Bayer Leverkusen is hosting VfL Wolfsburg at BayArena in round 10 of the German Bundesliga. Leverkusen has been fantastic so far this season despite their recent results, and they have a lot of potential in the future. Wolfsburg has cooled off all the way since the start of the season, and things are pretty grim for them right now.
Leverkusen hasn’t won any of their last 4 games, and they got knocked out of the DFB Pokal earlier this week, but that is ok because they can now focus on Bundesliga. With 17 points, Leverkusen is now in 4th place, but I think they can do even better. Offensively, Leverkusen has been scoring a lot, 23 goals in 9 games, and Schick is their leading goalscorer with 8 goals. Wirtz has added 4 goals and 5 assists. The injury list and the suspension list are quite long for Leverkusen right now, and that could have a huge impact on them in this game. In their last Bundesliga game against Koln on the road, Bayer Leverkusen hasn’t had a particularly good game with only 38% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and only 61% of the correct passes. Even with a terrible game like this, Leverkusen was able to score 2 goals, but they weren’t able to win this game. The final result was 2-2. With all the injuries, this will be a tough game for Leverkusen, and they are playing in the Europa League next week, but they are a good team, and we will see if they can snap their bad streak.
Wolfsburg is in even worse form than Leverkusen is, and they have won only 1 of their last 9 games while losing their last 3 straight games. During this losing streak, Wolfsburg has conceded 7 goals while scoring only 1 goal, and nothing is working for them right now. Wolfsburg was playing against Freiburg in their last game, and they have had 57% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 78% of the correct passes. I wasn’t expecting Wolfsburg to win this game, but I was expecting them to get a draw, which they didn’t. Wolfsburg has lost this game 0-2. Wolfsburg also has a ton of injuries, and they have been struggling with that for a while. Wolfsburg must snap out of this streak, and maybe this coaching change will help them do that.
The trends are mixed here, and under normal circumstances, I would side with Leverkusen, but with all the injuries I will not. Wolfsburg will look to get a win here, and for that they need goals. I’m taking the over in this one.