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The Bundesliga 1 clash at Signal Iduna Park on Saturday sees home team Borussia Dortmund playing against Stuttgart.
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Borussia Dortmund will be hoping to bounce back here following a 2-1 Bundesliga 1 defeat in their last game at the hands of RB Leipzig.
In that match, Borussia Dortmund had 46% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Borussia Dortmund was Marco Reus (52'). RB Leipzig got 14 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Christopher Nkunku (29') and Yussuf Poulsen (68') scored for RB Leipzig.
Marco Rose's Borussia Dortmund have scored 9 times over their last six outings. The corresponding number of goals that have been scored against them in that time stands at 10.
Going into this encounter, Borussia Dortmund are undefeated in their previous 10 home league matches. Visiting teams have certainly not had an easy time of it here.
Since a losing effort in their last game against Arminia Bielefeld in Bundesliga 1 competition, Stuttgart will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Stuttgart managed 66% possession and 10 shots on goal with 3 on target. Arminia Bielefeld got 15 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Masaya Okugawa (19') was the scorer for Arminia Bielefeld.
The stats don’t lie, and Stuttgart have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 10 goals overall. In defence, Stuttgart could really do with shoring things up.
Going into this contest, Stuttgart have not won away from home in their last 5 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head clashes stretching back to 17/11/2017 shows that Borussia Dortmund have won 4 of these games & Stuttgart 2, with the tally of drawn results being 0.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 25 in total at an average of 4.17 goals per meeting.
The previous league meeting between these clubs was Bundesliga 1 match day 28 on 10/04/2021 when it finished Stuttgart 2-3 Borussia Dortmund.
In that match, Stuttgart managed 49% possession and 14 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The scorers were Saša Kalajdžić (17') and Daniel Didavi (78').
On the other side, Borussia Dortmund got 17 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. Jude Bellingham (47'), Marco Reus (52') and Ansgar Knauff (80') scored.
The referee was Robert Schröder.
Team News: Borussia Dortmund
The Borussia Dortmund boss Marco Rose doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this clash owing to a fully healthy group ready to go.
Team News: Stuttgart
Thanks to a fully healthy group available to select from, the Stuttgart boss Pellegrino Matarazzo has zero fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this match.
We feel that Stuttgart will surely be able to breach the defence of this Borussia Dortmund side, but it possibly won’t quite be as many as they’ll concede.
Our selection here is for both teams to score in a 2-1 advantage for Borussia Dortmund at the end of the 90 minutes. There shouldn’t be much in it, either way.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Signal Iduna Park (81,365)
Captain: Marco Reus
Chairman: Hans-Joachim Watzke
Manager: Marco Rose
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 2, DFB-Pokal (Third Round), Champions League (Group C)
🔑 Star Man: Marco Reus
Generally deployed in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Marco Reus was born in Dortmund, Germany. After having played his first senior match for Ahlen in the 2008 - 2009 season, the skilful Midfielder has accumulated 3 league goals in this Bundesliga 2021 - 2022 campaign so far coming from a total of 10 appearances.