Wolfsburg vs Borussia Dortmund
Date: Saturday, 3 November 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: VOLKSWAGEN ARENA (Wolfsburg).
Dortmund allowed the reigning champions Bayern to narrow the gap down to two points at the top of the Bundesliga ladder after the last weekend’s slip-up against Hertha BSC. Lucien Favre’s men were unlucky to concede a stoppage-time leveller through Salomon Kalou who ended BVB’s thread of seven consecutive wins in all competitions in the previous round.
The slip-up left mark on team’s display in the mid-week DFB Pokal tie with the lower-division Union Berlin. To be fair, Favre mixed-up his starting line-up in the match, but still Dortmund were expected to advance past the 2. Bundesliga opposition with ease. The Swiss manager needed to introduce Marco Reus in the second half. The German forward notched the match-winner scoring the 120th-minute penalty-kick goal to send Die Schwarzgelben into the third round of the cup competition. Can the hosts return on the winning ways in the league when they take on Wolfsburg away at VOLSKSWAGEN ARENA?
Wolfsburg vs Borussia Dortmund Head-to-head
Dortmund dominated this match-up in the most recent history.
Die Schwarzgelben were on a streak of six consecutive wins over Wolfsburg before teams shared spoils in a goalless draw in mid-January this year.
BVB notched at least three goals in four straight matches against the Wolves beforehand.
Wolfsburg vs Borussia Dortmund Prediction
Favre did not have any troubles with his team’s efficiency in the final third recently. Goals came literally from anywhere. The likes of Paco Alcacer, Marco Reus and Jadon Sancho were frequent scorers lately. Interestingly, Paco skipped last two of Dortmund’s matches but is expected to return to the starting line-up here against Wolfsburg.
Nevertheless, the table-toppers (two points clear at the moment) might struggle to create up front here given Wolfsburg’s fine defensive form. The Wolvs kept their net untouched in back-to-back wins over Fortuna Dusseldorf (0-3 in Bundesliga) and Hannover (0-2 in DFB Pokal).
We expect the hosts to park the bus from the very get go which is why the Under 1.5 goals in the first half looks to be a decent betting option at the odds of 1.50. You can also go with the Under 3.5 goals FT at the same 1.50 odds.
Wolfsburg vs Borussia Dortmund Bet Tips
Under 1.5 goals in the first half @ 1.50 (1/2)
Under 3.5 goals FT @ 1.50 (1/2).