On Sunday, starting with 17:00, the Wolfsburg – Leverkusen match will be played, within the first stage of the Bundesliga. Leverkusen prevailed in the last 4 trips with Wolfsburg, and in the previous 8 direct duels, the host team, whatever it was, failed to win. Last season, the “wolves” won 4-1 away, but lost 2-0 at home.
Wolfsburg have already played two games this season, scoring two clear victories, both away. Oliver Glasner’s students defeated Furstenwalde in the first round of the German Cup, then beat Kukesi in the 2nd preliminary round of the Europa League, score 4-0. The last match of the Bundesliga last season was a 0-4 at home, but Wolfsburg kept its 7th place, qualifying in the Europa League preliminaries. Without large investments, the “wolves” are based in 2020/2021 on the contribution of Weghorst, the scorer of 16 goals in the previous season.
Leverkusen started en-fanfare in the German Cup, smashing Norderstedt 7-0 away in the first round. European League quarter-finalists in 2020, the “aspirins” ranked 5th in the Bundesliga and lost the German Cup final to three-time champions Bayern. Peter Bosz’s side sold Kai Havertz to Chelsea, but quickly replaced him with AS Roma’s Patrik Schick, who quickly won the Bundesliga following a loan spell at Leipzig.
Leverkusen has won the previous 4 trips to Wolfsburg!
An attractive duel is announced, with goals, and whoever makes less mistakes could snatch the 3 points at stake.
-The host club has not prevailed in the last 8 direct meetings;
-Wolfsburg won 4-1 at Leverkusen in May 2020;
-The “Wolves” qualified for the 3rd preliminary round of the Europa League on Thursday;
-The “Aspirins” were Europa League quarterfinals last season;
Wolfsburg: Casteels (c) – Klaus, Lacroix, Brooks, Otavio – Schlager, Arnold – Steffen, Mehmedi, Brekalo – Weghorst
Absent: Guilavogui, Mbabu, Pongracic
Coach: Oliver Glasner
Leverkusen: Hradecky – L. Bender, S. Bender, Tapsoba, Sinkgraven – Wirtz, Aranguiz (c), Demirbay – Amiri, Schick, Diaby
Coach: Peter Bosz
PREDICTION: Both teams to score / YES @ 1,53