The match between Wolfsburg and Stuttgart that took place last week ended in a 2-0 Wolfsburg’s victory. This also means that I won the bet I placed on Wolfsburg’s victory.
Diego and Alexander Madlung scored the goals, both in the second half. Ivan Perišić took his place in the Wolfsburg starting XI after defending Borussia Dortmund during the winter break, but he missed the first opportunity to score in the 16th minute during this game.
Two minutes later, Ivica Olić went close as the Wolves made a better start to the game. After that, both Olić and Perišić found themselves just a few centimeters away from beating Stuttgart goalkeeper Sven Ulreich, but neither of them could get to the headed cross of Ricardo Rodriguez.
On the other hand, in the 43rd minute, Christian Gentner brought the first save out of Diego Benaglio, the shot-stopper of Wolfsburg. In the 51st minute of the match, Shinji Okazaki missed a good opportunity to score, by allowing too much room and time for Diego to open the scoring.
The Stuttgart defense was in danger again in the 67th minute when Diego’s free-kick was headed in by Madlung, and got Wolfsburg a two-goal cushion.
All in all, the match followed the expected way, with some hosts who looked more disciplined in defense than ever before.
Result: 6.25 units, bet won