Wolfsburg vs FC Koln is set to take place at the Volkswagen Arena. The two teams will want to open their respective 2019/20 Bundesliga campaign in the best of ways. Wolfsburg are coming off a 6th place finish, which saw them qualify for this season’s Europa League. On the other hand, FC Koln return to Germany’s top division, after winning the 2. Bundesliga and getting promoted. An exciting match is on the agenda, as Wolfsburg vs FC Koln face off on Saturday, August 17.
Wolfsburg vs FC Koln Prediction & Match Preview
Saturday, August 17 – 09:30 EST – Volkswagen Arena
Wolfsburg will kick off their 2019/20 season at home as they face newcomers FC Koln. Their main priority this season will be to challenge for a top 4 spot. However, it won’t be an easy task as they face heavy competition in the Bundesliga. Some of the signings that marked their summer transfer window include Xaver Schlager, Kevin Mbabu, and Manchester City’s Lukas Nmecha on loan. Without a doubt, this is a team with a young squad that will look to compete on several fronts this season. How well they will perform will depend on their unity and chemistry.
On the other hand, FC Koln return to the Bundesliga, after spending one season in the second division. They came out as champions and consequently earned promotion. They will now have to work hard and prove to the rest of the league that they deserve to stay in the main category. Their summer transfer window included several defensive signings from around Europe such as Bornauw, Skhiri, and Verstraete to name a few.
We are expecting a tight game as FC Koln will not want to risk too much in their opening fixture against one of the main threats of the Bundesliga. Historically, FC Koln came out undefeated in 6 of the last 7 meetings between the two teams. However, Wolfsburg will look to impress in front of their own fans. They are undefeated in their last 7 league matches at the Volkswagen Arena. They also averaged more than 2 goals per game when playing at home last season. We think they have the upper hand against the newly promoted team.
OUR PICK: WOLFSBURG TO WIN @ 1.90 ON BET 365