Borussia Dortmund to Host Wolfsburg Ahead of the Klassiker

It wasn’t expected but it happened. Bayern Munich caught up and overtook Borussia Dortmund. The Bundesliga season is heading towards the last matchdays. Therefore, any points dropped from both sides will play a huge role in the title race. One thing is sure, we are witnessing an exciting end to this season’s Bundesliga.

Wolfsburg Test ahead of “Der Klassiker”

Borussia Dortmund will host 7th place Wolfsburg on Matchday 27 in the Signal Iduna Park. Lucien Favre’s men are looking for a crucial win, ahead of a much challenging away game in the Allianz Arena against Bayern Munich. Especially after Bayern trashed Wolfsburg with a whopping 6-0 on Matchday 25. Many previously injured players like Axel Witsel, Mario Gotze and Paco Alcacer are back to training. 

Marco Reus celebrating win with former teammate Ilkay Gundogan

Although the squad seems very confident to take on next challenges on the road to a 9th Bundesliga title, the most important component of the squad is Marco Reus. The German player of the year is gradually coming back to top form. Moreover, Reus salvaged two assists in his feet with the National Mannschaft last week. 

The Much Awaited “Der Klassiker”

Is Borussia Dortmund able to perform the same as the home game against Bayern Munich? Will it be a title-deciding fixture? Will players like Axel Witsel and Mario Gotze be ready for the much-awaited game? These are some of the questions that Borussia Dortmund fans are asking right now. However, no one will be able to answer them until next week. Borussia Dortmund’s defense hasn’t been the best lately, nor has Bayern Munich’s. It’s safe to say that both teams are equal in the midfield area. 

On the other hand, and despite what the goal differences indicate, Borussia Dortmund’s attack is deadlier. It took the Bavarians 459 shots to score 68 goals while the Black and Yellows scored 64 goals from a much efficient 359 shots. Therefore, Borussia Dortmund holds 17.8% success rate while Bayern succeeded at taking home 14.8% of their overall shots.

Borussia Dortmund's efficiency in shots per goals

On top of that, Bayern Munich’s scoring efforts rely mainly on Robert Lewandowski while 18 Borussia Dortmund players managed to score at least 1 goal in the Bundesliga this season. 

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