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Tuesday’s Champions League fixture list will see VfL Wolfsburg against Red Bull Salzburg.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for VfL Wolfsburg v Red Bull Salzburg can be seen below including the latest game odds.
VfL Wolfsburg will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 0-2 Bundesliga 1 victory versus Bayer Leverkusen.
In that match, VfL Wolfsburg had 35% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 8 on target. For VfL Wolfsburg, the goals were scored by Lukas Nmecha (48') and Maximilian Arnold (51'). On the other side, Bayer 04 Leverkusen had 12 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target.
It’s been all too rare in recent games that VfL Wolfsburg have shown defensive steel. In fact, VfL Wolfsburg have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 11 goals during that time. Such a pattern might not be carried forward into this next game, of course.
Red Bull Salzburg
In their previous game, Red Bull Salzburg drew 2-2 in the Bundesliga match with SV Ried.
In that match, Red Bull Salzburg had 72% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. For Red Bull Salzburg, the scorers were Chikwubuike Adamu (83') and Noah Okafor (85'). At the other end, SV Josko Ried had 6 shots at goal with 3 on target. Luca Meisl (9') and Leo Mikić (92') scored for SV Ried.
Red Bull Salzburg have seen success in front of goal in their most recent fixtures, having scored 16 times in their previous 6 matches. Having said that, Red Bull Salzburg have been somewhat leaky at the back, having also been scored against in 5 of those same outings.
Head to head
The last league clash featuring these sides was Champions League match day 3 on 20/10/2021 when the final score was Red Bull Salzburg 3-1 VfL Wolfsburg.
In that match, Red Bull Salzburg managed 54% possession and 14 shots at goal with 6 on target. The scorers were Karim Adeyemi (3') and Noah Okafor (65', 77').
VfL Wolfsburg got 9 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Lukas Nmecha (15') was the scorer.
The referee was Daniele Orsato.
Team News: VfL Wolfsburg
Wout Weghorst (Corona virus), Luca Waldschmidt (Thigh Problems), Bartosz Bialek (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Xaver Schlager (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Niklas Klinger (Corona virus) will not be taking part for VfL Wolfsburg manager Mark van Bommel. Admir Mehmedi cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Red Bull Salzburg
Red Bull Salzburg manager Matthias Jaissle has a number of players out of action. Albert Vallci (Achilles tendon rupture), Kamil Piatkowski (Ankle Fracture), Zlatko Junuzovic (Heel pain) and Sekou Koita (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) miss out here. Ineligible players who cannot play in this game through suspension are Albert Vallci and Sekou Koita.
We feel that Red Bull Salzburg and VfL Wolfsburg are both more than capable of scoring here.
There shouldn’t be much in it, and a high-scoring draw looks to be quite a realistic result. We’re therefore expecting a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 2-2 score when the referee blows the final whistle.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Volkswagen Arena (30,000)
Captain: Koen Casteels
Chairman: Frank Witter
Manager: Mark van Bommel
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 9, Champions League (Group G)
🔑 Star Man: Wout Weghorst
Mostly playing in the Striker position, Wout Weghorst was born in Netherlands. After making a first senior appearance for FC Emmen in the 2012 - 2013 season, the dangerous Forward has scored 3 league goals in the Bundesliga 2021 - 2022 season to date from a total of 8 appearances.