The fight for the championship is getting worse in the Bundesliga. After Borussia Dortmund squandered seven points ahead of Bayern in the past four matchdays, both clubs are currently tied at the top of the table. Incidentally, it’s been nearly ten years (2009/2010 season) that at such a late stage of the season, two teams with the same score were sitting in the sun on the common pitch. However, the black-and-yellow have yet to score two goals better, although the recent appearances have brought the Favre Elf definitely in the outsider role in the race for the title. Accordingly, from a BVB point of view, it would logically be of enormous importance if a victory could be taken on Saturday afternoon in the context of the 25th match day. Between Dortmund and VfB Stuttgart, the odds imply very good prospects for Marco Reus and Co.
Today’s Football Prediction Dortmund vs. VfB Stuttgart
Nonetheless, Borussia should not make the mistake of underestimating the guests from Swabia, as their team coached by Markus Weinzierl was much improved in the 5-1 home win against Hannover 96 last weekend. Perhaps this obvious increase in shape is also a reason to avoid Dortmund in the match. VfB Stuttgart tends to make a more cautious forecast. Such a class difference as in the 4-0 away win of the black and yellow in the first leg, it will probably not this time. Does the relegation candidate from Stuttgart at the weekend shooter aid for FC Bayern or finds the Borussia after only a threesome from the youngest eight competitive games back on the road to success?
Dortmund – Statistics & Current Form
It sounds almost ironic, but despite the 0-1 home defeat by Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night in the second round in the Champions League against the Tottenham Hotspur Football Club left Marco Reus, Mario Götze and Co. a much better and above all dynamic impression as last. In the first half alone, BVB would have been able to equalize the 0-3 mortgage from the first leg, but failed due to their own courage or lack of opportunity. Only with the 0: 1 by Harry Kane the heads of the Favre Elf went down. In view of the upcoming tasks in the Bundesliga, however, the extremely strong first round could still have a positive effect, especially since the offensive as best days in the first half series almost playfully combined by the low Spurs defense and thus worked numerous bullet options. With a similar performance on Saturday afternoon, it would be reckless not to tip Dortmund against VfB Stuttgart to the favored home side.
In general, the performances in front of a home backdrop in the Signal Iduna Park were usually much stronger than in a foreign country. Six of the most recent seven Bundesliga games in front of their own fans were won by the yellow and black. Only against the TSG Hoffenheim handed an interim 3-0 lead not to the threesome (3: 3). With at least three of the six successes mentioned bets would go through for a home win at Borussia including the Under 3.5 Goals expansion. Given that Lucien Favre will pay particular attention to five games in the past two home games and twelve goals in the last six competitive matches (two on average) of the defensive, it seems quite unlikely that the result after 90 minutes relatively tight.
“The team is still positive. Against Stuttgart I expect the same intensity as in the first 45 minutes against Tottenham. ” – Michael Zorc
For the match Dortmund vs VfB Stuttgart are the odds on a home win by the Favre protected, in which fall in the sum of no more than three goals, therefore, a lucrative option. The Swiss coach also likes to play against the Swabians, because none of his five direct duels against VfB was lost (three wins, two draws). In general, the league leaders have fond memories of the first leg, which was won 4-0. Can the Dortmunders forget the negative series with only one success from the last eight competitive games? With the exception of Lukasz Piszczek and Maximilian Phillip all men are ready for this endeavor. Because the triple charge became a simple burden in no time, Favre will definitely muster his strongest Elf to continue the master race from the hunted position.
Expected formation of Dortmund:
Bürki – Hakimi, Weigl, Akanji, Diallo – Delaney, Witsel, Reus – Sancho, Götze, Guerreiro
Last matches from Dortmund:
⚽ 05.03.2019 – Dortmund vs. Tottenham 0: 1 (Champions League)
⚽ 01.03.2019 – Augsburg vs. Dortmund 2: 1 (Bundesliga)
⚽ 24.02.2019 – Dortmund vs. Leverkusen 3: 2 (Bundesliga)
⚽ 18.02.2019 – Nuremberg vs. Dortmund 0: 0 (Bundesliga)
⚽ 13.02.2019 – Tottenham Vs. Dortmund 3: 0 (Champions League)
VfB Stuttgart – Statistics & Current Form
At the latest after the 1: 3 home defeat against RB Leipzig VfB coach Weinzierl was not only with his back to the wall, but also shortly before the dismissal. The good performance at the 1-1 draw in Bremen gave the former Schalke coach another week to make the turnaround. The home game against direct competitor Hannover 96 was declared as a “final” and exactly as so denied by the Swabians. From the start, the White-Reds, led by Mario Gomez and Steven Zuber, left no doubt who would leave the field as the winner that day. Already after the first half (3: 0), the game was decided in favor of the Stuttgart, who are currently 19 points in the classification, so that the connection to the FC Augsburg held (21) and beyond the distance to the first direct relegation place to five Counter enlarged. The slight positive trend of the past two weekends, the last year’s darling would now like to continue in the Signal Iduna Park and may end up as a misfit a surprise coup.
The away balance, however, does not suggest any particularly high hopes from the guests’ point of view, as VfB were able to win only one of their twelve matches in the distance. There were also two draws and nine defeats. The first eight goals scored correspond to the second worst value of all Bundesliga clubs. Only the beaten tail light from Nuremberg marked one more goal less. In four of the recent six away games Mario Gomez and Co. could not celebrate a goal. However, since Ron-Robert Zieler also conceded only three goals in the box of the Swabians, the bets on Under 3.5 goals would always have been crowned with success.
“Dortmund is not a bonus game” – Markus Weinzierl
In this respect, these numbers – in addition to the subjective perception – also provide an empirical basis for the duel against Dortmund. VfB Stuttgart to make a corresponding prediction in the direction of the black and yellow. Markus Weinzierl will, as of now, not go down as a BVB expert in the annals of the Bundesliga: Only in one of twelve games against the club from the Ruhr celebrated the still criticized Weinzierl a victory. Changes in the starting eleven are not to be expected after the good results. To exclude is a tactical change, such as Gonzalez for Gomez, but not. Notable failures are not to be lamented. Even Didavi and Baumgartl could return to the squad.
Expected formation of VfB Stuttgart:
Zieler – Kabak, Pavard, Kempf – Beck, Castro, Insua – Ascacibar – Zuber – Esswein – M. Gomez
Last matches of VfB Stuttgart:
⚽ 03.03.2019 – VfB Stuttgart vs Hannover 5: 1 (Bundesliga)
⚽ 22.02.2019 – Werder Bremen Vs. VfB Stuttgart 1: 1 (Bundesliga)
⚽ 16.02.2019 – VfB Stuttgart vs RB Leipzig 1: 3 (Bundesliga)
⚽ 10.02.2019 – Dusseldorf vs VfB Stuttgart 3: 0 (Bundesliga)
⚽ 03.02.2019 – VfB Stuttgart vs Freiburg 2: 2 (Bundesliga)
Dortmund vs. VfB Stuttgart Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
Both clubs celebrate a joint anniversary on Saturday. For the 100th time meet the clubs in the Bundesliga on each other. The Dortmund have currently only two Bundesliga a negative balance. Against Bayern and against VfB Stuttgart. The Swabians, however, won only one of the last 15 appearances at Signal Iduna Park, namely in the preseason 2-1. The first leg in the current season was with 4: 0 a clear matter for BVB. On such a victory, we would not place a tip on the weekend between Dortmund and VfB Stuttgart.
Dortmund v. VfB Stuttgart Our Football Prediction
Only a few weeks ago, the home game of Borussia Dortmund vs VfB Stuttgart would have fallen victim to the name “Formsache”. Recently, both clubs have approached shape technology but. The BVB celebrated from the youngest eight competitive matches only a single victory, but presented himself for it consistently well in front of home crowd. Even in the 0-1 defeat in the week against Tottenham you could make the black and yellow is not a big blame, except that they gave rows reckless chances. We would therefore prefer between Dortmund and VfB Stuttgart a prediction towards a close home victory.
Key Facts – Dortmund vs VfB Stuttgart tip
Dortmund with only one win in the last eight competitive matches
Stuttgart last with rising form curve
VfB have not scored their own goal in four of their most recent six appearances
The Schwaben underpinned their slightly rising form curve last also with a 5: 1-Erfolg against Hanover, but in the foreign the balance of the Weinzierl Elf is anything but outstanding. In twelve away games Mario Gomez and Co. get only a meager twelve goals. In four of their most recent six appearances, the whites and reds remained completely without their own goals. If we now assume that the presumably low-lying Swabians also against BVB not wet, then the black and yellow could score three goals and the Dortmund vs VfB Stuttgart tip on home win & under 3.5 hits would still pass. For that reason, we risk a medium bet on five units.
Prediction Today: win Dortmund & under 3.5 goals