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Bayern Munich vs Wolfsburg Match Preview

07 Feb 2017 Keith M. GERMANY: DFB Pokal

Bayern Munich

  • W
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  • D


19:45 GMT
07 February 2017

VfL Wolfsburg

  • L
  • D
  • W
  • L
  • L

19:45 GMT 07 February 2017

Wolfsburg travel to the Allianz Arena as they look to defy the odds and reach the quarter-final of the DFB Pokal against the current holders of the cup. Many teams have tried and failed to knock Bayern off their perch at the Allianz Arena but in this last 16 cup tie in the DFB Pokal 2016/17, Wolfsburg might be able to grab a win and shock the favourites.


  • Bayern won this cup last season after a penalties victory over Dortmund last season and they have a great chance to win the cup for the second year in a row. They’ve only played 2 games in the competition so far and won in the first round against Jena 5-0 and beat FC Augsburg 3-1 in the second round. A win against Wolfsburg would further cement their place as favourites this year.
  • Wolfsburg have good history in this competition and actually won the cup in 2015 after beating Dortmund 3-1 in the final. Like Bayern, they obviously won their first 2 games, in the first round they beat FSV Frankfurt 2-1 and came out 1-0 winners against Heidenheim in the second round, two unconvincing wins against inferior opposition.
  • There isn’t a player in the DFB Pokal so far this season that has scored more goals than Robert Lewandowski’s 3 goals, which have been important for Bayern Munich reaching the last 16. The rest of their cup goals have been spread around the team, showing that they don’t just rely on their forwards for all their goals.
  • Wolfsburg haven’t had one main goal scorer so far in the DFB Pokal as they have actually only scored 3 goals, a total that is matched by Lewandowski in the cup. They’ll rely on solid defending to get past Bayern to make their way into the next round.


The two sides have only met 3 times in the last 10 years in the DFB Pokal and Bayern have come out on top in all 3 of those meetings, a record that Wolfsburg will be eager to put an end to. Wolfsburg have only won 1 of their last 16 fixtures against Bayern, which won’t fill their fans with hope of winning this one.


Bayern have shown imperious form in the league and in both the DFB Pokal and the Champions League this season and they’ll be looking to carry this on into this fixture. However, with a couple of their key players missing out through injury, it makes this a slightly tougher task. Jerome Boateng, Franck Ribery and Joshua Kimmich are all out-of-action for the last 16 tie.

Latest matches: Bayern Munich

04.02.2017 Bund Bayern Munich FC Schalke 04 1:1 D
28.01.2017 Bund Werder Bremen Bayern Munich 1:2 W
20.01.2017 Bund SC Freiburg Bayern Munich 1:2 W
14.01.2017 Tele Bayern Munich 1 FSV Mainz 05 2:1 W
14.01.2017 Tele Fortuna Dusseldorf Bayern Munich 1:4 W


Wolfsburg will hope to turn their poor recent form around with an unlikely win at the Allianz Arena but with a few absences, they might struggle. The main absences for their trip to Munich are Sebastian Jung, Philipp Wollscheid and Christian Trasch, who will all be greatly missed by Wolfsburg.

Latest matches: VfL Wolfsburg

04.02.2017 Bund 1 FC Cologne VfL Wolfsburg 1:0 L
28.01.2017 Bund VfL Wolfsburg FC Augsburg 1:2 L
21.01.2017 Bund VfL Wolfsburg Hamburger SV 1:0 W
10.01.2017 Club VfL Wolfsburg Erzgebirge Aue 0:0 D
07.01.2017 Club SC Heerenveen VfL Wolfsburg 2:1 L


Bayern go into the match as huge favourites as they do with most games at their fortress, the Allianz Arena. Wolfsburg have really struggled with picking up results this season and I fully expect that to continue in this game as Bayern are very strong across all competitions. Bayern will most likely find themselves in the hat for the next round and have a great chance to go on and win the competition as well as the Bundesliga.

About the author - Keith M.

Dedicated tipster with five years of experience. Devoted Arsenal fan and sports writer.

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