Lucas Alario has scored 8 goals while Wout Weghorst made 12 goals this season in Bundesliga

Bundesliga: Leverkusen and Wolfsburg Fight Tooth and Nail For Points

Bayer Leverkusen vs VfL Wolfsburg

We have a thrilling match ahead of us this weekend as Bayer Leverkusen host VfL Wolfsburg at the BayArena.

Two of the stronger teams here in the Bundesliga will meet anew in what should be a fun match that poses huge ramifications as a win for either side will mean improving their position at the table while a loss will guarantee a drop.

Bayer Leverkusen and VfL Wolfsburg aren’t far off from each other in the German top-flight standings. The hosts are sitting at third behind RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich with 32 points, while VfL Wolfsburg are on fifth as they are level with Borussia Dortmund with 29 points.

In the reverse fixture earlier this season, both of these clubs shared the spoils as neither came away with a victory.

And now that they’ll meet once more, we can expect these two to go at it again and it will be filled with fireworks and some drama.

So who will come out on top this time around? Today, let us take a look at both of these teams here in our latest match preview.

 

Talking Points

Bayer Leverkusen are back to winning ways

Peter Bosz’s men were in bad shape to kick off the new year because of lacklustre results, which is why their recent win against Borussia Dortmund should serve as a momentum boost ahead of this game.

In the said match, Moussa Diaby drew first blood for Die Werkself in the 14th minute but Borussia Dortmund drew level through Julian Brandt’s equaliser in the 67th minute.

For much of the second half it looked like BVB were on their way to steal this game. However, a slick counterattack by Bayer Leverkusen paved the way for Florian Wirtz to score the game-winner in the 80th minute.

It was the fourth goal of the season for the young midfielder, which made him the youngest ever in league history to achieve such feat (17 years, 261 days).

Moreover, Bayer Leverkusen have regained their dangerous attacking form as other than Wirtz and Diaby, Lucas Alario and Leon Bailey had strong performances too in the said match.

Bayer Leverkusen made huge strides this season as they hover around the top three spots in the table.

My colleague dubbed them as a wannabe since they have proven nothing yet, and now they have a chance to prove doubters wrong with another victory.

With a lot on the line for this upcoming contest, Bayer Leverkusen should come in ready to defend their home pitch.

 

VfL Wolfsburg plan to enter the top four

Another team on the rise this season are VfL Wolfsburg, who can move into the top four if things go according to plan.

Wolfsburg could enter the top four if they beat Bayer Leverkusen in Bundesliga

Oliver Glasner giving instructions from the touchline during their match against Borussia Dortmund

Normally known as a middling team either at the fifth to seventh spots, Oliver Glasner’s side has been clicking as they’ve only lost once in their last five.

Die Wolfe’s form has been superb in large part due to the resurgence of Wout Weghorst. The towering striker has now reached 12 goals and one assist, making him a marked man for Die Werkself’s defence.

However, Weghorst can’t do it all alone and he will need the likes of Maximillian Arnold and Josip Brekalo to step up big time.

 

History

Bayer Leverkusen and VfL Wolfsburg have had a rich history as they’ve played in 44 games together.

The head-to-heads are very close between these two, as Die Werkself won in 20 games while Die Wolfe won in 16 along with eight draws.

In an early season meeting last September, the game ended in a goalless draw as defence was the name of the game.

Prior to that, Bayer Leverkusen and VfL Wolfsburg have split their meetings last term with one win apiece.

 

Betting Tip

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Bayer Leverkusen vs VfL Wolfsburg 1X2 Draw @ 3.40
January 23, 22:30 (GMT+8)

The latest Bundesliga 2021 odds point to a tight match especially when looking at the 1×2 market readings.

The oddsmakers have Bayer Leverkusen priced to win at 2.09, whereas VfL Wolfsburg are close at 3.35. But given how these two match up, I am leaning towards a draw at 3.40.

Taking into account their reverse fixture last September, I also expect this game to be another grinded-out affair. So going for Under 2.50 @ 2.13 offers a safe alternative.

Both teams are fresh from victories and they are keen to build a new win streak.

While recent form slightly favours the road team, Bayer Leverkusen won’t bow down easily since they are running high in confidence.

Continue to tune in here at SBOTOP as we will always have you covered with the latest Bundesliga 2021 updates.

A SHORT EXPLANATION ON HOW OUR (??) BETS ARE WORTH:
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Disclaimer: Odds are correct at time of publish.

 

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