30 September 2021, 15:06 | 28 August 2021, 13:29
The German Bundesliga fixture, VfL Wolfsburg vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach, kicks off at 14:30 (GMT+1) on Matchday 7, Saturday, October 2, at the Volkswagen Arena.
Preview VfL Wolfsburg Bundesliga, Oct 2, 2021
Preview VfL Wolfsburg were given a reality check last weekend after the 3-1 defeat to Hoffenheim on Matchday 6 at the Rhein-Neckar Arena. Ridle Baku (25') had the visitors in front, five minutes short of the half-hour mark, until Andrej Kramaric (45+2') restored parity in added time after the first forty-five minutes. Minutes after the break, Christoph Baumgartner (73') restored Hoffenheim's lead before Pavel Kadeřábek (81') wrapped up the three points for the home side. On Wednesday, the club picked up a 1-1 draw against Sevilla in the UEFA Champions League. In the Bundesliga, Wolfsburg have the form: WWWDL, and remain in 3rd place, having picked up 13 points after 4W, 1D, & 1L. Wolfsburg has an average of 1.33 goals per game, with a haul of 8 goals in six Bundesliga games. The club has conceded 5 goals (0.83 goals conceded per game) and has a G.D. of +3. Mark van Bommel will line up in the familiar 4—2—3—1 formation with Wout Weghorst in attack against Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday, hoping for a quick return to winning ways. Weghorst is the club's top scorer with 3 goals in six Bundesliga appearances. On availability, Bartosz Bialek is ruled out with a cruciate ligament rupture alongside Xaver Schlager. An ankle injury leaves Otavio out of the squad alongside William.
Preview Borussia Mönchengladbach Bundesliga, Oct 2, 2021
Preview The Colts claimed a 1-0 victory over ten-men Borussia Dortmund last weekend on home soil. Denis Zakaria (37') found the back of the net in the thirty-seventh minute, after a one-two with Matthias Ginter. Three minutes after the goal, Dortmund were reduced to ten. Mahmoud Dahoud (R. 40') was shown his marching orders by the referee after receiving his second yellow card. Borussia Monchengladbach are in 11th place on the Bundesliga table, having picked up 7 points from 2W, 1D, & 3L. The club has a form that reads: LLWLW ahead of this Matchday 7 fixture against Wolfsburg. In the final third, the Colts have created an average of one goal per game in six Bundesliga appearances. Die Fohlen have picked up 9 goals and have a G.D. of -3, having conceded an average of 1.5 goals-per-match. Adi Hütter could line up the 3—4—2—1 formation against Wolfsburg with Embolo or Alassane Plea in attack. Marcus Thuram is ruled out with a knee injury while Ramy Bensebaini has a groin injury. Doucoure (Achilles tendon) and Lainer (ankle) are also ruled out of this Saturday's fixture.