Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs VfL Wolfsburg Preview – Bundesliga


Janis Hill is one of Fluentsport's Premiera Division experts covering most of the upcoming fixtures in the year.
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Bayer 04 Leverkusen face VfL Wolfsburg in this Bundesliga clash.

When is the match, and kick off time?

The match is on Saturday 1st September 2018, and kicks off at 2:30pm UK time. The venue for the match is BayArena (Leverkusen).

Tactics

VfL Wolfsburg won't be able to rely on their individual players in this game, as Bayer 04 Leverkusen have been good at managing these threats in previous games. If Bayer 04 Leverkusen continue their solid defensive performance, they should be able to stop a lot of chances as they develop for their opponents. VfL Wolfsburg will need to be creative when attacking, as Bayer 04 Leverkusen have shown great instinct at defending counter attacks. Bayer 04 Leverkusen should be able to pick up some extra possession as they have performed better than VfL Wolfsburg in the air. VfL Wolfsburg will need to be defensively alert, as Bayer 04 Leverkusen are good at creating chances outside of the box.

Current form

Bayer 04 Leverkusen are in good form having not lost any of their previous 5 games and are looking to extend their unbeaten streak. Meanwhile, VfL Wolfsburg are in good form having won most of their last 5 games. In their last game, they won by 7 goals against Augsburg.

Squads

Bayer 04 Leverkusen VfL Wolfsburg
Forwards Julian Brandt, Kevin Volland, Lucas Alario, Leon Bailey, Paulinho, Isaac Thelin, Joel Pohjanpalo, Dennis-Mukuna Mbay, Herdi Bukusu. Ismail Azzaoui, Wout Weghorst, Paul-Georges Ntep, Daniel Ginczek, Josip Brekalo, Admir Mehmedi.
Midfielders Sven Bender, Charles Aránguiz, Dominik Kohr, Panagiotis Retsos, Karim Bellarabi, Julian Baumgartlinger, Kai Havertz, Lars Bender, Mitchell Weiser, Sam Schreck, Adrian Stanilewicz. Felix Klaus, Marvin Stefaniak, Amara Condé, Maximilian Arnold, Josuha Guilavogui, Yannick Gerhardt, Yunus Mallı, Ohis Uduokhai, Ignacio Camacho, Elvis Rexhbecaj, Renato Steffen, John Yeboah.
Defenders Jonathan Tah, Tin Jedvaj, Wendell, Aleksandar Dragović, Jan Boller. Jérôme Roussillon, Robin Knoche, Sebastian Jung, Robin Ziegele, Gian-Luca Itter, John Brooks, William, Paul Verhaegh, Marcel Tisserand, Dominik Franke.
Goalkeepers Ramazan Özcan, Thorsten Kirschbaum, Lukáš Hrádecký. Koen Casteels, Phillip Menzel, Pavao Pervan.
Staff Dieter Herzog, Markus Krösche, Daniel Niedzkowski, Peter Bosz. Bruno Labbadia, Olaf Janßen.

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