The Bundesliga 1 tie at Volkswagen Arena on Saturday will see hosts VfL Wolfsburg playing RB Leipzig.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for VfL Wolfsburg v RB Leipzig, scroll down (including the best match odds).
VfL Wolfsburg head into this game following on from a 2-2 Bundesliga 1 stalemate versus Union Berlin.
In that match, VfL Wolfsburg managed 53% possession and 10 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. For VfL Wolfsburg, goals were scored by Renato Steffen (10') and Wout Weghorst (65'). For their opponents, 1. FC Union Berlin got 13 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Sheraldo Becker (29') and Robert Andrich (52') scored for Union Berlin.
Over their preceding six games, Oliver Glasner's VfL Wolfsburg have managed to score a total of 10 times giving them an average number of goals scored per match equal to 1.67.
Leading up to this clash, VfL Wolfsburg:
- haven't been beaten in the league by RB Leipzig in their previous 2 matches.
- have left without a victory over RB Leipzig in their last 3 league matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 7 home league matches.
Following on from a loss in their previous game against Borussia Dortmund in Bundesliga 1 competition, RB Leipzig and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that game, RB Leipzig managed 54% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for RB Leipzig was Alexander Sørloth (89'). On the other side, Borussia Dortmund had 15 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Jadon Sancho (55') and Erling Håland (71', 84') scored for Borussia Dortmund.
A run of steadfast performances from the RB Leipzig defenders has seen their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 3 from their past 6 clashes combined. In that period, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 8.
Their prior results show that RB Leipzig:
- have not emerged victorious against VfL Wolfsburg when having played them away from home in the previous 3 league matches.
- are undefeated in their last 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
An examination of their past head-to-head meetings dating back to 24/11/2018 shows that VfL Wolfsburg have won 1 of these games & RB Leipzig 3, with the number of drawn matches being 2.
A combined total of 13 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 3 for Wolfsburg and 10 being from Leipzig. That is an average goals per game value of 2.17.
The last league meeting featuring these clubs was Bundesliga 1 match day 25 on 07/03/2020 when it ended VfL Wolfsburg 0-0 RB Leipzig.
On that occasion, VfL Wolfsburg had 38% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target.
On the other side, RB Leipzig had 14 shots at goal with 4 on target.
The referee was Daniel Schlager.
Team News: VfL Wolfsburg
Maximilian Philipp (Quarantine) and Jérôme Roussillon (Fitness) won’t be playing for Wolfsburg gaffer Oliver Glasner.
Team News: RB Leipzig
RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann has some current player fitness concerns. Justin Kluivert (Calf Injury), Benjamin Henrichs (Patella problems), Fabrice Hartmann (Ruptured knee ligament), Christopher Nkunku (Ankle problems), Konrad Laimer (Ankle fracture), Kevin Kampl (Ankle problems), Ibrahima Konaté (Ankle Injury) and Dominik Szoboszlai (Adductor problems) won’t be making appearances.
Here is a game where VfL Wolfsburg could find themselves struggling to score against this RB Leipzig side who we think should get a goal themselves and run out victorious.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 win for RB Leipzig at the end of the match.
Looking forward to watching this one unfold.
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: Josuha Guilavogui
Chairman: Frank Witter
Manager: Oliver Glasner
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 6, DFB-Pokal (Third Round), Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
🔑 Star Man: Maximilian Arnold
Normally taking to the field in the Centre Midfield position, Maximilian Arnold was born in Riesa, Germany. Having made his senior debut playing for VfL Wolfsburg in the 2011 - 2012 season, the dangerous Midfielder has managed 2 league goals in this Bundesliga 1 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 13 appearances.