Bundesliga 2019/20: Wolfsburg vs Werder Bremen - tactical analysis

Oliver Glasner’s Wolfsburg welcomed Florian Kohfeldt’s Werder Bremen on the 13th Bundesliga match-day. While Wolfsburg ended their losing streak a week ago in Frankfurt, Werder Bremen were without a win in the last six Bundesliga games before this game. Nevertheless, both sides are interesting to watch under their current head-coaches and could both be ranked higher in the league according to their xPoints values.

The following tactical analysis will explain why Werder Bremen could win the game 3-2 despite Wolfsburg’s well structured positional play.

Lineups and formations

Wolfsburg deployed their typical 3-4-3 system under Glasner. With their narrow wingers occupying the half-spaces and being positioned between the opposition midfield and defence they enabled the wing-backs to push high up the pitch.

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