Preview: Wolfsburg vs RB Leipzig

Wolfsburg will be taking on RB Leipzig in the National cup of Germany on October 31, with the game set to begin at 17:00 UTC.

It’s been 8 months since VfL Wolfsburg, often simply called Wolfsburg, squared off against RB Leipzig, frequently known as Leipzig, in a Bundesliga showdown which saw Leipzig emerging victorious with a 0-3 scoreline. Entering this game, Wolfsburg’s form has been disappointing, suffering recent losses to teams like Augsburg, Bayer Leverkusen, and Stuttgart.

Conversely, RB Leipzig is coming into this matchup on a high, having secured wins in their last 3 matches against teams such as Koln, Crvena Zvezda, and Darmstadt.

Form Guide

Lately, Wolfsburg has been on a downturn, having faced defeats against Augsburg, Bayer Leverkusen, and Stuttgart in their last trio of games. In contrast, Leipzig has been enjoying a winning spree, triumphing over Koln, Crvena Zvezda, and Darmstadt in their recent fixtures. Out of their past 20 games, Wolfsburg clinched 8 victories, endured 10 losses, and settled for a draw twice. On the other hand, Leipzig secured 13 wins, faced 5 defeats, and had 2 draws in their last 20 encounters.

Zooming into their latest 6 matches, Wolfsburg celebrated victory twice: a 2-0 win against Eintracht Frankfurt on September 30 and a 2-1 win against Union Berlin on September 16. However, they were bested 4 times: 3-2 by Augsburg on October 28, 1-2 by Bayer Leverkusen on October 21, 3-1 by Stuttgart on October 7, and 1-0 by Borussia Dortmund on September 23.

Leipzig’s recent record over the last 6 games comprises 3 victories: 6-0 over Koln on October 29, 3-1 over Crvena Zvezda on October 26, and 1-3 over Darmstadt on October 21. They faced defeat twice: 2-4 to Boleslav on October 11 and 1-3 to Manchester City on October 5, and shared the spoils in a 0-0 draw against Bochum on October 7.

Squad Update


Several players are sidelined for Wolfsburg under the management of Niko Kovač, including Kilian Fischer (due to knee surgery), Ulysses Llanez (following a traffic mishap), Lukas Nmecha (with a knee injury), and Felix Lange (who’s nursing an ankle injury).

RB Leipzig

Leipzig’s coach, Marco Rose, faces a challenge with a few key players missing. El Chadaille Bitshiabu (with a knee medial ligament tear), Willi Orbán (suffering from a torn lateral knee ligament), and Dani Olmo (with an Acromioclavicular joint dislocation) won’t be taking part in the match.

Historical Stats

Since March 2021, these two teams have clashed on 6 occasions. Out of these, Wolfsburg managed a single victory, one game was drawn, and Leipzig claimed wins in 4 encounters. Their most recent face-off was on February 18, 2023, in the Bundesliga, with Leipzig clinching a 0-3 win. Across these 6 meetings, Wolfsburg netted 3 goals, whereas Leipzig put the ball in the back of the net 11 times.

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