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The Bundesliga 1 clash at Volkswagen Arena on Saturday will see home team VfL Wolfsburg facing opposition in the form of Werder Bremen.
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VfL Wolfsburg, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 0-1 DFB-Pokal triumph vs FC Carl Zeiss Jena.
In that game, VfL Wolfsburg had 71% possession and 21 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The only player to score for VfL Wolfsburg was Omar Marmoush (92'). FC Carl Zeiss Jena had 10 shots on goal with 5 of them on target.
VfL Wolfsburg haven’t had any problems with scoring, hitting the target every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 matches.
They’ve managed to rack up 11 during that time while also conceding a total of 9. That trend won’t necessarily be continued into this match, of course.
Werder Bremen will go into the meeting following a 1-2 DFB-Pokal win to defeat Energie Cottbus in their most recent fixture.
In that match, Werder Bremen had 61% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 5 on target. For Werder Bremen, the goals were scored by Romano Schmid (43') and Mitchell Weiser (73'). At the other end, Energie Cottbus got 9 shots at goal with 3 on target.
Demonstrating their bias toward action-packed matches, the back of the net has been hit 20 times in the last 6 matches in which Werder Bremen have taken to the pitch, making it a mean average of 3.33 goals each meeting. Opposing teams have hit 6 from this total.
Head to head
A review of their prior head-to-head clashes stretching back to 05/10/2018 shows that VfL Wolfsburg have won 3 of these & Werder Bremen 2, with the number of draws being 1.
An aggregate of 21 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 11 of them for Wolfsburg and 10 for Werder. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.5.
The previous league meeting between these clubs was Bundesliga 1 match day 26 on 20/03/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Werder Bremen 1-2 VfL Wolfsburg.
In that match, Werder Bremen managed 50% possession and 10 shots on goal with 4 on target. The scorers were Josh Sargent (8' Own goal) and Kevin Möhwald (45').
On the other side, VfL Wolfsburg had 15 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Wout Weghorst (42') scored.
The referee was Robert Schröder.
Team News: VfL Wolfsburg
Yannick Gerhardt (Ligament Injury) and Paulo Otávio (Knee Injury) are not available for VfL Wolfsburg manager Niko Kovač.
It looks as if Wolfsburg could use a 4-2-3-1 system for this one with Koen Casteels, Ridle Baku, Sebastiaan Bornauw, Maxence Lacroix, Micky van de Ven, Mattias Svanberg, Maximilian Arnold, Patrick Wimmer, Jonas Wind, Omar Marmoush and Lukas Nmecha.
Team News: Werder Bremen
Werder Bremen manager Ole Werner has a number of players out of action. Benjamin Goller (Ligament Injury), Jean Manuel Mbom (Achilles tendon rupture), Dikeni Salifou (Tear in the abductor muscle) and Romano Schmid (Corona virus) are not able to play.
We reckon that Werder seem most likely to utilise a 3-2-2-1-2 system, starting Jiri Pavlenka, Amos Pieper, Milos Veljkovic, Marco Friedl, Mitchell Weiser, Anthony Jung, Christian Gross, Jens Stage, Leonardo Bittencourt, Niclas Fuellkrug and Marvin Ducksch.
When taking everything into account, Werder Bremen will really need to work well to see themselves scoring against this VfL Wolfsburg lineup who we reckon will do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead.
We’re therefore tipping a narrow 1-0 advantage for VfL Wolfsburg when the full-time whistle blows.
Let’s see how it plays out.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Volkswagen Arena (30,000)
Captain: Maximilian Arnold
Chairman: Frank Witter
Manager: Niko Kovač
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 17, DFB-Pokal (First Round)