Wolfsburg host Borussia Dortmund in one of the biggest fixtures of the weekend in Germany. The Wolves are up to sixth after a late win against Augsburg away last weekend. Now, they welcome second-place Borussia Dortmund after they thrashed rival Schalke 4-0 at the Signal Iduna Park.
Borussia Dortmund will fancy their chances of winning and continuing a brilliant run of form. The black and yellow mustn’t overlook Wolfsburg, however, as the home side could put an end to the visitor’s chances of overtaking Bayern Munich for the league title.
Bayern Munich are home to Eintracht Frankfurt which should be more difficult a task than the form table indicates. Borussia Dortmund will clash with Bayern Munich on Tuesday, May 26. By the time Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich meet, they could be closer in the table. However, they could be further away if Wolfsburg take points on Saturday at home.
Borussia Dortmund defeated Wolfsburg earlier this season claiming a 3-0 victory. Lucien Favre’s team have won back to back league matches against Wolfsburg keeping clean sheet wins both times. In both fixtures, Borussia Dortmund scored all their goals in the second half.
With four points separating Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich in the table, can Favre’s team put pressure on the league leaders?
Borussia Dortmund head into matchday 27 winners of their last five fixtures in the Bundesliga. They outscored their opponents 13-1 during that timeframe keeping four clean sheets. If Favre’s team have one weakness, it is their away form. They have collected 21 points from 39 possible. It is the fifth highest tally in the league, but still a weakness for a title chaser.
Favre’s team have won back to back away fixtures keeping one clean sheet in the process. They are one of the division’s most in-form team but cannot overlook Wolfsburg at the weekend.
Wolfsburg may sit sixth in the league, but their away form has been a letdown. The Wolves rank just 11th in the Bundesliga in home points. They have taken 18 of 39 possible points at home this campaign. Form has been up and down for coach Oliver Glasner’s team. Just two of their last six home matches ended in wins while three finished as draws.
Borussia Dortmund are unbeaten in nine straight matches versus Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga. Eight of those nine matches ended in victory for Borussia Dortmund while just one resulted in a draw. Three straight matches ended in wins for Wolfsburg with the trio of games finishing in wins to nil.
Wolfsburg can be backed at odds of 7/2 for a home win. Borussia Dortmund, who were so dominant in last weekend's derby against Schalke, can be back at odds of 77/100 to take all three points.
Following Borussia Dortmund’s thrashing of Schalke, 4-0, questions have been asked over the power of the club’s squad. It is believed that Borussia Dortmund have the best overall squad in the division despite sitting in second place. Favre was without midfielder Emre Can and Axel Witsel against Schalke. The duo was injured resulting in them both missing out. Their absences didn’t affect the final result as Mahmoud Dahoud stepped up and played well.
Favre could start Jadon Sancho at the weekend after choosing not to start him against Schalke. Sancho did come on as a second-half substitute. The coach had planned to start Gio Reyna against Schalke but scratched the American at the last minute. Reyna picked up an injury in the pregame warm-up allowing Thorgan Hazard the chance to start and star for Borussia Dortmund. Reyna could miss out on Saturday’s trip to Wolfsburg, however. Marco Reus should be nearing a return but is doubtful for Saturday’s fixture with Bayern Munich on the horizon.
Glasner will hope to his injury list lightened for Borussia Dortmund’s arrival. Three players are currently on his injured list including Yannick Gerhardt, Joshua Guilavogui, and Ignacio Camacho. Camacho is the only one of the three back in training. Meanwhile, William will miss the fixture due to a long-term injury.
Borussia Dortmund to win to nil - 5/2 - BET NOW
Borussia Dortmund are on a roll in the Bundesliga. Four of their last five matches (all wins) ended in wins to nil. Favre’s team aren’t just scoring goals, but they are keeping them out as well. Borussia Dortmund have defeated Wolfsburg in their last three games in the Bundesliga with the trio of matches all ending in wins to nil. The last six games between Wolfsburg and Borussia Dortmund all saw the latter keep clean sheets versus the former.
Borussia Dortmund to win either half - 4/9 - BET NOW
Borussia Dortmund scored goals in the second half of their last two fixtures versus Wolfsburg to claim victories. They should have no difficulty winning either half versus Wolfsburg at the weekend. The club dominated Schalke and should continue their roll when visiting the VW Arena. A win will set up a marquee match versus Bayern on Tuesday night.
Erling Haaland to score anytime - 5/6 - BET NOW
Erling Haaland has been brilliant since arriving at Borussia Dortmund in January. Now, every club that decided on signing him for a pittance regret not approaching former club Red Bull Salzburg. Haaland has scored 10 goals in nine Bundesliga games and 41 in total this term across playing for Salzburg and Borussia Dortmund. The striker bagged a goal and an assist against Schalke at the weekend.
Borussia Dortmund could make or break their season on Saturday versus Wolfsburg. A loss would most likely see the yellow and black fall short of their title aspirations. A win against Wolfsburg would set them up nicely to play Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich on Tuesday night. The best-case scenario for Saturday is a win and Bayern dropping points to Eintracht Frankfurt.
Of course, Wolfsburg could take points off of Borussia Dortmund, but the yellow and black have been so good against the Wolves. Borussia Dortmund should continue their great form and win again versus the Wolves.
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