Wolfsburg v Borussia Dortmund – Volkswagen Arena at 17:30 live on BT Sport Europe
Dortmund put back-to-back defeats behind them as they crushed struggling Stuttgart 4-1 last Sunday. It was the Black & Yellows’ 10th win in 14 Bundesliga matches, confirming their place in second before this weekend’s intriguing contest at fellow high-flyers Wolfsburg.
Thomas Tuchel’s troops trail table-topping Bayern Munich by eight points but hold a seven-point cushion over the Wolves, who only managed a 0-0 draw at Augsburg. BVB have been head and shoulders above their domestic rivals bar Bayern this term but should be in for a real test of their credentials on Saturday evening.
The hosts are unbeaten in 29 home league games (W22-D7-L0), dropping just two points at the Volkswagen Arena this season. Whilst Dieter Hecking’s charges have been almost unstoppable in Lower Saxony, they’ve really struggled on the road. So they’ll be glad to return to their home comforts.
Wolfsburg have a vital Champions League tie with Manchester United to consider on Tuesday but I still expect them to be on song this Saturday. The Wolves have notched at least two goals in eight of their last nine at the Volkswagen, scoring 87% of their Bundesliga gaols total in front of their home supporters.
A huge 13 of their most recent 16 domestic dates when welcoming league opposition have featured three goals or more, including 10 of their previous 12 against top-six clubs. So punters should be advised to look towards the goals markets in what should be an entertaining encounter.
Both teams have scored in the last eight duels with those fixtures producing a whopping 34 goals. Throw in the fact Dortmund have scored in every league game this term with 10 banking in the Both Teams To Score column and we should have the perfect recipe for a goal-laden game.
Over 3 Goals can be snapped up at a very reasonable 1.92. Since the start of last season, the Wolves have seen three or more goals in 17/24 (71%) of their home outings, netting at least three goals themselves in 9/24 (38%). Visitors BVB have seen 16/24 (67%) of their away days produce three goals or more with 10/24 (42%) going on to break the three-goal line.
Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Over 3 goals at 1.94
Prices correct at time of writing.
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