Bundesliga – Match-day 14: Wolfsburg v Borussia Dortmund
With Champion’s League positions always a key motivation, fourth placed Dortmund remain in contention as they travel to eleventh placed Wolfsburg.
Wolfsburg’s Bundesliga season, has so far seen them gain 17 points, going into this game
Returning to match-winning form, following a defeat is always a tough challenge, but that is what Wolfsburg need now, after their loss to Mainz at Opel Arena.
Also, success in football comes from winning more games than your opponents, simply put, if Wolfsburg can continue to extend their winning streak from two games then Niko Kovac’s squad will have an incredible season. Now they have 4 matches won, 4 games lost and 5 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in eleventh place, with a total of 17 points having won four matches, drawn five games, and lost four meetings.
When Wolfsburg host Dortmund, they will do so on the back of two wins, three darts, and one defeats on their own ground.
Wolfsburg will have 20 points if they manage to secure a victory.
Good Attacking Performance
This has been a good season so far for Wolfsburg, in terms of goals scored (20). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Lukas Nmecha (3), Maximilian Arnold (3), and Yannick Gerhardt (3). Wolfsburg have conceded 19 goals.
Wolfsburg’s squad will likely be depleted of three of their key players when they start on Tuesday, due to injury or illness.
Borussia Dortmund arrive at this game, having secured 25 points so far this season
Dortmund come to this fixture on the back of a victory, having beaten Bochum 3-0 at Signal Iduna Park.
Also, Dortmund keep finding ways to win, having secured eight victories in their last 13 games is astonishing this season, which has contributed significantly to their rise up the table. Their position is fourth in the League and they have 25 points, that is, 8W, 4L and 1D having won eight fixtures, drawn one game, and lost four meetings.
Dortmund’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Wolfsburg. In the 6 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won three games and lost three matches.
A victory for Borussia Dortmund would put them on 28 points.
Good Attacking Performance
Dortmund have a good scoring record this season, with 23 netted so far (22 from open play and one penalty). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Youssoufa Moukoko (6), Julian Brandt (3), and Jude Bellingham (3). Dortmund have conceded 15 goals.
It is likely that seven key players will miss Tuesday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Edin Terzic and his Dortmund team.
Wolfsburg v Borussia Dortmund – Head-to-Head.
Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Dortmund with a greater number of wins. In the last 52 meetings, they have enjoyed 32 victories, to Wolfsburg’s 10 victories. Also, Dortmund have won twelve out of 20 meetings when visiting Wolfsburg. April 2022 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and Wolfsburg took all three points winning 6-1.
Other players of note for Wolfsburg are Maximilian Arnold and Yannick Gerhardt with three goals and three goals respectively and for Dortmund are Julian Brandt and Jude Bellingham with three goals and three goals respectively.