Saturday, October 18, 2008

Wolfsburg v Arminia Bielefeld match preview

Returning from the international break Die Wölfe will be without Cristian Zaccardo to injury and Ricardo Costa is suspended. Arminia Bielefeld manager Michael Frontzeck is facing the match without Stefan Aigner, Oliver Kirch, Rowen Fernandez and Andre Mijatović.

Arminia Bielefeld is sitting on edge of the relegation zone, precisely where they squeezed by demotion last campaign. While it is very early into the season they appear to be playing tactically smarter on the road, have shored up their defensive lines that plagued them and earning tough draws where they can. This is an important point to recognize and a major difference from last years club. With this in mind Wolfsburg should wisely go on the attack early, led by the Bosnia and Herzegovina combination of Zvjezdan Misimović and Edin Džeko and a returning Grafite and attempt to seal this match off early before the visitors settle into a defensive net.