Welcome to our preview of this important Bundesliga tie between Wolfsburg and Borussia Dortmund. The away side are once again the most likely candidate to stop Bayern Munich’s seemingly inevitable march to the title this season, and were particularly impressive last time out as they demolished VFB Stuttgart by six goals to one. Jurgen Klopp’s men will be looking for three more points here to keep up the pressure on Bayern Munich. Wolfsburg on the other hand will be looking to maintain the good recent form they have shown.

Recent Form

Wolfsburg WLLWWW
Borussia Dortmund WLWWWW

Previous Ten Meetings

2013-05-11 Bundesliga 2012/2013 Wolfsburg 3 – 3 Borussia Dortmund
2012-12-08 Bundesliga 2012/2013 Borussia Dortmund 2 – 3 Wolfsburg
2012-04-07 Bundesliga 2011/2012 Wolfsburg 1 – 3 Borussia Dortmund
2011-11-05 Bundesliga 2011/2012 Borussia Dortmund 5 – 1 Wolfsburg
2011-01-29 Bundesliga 2010/2011 Wolfsburg 0 – 3 Borussia Dortmund
2010-09-11 Bundesliga 2010/2011 Borussia Dortmund 2 – 0 Wolfsburg
2010-05-01 Bundesliga 2009/2010 Borussia Dortmund 1 – 1 Wolfsburg
2009-12-13 Bundesliga 2009/2010 Wolfsburg 1 – 3 Borussia Dortmund
2009-05-12 Bundesliga 2008/2009 Wolfsburg 3 – 0 Borussia Dortmund
2008-11-30 Bundesliga 2008/2009 Borussia Dortmund 0 – 0 Wolfsburg

As you can see for matches played away from home against Wolfsurg, Dortmund have a pretty good record with 3 wins, one draw and one defeat. The other thing to notice is that all matches produced more than 2 goals in the match.

Goals Scored

Wolfsburg have scored 16 goals so far this season, whereas Borussia Dortmund are the Bundesliga’s top scorers, having netted 31 times.

Goals Conceded

Wolfsburg have conceded 13 goals so far this season, whereas Dortmund have conceded 9.

Team and Selection News

Borussia Dortmund may choose to shuffle their pack for this one, depending on what team they have fielded against Arsenal in the Champions League on Wednesday evening. One would expect Dortmund to put their strongest possible line-up onto the field for the visit of the Gunners, so perhaps this could be a slightly weakened line-up that travels to Wolfsburg. Polish midfielder Jakub Błaszczykowski may start having been rested on occasion in recent weeks.

Wolfsburg have picked up some more than useful wins over their last few Bundesliga games, and are currently on the verge of the Champions League places, so it is likely that they will be unchanged for this match.

Conclusion

[DAP hasAccessTo=”6″ errMsgTemplate=”SHORT”]Borussia Dortmund have been hugely impressive in recent Bundesliga fixtures, and I simply cannot see Wolfsburg being able to deal with them, particularly the rampant striker Robert Lewandowski. I can only see an away win here, as Dortmund keep up the pressure on Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga.[/DAP]