VfL Wolfsburg vs Sevilla FC Preview 29/09/2021
There are several fixtures to look forward to in the 2021/22 Champions League group stages on Wednesday the 29th of September, including the meeting between VfL Wolfsburg and Sevilla.
The match will take place at the Volkswagen Arena with both teams on 1 point following the first round of matches. With Lille and Red Bull Salzburg also in Group G, every victory will prove vital.
VfL Wolfsburg come into the game having lost 3-1 at Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on the weekend.
Despite having taken the lead in the 25th minute, Wolfsburg could not build on their advantage and conceded a goal just before half-time. Hoffenheim scored two goals in the final 17 minutes to take maximum points and hand VfL Wolfsburg their first defeat of the season.
However, VfL Wolfsburg remain in third place in the Bundesliga, just 3 points off the leaders and it has been a good start to the season.
VfL Wolfsburg started their 2021/22 Champions League campaign with a 0-0 draw at Lille. A point away from home in the Champions League is a good result and VfL Wolfsburg will be aiming to build on the point with a victory in this match.
You must go back to 2016 to find the last time VfL Wolfsburg participated in the Champions League and they have won each of their last 5 home fixtures in the competition.
Sevilla make the trip to Germany on the back of a 2-0 home win over Espanyol in the Spanish topflight on the weekend. Sevilla took an early lead after 13 minutes and competed the win with a second goal towards the end of the game. That result means Sevilla are undefeated in all competitions this season.
However, they will be disappointed to have started their Champions League campaign with a 1-1 draw at home against Red Bull Salzburg.
In a match they were expected to win, Sevilla found themselves 1-0 down after 21 minutes but scored the equaliser just before half-time. It was a strange game, with plenty of penalties awarded but only two goals scored.
Trends show Sevilla are undefeated in their last 7 away Champions League matches, drawing 3 of their last 5 on the road.
Looking ahead to the team news and VfL Wolfsburg are without John Brooks, who is suspended having been sent off in Lille. Xaver Schlager, Paulo Otavio, William, and Bartosz Bialek are injured.
Sevilla also had a player sent off in their first group game and Youssef En-Nesyri is unavailable for this match. Oliver Torres has a muscle injury but should be the only other player to miss the game for Sevilla.
This has the makings of a tight game and goal scoring chances could be at a minimum. Considering the results from the first round of fixtures in this group, it would not be a surprise to see this one end level and it could be a 0-0 draw.