Table-topping Borussia Dortmund travel to the Volkswagen Arena this weekend to take on Wolfsburg. Der BVB slipped up on Saturday and now have Bayern Munich breathing down their necks after recovering from their slump.
Where and when: Volkswagen Arena – 3 November, kick-off 14:30
Where you can see Wolfsburg vs. Borussia Dortmund: William Hill live streaming
Last time: The teams played out a goalless draw when they met at the Westfalenstadion back in January.
Wolfsburg v Borussia Dortmund Predictions and Preview
Wolfsburg’s battling draw in Dortmund last season ended a miserable run for them against Die Schwarzgelben. Dortmund had won the two previous meetings 3-0, and the two before that 5-1, as part of a five-match winning streak for Die Borussen.
Der BVB have won on each of their last three visits to the Volkswagen Arena, netting 10 goals in the process. All of the stats point towards another away win in this fixture, although Dortmund stuttered at home against Hertha Berlin on Saturday, as they conceded an injury-time equaliser to draw 2-2.
Those dropped points mean Bayern Munich are now only two behind them in the table, and Dortmund can’t afford many more slips if they’re going to wrest the Bundesliga title out of the grasp of their Bavarian rivals.
|Dortmund to win to nil||5/2||Offer|
|Dortmund to win 3-0||17/1||Offer|
|Sancho to score first||13/2||Offer|
Lucien Favre’s side start as the favourites to get straight back to winning ways here, priced at 19/20. Die Schwarzgelben are still unbeaten so far this season, and the manner of their draw at the weekend was even more disappointing after their wonderful performance in dismantling Atletico Madrid 4-0 in the Champions League just a few days before.
Wolfsburg have won, lost and drawn three times in their opening nine Bundesliga games, but they come into this one on the back of two away victories in the league and cup. Bruno Labbadia’s side lost their last home match against Bayern, and they are 3/1 to put that right with a victory on Saturday to end Dortmund’s unbeaten record.
Considering their visitors’ start to the season, a point would be a decent enough result for Die Wolfe, especially after ending their six-match winless run last weekend. A stalemate could be on the cards if there are tired legs in the Dortmund camp, with their midweek cup game a day later than Wolfsburg’s, and it’s priced at 3/1.
The visitors should welcome back Paco Alcacer after a small injury, although Manuel Akanji is out. Shinji Kagawa and Thomas Delaney are both doubts along with defensive trio Jeremy Toljan, Lukasz Piszczek and Marcel Schmelzer. The hosts have concerns over six players, with Jeffrey Bruma Admir Mehmedi, Josuha Guilavogui, Felix Klaus, Ignacio Camacho and Ismail Azzaoui all facing fitness tests.
One to watch for Wolfsburg: Wout Weghorst has four Bundesliga goals to his name so far this season, and he’s priced at 17/2 to break the deadlock on Saturday.
One to watch for Dortmund: Jadon Sancho has the whole of Europe talking about him, and he’s 13/2 to open the scoring for the second time in as many Bundesliga games.
Long shot: Dortmund won 3-0 in last season’s corresponding fixture, and a repeat of that result here is available at 17/1.