Another Kai Havertz-inspired attacking performance saw Bayer Leverkusen win a crucial clash with Borussia Monchengladbach 3-1 last time out and they can continue their superb form against Wolfsburg.
Leverkusen have won both of their two matches since the Bundesliga restart, having also beaten Werder Bremen 4-1, and they are now on a seven-match unbeaten run, winning six of those games.
They can boast the fifth-best home record in the German top flight, collecting 25 points from their 13 matches at the BayArena, where they have lost only twice in the league this campaign – against Borussia Monchengladbach and Hertha Berlin.
Two penalties helped them to victory last time out but they had still managed 13 shots and saw 55 per cent of the ball in Gladbach and they are among the most enterprising outfits in the division.
As well as 14-goal Havertz, Leverkusen have a catalogue of attacking talent to call on including Kevin Volland and Lucas Alario, who have also both reached double figures in terms of goals across all competitions this season.
As for Wolfsburg, they lost 2-0 at home to title-chasing Borussia Dortmund at the weekend, meaning they have now won only once in their last four contests.
They have struggled against the league’s big guns this season and of the seven matches they have played against top-five opposition – that is Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Monchengladbach and Leipzig – they have won only one game.
That record includes a 2-0 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen in the reverse fixture back in November.
They have won six of their 13 matches on the road this campaign but those wins came against Hertha Berlin, Mainz, Eintracht Frankfurt, Paderborn, Hoffenheim and Augsburg, sides who are mid-table and below.
Wolfsburg have, however, been scoring plenty of goals away from home of late, netting 11 goals in their previous four assignments on the road.
They have actually failed to score in only three of their 13 away games this season while both teams have scored in seven of Leverkusen’s 13 league matches at the BayArena in 2019/20.
For that reason, it is worth considering a bet on Bayer Leverkusen to prevail and both teams to score – a bet which has clicked in four of their last seven matches.
As for a correct score punt, Bayer Leverkusen have scored three goals in a match on six occasions this season so 3-1 looks like a solid selection, especially as Leverkusen won by a two-goal margin the last time these sides met.
Bayer Leverkusen have, in fact, won three of the last four meetings between these two sides and have lost only one of their last eight clashes with Wolfsburg, who are unlikely to buck that trend in their midweek match-up.