28 August 2021, 13:26 | 28 August 2021, 13:29
German Bundesliga fixture, VfL Wolfsburg vs. RB Leipzig kicks off at 16:30 (GMT+1) on Sunday, August 29 at the Volkswagen Arena.
Preview VfL Wolfsburg Bundesliga, Aug 29, 2021
Preview Mark Van Bommel will lead Wolfsburg to the Champions League following their selection alongside Lille, Sevilla and RB Salzburg in Group G. After back-to-back victories, he continues to enjoy his new life as coach of Wolfsburg, - with his side sitting at the very top of the Bundesliga table. Last weekend, Wolfsburg secured a 2-1 victory over Hertha Berlin away from home. Dodi Lukebakio (60' P) gave the Old Lady the lead from the penalty spot before Ridle Baku (73') found the leveller. Second-half substitute, Lukas Nmecha (88') completed the come-back minutes after coming off the bench. Wolfsburg are in 1st place with 6 points after two games: 2W, 0D & 0L, ahead of their game against Leipzig at the Volkswagen Arena. Van Bommel will aim for the third consecutive Bundesliga win. 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.
Preview RB Leipzig Bundesliga, Aug 29, 2021
Preview RB Leipzig returns behind the morale-boosting 4-0 win over VfB Stuttgart on Match Day 2. The huge win comes behind the opening day 1-0 defeat to FSV Mainz 05 at the MEWA Arena on Match Day 1. Goals from Dominik Szoboszlai (38') and Emil Forsberg (46') saw the Red Bulls establish a comfortable two-goal lead right after the break. Szoboszlai (52') returned for the brace minutes after Forsberg hit the back of the net. Moments later, Andre Silva (65' P) wrapped up the three points from the penalty spot. The victory leaves the Red Bulls in 6th place with 3 points after 1W, 0D & 1L. Coach Jesse Marsch will aim to select three more points on his trip to the Volkswagen Arena on Sunday ahead of the international break. In the UEFA Champions League draws, RB Leipzig were selected alongside Manchester City, French side, PSG and Belgian side, Club Brugge in Group A. On Sunday, Jesse Marsch may choose the attacking 4—2—3—1 formation. Summer signing, €23M-rated centre-forward, Andre Silva could be leading the lines once again. Benjamin Henrichs remains doubtful due to knee troubles while Marcelo Saracchi faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a cruciate ligament rupture. Meanwhile, Left-back Angeliño could miss out on the trip to the Volkswagen Arena due to a muscular injury.