DFB-Pokal. Round of 64
Carl Zeiss Jena vs Wolfsburg
Stadium: Ernst Abbe Shportfeld (Jena)
30.07.2022. 19:00 (UTC+3)
Wolfsburg's first opponent in the German Cup will be the club of the Regionalliga, Karl Zeiss from Jena. It is logical that in such a match a team from the German elite is quoted as a favorite. The more so, as the friendlies indicated, the Wolves approach the start of the season in very good shape.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Carl Zeiss Jena
Before the start of the German Cup, Carl Zeiss Jena held five control matches, in which they achieved two victories, two draws and one defeat by the club Hessen Kassel. Wins over Aubstadt and Schott, draws against Rödinghausen and Zwickau. In general, there is nothing special in terms of statistics, we doubt that the future hosts are able to compete with the Wolves.
Let's start with the fact that in early July Wolfsburg was taken over by Niko Kovac, who previously coached the Croatian national team, Eintracht, Bayern and Monaco. He is an ambitious coach and it is not surprising that the Wolves spent a lot of money on transfers during the offseason. The following players left the club: Schlager, Mbabu, Brooks and Rexhbecaj. Then joined the following players: central midfielder Mattias Svanberg, left winger Jakub Kaminski, right winger Patrick Wimmer, holding midfielder Bartol Franjic, right guard Kilian Fischer. There are no big names, but Wolfsburg did not make any sensational acquisitions before. The Wolves began their preparation for the season with a 1-3 loss to Osnabrück and a 1-1 draw with Hannover. After that, the Green-Whites thrashed Tirol 7-1, were 4-3 stronger than Mechelen, and 4-0 stronger than Brentford. We note the high efficiency of the Wolves in the preseason, Kovac is definitely going to play attacking soccer, which certainly pleases.
Karl Zeiss and Wolfsburg have played each other 8 times: +4=3-1, 18-11 in favor of the Wolves. The teams have met in Bundesliga 2. There have been 4 games on Karl Zeiss' field: +1=2-1, 7-6 minimum advantage of the hosts on goal difference.
Expert Betting Tips
Judging by Wolfsburg's statistics in recent friendlies, the Wolves have approached their first official match of the season in good shape. Add to that the huge difference in class between the opponents, as well as the fact that the Green-Whites will play their first match on Saturday under Niko Kovac, who, naturally, wants to return to Germany with a smashing win over a modest team. We believe that the Wolves have a good chance to achieve the desired goal. We offer the following betting options for this match:
H2 (-2.5) for 1.84 at 1xbet & 1.80 at Bet365;
Correct Score 0-3 for 6.50 at 22bet.
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