Borussia Dortmund – Wolfsburg
Borussia Dortmund hosts Wolfsburg in a game from the 27th round of the German Bundesliga. Let’s take a look at this fixture at the Signal Iduna Park on Saturday afternoon.
For Borussia Dortmund this game is very important. For a long time Dortmund were leading the standings in Germany, but in the last round they were overtaken by Bayern Munich at the top. Right now both teams have the same amount of points – per 60, but the Bavarians are ahead because of better stats.
In their last five games Borussia Dortmund made two mistakes – against Nurnberg and Augsburg, which allowed Bayern to return at the top. In their last game Lucien Favre’s boys showed their strenght again, winning with 3-2 their visit to Hertha in Berlin. Thomas Delaney, Dan Axel Zagadou and Marco Reus scored for the visiting team, which really needed to win this one. Salomon Kalou’s brace didn’t help Hertha this time.
For Wolfsburg this match is also important. The Wolves are currently 7th in the standings with 42 points, fighting for European qualification. Right now Wolfsburg are on par with the 6th Bayer Leverkusen.
In their last five games Wolfsburg won three times, also doing one draw and suffering one loss. In their last game Bruno Labbadia’s boys hosted Fortuna Dusseldorf at home and enjoyed a stellar 5-2 win. Wout Weghorst was the big hero of the game, scoring a hattrick for the Wolves. Admir Mehmedi and Robin Knoche also scored for the home side.
In conclusion we can say that the clash between Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg at the Signal Iduna Park is important for both teams. Dortmund don’t have a room for mistakes in the title race with Bayern, while Wolfsburg need positive performances in order to reach the European competitions once again.