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The Bundesliga 1 meeting at Signal Iduna Park on Saturday sees hosts Borussia Dortmund ready themselves for the visit of VfL Wolfsburg.
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Borussia Dortmund will be hoping to return to winning ways here following a 2-0 Champions League loss in their previous game against Paris Saint-Germain.
In that game, Borussia Dortmund had 32% possession and 14 shots at goal with 1 on target. Paris Saint-Germain got 17 shots at goal with 3 on target. Kylian Mbappé (49') and Achraf Hakimi (58') scored for Paris Saint-Germain.
Matches involving Borussia Dortmund have proved to be engaging encounters recently with high scoring being the norm. Over their past 6 clashes alone, a total of 24 goals have gone in for both sides combined (at an average of 4 goals per game) with 16 of these coming from Borussia Dortmund.
Going into this encounter, Borussia Dortmund are unbeaten in their last 17 home league matches. A fantastic home record.
VfL Wolfsburg go into this game following on from a 2-1 Bundesliga 1 win with the downing of Union Berlin in their previous fixture.
In that game, VfL Wolfsburg managed 43% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. For VfL Wolfsburg, goals were scored by Jonas Wind (12') and Joakim Mæhle (30'). At the other end, Union Berlin got 19 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Robin Gosens (28') was the scorer for Union Berlin.
In a total of 5 out of the previous 6 games involving VfL Wolfsburg, three or more goals have been struck. The average number of goals per game in that spell is 3.5, with the number of goals averaged by VfL Wolfsburg coming out as 2.33. Such a trend won’t necessarily be continued here, of course.
Coming into this contest, VfL Wolfsburg have not emerged victorious against Borussia Dortmund when having played them away from home in the previous 10 league matches. Very poor away form.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head-to-head meetings going back to 03/01/2021 tells us that Borussia Dortmund have won 5 of them & VfL Wolfsburg 1, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 0.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 23 in total at an average of 3.83 goals per match.
The previous league match featuring these sides was Bundesliga 1 match day 31 on 07/05/2023 and the score finished Borussia Dortmund 6-0 VfL Wolfsburg.
In that game, Borussia Dortmund managed 57% possession and 20 shots on goal with 10 on target. The goals were scored by Karim Adeyemi (14', 59'), Sébastien Haller (28'), Donyell Malen (37') and Jude Bellingham (54', 86').
For their opponents, VfL Wolfsburg had 10 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target.
The referee was Marco Fritz.
Team News: Borussia Dortmund
We are thinking that Dortmund will probably kick off with a 4-3-3 system in the match with Gregor Kobel, Julian Ryerson, Mats Hummels, Nico Schlotterbeck, Ramy Bensebaini, Felix Nmecha, Salih Oezcan, Marco Reus, Jamie Bynoe-Gittens, Niclas Fuellkrug and Julian Brandt.
Team News: VfL Wolfsburg
It’s our belief that Wolfsburg might elect for a 4-2-3-1 system, choosing Koen Casteels, Joakim Maehle, Maxence Lacroix, Moritz Jenz, Rogerio, Mattias Svanberg, Maximilian Arnold, Vaclav Cerny, Lovro Majer, Tiago Tomas and Jonas Wind.
Our feeling is that Borussia Dortmund can and should be able to create a good number of chances & successful shots on target.
In contrast, VfL Wolfsburg won’t find it easy to score themselves but we do fancy them pulling one back during this clash, too.
Accordingly, we see a fairly comfortable 3-1 winning margin for Borussia Dortmund at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Signal Iduna Park (81,365)
Captain: Emre Can
Chairman: Reinhold Lunow
Manager: Edin Terzić
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 7, DFB-Pokal (First Round), Champions League (Group F)
🔑 Key Player: Donyell Malen
Usually played in the Striker position, Donyell Malen was born in Wieringen, Netherlands. After having made a senior debut playing for Jong PSV in the 2017 - 2018 season, the talented Forward has contributed 3 league goals in the Bundesliga 2023 - 2024 season so far in 4 appearances.