Wolfsburg vs Dortmund
VOLKSWAGEN Arena, Wolfsburg
Saturday, 23-05-2020 @4:30pm
Dortmund will be hoping to continue their chase for a first Bundesliga title since 2012 when they take on Wolfsburg on Saturday afternoon.
Lucien Favre’s side ensured an eventful restart to the Bundesliga after a two-month layoff, as they thrashed arch rivals Schalke 4-0 at the Signal Iduna Park last Saturday.
With leaders Bayern Munich also winning their fixture against Union Berlin, Lucien Favre’s side remain four points adrift in second place.
With Bayern scheduled to play Eintracht Frankfurt later on Saturday, the Black and Yellows have a good chance to put them under pressure with a win.
At the same time, with Borussia Monchengladbach breathing down their necks, Dortmund cannot afford to slip up.
Wolfsburg, on the other hand, are vying for the final European qualification spot.
The Wolves are currently stationed in the sixth spot in the Bundesliga table, after their nail-biting 2-1 victory over Augsburg last weekend.
Currently on a seven-game unbeaten run in the league, they will need to pick up a victory on Saturday to strengthen their hold on the sixth spot with Schalke and SC Freiburg right behind.
The reverse fixture saw Dortmund pick up a 3-0 win, with second half goals from Thorgan Hazard, Raphael Guerreiro and Mario Gotze. Ahead of the latest meeting between the two sides.
Daniel Ginczek scored a late winner in Wolfsburg’s 2-1 win over Augsburg last weekend, but he may start this one on the bench as Wout Weghorst is back from suspension. That last-gasp winner was set up by Kevin Mbabu, who is expected to retain his place at right-back in the absence of injured defender William. Yannick Gerhardt and club captain Josuha Guilavogui remain absent through injury, meanwhile, so changes may be kept to a minimum.
As for Dortmund, Jadon Sancho has had another week to shake off a troublesome groin injury and should return to the starting lineup on Saturday. Emre Can is also back in contention after sitting out the Schalke win, but fellow holding midfielder Axel Witsel is not yet ready to return. Dortmund’s other high-profile absentee is Marco Reus, who may miss the remainder of the season, while Dan-Axel Zagadou will also play no part for the foreseeable future.
The other Bundesliga games this weekend
-Monchengladbach vs Leverkusen @4:30pm
-Freiburg vs Bremen @4:30pm
-Paderbon vs Hoffenheim @4:30pm
-Bayern vs Frankfurt @7:30pm
-Schalke vs Augsburg @2:30pm
-Mainz vs Leipzig @4:30pm
-Koln vs Dusseldorf @7pm
Friday, 22-05-2020 result
-Hertha Berlin 4-0 Union Berlin