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The Wolves fans are most probably disappointed with their team’s performances this year but the most important match-up of the season is yet to be played and the players definitely need their support now. Poor start and consistent streaks of bad results in the German Bundesliga has led the team to a finish at the 16th spot in league table with 37 points, same number as the FSV Mainz 05 who finished the season at No. 15 spot but with a worse goal difference.
Braunschweing, on the other hand, had guaranteed themselves a much needed play-off spot with a 2-1 win over Karslruher SC at the weekend. Julius Biada’s 34th minute strike proved to be the difference maker, as the Die Lowen look to seal a comeback to the Bundesliga, three years after finishing at the bottom of the first division charts.
Wolfsburg entered matchday 34 of the Bundesliga season knowing a draw would be enough to secure safety from the relegation play-off. Proceedings began well for Andries Jonker’s side on 23 minutes when Sebastian Jung’s cross found defender Robin Knoche for his first goal of the season. However, nine minutes later Hamburg would level the scores when Philipp Wollscheid coughed up possession in midfield and Lewis Holtby pounced to set up Filip Kostić to breathe life into the hosts.