Match Time:5/23/2020 21:30 Saturday(GMT+8)
VfL Wolfsburg: Aiming for the sixth spot (Recent Form: WLDDWW)
Wolfsburg are on 6th place in Bundesliga with 39 points. They are currently 2 points ahead of 7th Freiburg and 8th Schalke, so they should focus on defending their current spot. Wolfsburg host Borussia on Saturday. “As we do in every match, we’ll defend as a team and try to restrict the space. We can only get to grips with Dortmund’s pace in attack as a team. We managed that very well at Augsburg, where we only allowed one shot on target from open play. The quality of BVB’s attacking players is certainly among the best we’ll face in the Bundesliga, and it will be a test of how much we can defend as a team. Erling Haaland is the burly, robust type of centre-forward that Dortmund were seeking for a long time and hadn’t found. He’s gained a lot of confidence over the last six months,” said coach Oliver Glasner.
Probable line-ups: Casteels; Mbabu, Pongracic, Brooks, Paulo Otavio; X. Schlager, Arnold; R. Steffen, Brekalo; Mehmedi; Weghorst
Borussia Dortmund: Title contenders (Recent Form: WLWWWW)
Borussia sit on 2nd position in the standings with 54 points, being 4 points short of 1st Bayern. Now it’s time for an away encounter. “Wolfsburg will be significantly more difficult than the home game against Schalke was. Wolfsburg are in a very good condition and are competing for the European berths,” said sporting director Michael Zorc. Coach Lucien Favre has also shared his thoughts: “They are the team of the moment. They've gradually established their team and are very stable.”
Probable line-ups: Bürki; Piszczek, Hummels, Akanji; Hakimi, Brandt, Delaney, Guerreiro; Sancho, T. Hazard; Haaland
THE BETTING VERDICT:
Summing up, it looks like this might be a low-scoring clash. Wolfsburg usually don’t score many goals, but they are solid defensively so perhaps there won’t be much action in this fixture.
VfL Wolfsburg VS Borussia Dortmund
O/U Pick: under 3.00 goals