Preview - RB Leipzig vs Wolfsburg 17 May 21

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Match Day 33
RB Leipzig vs. Wolfsburg
Monday, May 17th 2021
03:30am (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: RB Arena

RB Leipzig:
Last five matches form: W D L W L
Average goals per match: 1.78
Average goals against per match: 0.88
Top Scorer: Marcel Sabitzer & Emil Forsberg (7)

Wolfsburg:
Last five matches form: L L W L W
Average goals per match: 1.78
Average goals against per match: 1.00
Top Scorer: Wout Weghorst (20)

The Match Day 33 Bundesliga action concludes with what looks potentially one of the more entertaining encounters of the weekend, as second placed RB Leipzig play host to third placed Wolfsburg.

Sitting seven points clear of fifth, Leipzig have at least already confirmed their Champion's League participation. Wolfsburg are only three points ahead of fifth placed Eintracht Frankfurt, but have a much better goal difference and can all but confirm their qualification with a win in this one.

There was nothing to split the sides in the reverse fixture, with the game in Wolfsburg ending in a 2-2 draw. The most recent meeting between the sides here came in this seasons DFB Pokal, with Leipzig winning 2-0 in that one.

Lazar Samardzic is the only expected absentee for the home side. Renato Steffen and Bartosz Bialek look like being side-lined for Wolfsburg.

Leipzig head into the game on a downer having been battered by Dortmund in the DFB Pokal Final last time out. They have been pretty solid at home in the league though, winning eleven of 16, conceding more than once only twice.

Wolfsburg have won seven of 16 overall on the road, but six of those wins have come in the space of their last eight games - scoring two or more in six of eight and conceding more than once only twice.

We do still rate Leipzig as the better side of these two, but the motivational edge, combined with the fact that the cup final may still be in the legs of the home side just makes us lean towards the visitors.

Prediction: RB Leipzig 1 - 2 Wolfsburg

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