Wolfsburg v Borussia Dortmund – Bundesliga
20 Sep 2016, Volkswagen Arena, 18:00 GMT +0
In round 4 of Germany Bundesliga, Wolfsburg will host Borussia Dortmund at Volkswagen Arena.
Home side has had a good start of the season with 1 win and 2 draws so far. FSV Frankfurt (1:2) and was too weak for Wolfsburg, whereas FC Koln (0:0) and Hoffenheim (0:0) only gave up a point to “the Wolves”. In a match against Hoffenheim the guests (Wolfsburg) were a better team, so looking solely on the fact they played a draw is not enough to estimate the strength of the team. In addition, Wolfsburg is the only team in Bundesliga that has yet to concede a goal so far.
Now with second consecutive draw in Bundesliga behind them, they will hope to get something more out of this fixture. In my eyes, Wolfsburg has a decent team and could compete for Champions League spot this season. Well. frankly they could do the same last season, but only finished at 8th position. Going into this match, Wolfsburg has a few missing players, Jung, Ascues, Guilavogui and Didavi are all sidelined. Luiz Gustavo is not fully fit, but he might step on the pitch and help his team.
Dortmund has accumulated 6 points so far this season. They won twice against Mainz (2:1) and Darmstadt (6:0), but RB Leipzig seemed to be too strong for them, as Dortmund went home empty-handed (1:0). After a disappointing match against RB Leipzig Dortmund woke up and has started playing like we can expect from them. Darmstadt was the first victim of Dortmund’s frustration. Someone had to pay the price, and that was them. Now Borussia Dortmund strives to play well and most likely finish somewhere in the top 3 teams. Last season 2nd placed team have some problems going into this match with injured players. Bender, Durm, Reus and Subotic are all injured and will not participate in this match. As for Merino, Piszczek and Schurrle, they might step on the pitch, but not likely. Other players are all fit and well motivated to win the upcoming match.
Both of the teams play attractive football and we can expect a great match today. I can predict a dynamic and open match with a lot of scoring opportunities on both sides. With a lot fo shots, we can also expect a few goals, so bet on over 2.5 has great value. On the other hand we can expect both teams to try to score and will most likely succeed. With that in mind, we can also predict both teams will score in the upcoming fixture.
Prediction: Over 2.5
Odd: 1.62 Pinnacle