Wolfsburg vs Dortmund PREVIEW & PREDICTION 23/05/2020

On Saturday, starting with 14:30, the Wolfsburg – Dortmund match will be played, within the 27th round of the Bundesliga, 2019/2020 edition. Dortmund has not encountered any special problems with Wolfsburg lately, being undefeated in the previous 9 direct duels. In this interval, the “yellow-blacks” won 8 times against the “wolves”. In the round, Lucien Favre’s team prevailed with a 3-0 sec, through the goals scored by Hazard, Guerreiro and Gotze.

Wolfsburg is unbeaten in the last 7 stages of the Bundesliga, recording 4 wins and 3 draws. Due to this positive course, Oliver Glasner’s students climbed to 6th place in the standings, with 39 points, but the difference from Leverkusen (5th place) is important, 11 points. Wolfsburg scored 6 times in the return leg, but received 8 headers, an interesting statistic, before the duel with Haaland & co. The “wolves” goal scorer, Weghorst, 11 successes this season, never scored against Dortmund, moreover, he lost all 3 direct duels.

Dortmund is going through an exceptional period, managing to win 8 of the 9 stages of the return. The “yellow-blacks” have 5 consecutive victories in the Bundesliga and accumulate 54 points, being ranked second, 4 points behind the Bayern leader, with whom they will have a direct match on Tuesday. Dortmund have won 8 times in the last 9 meetings with Wolfsburg, as well as the previous 4 trips on their field. Lucien Favre’s team scored 72 goals in the first 26 stages, for the first time in the club’s history. For example, in 2018/2019 he scored 66 times at this point in the season.

Dortmund is the only team in the Bundesliga with 3 players who have scored at least 10 times this season, Haaland (10), Reus (11) and Sancho (14). However, Wolfsburg have an excellent defensive game and could be a duel with a maximum of 4 successes. Also, in the last 6 direct matches between Wolfsburg and Dortmund, a maximum of 3 goals were scored!

Wolfsburg: Casteels (c) – Mbabu, Knoche, Brooks, Otavio – Schlager, Arnold – Steffen, Mehmedi, Brekalo – Weghorst
Absent: Gerhardt, Guilavogui, William
Coach: Oliver Glasner

Dortmund: Bürki – Piszczek (c), Hummels, Akanji – Hakimi, Can, Brandt, Guerreiro – Sancho, Haaland, Hazard
Absent: Reus, Schulz, Zagadou
Coach: Lucien Favre

PREDICTION: Dortmund to win @ 1,73

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