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RB Leipzig arrive at The Volkswagen Arena on Saturday for the Bundesliga 1 tie with home side VfL Wolfsburg.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the VfL Wolfsburg v RB Leipzig match are shown here (including the best match odds).
VfL Wolfsburg won’t want a repeat of their last result here following the 4-0 Bundesliga 1 loss in their previous game against Borussia Mönchengladbach.
In that game, VfL Wolfsburg had 53% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 4 on target. For their opponents, B. M'gladbach got 15 shots on goal with 8 on target. Tomáš Čvančara (16'), Rocco Reitz (42'), Franck Honorat (64') and Alassane Pléa (71') scored for Borussia Mönchengladbach.
At least three goals per match were seen in 5 of the last 6 fixtures where VfL Wolfsburg have played. Opposition teams scored 14 of them in these games while VfL Wolfsburg amassed a tally of 7.
RB Leipzig will come into the clash after a 3-1 Bundesliga 1 win with the defeat of Freiburg in their last outing.
In that game, RB Leipzig managed 63% possession and 15 shots on goal with 6 on target. For RB Leipzig, the scorers were Xavi Simons (6'), Loïs Openda (79') and Christoph Baumgartner (80'). For their opponents, Freiburg got 9 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Merlin Röhl (45') scored for Freiburg.
Proving their partiality to action-packed encounters, goals have been celebrated 20 times in the last 6 games in which RB Leipzig have taken to the pitch, making it a mean average of 3.33 goals for each clash. Opposing teams have got 6 from this total. Let’s see whether or not that trend can be sustained in this game.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head-to-head meetings going back to 16/05/2021 shows that VfL Wolfsburg have won 2 of them and RB Leipzig 3, with the tally of draws standing at 1.
13 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 4 of them for Wolfsburg and 9 for Leipzig. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.17.
Team News: VfL Wolfsburg
It looks as if Wolfsburg will possibly employ a 3-4-2-1 system in the match and select Koen Casteels, Maxence Lacroix, Moritz Jenz, Cedric Zesiger, Joakim Maehle, Kevin Paredes, Mattias Svanberg, Maximilian Arnold, Vaclav Cerny, Lovro Majer and Jonas Wind.
Team News: RB Leipzig
RB Leipzig manager Marco Rose has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Timo Werner (Adductor pain), Willi Orbán (Torn lateral knee ligament) and Dani Olmo (Acromioclavicular joint dislocation) miss out here.
It’s our belief that Leipzig will likely begin the game with a 4-2-2-2 system, choosing Janis Blaswich, Benjamin Henrichs, Mohamed Simakan, Castello Lukeba, David Raum, Xaver Schlager, Kevin Kampl, Xavi Simons, Emil Forsberg, Ikoma Lois Openda and Benjamin Sesko.
For this match, we think that RB Leipzig will probably get a lot of shots on goal and make them count.
Conversely, VfL Wolfsburg may well find it hard to make a breakthrough although we think that they will probably end up getting the chances to score, too.
Our tip is for a decent 1-3 win for RB Leipzig when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Volkswagen Arena (30,000)
Captain: Maximilian Arnold
Chairman: Frank Witter
Manager: Niko Kovač
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 11, DFB-Pokal (Third Round)
⭐ Star Man: Jonas Wind
Mostly played in the Striker position, Jonas Wind was born in Denmark. After having made a senior debut playing for FC Copenhagen in the 2017 - 2018 season, the accomplished Forward has netted 8 league goals in this Bundesliga 2023 - 2024 campaign to date from a total of 11 appearances.