Wolfsburg – Eintracht Braunschweiger
Wolfsburg hosts Eintracht Braunschweiger in a first relegation play-off in the German Bundesliga.
It was a massive downfall for Wolfsburg this season. From a team which participated in the Champions League, The Wolves turned into a team which is fighting against relegation.
Wolfsburg ended their campaign with the same amount of points as Mainz 05, but they had worse stats. Andries Jonker’s team finished the season with just 10 wins from 34 games played. Seven times Wolfsburg made a draw and 17 times they have lost their matches. The Wolves scored just 34 goals in 34 games and conceded 52. Which is explaining why they are fighting against relegation at the moment.
Eintracht Braunschweiger on the other hand enjoyed a solid season in the 2. Bundesliga. They have ended their campaign at 3rd place, which allowed them to participate in the play-off and fight for a Bundesliga promotion.
They finished their season with 19 wins, 9 draws and 6 losses. They have scored 50 goals and conceded 36.
Who are the players being able to decide the two legs?
Wolfsburg’s topscorer this season is Mario Gomez. The veteran striker have scored 16 goals this season. Now he will have the task to lead his team towards survival. He certainly has the skills and the experience to shine in the two games against Eintracht Braunschweiger.
As for Eintracht Braunschweiger, they are going to rely heavily on Dominick Kumbela and Christoffer Nyman, who have scored 24 goals combined in the 2. Bundesliga. It’s curious that the defender Ken Reichel also scored a lot of goals this season – 7. Most surely he’s going to be a threat for Wolfsburg’s defense.
Being the Bundesliga team, Wolfsburg are the favourite to win this one. But in these type of games everything is possible, so do not write off Eintracht Braunschweiger’s chances.