteels, meanwhile, sits 16th in the Bundesliga with 68 saves. He has posted five clean sheets in 25 contests this season and allows a goal every 66 minutes of play. The Wolves have scored the 9th highest number of goals this year (48) while taking the 5th highest quantity of shots per game (14). The team is 9th in ball possession (48.8%) and 15th in passing accuracy (76.0%).
Bayern Munich Beat Freiburg
Newly-crowned Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich extended their unbeaten run in Germany’s top-flight to 19 contests (W18 D1) after banking a 3-1 home victory against Freiburg at Allianz Arena last Saturday. Joshua Kimmich opened the scoring 15 minutes into the game before Robert Lewandowski scored twice in the first half, netting his 32nd and 33rd strikes of the season, thus breaking Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s record for most goals in a single Bundesliga campaign by a non-German player. The Reds (W25 D4 L4) have now scored 96 times this year in the league, with only their own tallies of 1971-72 and 2012-13 seeing more snipes netted in Germany’s top division’s history (101 and 98 markers respectively).
With his 33 league strikes scored so far this season, Lewandowski is seven goals ahead of RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner for Bundesliga’s top-scorers cannon, which the Polish marksman is set to receive for the third consecutive season and fifth time overall. Goalie Manuel Neuer, meanwhile, is 12th in Germany's top tier with 80 saves this year. He has picked up 14 clean sheets in 32 outings during the ongoing campaign and concedes a goal every 93 minutes on average. Bayern Munich are top of the league in goals (98), shots per game (18.2), ball possession (61.6%) and passing accuracy (86.9%).
Wolfsburg has an automatic qualification for the Europa League next season on the line here, but will definitely find it hard to collect a point, let alone all three, against the current Bundesliga champions, who have already beaten the Wolves on the last four occasions, failing to lose a single game against them on the past 12 tries in all competitions (W10 D2), posting six clean sheets in the previous nine meetings. The Reds are unbeaten in 19 straight Bundesliga games, winning 18 of them, while Wolfsburg’s recent home record has brought in just a single victory on the last eight attempts (W1 D4 L3).
Bayern Munich to win to nil (+280)