09 September 2021, 14:43 | 28 August 2021, 13:29
The German Bundesliga fixture, Greuther Fürth vs. VfL Wolfsburg, kicks off at 14:30 (GMT+1) on Saturday, September 11, at the Sportpark Ronhof Thomas Sommer.
Preview SpVgg Greuther Fürth Bundesliga, Sep 11, 2021
Preview SpVgg Greuther Fürth continues to struggle with life in Germany's top-flight football after securing a second spell in the Bundesliga. On Matchday 3, the Cloverleaves suffered a 3-0 defeat to FSV Mainz 05 at the MEWA Stadium. The defeat left Fürth rooted to the bottom of the table in 16th place with only 1 point and without a win after three games: 0W, 1D, & 2L, which translates to a form that reads: LDL. Another defeat on Saturday would heap more pressure on the manager, 44-year-old Stefan Leitl. A 4—3—1—2 formation with the attacking duo of Abiama and the 28-year-old Branimir Hrgota is anticipated against Wolfsburg. Stefan Leitl could be without Gideon Jung, as he is sidelined with a knee injury, while center-forward Jessic Ngankam is ruled out with a cruciate ligament rupture. The 22-year-old centre-back, Gian-Luca Itter is in doubt for this fixture against Wolfsburg.
Preview VfL Wolfsburg Bundesliga, Sep 11, 2021
Preview Wolfsburg maintained their 100%-winning start to the season after picking up a narrow 1-0 victory over RB Leipzig on Matchday 3. They started on a bright note, forcing a save from Leipzig’s goalkeeper in the 13th minute, but failed to convert throughout the length of the first half. Both sides eventually walked off with a stalemate at the break, but with Wolfsburg being the most promising side in the contest. Seven minutes after the break, Wolfsburg broke the deadlock. Jerome Roussillon (52’) tucked the ball away for the game's only goal after Leipzig’s goalkeeper, Peter Gulacsi redirected a low cross across the face of goal into his path. Following three consecutive victories: WWW, Wolfsburg sit atop the Bundesliga table with 9 points after three games: 3W, 0D & 0L. Mark van Bommel will aim for his fourth consecutive Bundesliga win ahead of his Champions League debut with the club against Lille OSC at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Tuesday. An attacking 4—2—3—1 formation could be seen with the Dutch, Wout Weghorst shouldering the goalscoring responsibilities. On availability, left-back Paulo Otávio is sidelined with an ankle injury and remains doubtful alongside centre-forward, Bartosz Bialek. Bialek could see a lengthy spell on the sidelines after picking up a cruciate ligament rupture. Wolfsburg utilized the international break to give a few players who couldn’t take part in the ongoing World Cup qualifying efforts some minutes. They took on 2.Bundesliga side, Hannover 96 in a friendly match which ended in a 3-3 draw.