VfL Wolfsburg vs Borussia Dortmund full preview

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Competition: Germany Bundesliga
Competition: Sat 27.November
Match begins: 14:30 (UTC)
Venue: VOLKSWAGEN ARENA (30000 seats)

Shaky top table cliff-hanger in Bundesliga as Borussia Dortmund have travelled the 124 miles needed to confront VfL Wolfsburg at their VOLKSWAGEN ARENA.

Insights:
  • VfL Wolfsburg haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Borussia Dortmund is in the best form (5-0-1) in Bundesliga

It's no vacation for neither Wolfsburg nor Borussia Dortmund as both were in action only a few days ago. Expect some tired legs on the pitch and/or possibly some changes to the lineups.

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VfL Wolfsburg form and stats

3 victories, 1 draw and 2 defeats. That’s what VfL Wolfsburg have to build on here at VOLKSWAGEN ARENA in the Bundesliga.

In their previous game, the manager F. Kohfeldt led his Wolfsburg to a defeat in the Champions League match away at Sevilla. The manager is hoping to put things right immediately here at VOLKSWAGEN ARENA. Midfield player Josuha Guilavogui got a match rating of 7.24 in that game, the max score being 10. Guilavogui hit one key pass, dribled past the opponent 1 of 1 times and had 36 successful passes (of 43 total).

Before that, Wolfsburg played out a Bundesliga draw 2-2 when visiting Arminia Bielefeld.

The goals haven't exactly been flowing for VfL Wolfsburg here at VOLKSWAGEN ARENA in the league, with less than one goal per game on average (5 from 6 games). VfL Wolfsburg's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 6 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Borussia Dortmund form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team on their Bundesliga travels is 2 wins, 0 draws and 3 defeats.

Borussia are travelling again after losing away to Sporting CP in their previous match (1-3). Julian Brandt got a match rating of 7.83 in that game, top player of the team. Brandt hit four key passes and dribled past the opponent 3 of 5 times.

Before that, Borussia secured a home win against Stuttgart with the score 2-1.

The travelling fans enjoy Borussia's attacking play in away games, having scored 9 goals in 5 league matches away. In the opposite end, Borussia have conceded 9 goals in their away games.

Head 2 Head

Stats for the last ten meetings between these two contenders are: zero wins for Wolfsburg, one draw and nine wins for Borussia Dortmund. Over 2,5 goals: four times; under 2,5 goals: six games.

Top Goalscorers

Borussia DortmundE. Håland
E. Håland
9 goals
VfL WolfsburgL. Nmecha
L. Nmecha
5 goals
WolfsburgW. Weghorst
W. Weghorst
4 goals

VfL Wolfsburg missing players

Borussia Dortmund missing players

VfL Wolfsburg Borussia Dortmund
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
12 6 1 Played P 2 5 12
6 3 0 Won W 1 2 9
2 1 0 Drew D 0 0 0
4 2 1 Lost L 1 3 3
14 5 0 Scored S 5 9 30
14 6 2 Conceded C 5 9 18
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
75% 50% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 80% 92%
33% 17% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 80% 83%
25% 17% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 40% 50%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 50% 20% 33%
42% 33% 0% BTTS BTTS 100% 80% 83%
42% 50% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 8%
17% 17% 100% Failed to Score F T 0% 20% 8%
 
4.2 5 7 Corners for (avg) C F 6.5 4.4 4.6
4.9 4.7 1 Corners against (avg) C A 2 4.2 4
2.4 3 3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3.5 3.2 2.1
2 1 0 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
12.2 13.2 17 Shots (avg) S ( 17 13 14.8
4.2 4.7 3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5.5 4.4 5.6
27% 18% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 45% 41% 45%
 
10.2 10.5 11 Shots against (avg) S A 9 12.8 11.5
3.2 3.8 4 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 4.5 4.6 4.7
Key stats in Bundesliga this season:
  • Borussia Dortmund have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their away matches.
  • Borussia Dortmund have scored more than double the goals of VfL Wolfsburg.
  • Borussia Dortmund have the most scored goals in the second half (19) in Bundesliga
  • Borussia Dortmund haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Borussia Dortmund is in the best form (5-0-1) in Bundesliga
  • VfL Wolfsburg haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Bayern München 12 9 1 2 41 13 6 5 0 1 22 5 6 4 1 1 19 8 28 28
2 Borussia Dortmund 12 9 0 3 30 18 7 7 0 0 21 9 5 2 0 3 9 9 12 27
3 Freiburg 12 6 4 2 18 11 6 3 2 1 10 6 6 3 2 1 8 5 7 22
4 Bayer Leverkusen 12 6 3 3 25 17 6 3 0 3 10 11 6 3 3 0 15 6 8 21
5 Union Berlin 12 5 5 2 19 17 7 4 2 1 10 7 5 1 3 1 9 10 2 20
6 VfL Wolfsburg 12 6 2 4 14 14 6 3 1 2 5 6 6 3 1 2 9 8 0 20
7 RB Leipzig 12 5 3 4 23 13 6 5 0 1 20 6 6 0 3 3 3 7 10 18
8 Mainz 05 12 5 3 4 16 12 7 3 3 1 11 5 5 2 0 3 5 7 4 18
9 Borussia M'gladbach 12 5 3 4 17 14 6 4 2 0 12 4 6 1 1 4 5 10 3 18
10 Hoffenheim 12 5 2 5 21 17 6 4 1 1 14 5 6 1 1 4 7 12 4 17
11 Eintracht Frankfurt 12 3 6 3 14 16 5 0 4 1 4 5 7 3 2 2 10 11 -2 15
12 Köln 12 3 6 3 18 21 6 3 3 0 13 8 6 0 3 3 5 13 -3 15
13 Bochum 12 4 1 7 10 19 5 3 1 1 7 3 7 1 0 6 3 16 -9 13
14 Hertha BSC 12 4 1 7 12 26 5 2 1 2 6 6 7 2 0 5 6 20 -14 13
15 Augsburg 12 3 3 6 11 21 6 3 1 2 9 11 6 0 2 4 2 10 -10 12
16 Stuttgart 12 2 4 6 16 22 6 2 1 3 12 10 6 0 3 3 4 12 -6 10
17 Arminia Bielefeld 12 1 6 5 9 18 7 0 4 3 5 12 5 1 2 2 4 6 -9 9
18 Greuther Furth 12 0 1 11 8 33 5 0 1 4 3 9 7 0 0 7 5 24 -25 1

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