Bundesliga Matchday 27: VfL Wolfsburg vs Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund will travel to Volkswagen Arena on Saturday for matchday 27 in the Bundesliga. Borussia Dortmund is flying high on the back of their 4-0 thumping win against Schalke in the Revierderby. Erling Haaland scored the first goal of the game followed by Thorgan Hazard and a brace from Raphael Guerreiro.
On the other hand, Wolfsburg managed a slim win against Augsburg as they scored in the 91st minute to secure three points. Daniel Ginczek and Renato Steffen scored one goal each to help Wolfsburg to the victory. The hosts remain 12 points off the Champions League spot and look to close the gap until the end of the league.
However, Borussia Dortmund must win this game to put some pressure on arch-rivals Bayern Munich. Two clubs remain separated by just four points on the top of the table right now but things could change very quickly in Bundesliga.
When and Where:
Venue: – Volkswagen Arena, Wolfsburg, Germany
Time: – 19:00 IST, Saturday, 23rd March 2020
Channel: – Star Sports Select HD2 and Hotstar
The Hosts will be missing their Club Captain Joshua Guilavogui in this fixture. Moreover, Yannick Gerhardt and William have been ruled out of this game as well. Top scorer Wout Weghorst is set to return to the starting line-up as he returns after serving a one-match suspension.
Camacho is doubtful for the game as he recovers from a knee injury. While Kevin Mbabu and Paulo Otavio are likely to start the game after a good performance in the previous game.
Dortmund will travel without their key players like Marco Reus, Nico Schulz, and Dan-Axel Zagadou. In addition to that, Gio Reyna who pulled up injured in the warm-up last week sat out of the training.
Axel Witsel is doubtful for this game and could be out ahead of Der Klassiker. Jadon Sancho is expected to start this game after brushing off a minor groin problem. Moreover, Emre Can is also fit and in contention to start the game which means Mahmoud Dahoud and Thomas Delaney could sit on the bench.
Koen Casteels(c) – Kevin Mbabu, Robin Knoche, John Brooks, Paulo Otavio – Xaver Schlager, Maximilian Arnold, Renato Steffen, Admir Mehmedi, Josip Brekalo – Wout Weghorst
Roman Burki – Manuel Akanji, Mats Hummels, Lukasz Piszczek – Raphael Guerreiro, Julian Brandt, Emre Can, Achraf Hakimi – Thorgan Hazard, Erling Haaland, Jadon Sancho
Head To Head Stats
Wolfsburg has taken only one point from their last nine games against Borussia Dortmund. Dortmund has secured four consecutive wins in their last four away games at Volkswagen Arena with an aggregate score of 11-2. However, The Wolves are unbeaten in the last seven games in the Bundesliga.
On the other hand, Dortmund has 5 games winning streak ahead of this game. The visitors held the upper hand as they have managed to win 12 out of their possible 19 league games. Dortmund’s Erling Haaland has scored 10 goals in just nine games in Bundesliga.
VfL Wolfsburg 0 – 3 Borussia Dortmund
Dream 11 Team:
GK – K. Casteels(8.5 Cr)
DEF- A. Hakimi(9.5 Cr), M. Hummels(8.5 cr), M. Akanji (8 Cr), P. Otavio(8 Cr)
MID- J. Brandt(9.5 Cr), R, Guerreiro(9 Cr), X. Schlager(8.5 Cr)
FWD- J Sancho(10.5 Cr)(VC), E. Haaland(11 Cr)(C), A. Mehmedi(9 Cr)