Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Wolfsburg and Bayer Leverkusen go head to head at Volskwagen Arena in what is expected to be one of the most interesting games of Saturday’s program. The Wolves have been having their ups and downs in the first half of the season, with the team producing fine displays at home, while struggling on the travels and you should know that they are eyeing their fourth consecutive win in front of home fans. Both Maxence Lacroix and Moritz Jenz are major doubts, while the likes of Koen Casteels, Rogerio, Lukas Nmecha, Kilian Fischer, and Felix Lange remain in the recovery room.
The BayArena outfit, on the other hand, are on a quest to put an end to Bayern Munich’s dominance in the Bundesliga and given their excellent start to the season, away triumph should be considered. A man to keep an eye on in the away team will be summer recruit Victor Boniface, who sealed the victory (3-0) against Koln, while both Ayman Aourir and Arthur should miss out with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Granit Xhaka):
Granit Xhaka is widely regarded as one of Europe’s most talented central midfielders at the moment and he is on the radar of quite a few high-profile sides. Just two seasons at FC Basel proved enough to attract interest from Borussia M’gladbach, who secured his signature in the summer of 2012.
The Switzerland international had a slow start to his career in Germany, causing many pundits to start doubting his credentials, but he eventually turn things around to show he is more than capable of playing at the highest level. Acting as a deep-lying playmaker, Xhaka impressed fans and pundits alike with his performances in Bundesliga and European competitions, and he even managed to score a couple of important goals in the process.
Despite his fragile age, the highly regarded footballer has been a key member of the Switzerland national team for quite some time now, scoring 6 goals in his first 40 caps to establish himself as a real leader of the Rossocrociati. The 2014 World Cup, where he scored one goal in four starts, should prove just the first of many major tournaments to come.
Highlighted Team (Wolfsburg):
Wolfsburg are a German football club founded in the aftermath of the World War II (1945). Die Wolfe (The Wolves) wear green and white shirts and they play their home games at Volkswagen Arena. The capacity of the stadium is 30,000 and it was opened on 13 December, 2002.
It is well known that German car manufacturer Volkswagen are the club’s main sponsors. Wolfsburg won the Bundesliga trophy in 2009 and the likes of Edin Dzeko, Grafite and Zvjezdan Misimovic were part of the club’s golden generation.
You should bear in mind that Grafite and Dzeko scored 54 goals between each other in the 2008/2009 Bundesliga campaign and that the team clinched the trophy thanks to a 5-1 win over Werder Bremen on 23 May, 2009. Die Wolfe won the German Cup trophy in 2015, with the team beating star-studded Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in the title game. Wolfsburg are a team that has no bitter rivals in German football.