Prediction and odds for the game: Wolfsburg (7/2) v Dortmund (7/9)
We are backing the away win
When: Saturday, 23rd May 2020, Kick-off 14:30
Where: The Volkswagen Arena
On Saturday afternoon, Wolfsburg host Dortmund at the Volkswagen Arena, in a game that could be crucial to the race for the Bundesliga title and also the fight for the European spots.
Olivier Glasner’s team have hit a good run of form and moved into sixth-place on Saturday with a 2-1 win at Augsburg. The result means that the Wolves ate now undefeated in their last seven Bundesliga outings. Despite the good run of form, the home side are still only two points above the likes of Freiburg and Schalke just below them in the table. They need to keep picking up points to consolidate their place in the final European berth in the German top-flight.
Wolfsburg’s home form will need to improve if they are to qualify for Europe for next season, as they have won just once in five Bundesliga outings on home soil. Too many draws have been the problem on home soil, as they have drawn three of those five home matches in the top-flight. Their recent home games in the Bundesliga have been relatively low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in seven of their last 11 league matches on home soil.
The Wolves have a poor recent record against Dortmund, as they have not beaten BVB in nine meetings in all competitions, having suffered eight defeats in the process.
While Wolfsburg are chasing a top-six finish, the visitors are still hoping to win the Bundesliga title. Lucien Favre’s team are four points behind perennial champions Bayern Munich.
The visitors are at least in good form heading into this clash. A 4-0 win over Schalke last time out in the Revierderby means BVB have now won eight if their last nine league outings, including winning their last five matches in the German top-flight.
Dortmund have been impressive at both ends of the field in the Bundesliga of late. BVB have scored at least two goals in eight of their last nine league outings while conceding just one goal in their last five Bundesliga games.
The visitors recent away form has been solid, as Favre’s team has won five of their previous seven Bundesliga games on their travels. Unsurprisingly, considering their reputation for attacking football, BVB have scored at least twice in six of their last seven away matches.
Dortmund don’t just have a generally good record against Wolfsburg, BVB also have a good record at the Volkswagen Arena, winning on their last four visits to the stadium.
A clash with Wolfsburg could prove a potential banana skin for Dortmund in their pursuit of the German title. However, we are backing the visitors to come through this potential test and record a victory in what could be an exciting, high-scoring encounter.
Verdict: We are backing the away win at odds of 7/9 and/or over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 4/7. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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