Struggling Dortmund could fall short against resurgent Wolves

Borussia Dortmund welcome Vfl Wolfsburg to the Westfalenstadion in Saturday’s German Bundesliga clash, and are favourites with the bookmakers to come out on top. However, the Wolves are boasting the better form ahead of this weekend’s meeting, and will be desperate for revenge after suffering a heavy defeat in the reverse fixture.

Thomas Tuchel’s Borussia Dortmund side are fourth in the German Bundesliga with 34 points from 20 games, having picked up just two wins from their last seven games. Their title hopes are over this season and only three victories since November sees Dortmund very vulnerable. While unbeaten on home soil in the league this season, Tuchel’s side haven’t won many at the Westfalenstadion of late, drawing three of their last six games in their own backyard, and an in-form Wolfsburg side might get a positive result.

As for the visitors, Vfl Wolfsburg are 14th in the division with 22 points, having won four of their last six. The Wolves have won two and drawn one of their last five away games and will give Dortmund a challenge with their recent resurgence. They could go level on points with 11th-placed Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga, potentially moving nine clear of the relegation zone with a win over Dortmund. But they would settle for a share of the spoils given the hosts’ unbeaten record at the Westfalenstadion.

Team News

Borussia Dortmund have injuries in their midfield. Mario Götze has an adductor problem, Sebastian Rode and Emre Mor have muscular problems, and Sven Bender will be out with an ankle injury.

As for Vfl Wolfsburg, the visitors have a number of players out too. Josuha Guilavogui (calf), Victor Osimhen (knee), Justin Möbius (adductor), Ismail Azzaoui (ACL), Jakub Blaszczykowski (knee), Sebastian Jung (knee) will be missing for the trip to the Westfalenstadion.

Prediction

With Dortmund being unconvincing on home soil and in the league overall in recent weeks, an in-form Vfl Wolfsburg side may fancy their chances to grab a point when the two sides meet this weekend.

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