9/20/20 12 pm
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Wolfsburg is hosting Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Volkswagen Arena in a derby match of round 1 in the German Bundesliga.
Wolfsburg has been decent last season, especially before the pause, but after the restart, Wolfsburg has had some problems with consistency. Luckily for Wolfsburg, they were able to stay in 7th place with 49 points, which was enough for the Europa League qualifications where they will face Desna Chernihiv. Wolfsburg was good during the preseason with 3 wins from 4 games while scoring 9 goals, and conceding only 2 goals during that stretch. Wolfsburg has beaten Union Furstenwalde in the DFB Pokal. Wolfsburg has had 64% of ball possession, 12 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 6 big chances created, and 79% of the correct passes. Wolfsburg has won this match 1-4. Earlier this week, Wolfsburg has played in the Europa League qualifications against Kukesi, and they have won this match 0-4. William, Pongracic, and Mbabu are injured, and they will not be in the lineup for this match. Wolfsburg has lost and signed a couple of players in the transfer window, but the core of their team has remained unchanged, at least for now. Wolfsburg is a good team that can play fast and exciting soccer, but consistency is their biggest problem, and once Wolfsburg gets that under control, their season will be much easier.
Leverkusen is a very talented team, but they just can’t make that final step towards the title. Leverkusen ended last season in 5th place with 63 points, just outside the Champions League zone, but Leverkusen will be playing in the Europa League this season. With 61 scored goals last season, Leverkusen was among the best offensive teams in Bundesliga. Leverkusen’s biggest issue this season is losing Kevin Volland who left for Monaco, and Kai Havertz who left for Chelsea in a staggering transfer worth 80 million Euros. So far, Leverkusen has signed Patrik Schick from Roma, while Tin Jedvaj returned from a loan at Augsburg. Leverkusen reached the Europa League quarterfinals last season, but they lost to Inter in that match. Last week, Leverkusen was playing against Eintracht Norderstedt in the DFB Pokal, and they have had a massive 77% of ball possession in that match, 15 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and high 92% of the correct passes. Leverkusen has won this match 0-7. Schick is a good striker, and he will do well in Leverkusen, but losing Havertz is a massive blow for Leverkusen because he was doing much more than scoring goals, and we will see if Leverkusen can recover from that.
Wolfsburg has lost 4 straight home games to Leverkusen. Both Wolfsburg and Leverkusen are in good form, and both teams can play dangerous soccer in the attacking end, which is why I will pick something on goals here. Both Wolfsburg and Leverkusen have scored a lot of goals in the DFB Pokal games, and I see that continuing here as well.