Monday, May 27, 2024

Prediction: Bayer Leverkusen vs VfL Wolfsburg

Prediction: Bayer Leverkusen to win 3-0

Best Odds: 15/2

Bookmaker: Zetbet

Bayer Leverkusen and VfL Wolfsburg will lock horns with each other in the Bundesliga this weekend. The match between Die Schwarzroten and Die Wölfe will be held at the BayArena and is scheduled to kick off at 6:30 pm UK time on Sunday.

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen are doing extremely well this season and are in the driver’s seat for the Bundesliga title. Bayern Munich have been the dominant force in German football for years now, but things could be able to change. It now looks unlikely that Thomas Tuchel’s side will be able to catch Bayer.

Under manager Xabi Alonso, Bayer currently find themselves at the top of the Bundesliga table with 64 points from 24 matches. They are as many as 10 points ahead of second-placed and defending champions Bayern Munich. With just 10 more rounds of matches left in the league this season and Bayer still unbeaten in the league, it is hard to see Bayern catching them now.

Bayer will take on Qarabag away from home in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 tie on Thursday evening before facing VfL Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga next weekend. They beat FC Koln 2-0 away from home in the Bundesliga last weekend which came after a 2-1 victory over Mainz in front of their fans in the league.

Team News:

Bayer Leverkusen are likely to line up in a 3-4-2-1 formation. Lukas Hradecky will be in goal for the home team. Josip Stanisic, Jonathan Tah and Piero Hincapie will be the three defenders. Jeremie Frimpong, Robert Andrich, Granit Xhaka and Alejandro Grimaldo will be the four midfielders. Patrik Schick will lead the line for Bayer and will have Florian Wirtz and Jonas Hofmann behind him in attacking midfield.

VfL Wolfsburg

VfL Wolfsburg are a big and established club in the Bundesliga who have featured in major European competitions in recent seasons. Wolfsburg have a big and loyal fanbase, but things are not having the best of times at the moment.

Niko Kovac’s side are as low as 13th in the Bundesliga table at the moment with 25 points from 24 matches. VfL Wolfsburg are as many as eight points above 1. FC Koln, who are 16th in the standings at the moment. They are not going to get relegated, but they may end up in the top half of the standings.

VfL Wolfsburg will head into the Bundesliga match against Bayer Leverkusen away from home this weekend on the back of a 3-2 defeat to VfB Stuttgart at home in the league. It came after a 2-2 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt on the road in the Bundesliga.

Team News:

VfL Wolfsburg are likely to line up in a 3-4-2-1 formation against Bayer Leverkusen. Alexander Nubel will be in goal for the visiting team and will have Anthony Rouault, Waldemar Anton and Hiroki Ito in front of him in defence. Josha Vagnoman, Atakan Karazor, Angelo Stiller and Maximilian Mittelstadt will be the four midfielders. Serhou Guirassy will lead the line for VfL Wolfsburg and will have Enzo Millot and Chris Fuhrich behind him in attacking midfield.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Bayer Leverkusen have not lost a single match in the Bundesliga this season.
  • Bayer Leverkusen have conceded only 16 goals in 24 Bundesliga matches this season.
  • Victor Boniface has scored 10 goals and given 7 assists in 16 Bundesliga matches for Bayer Leverkusen this season.
  • VfL Wolfsburg have conceded 39 goals in 24 Bundesliga games this campaign.
  • VfL Wolfsburg have won just 6 of their 24 Bundesliga games this campaign.

Conclusion

VfL Wolfsburg are not having the best of seasons and are unlikely to end up in the top half of the Bundesliga table. Bayer Leverkusen have defied all expectations this season and are now firm favourites to win the Bundesliga table this season. Given how good Bayer have been this season and how strong they are, it is very likely that Xabi Alonso’s side will pick up all three points from the encounter.

Prediction: Bayer Leverkusen to win 3-0

Best Odds: 15/2

Bookmaker: Zetbet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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