Dream11 Fantasy Soccer: Wolfsburg at Bayer Leverkusen Preview

Dream11 Fantasy Soccer: Wolfsburg at Bayer Leverkusen Preview

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Bayer Leverkusen have recorded back-to-back wins since the resumption of the Bundesliga earlier this month and seem to be playing well enough to secure a UEFA Champions League berth ahead of the 2020-21 season. They are coming off a 3-1 away win at Monchengladbach, and that result pushed their winning streak to three. On the other hand, Wolfsburg are coming off a 2-0 home loss to Borussia Dortmund, meaning they have won just one of their last four games (W1, D2, L1). They remain in sixth place, but that could change if they lose here and other results go against them. It's clear both teams are desperate to earn the three points, as either side could boost their chances of reaching European competitions ahead of next season with a win.

Recent Form

Bayer Leverkusen: W4, D1

Wolfsburg: W2, D2, L1

Team News

Bayer Leverkusen

OUT: Lars Bender (foot), Kevin Volland (calf)

Doubful: None

Wolfsburg

OUT: Felix Klaus (suspension), Admir Mehmedi (Achilles), Paulo Otavio (ankle), William (knee), Josuha Guilavogui (knee), Yannick Gerhardt (face)

Doubtful: Ignacio Camacho (foot)

Expected Lineups

Bayer Leverkusen: Lukas Hradecky; Sven Bender, Daley Sinkgraven, Edmond Tapsoba, Mitchell Weiser; Charles Aranguiz, Nadiem Amiri, Kerem Demirbay; Moussa Diaby, Kai Havertz, Karim Bellarabi

Wolfsburg: Koen Casteels; John Brooks, Kevin Mbabu, Marin Pongracic, Jerome Roussillon; Maximilian Arnold, Xaver Schlager, Renato Steffen; Josip Brekalo, Daniel Ginczek; Wout Weghorst

Top Picks

Kai

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Bayer Leverkusen have recorded back-to-back wins since the resumption of the Bundesliga earlier this month and seem to be playing well enough to secure a UEFA Champions League berth ahead of the 2020-21 season. They are coming off a 3-1 away win at Monchengladbach, and that result pushed their winning streak to three. On the other hand, Wolfsburg are coming off a 2-0 home loss to Borussia Dortmund, meaning they have won just one of their last four games (W1, D2, L1). They remain in sixth place, but that could change if they lose here and other results go against them. It's clear both teams are desperate to earn the three points, as either side could boost their chances of reaching European competitions ahead of next season with a win.

Recent Form

Bayer Leverkusen: W4, D1

Wolfsburg: W2, D2, L1

Team News

Bayer Leverkusen

OUT: Lars Bender (foot), Kevin Volland (calf)

Doubful: None

Wolfsburg

OUT: Felix Klaus (suspension), Admir Mehmedi (Achilles), Paulo Otavio (ankle), William (knee), Josuha Guilavogui (knee), Yannick Gerhardt (face)

Doubtful: Ignacio Camacho (foot)

Expected Lineups

Bayer Leverkusen: Lukas Hradecky; Sven Bender, Daley Sinkgraven, Edmond Tapsoba, Mitchell Weiser; Charles Aranguiz, Nadiem Amiri, Kerem Demirbay; Moussa Diaby, Kai Havertz, Karim Bellarabi

Wolfsburg: Koen Casteels; John Brooks, Kevin Mbabu, Marin Pongracic, Jerome Roussillon; Maximilian Arnold, Xaver Schlager, Renato Steffen; Josip Brekalo, Daniel Ginczek; Wout Weghorst

Top Picks

Kai Havertz: Havertz could be considered the league's hottest player right now. The talented play-maker has been featuring as a striker of late and the results have been encouraging, with four goals in his last two starts, and six in his last four competitive matches. Expect him to lead Leverkusen offensively once again.

Karim Bellarabi: Bellarabi has back-to-back assists in Leverkusen's first two games following the league's suspension, and he is expected to get another start Tuesday. Even though he's not a sure-fire bet to play the whole match, his consistent involvement in the team's attacking build-up should lead to, at least, several chances created against a weaker side.

Lineup Strategies

Load up on Leverkusen: Led by one of the hottest players in the Bundesliga in Kai Havertz, there is no question Leverkusen are the better side and should be favorites. They have won back-to-back contests – while looking dominant in the process – and seem to be peaking at the perfect time. Plus, they have the home-field advantage. That should be enough reason to select most of their players against a Wolfsburg side that will deal with a high number of absentees.

Wout Weghorst might be worth choosing: Wolfsburg won't have much of a chance in this game, but they could still have a few chances to score. If that's the case, then Wout Weghorst could be a strong play. The Dutch forward has 11 goals this season and should be the team's focal point on offense once again.

Captain and Vice-Captain Options

  1. Kai Havertz
  2. Karim Bellarabi
  3. Moussa Diaby
  4. Wout Weghorst

Dream11 Team

GK – Lukas Hradecky

DF – Daley Sinkgraven

DF – Mitchell Weiser

DF – Sven Bender

DF – Marin Pongracic

MF – Xaver Schlager

MF – Moussa Diaby

MF – Karim Bellarabi

MF – Renato Steffen

FW – Kai Havertz

FW – Wout Weghorst

Disclaimer: The views expressed here are of the author and is not a reflection of the actual points you might earn.

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