VfL Wolfsburg – Eintracht Frankfurt Tip
Admit it, it’s not exactly a start to the season that fans want! Next weekend will be another exciting one in our 1. Bundesliga tips, but then the second international break is already on the agenda.
For Eintracht Frankfurt, the aim on Saturday will be to slip into the break with a better feeling. Although the SGE is still unbeaten, it has only won one match.
The Eagles are constantly sharing the points, and the knot has definitely not yet been broken in the offensive department. The experts are divided on whether VfL Wolfsburg, unusually strong at home, could be enough for a second win
Oddset has agreed on a favourite, but average odds of 2.10 to 3.20 show that an open match is expected. No wonder, after all, this duel has been hotly contested for years.
In my Wolfsburg Frankfurt tip, I therefore reveal why I advise against a clear bet and instead go for the cautious combination of “Double Chance 1X” and “Under 3.5 goals”!
The bettors’ forecast?
Wolfsburg have made a slightly better start to the season, mainly due to their successful home games. For this reason, our betting providers also give them the role of favourites for Saturday, with the odds for a win coming in at 3,20.
The word should have got around that Eintracht have not won away from home for several months now. In this respect, the odds of a 3.20 win in Wolfsburg are actually still quite low.
A draw would of course suit the current SGE perfectly, and three of the last five duels in the Autostadt have ended without a winner. Should that be the case again this time, the odds will jump up to 3.50.
Analysis: Wolfsburg vs Frankfurt
Still unbeaten after four matchdays, that’s the good news! Eintracht Frankfurt are still not happy with their start, of course, with the games still going very sluggishly all in all.
The Eagles were already struggling in the opening 1:0 against Darmstadt, and the same result was to follow three times in a row. In both the 1-1 draw against Mainz and Cologne, the equaliser came shortly before the end, so the SGE had to scramble to win a point.
In Bochum, the fans finally experienced a reversal of fortune, this time conceding a rather late equaliser from the spot. 1:0, 1:1, 1:1, 1:1, anyone interested in spectacle is currently at the wrong address at Eintracht.
For the first time in eleven years, the team has managed not to lose within the first four games. Interesting: Already in 2021/22, four draws in the first five games had attracted attention, and at the end of that season, they won the Europa League after all!
Will this match get a winner? I actually tend to argue against it regarding the 1×2 bets. The SGE loves to share the points, Wolfsburg is not consistent, plus the many close direct duels, a draw fits especially well.
Offensively, Eintracht is not doing very well yet. This duel has often offered many goals, but this time I’m betting on “under 2.5 goals” at 1.91 odds.
The classic result bet is offered at Bet365, and of course the 1:1 is very popular. Frankfurt have already collected this result three times, so I bet on the 1:1 again at 6.50.
Frankfurt still efficient?
Now, however, Frankfurt have to face one of their biggest fears before the international break, as they haven’t managed a treble for 13 matches away from home!
There is therefore a lot of pressure on the Frankfurt side, also in terms of attack. They have hit the back of the net a paltry four times, and no other team has a worse record.
It is extremely curious that, on the other hand, the three goals conceded represent the best defensive performance of the competition. Only the SGE and Mainz have not yet conceded a goal after a resting ball, and the fact that Wolfsburg have not yet conceded a goal after a standard situation is unfavourable.
Wolfsburg want to stay on top
Only 49 kicks have been fired by the kickers, the closest anyone can come to beating them. The statistics alternate between positive and negative facts, so what language does the direct comparison against VfL Wolfsburg speak?
Only four of the last 22 duels have been won, an extremely poor result. A year ago, by the way, the two teams faced each other on matchday number six, when Wolfsburg snatched a 1:0 win in Frankfurt.
The first half of the season is a particularly bad omen for the SGE, as the last win before the winter break came in December 2012! Not to be neglected is also the fact that both clubs have scored in nine out of ten games since then.
For VfL Wolfsburg, the direct comparison is by no means a free ride, rather the Wolves have to focus on their current form. Last weekend they lost 0:1 in Dortmund, an altogether deserved defeat.
After the 1:3 in Hoffenheim, it was the second in a row away from home, so it’s good that the Lower Saxons can now play in their own stadium again. 2-0 against Heidenheim and 2-1 against Union Berlin, for the fourth time there could also be three points in the third home game.
Niko Kovac’s side have only gone without conceding a goal in their opener against Heidenheim, so there is still room for improvement here. Just a year ago, there had only been one home win until the end of October, which shows the improvement.
Keeper Koen Casteels, who has been in good form so far, is rumoured to be considering a departure in the winter, but these talks will hopefully not have a negative impact on the sporting performances.
By the way, although Wolfsburg have already conceded six goals, there is something to praise in defence. Only 18 shots on goal were conceded, a figure that VfL share with Frankfurt and RB Leipzig.
My Wolfsburg Frankfurt tip:
It’s not quite clear yet whether Eintracht Frankfurt’s start to the season should be seen as positive or negative. A goal each, three times in a row a 1:1, on Saturday finally the second three-goal win should come. But: Away from home, of all places!
Since the SGE has been without a win away from home for months and Wolfsburg started the season with two home wins, my “Double Chance 1X” is already set. Now there is the additional question of how many goals will be scored.
Offensively, Eintracht is not doing much yet, as I could see in my analysis, both clubs do not allow many shots on their box. For this reason, my final tip is also:
Wolfsburg will score a maximum of three goals!