On Sunday, starting at 14:30 pm, the Wolfsburg – Leverkusen match will be played during the 11th round of the Bundesliga, the 2019/2020 edition. Wolfsburg lost the third game in a row, after a 1-3 draw with Gent in the Europa League, while Leverkusen defeated Atletico Madrid in the Champions League. “Aspirinele” have won the last 3 visits to the “Wolves”, losing the previous 5, being a very unpredictable rivalry.
Wolfsburg started the season excellent, but lately something has happened to Oliver Glasner’s team. They defeated Dortmund and Leipzig, then came one in the Europa League. The “Wolves” controlled the first half with Gent, opened the score, but inexplicably fell in the second half, losing 1-3. Wolfsburg, however, have a series of 12 consecutive matches without failure on their own in the Bundesliga, and the last failure came even with Leverkusen. After the last negative results, it’s time for Glasner’s band to wake up, otherwise the pressure in the team will increase.
Leverkusen has shown this season that he is a very strong team on his own field, defeating Atletico Madrid this week, 1-0 in the Champions League. The team prepared by Peter Bosz is 10th in the Bundesliga, with 15 points, two lengths away from Sunday’s opponent. Leverkusen defeated Dusseldorf and Augsburg in the current season, but evolves quite inconsistently outside his own arena. The “Aspirins” will be looking for a fourth consecutive success at Volkswagen Arena, but the two bands have shown that they can surprise at any time, both negative and positive.
It is clear that Wolfsburg, the best defense in the Bundesliga (8 goals conceded), is the team that has more to lose after this match. Leverkusen plays all or nothing football, as shown by his goal, 15-15 after the first 10 rounds. If Glasner adjusts defensive issues, working on team morale, the hosts can get at least one draw.
Wolfsburg: Pervan – Tisserand, Bruma, Brooks – William, Guilavogui (c), Arnold, Roussillon – Bracket, Victor – Weghorst
Coach: Oliver Glasner
Leverkusen: Hradecky – Weiser, Tah, S. Bender, Wendell – Baumgartlinger, Aranguiz – Bellarabi, Havertz, Volland (c) – Alario
Coach: Peter Bosz
PREDICTION: Both teams to score / YES @ 1,64