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Wolfsburg vs. Dortmund Match Preview and Betting Tips

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Title-chasing Borussia Dortmund will travel to the Volkswagen Arena this weekend to take on a Wolfsburg side still chasing a spot in the Europa League next season.

The home side head into the game on the back of an impressive seven-game unbeaten run in the top flight will fancy their chances against a dominant Dortmund side that is scoring goals for fun this season. The second-placed visitors head into the game on the back of an impressive 4-0 win over bitter enemies Schalke last time out.

Tight at the back with a defence that has conceded fewer goals (31) than their rampant visitors, Oliver Glasner’s men will be hoping to cause an upset and pick up a valuable three points on their way to cementing their place in 6th place.

Team News

Gladsner is likely to be without German defender services, Yannick Gerhardt after he picked up an injury in their last win against Augsburg. Joshua Guilavougui (knee), Ignacio Camacho, and Brazilian defender player William (knee) remain long term absentees.

Lucien Favre will remain without talismanic captain Marco Reus, who sits out the game with a niggling groin injury while the game may come too soon for midfielders Emre Can, and Axel Witsel.  With Nico Schulz also out and a season-ending injury to French defender Dan-Axel Zagadou last time out means that Favre is likely to his three-man backline of Hummels, Lukasz Piszczek and Manuel Akanji (who replaces injured Zagadou) for this encounter.


Dortmund have kept five clean sheets in the last five meetings between both sides, scoring nine times within their period and winning four of the five. They also ran out 3-0 winners over their weekend host in the reverse fixture this season. 

Team Form

Wolfsburg last five games in all competitions: WLDDW

BVB last five matches in all competitions: WLWWW.

Betting Preview

Wolfsburg head into the game on the back on a single loss in ten games (W6, D3, L1) in all competitions with the sole loss in that period coming in the Europa League to Shakhtar Donetsk. In the Bundesliga, their win over Augsburg last time out made it seven games without a loss for Die Wolfe (W4, D3). 

Shielded by a backline that has conceded 31 goals—the joint-third best defense in the league—Wolfsburg will look to make it three clean sheets from three home league games after going four home games without one.

The hosts will be looking to make their mark and unsettle a Dortmund backline that tends to ship in goals on the road. However, keeping Erling Haland and co quiet will be no mean feat judging by the fact that in Wolfsburg’s last seven games, both teams have scored in five matches with over 2.5 goals in five.

Meanwhile, the home side have a knack for winning when they score first as they have won nine of the ten league games where they scored first. They will hope that Wout Weghorst will add to his 11 league goals this season.

However, the home side seems to do better on the road, having won more away games (six) than home (four) in thirteen matches.

For Lucine Favre, his side head into the game on the back on a five-game winning run in the league. With a strike force that is plundering goals for fun having scored a 72 in 26 games, Favre will fancy his side to get the job done.

They will, however, ensure that they remain water-tight at the back as they have allowed their host score in four of their last five away games (W3, L2).

BVB also seem to love a high scoring away day as eight games out of the thirteen top-flight games away from Signal Iduna Park involving them have produced 4+ goals.

Suggested Bets

Both Teams to Score/Yes @ 4/7

Dortmund to win @ 8/11

Over 2.5 Goals @ 3/5

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