Wolfsburg vs Borussia Dortmund Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Wolfsburg vs Borussia Dortmund Match Prediction

By Gary Gillles

After a very dismal campaign in 2016/17 in which they had to overcome a relegation/promotion playoff tie, Wolfsburg open this season at home to a side hoping to challenge for a title in Borussia Dortmund. Wolfsburg have made changes in the hopes of not going through this sort of thing again, while BVB have done their very best to hang on to players. Both sides won their opening DFB Pokal matches. Wolfsburg did so with a 0-1 away win at Eintracht Norderstedt. Ignacio Camacho got their goal after 59 minutes to send them through. BVB got a comfortable 0-4 win away to Rielasingen-Arlen thanks to three goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after Marc Bartra had opened the scoring. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

Betting Tips and Predictions

BVB are in real turmoil at the moment, and they really could be without their three best players for this match when the ball is kicked off on Saturday. Reus is injured, while Aubameyang could well put up a protest like Dembele- or both could simply be gone. Dortmund have been very good against the hosts typically, and they dismantled them last season, but it could be harder this time around. The odds of Wolfsburg winning at 16/5 look good as a result of all that is going on and because they are at home with a new season about to start. Another good option is to take BVB to win with both teams scoring, and that can be had at 21/10.

Wolfsburg saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Wolfsburg saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Borussia Dortmund saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Wolfsburg

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Wolfsburg Form Guide

Wolfsburg Team Logo

Wolfsburg

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
W H

22-03-2018

Club Friendlies

Union Berlin Team Logo Union Berlin

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

31-03-2018

1. Bundesliga

Hertha Berlin Team Logo Hertha Berlin

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

07-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Freiburg Team Logo Freiburg

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

13-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Augsburg Team Logo Augsburg

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

20-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Borussia Moenchengladbach Team Logo Borussia Moenchengladbach

FT 3 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

L H

28-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Hamburger SV Team Logo Hamburger SV

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

05-05-2018

1. Bundesliga

RasenBallsport Leipzig Team Logo RasenBallsport Leipzig

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

12-05-2018

1. Bundesliga

FC Cologne Team Logo FC Cologne

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

17-05-2018

1. Bundesliga Qualification

Holstein Kiel Team Logo Holstein Kiel

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

21-05-2018

1. Bundesliga Qualification

Holstein Kiel Team Logo Holstein Kiel

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Borussia Dortmund Form Guide

Borussia Dortmund Team Logo

Borussia Dortmund

Won

3

Draw

3

Lost

4
W H

08-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

VfB Stuttgart Team Logo VfB Stuttgart

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

15-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Schalke 04 Team Logo Schalke 04

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

21-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Bayer Leverkusen Team Logo Bayer Leverkusen

FT 4 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

29-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Werder Bremen Team Logo Werder Bremen

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

05-05-2018

1. Bundesliga

Mainz 05 Team Logo Mainz 05

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

12-05-2018

1. Bundesliga

Hoffenheim Team Logo Hoffenheim

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

14-05-2018

Club Friendlies

FSV Zwickau Team Logo FSV Zwickau

FT 4 - 4

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

17-05-2018

Club Friendlies

SC Westfalia Herne Team Logo SC Westfalia Herne

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

17-05-2018

Club Friendlies

DSC Wanne-Eickel

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 4)

D A

23-05-2018

Club Friendlies

Los Angeles FC

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Wolfsburg Preview

Wolfsburg have surprisingly kept former assistant coach Andries Jonker in charge of the team after he helped keep them in the top flight last term. He took over back in February, and he's remained in charge despite having fairly poor results of his own to shown for his efforts. They splashed some cash to capture center back John Brooks, defensive midfielder Ignacio Camacho, and striker Nany Landry Dimata in the hopes of avoiding last year's close call. Meanwhile, Mario Gomez has stayed on board to be the side's focal point in attack.

Wolfsburg Team News

New signing John Brooks picked up an injury less than a half into his debut for Wolfsburg, and he will be missing as a result. Fellow center back Jeffrey Bruma remains out, while right back Christian Trasch is also a no-go.

Borussia Dortmund Preview

Borussia Dortmund's summer has been one full of buzz surrounding players potentially leaving the club. While they have managed to have on to striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and winger Ousmane Dembele for now, there is a real chance either or both could be gone by September 1st. If that were to happen, BVB would be left in shambles under their new manager Peter Bosz. The former Ajax boss has seen them play well so far, nearly winning the Supercup against Bayern only to cruelly lose on penalties after an own goal and has seen them run rampant in the cup. He's brought in center back Omer Toprak, left back Dan-Axel Zagadou, center midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud, striker Max Philipp in an effort to improve his young side.

Borussia Dortmund Team News

Bosz will be without Dembele after they suspended him for not participating in training. They also will be without winger Marco Reus due to yet another injury. Joining him on the injured list are left back Raphael Guerreiro, right back Erik Durm, and midfielders Sebastian Rode and Julian Weigl.

Wolfsburg Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Borussia Dortmund Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Wolfsburg vs Borussia Dortmund Sidelined Players

Wolfsburg
25 John Anthony Brooks Injured
5 Jeffrey Bruma Injured
24 Sebastian Jung Injured
15 Christian Traesch Injured
34 Marvin Stefaniak Injured
8 Vieirinha Injured
Borussia Dortmund
37 Erik Durm Injured
13 Raphael Guerreiro Injured
29 Marcel Schmelzer Injured
11 Marco Reus Injured
18 Sebastian Rode Injured
33 Julian Weigl Injured
21 Andre Schuerrle Injured
7 Ousmane Dembele Suspended

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Koen Casteels 197 86
17 CD Felix Uduokhai 188 78
13 RB Yannick Gerhardt 184 79
31 CD Robin Knoche 190 83
3 LB Paul Verhaegh 178 68
32 CM Kaylen Hinds 185 68
11 CM Daniel Didavi 179 77
4 CDM Ignacio Camacho 182 75
6 CDM Riechedly Bazoer 184 74
16 CM Jakub Blaszczykowski 175 71
33 CF Mario Gomez 189 82
No. Pos Player M kg
38 GK Roman Buerki 188 83
2 RB Dan-Axel Zagadou 196 90
5 CD Marc Bartra 184 75
25 CD Sokratis Papastathopoulos 186 85
26 LB Lukasz Piszczek 184 79
10 CM Mario Goetze 176 64
8 CM Nuri Sahin 179 73
27 CM Gonzalo Castro 172 74
17 CF Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 187 70
22 LF Christian Pulisic 172 69
20 RF Maximilian Philipp 184 77