One of the marquee Bundesliga matchups from Week 28’s fixture list has to be the big-time showdown between Wolfsburg and Bayer Leverkusen. Both sides are neck-and-neck in their ongoing battle for a coveted European position heading into next season. It also helps that both clubs play entertaining brands of soccer, and there should be goals in this clash come Tuesday afternoon.
Leverkusen enter this match in fine form, easily disposing of rivals Borussia Monchengladbach over the weekend. Star striker Kai Havertz is on a tear of late, and Leverkusen are finally healthy and playing the style many knew they were capable of all season long.
For Wolfsburg, they’re trying to hold off many opponents for a spot at 6th-place and an eventual Europa League berth. With points at such a premium from here on out, they’ll need to be better than they were over the weekend. The Wolves struggled against a more talented Borussia Dortmund side, and with a skilled group like Leverkusen waiting, they’ll surely need to be tighter at the back.
It’s always nice to get sports in the middle of a work day, and this match should satisfy our continued cravings for sport. As always, keep reading below the posted odds for a suggested wager, as well as team news and tactical analysis for this matchup. Enjoy Wolfsburg vs. Leverkusen on Tuesday afternoon!
Bayer Leverkusen vs. Wolfsburg Betting Odds:
Bayer Leverkusen (-140)
Over 3 (-104)
Under 3 (-116)
*Betting odds provided by BetOnline.ag
Bayer Leverkusen vs. Wolfsburg Pick:
Expect Havertz to again take his usual position leading the line up top, supported by the crafty Karim Bellarabi and the pacy Moussa Diaby. That attacking trio remains one of the most in-form right now in the entire league, and the Wolves very likely won’t have an answer to shut them down on Tuesday.
Wolfsburg meanwhile are certainly not pushovers, and can give Leverkusen a run – though their injury list is growing, and squad depth will be tested. It is believed that Felix Klaus will miss out due to suspension, while Mamoudou Karamo, Yannick Gerhardt, William, and Ignacio Camacho will all be sidelined with injuries. Losing those pieces should put the Wolves under even more pressure on Tuesday.
Expect Leverkusen to control this match from the outset. Their back-line is solid, and with ball winners and creative tacticians within their midfield, they’ll control both the tempo and possession. If Havertz continues to get excellent service and crosses swung in, there aren’t many players on Wolfsburg that can effectively deal with his talent.
Look for Leverkusen to continue their push to solidify a Champions League position. They’re healthy and in excellent form, and though the Wolves are typically solid against the big sides and have travelled well, Leverkusen should collect the full three points in routine fashion.
Prediction: Leverkusen 2-0