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Wolfsburg vs RB Leipzig Prediction & Match Preview

Wolfsburg vs RB Leipzig
German Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 16 January 2021
Kick-off at 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET
Venue: Volkswagen Arena (Wolfsburg).

Wolfsburg and Leipzig face each other in a highly-anticipated game at Volkswagen Arena in the Bundesliga round 16.

The Wolves are eyeing their sixth consecutive home win in all competitions, but the game against the title-chasing Red Bulls will be anything but a walk in the park for the home side.

Midfielder Maximilian Arnold is banned for the hosts as he was sent off in the 2-2 draw with Union Berlin at the weekend.

Leipzig, on the other hand, aim to recover from a heart-breaking loss to Erling Haland and Co. The Red Bulls are likely to go all guns blazing at Wolfsburg, meaning that a high-scoring affair is on the cards.

A man to watch in the away team will be on-loan winger Angelino, who is enjoying a season to remember. When the two teams met in the DFB Pokal at Volkswagen Arena in 2019 Leipzig crushed Wolfsburg 6-1.

Taking everything into account, over 2.5 goals betting option should be considered.

Wolfsburg vs RB Leipzig Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams Wolfsburg RasenBallsport Leipzig played so far 13 matches.
Wolfsburg won 3 direct matches. RasenBallsport Leipzig won 6 matches. 4 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.38 goals per Match.

Wolfsburg vs RB Leipzig Prediction

Wolfsburg in actual season average scored 1.70 goals per match. In 9 (69.23%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 6 (46.15%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

RasenBallsport Leipzig average scored 1.83 goals per match in season 2021. In 8 (66.67%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 5 (41.67%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

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Wolfsburg will be without Arnold for the visit of Leipzig after the midfielder's dismissal against Union Berlin, with Joshua Guilavogui likely to take his place in central midfield.

Marin Pongracic, Jerome Roussillon and Maxence Lacroix are all injury doubts, meanwhile, leaving the Wolves very short of defensive options. Former Chelsea defender Jeffrey Bruma has not featured in Glasner's plans this season, but may be recalled for a rare start.

Leipzig, meanwhile, have serious injury concerns of their own, with long-term absentees Benjamin Henrichs and Konrad Laimer remaining unavailable.

Marcel Sabitzer, Kevin Kampl, Justin Kluivert, Christopher Nkunku, Ibrahima Konate and recent signing Dominik Szoboszlai are all injury doubts, with Nagelsmann perhaps forced into using more defenders than he would like as a solution to his problems.

Wolfsburg possible starting lineup:
Casteels; Baku, Bruma, Brooks, Otavio; Schlager, Guilavogui; Brekalo, Gerhardt, Steffen; Weghorst

RB Leipzig possible starting lineup:
Gulasci; Orban, Upamecano, Halstenberg; Mukiele, Adams, Haidara, Angelino; Olmo, Forsberg; Sorloth