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will arrive at Volkswagen Arena on Saturday for the Bundesliga game with hosts VfL Wolfsburg
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VfL Wolfsburg, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 0-1 Bundesliga triumph versus Werder Bremen. In that game, VfL Wolfsburg managed 47% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for VfL Wolfsburg was Wout Weghorst (82'). SV Werder Bremen got 13 shots at goal with 3 on target.
It’s been seldom in recent games where VfL Wolfsburg have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that Wolfsburg have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 8 goals in the process. Previous results aside, we will just have to wait and see whether that pattern might persist in this upcoming game.
A look at their previous results shows us that VfL Wolfsburg:
- haven't won against SC Freiburg in their previous 3 matches in the league.
- haven’t won at home in the past 3 matches in the league.
Freiburg will go into the clash following a 1-0 Bundesliga win as they beat Borussia Mönchengladbach in their previous outing. In that match, Freiburg had 35% possession and 15 shots on goal with 6 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Freiburg was Nils Petersen (58'). Borussia Mönchengladbach got 18 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
The stats don’t lie, and Freiburg have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 7 goals overall. Defensively, Freiburg certainly have room for improvement.
Leading up to this clash, SC Freiburg:
- are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
- are without a win away from home in their last 5 league games.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head meetings going back to 05/04/2017 shows us that VfL Wolfsburg have won 2 of them & Freiburg 3, with the tally of drawn matches being 1.
18 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 9 of them from Wolfsburg and 9 for Freiburg. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.
The last league game featuring these sides was Bundesliga 1 match day 14 on 07/12/2019 and the score finished Freiburg 1-0 VfL Wolfsburg. On that day, Freiburg had 49% possession and 10 shots on goal with 3 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Jonathan Schmid (85'). At the other end, VfL Wolfsburg had 10 attempts on goal with 0 of them on target. The match was refereed by Bastian Dankert.
Team News: VfL Wolfsburg
Paulo Otávio (Ankle Injury), William (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Ignacio Camacho (Ankle problems) aren’t available for Wolfsburg gaffer Oliver Glasner.
In our view, Wolfsburg look set to use a 4-4-1-1 formation for this game, beginning the first half with Koen Casteels, Jerome Roussillon, John Anthony Brooks, Marin Pongračić, Kevin Mbabu, Joao Victor, Xaver Schlager, Maximilian Arnold, Renato Steffen, Josip Brekalo and Wouter Weghorst.
Team News: Freiburg
Due to a mostly full-strength group, there is only the one fitness problem for the Freiburg manager Christian Streich to be concerned about. Manuel Gulde (Torn Muscle Fibre) won’t be in action.
We are inclined to think that Freiburg seem likely to play in a 4-4-1-1 system by sending out Alexander Schwolow, Lukas Kübler, Dominique Heintz, Philipp Lienhart, Christian Günter, Luca Waldschmidt, Robin Koch, Nicolas Höfler, Jonathan Schmid, Vincenzo Grifo and Nils Petersen.
Our assessment is that VfL Wolfsburg should really score more than once when they come up against Freiburg, who might well find it a difficult task finding the net themselves. Our tip is for a comfortable 2-0 win for VfL Wolfsburg at the end of the match.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Volkswagen Arena (30,000)
Captain: Josuha Guilavogui
Chairman: Frank Witter
Manager: Oliver Glasner
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 6, Europa League (Round of 16)
⭐ Star Player: Renato Steffen
Regularly deployed in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Renato Steffen was born in Aarau, Switzerland. Having made a first senior appearance for FC Thun in the 2012 - 2013 season, the gifted Midfielder has netted 6 league goals in the Bundesliga 1 2019 - 2020 campaign so far from a total of 23 appearances.