We’re back to give our betting tips for Wolfsburg vs Borussia Dortmund this week. This looks to be an exciting encounter as the two teams are chasing European football and the Bundesliga title respectively.
After a late winner in Augsburg last week, and thanks to their visitors 4-0 beating of Schalke, Wolfsburg go into this game sitting in 6th place, just 2 points ahead of the chasing pack. Dortmund are pursuing their first Bundesliga title since they won back-to-back championships under Jürgen Klopp 8 years ago.
The hosts go into this game sitting in 6th place, meaning they currently hold that second Europa League qualifying spot. Their last gasp win against Augsburg last week means they have now gone 7 games undefeated in the Bundesliga, a run that includes 4 wins and 3 draws. Their home form this season leaves a lot to be desired, however. With just 4 wins there this season, the Volkswagen Arena can hardly claim to be a fortress. They have taken points off of top 4 sides at home this season, having drawn with Leipzig and beaten Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Only 4 points separate Dortmund from league leaders Bayern, however 3rd placed Mönchengladbach and 4th placed RB Leipzig are just 2 and 3 points behind respectively. Despite the chasing pack being hot on their heels, this Dortmund side seemed only to be looking forward last week as they eased past local rivals Schalke in emphatic fashion to make it 9 wins on the spin in the League. Norwegian wonderkid Erling Haaland was straight back on the scoresheet, meaning he has now scored 10 goals in first 9 games since signing for the Black & Yellows, so we’d back him to score anytime.
This fixture is one that Dortmund have traditionally enjoyed. The Black & Yellows are undefeated in their last 9 against The Wolves, having won 8 of them. You have to go all the way back to a DFB Pokal cup game in 2015 to find the last time Wolfsburg got the better of Dortmund. What’s worse for Wolfsburg is that they haven’t so much as scored against Dortmund since September 2016, when they grabbed a consolation goal in a 5-1 home humbling at the hands of their visitors. If Wolfsburg are to find some comfort from the facts, they do have a slightly better defensive record than Dortmund this season.
As they look to have sorted out the defensive frailties that marred their early season, we expect Dortmund to continue their clean sheet record against Wolfsburg this weekend. Erling Haaland seems almost certain to continue his blistering form and get on the scoresheet.
Dortmund look set to shut out their hosts and stride towards a fairly comfortable victory, but will be wary of Wolfsburg’s threat and penchant for shock results.
Unfortunately for the hosts, it looks like Wolfsburg’s pursuit of European football will suffer a setback this weekend as Dortmund seem almost certain to make it 10 Bundesliga victories on the bounce. If a Champions League exit in Paris and a global pandemic couldn’t break their Bundesliga stride, it seems unlikely that Wolfsburg can, with the greatest of respect.
Despite the absence of their captain Marco Reus, who seems to be out for the rest of the season, we’re making 3 sold predictions for Dortmund in this match:
Our betting tip for this week comes courtesy of Paddy power, who’re offering odds of 3.92/1 on Dortmund to win and Erlin Haaland to score first. This bet isn’t available as a single market and so you’ll need to select both bets in your online Paddy Power account and they will combine the odds for you.