Wolfsburg vs RB Leipzig
Date: Sunday, 16th October 2016,
Kick-Off at 16:30 UK
Venue: Volkswagen Arena, Wolfsburg.
Wolfsburg, who two seasons ago finished as runner-ups to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga, has sharply declined in performance this season with only a win to boot after six rounds of competitions.
The team is currently at the 13th spot of the league table after they failed to earn a win in their last five matches.
Die Wölfe was able to snap a two-game losing slide, though, as they held mercurial squad Mainz to a goalless draw on Oct. 2 also at the Volkswagen Arena, Vavel reported.
Head coach Dieter Hecking's two best scorers, striker Mario Gomez and winger Julian Draxler both had chances to break the deadlock in the second half of the match, but the two had failed to capitalize on them.
The Wolves' offense are evidently struggling at the moment as it was the third goalless tie the team had in their last five matches.
Meanwhile, newly-promoted side RB Leipzig has stunned the competitions as the team is one of only four clubs that remained unbeaten in the new season after six rounds.
Leipzig pulled off a 2-1 victory over lowly squad FC Augsburg at the Red Bull Arena on Sep. 30 to finally earn a full three points after going on two consecutive drawn matches, as per ESPN.
Die Bullen opened the scoring in the 11th minute with an awkward left-footer from Swede winger Emil Forsberg. Augsburg was able to level the count only three minutes later with a shot from South Korean forward Ji Dong-won with the assist coming from teammate Daniel Baier.
Head coach Ralph Hasenhüttl's squad netted the winner seven minutes after the restart as Danish forward Yussuf Poulsen buried a left-footed strike from the left side of the box from a cross by midfielder Marcel Sabitzer.
Prediction and Predicted Lineup
The predicted result is a 2-1 decision for Wolfsburg.
Wolfsburg starting lineup (4-2-3-1 formation): Casteels; Trasch, Bruma, Knoche, Rodriguez; Arnold, Seguin; Blaszczykowski, Draxler, Caligiuri; Gomez
RB Leipzig starting lineup (4-2-2-2 formation): Gulacsi; Fernandes, Orban, Compper, Halstenberg; Keita, Demme; Sabitzer, Forsberg; Poulsen, Werner
Wolfsburg vs RB Leipzig: Head to Head Statistics
The two teams have only met twice which was in German DFB Pokal, in 2011 and 2015.
Both teams have won one game each in their previous two game.
Wolfsburg have scored 2 goals in each of the games played between the two teams.
Wolfsburg vs RB Leipzig: Prediction
RB Leipzig are in a better shape than their host, they have surprised many teams with their performance this season. They are unbeaten in the Bundesliga with 3 wins and 3 draw. Their only defeat this season was a penalty shoot-out against Dynamo Dresden in the DFB Pokal.
Wolfsburg have been winless in their last 5 games, with 3 draws and a 2 defeats. They have failed to score in 3 of their last 5 games, and have conceded a total of 7 goals in their last 5 games.
The game could go either way despite RB being a side in better form. Considering the visitor’s away form from the last 3, a draw is very likely from this fixture. A correct full time score-line is very much on the cards, which is priced at an excellent odds of 6/1 (7.00).
Wolfsburg vs RB Leipzig: Betting Tips
Double Chance – RB Leipzig Win or Draw at 1.57 (4/7)
Both teams to score at 1.67 (2/3).