Borussia Dortmund would be looking to continue their recent fine run of form domestically and become the first team to beat Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga this season.
The Yellow and Blacks started their season brightly but suffered a shocking 3-1 loss at Union Berlin which seemed to halt their momentum. They dropped further down the Bundesliga table when they went on a run of three consecutive draws in the league.
They, however, returned to winning ways against Borussia Monchengladbach before picking up another goalless draw in their last league game. Their 2-1 win over Gladbach in their last competitive game would also provide them with a major boost as they take on unbeaten Wolfsburg in this game.
VfL Wolfsburg was having a fantastic season before they faced RB Leipzig in the German Cup in midweek. The visitors trashed them 1-6 in front of their home fans to humble them with their first defeat of the season in all competitions.
Die Wölfe remain unbeaten in the Bundesliga and they would be looking to swiftly return to winning ways in this game, but the Signal Iduna Park is probably the toughest place for them to get back to form.
Borussia Dortmund is scheduled to welcome Marco Reus and Matt Hummels back for this game, but they remain doubts. Roman Burki and Marcel Schmelzer remain long-term absentees.
Wolfburg would still be without long-term injury absentees like Ignacio Camacho, Xaver Schlager, Daniel Ginczek, and Admir Mehmedi, but they haven’t done badly in their absence so far.
Head to Head
Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg have played each other 42 times before now with the Yellow and Blacks winning 23 and losing 10 and the others ending in a share of the spoils.
Dortmund has dominated the most recent games between these sides as they have won seven and lost none of the last 8 games against The Wolves including winning both h2h meetings last season.
Both of these teams aren’t doing badly in the league so far. Borussia Dortmund are currently 5th on the Bundesliga table but they are just three points off the top of the table and have lost just one league game all season.
Borussia Dortmund last 5 games in all competitions: WDLWD
Wolfsburg suffered their first loss of the season in the DFB Cup but remain unbeaten in the Bundesliga. They have won just 4 of their 9 league games so far and they are probably closer to a first defeat than ever.
Wolfsburg last 5 games in all competitions: LDDDD
Borussia Dortmund comes into this game after beating Gladbach 2-1 in the German Cup. That was their second home win over the league leaders in the space of 10 days and should give them the confidence to face anyone at the Signal Iduna Park, but their goals seem to have dried up as they have scored just 3 goals in their last 4 competitive games.
Wolfsburg haven’t lost a league game this season, but they have also struggled for wins. Before losing 1-6 to RB Leipzig in the German Cup, they were on a run of 4 consecutive draws and 14 games without a defeat.
Wolfsburg have also struggled for goals with 7 of their last 8 games ending in under 2.5 Goals. Only two of Borussia Dortmund’s last six games have also ended in over 2.5 goals, with the rest ending in Under 2.5 Goals.
With both of these teams looking solid at the back and conceding very little goals in recent games, a 2-0 Borussia Dortmund or a 1-1 draw looks the most likely outcome and it is available at a huge price.
Borrussia Dortmund 2-0 Wolfsburg @ 15/2
Under 2.5 Goals @ 13/10
Borussia Dortmund 1-1 Wolfsburg @ 15/2