This looks like being a very intriguing encounter, as the seemingly unstoppable Dortmund comes up against a Wolfsburg side determined to take one of the European places as its own this season.
Both clubs returned to Bundesliga action with a victory last weekend and will be equally confident of taking another three points from this fixture on Saturday.
Odds for Wolfsburg vs. Borussia Dortmund
Wolfsburg to Win+320
Borussia Dortmund to Win-130
Although I agree with BetOnline’s decision to make Borussia Dortmund the favorite here, I’m not sure that there is as much difference between the two sides as the odds suggest. Wolfsburg battled back to win a crucial game at the weekend and could give the visitors a real fight here.
Wolfsburg vs. Borussia Dortmund Match Preview
Augsburg won’t like the way it all panned out, but Wolfsburg managed to keep on going right to the end on Saturday to beat its host in stoppage time – and keep up its own hopes of Europa League qualification. It had been a fairly even game all the way through but those three points pushed Wolfsburg into the top six for the first time since the end of October.
This week’s game will be a far tougher proposition, but head coach Oliver Glasner will be pleased that his team could pick up the win without top goal scorer Wout Weghorst on the pitch. The Dutch striker’s suspension has now ended so he will be hoping to start against Dortmund this weekend.
But it is the young striker on the other team this Saturday that is attracting all the attention at the moment. The battle for his signature was intense at the end of last year, but it now looks as though Dortmund was the perfect destination for Erling Braut Haaland. The Norwegian striker scored the opener against Schalke and put in yet another world-class display.
The worrying thing for Wolfsburg is that Haaland is a long way from being the only player it needs to fear this Saturday. Thorgan Hazard and Raphael Guerreiro both scored in the 4-0 thrashing of Schalke in the Reveirderby and those two and others help make Dortmund to be Bayern’s biggest obstacle to yet another Bundesliga title.
Prediction and Pick
Borussia Dortmund to Win
I actually think that Wolfsburg is a very good side that could easily finish in the top six this season. So these odds for a home win or draw from BetOnline should be fairly tempting. But there is just no way that you can bet against Borussia Dortmund at the moment (aside from in Der Klassiker on Tuesday, perhaps). Lucien Favre has his team playing some wonderful soccer, and another win should be the outcome here.
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