VfL Wolfsburg vs. RB Leipzig
August 29, 2021 11:30 am EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -125, Under 2.5 +100
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VfL Wolfsburg is hosting RB Leipzig at Volkswagen Arena in round 3 of the German Bundesliga. Wolfsburg has won both of their games this season, and they were at the top until Borussia Dortmund won their game on Friday. Leipzig has started their season sloppy, but they have destroyed Stuttgart last weekend for their first win of the season.
After having a terrible preseason, and after being on a 6-game losing streak, Wolfsburg has started this season with 2 nice wins. In their last game against Hertha on the road last week, Wolfsburg has had 59% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and a solid 86% of the correct passes. The first half was slow in this match, but the second half was a real treat. Wolfsburg has conceded a goal first, but they were able to turn this game around, and they have won this match 1-2. Nimecha, Baku, and Weghorst have each scored 1 goal for Wolfsburg so far this season. Bialek, Otavio, Vranckx, and William are all injured for Wolfsburg. I think Wolfsburg is a good team that can be in the Champions League race once again, but they will sell one of their best players, and that is never a good thing.
After sloppy games in the preseason, and a disappointing start of the season against Mainz, Leipzig is back on track after a fantastic match against Stuttgart last week. Leipzig was the better team in that match with 52% of ball possession, 12 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a solid 84% of the correct passes. With 1 scored goal in the first half, and 3 more scored goals in the second half, Leipzig has won this match 4-0, and it was well-deserved. Szoboszlai is the leading goalscorer for Leipzig with 2 goals, while Forsberg, and their biggest signing, Andre Silva added 1 goal each. Andre Silva has also added an assist. Halstenberg and Saracchi are both still injured. The good news for Leipzig is they are getting Olmo back for this match, and that will certainly give them more options in the attacking end, and they will get to those good chances a lot easier. Leipzig has a good team, and if they can keep their defense on a high enough level, they might take Bayern down, but it will require a lot of work on their part.
Wolfsburg has beaten Leipzig only once at home in the past, and the trends are on Leipzig’s side. Both teams are in solid form, both teams are scoring goals, and for that reason, I will take the goals in this match.