WOL vs HOF Dream11 : Wolfsburg and Hoffenheim close out gameweek 5 with the two sides going at loggerheads in the final match of this round.
The way Wolfsburg have conducted themselves in the opening weeks of Bundesliga 2019-29 has been extremely impressive. Despite being one of the most injury riddled sides in the league, they have managed to remain unbeaten in their first four matches with the two wins and two defeats to sit in 8th place.
Their previous match saw them salvage a point against Dusseldorf, a 1-1 draw which the side would be looking to improve on when they clash heads against Hoffenheim today. Up against an opponent who have faltered shambolically, being ripped apart with their dwindling defence being obliterated and wiped out, Wolfsburg will be quietly confident of pulling off a win today.
With just the one win in four matches, it’s not just the results which see Hoffenheim languishing in 13th but rather lack of ability to show perseverance in the face of adversary which will perturb the side more. Their previous outing perfectly encapsulated everything wrong with the side, a 3-0 hammering by Freiburg as they were minced and lambasted, a display which exposed the glaring weaknesses in their backline.
Now taking on Wolfsburg today, Hoffenheim will be extremely wary with the side well aware another calamitous display could condemn them to yet another contentious result. For them, the spare of injuries having landed upon Wolfsburg will be one aspect to capitalise on with the side clearly weakened owing to injuries to several of its worldclass players.
WOL vs HOF Match Prediction
Despite the injuries, Wolfsburg have ensured that the latest setback hasn’t been a massive setback for the side. They have dwelled deep into their pool of resources, emerging with players who have safeguarded the side’s interests to make the most of the opportunities granted to them.
Wolfsburg should find it easy to pile on the goals today and win this one by a convincing margin.
Probable Playing 11
- Wolfsburg are stricken by injuries at the moment with the side slated to have 8 players out for today’s contest. Brooks and Koen Casteels will not be partaking today for the side with Casteels having broken his leg previously.
- Elsewhere, Hoffenheim will be without Diadie Samassekou who is out with an injury problem.
Pervan (GK), Knoche, Guilavogui, Tisserand, William, Gerhardt, Arnold, Roussillon, Mehmedi, Brekalo, Weghorst
Baumann (GK), Posch, Vogt, Hübner, Kaderabek, Rudy, Geiger, Stafylidis, Skov, Belfodil, Bebou
Match: Wolfsburg Vs Hoffenheim
Date And Time: 24th September, Monday- 12:00am IST
Venue: Arena, Wolfsburg
Where To Watch: Star Sports Select 1/HD
- Tisserand, Mehmedi, Brekalo, Weghorst
- Baumann, Kaderabek, Rudy, Bebou
WOL vs HOF Dream11 Goal-Keeper
We have decided to indulge in Hoffenheim’s goal-keeper, Oliver Baumann for this match. The shot stopper has been thoroughly tested across his stay in the league, putting on some significant and responsible displays to rescue his side’s unsavoury defensive displays from resulting into a battering.
WOL vs HOF Dream11 Defenders
With just three goals in four matches, Hoffenheim has looked as unaware and inefficient in attack as they have in defence. It’s something Wolfsburg would be looking to build on as they look to keep a cleansheet, something which looks extremely palpable for the side given their opposition’s identity.
Owing to this rhetoric, we have opted for only the wingbacks from both the sides. With both the sides deploying a three CB covered by the two wingbacks formation, the wingbacks offer immense value, allowing a two toned opportunity to get in points. With both tackles as well as attacking sorties aplenty likely from them, we have the partnership of William Furtado and Jerome Roussillon from Wolfsburg while from Hoffenheim we are picking out Pavel Kaderabek.
WOL vs HOF Dream11 Midfielders
The likelihood of goals flowing freely today is a very real one. Both the sides are known to lose semblance at crucial junctures at the back, a narrative which will see either build on their attacking plays to try and get the three points today.
This sees us get in Josip Brekalo and Maximilian Arnold from Wolfsburg while from Hoffenheim we have decided to seamlessly blend in both attack and defence into our side. The outfit will need their CDMs to be at the pinnacle of their game and screen their backline with defiance, seeing us get in Sebastian Rudy while Dennis Geiger is handed over the attacking onus.
WOL vs HOF Dream11 Strikers
Hoffenheim’s most crucial player and top scorer with the three goals, Wout Weghourst becomes an instant pick for us alongside Admir Mehmedi. Hoffenheim have offered little if anything at all in defence and these two should enjoy their time out in the middle out.
Elsewhere we have gotten in Ilhas Bebou from Hoffenheim, one of three goal scorers from the side with each getting the one goal apiece.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Wout is our captain for this pertinent match while Brekalo is our vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, their performances in recent time, how the two teams have fared in the footballing fraternity over the course of the last year and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players who are expected to dole out the maximum points.