Wolfsburg vs Bayern Munich Live Stream and Highlights
Wolfsburg vs Bayern Munich Preview:
Date: February 15, 2013; Time: 7:30 PM UTC;
Venue: VOLKSWAGEN ARENA — Wolfsburg.
Bavarians will try to extend their Bundesliga lead. Jupp Henyckes’ team could make 18 points clear of second-placed Borussia Dortmund with a victory over Wolfsburg. These two sides have met each other 33 times. Bayern Munchen have won 25 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses.
Wolfsburg are currently 12th in the Bundesliga standings with 26 points from 21 games, with 7 wins, 5 draw and 9 losses so far this season. Their current form has seen three wins, one draw and one defeat in their last five games. Their last five home have seen 3 wins, one draw and one loss. Their best forward Bas Dost has 8 goals in 20 games. Last time Wolfsburg picked up a point against Bayern was more than two years ago. Ex-Bayern forward Ivica Olic has scored only two goals for Wolfsburg since he moved from Bayern Munich in summer.
Bayern Munchen are at the top of the league with 54 points from 21 games, winning 17, drawing 3 and losing 1 so far this season. They are undefeated in their last five games. Their last five away matches have seen 5 straight wins. Also Bayern have 9 clean sheets in their last 10 away fixtures. Both forwards Mario Mandzukic and Thomas Muller have been perfect with 25 goals combined in their 19 appearances. Bayern Munich have won their last four games against Wolfsburg. Former Wolfsburg forward Mario Mandzukic has played two seasons before moving to Bayern last summer.
Jupp Heynckes will return Daniel Van Buyten instead of Jerome Boateng into the centre of defence. Javi Martinez has a toe injury, so Luiz Gustavo will play in midfield zone. Thomas Muller could replace Arjen Robben on the right, and Mario Mandzukic probably will play against his former club ahead of Mario Gomez. Holder Badstuber is out till the end of the season cause of anterior cruciate ligament injury.
Dieter Hecking still can’t count on midfielder Vaclav Pilar, who is out due to knee surgery. Forward Patrick Helmes is also missing after his knee injury.
Wolfsburg line-up: Benaglio, Fagner, Naldo, Madlung, Schafer, Trasch, Polak, Vieirinha, Diego, Perisic, Dost.
Last three matches:
Greuther Fürth 0 – VfL Wolfsburg 1;
VfL Wolfsburg 1 – FC Augsburg 1;
Hannover 96 2 – VfL Wolfsburg 1.
Bayern Munich line-up: Neuer, Lahm, Van Buyten, Dante, Alaba, Luiz Gustavo, Schweinsteiger, Muller, Kroos, Ribery, Mandzukic.
Last three matches:
FC Bayern München 4 – Schalke 04 0;
Mainz 0 – FC Bayern München 3 ;
VfB Stuttgart 0 – FC Bayern München 2.