We will not forgive you if you claim to have never heard about VFL Wolfsburg, once a giant of German football, though currently a falling giant.

With the current climate of transfers in football, Wolfsburg have been bullied into selling some of their best players to domestic competition or European giants. The likes of Kevin de Bruyne, Edin Džeko, Mario Mandžukić, Ivan Perišić, André Schürrle, and Nicklas Bendtner having played at the Volkswagen Arena at some point in their illustrious careers.

This season, they are buoyed by the fact that they have Wout Weghorst and Dodi Lukebakio in their ranks under their new 39-year-old manager, Florian Kohfeldt.

VFL Wolfsburg: Tactics, Principles

Kohfeldt applies the 1-3-4-3 formation, which implies that he believes in filling up the midfield to block any build-up by the opposition at any given time. Wolfsburg do not press and keeps all their attacks narrow, making them susceptible to any teams that play from the wings. They very rarely change their tactics in the middle of a game, and they have been punished several times because of this.

Wolfsburg are banking on the continued development of German talents such as Lukas Nmecha, Ridle Baku, and Luca Waldschmidt every season. If Kohfeldt gets it right, Wolfsburg will return to glory in Germany, and the young German coach’s credibility will be restored, after failing at Werder Bremen.

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VFL Wolfsburg: Bundesliga PREDICTIONS & What to Expect

Wolfsburg have been struggling for the past few seasons, and it is a tall order to bank on them winning the Bundesliga. The German league is dominated by Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, and most recently RB Leipzig. The last time Wolfsburg won the title was back in the 2008/2009 season when they beat Bayern Munich by two points.

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Since then, the closest they came to winning the Bundesliga was in the 2014/15 season, and now, Betway has given them odds of 1000 to lift the trophy, to show you just how bad things are at the club.

VFL Wolfsburg: UEFA Champions PREDICTIONS & What to Expect

If winning a domestic title is difficult, you can only imagine just how hard it is for Wolfsburg to win a continental cup.

The Champions League is a cup they have never won in their history. The last time they did well in the competition was back in the 15/16 season, when they finished top in their group and made it through the Round of 16, only to be dumped out in the quarterfinals by Real Madrid. This was a massive achievement to the club and a feat they are yet to repeat.

VFL Wolfsburg: Germany DFB POKAL PREDICTIONS & What to Expect

The 2014/15 season was a good one for Wolfsburg, because that is when they won the DFB Pokal trophy for the first time in their history, beating Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in the final.

Since then, the cup has eluded them, and their odds of winning it are never good, with sides like RB Leipzig coming down from the 2. Bundesliga to do well in the tournament ahead of them. This, however, is a competition they should be aiming to do well in,  with their ultras increasingly losing patience at their lack of ambition.

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