Borussia Dortmund will be looking to cut the lead to Bayern Munich when they travel to VfL Wolfsburg in under an hour’s time. The leaders aren’t in action until the evening game when they host Eintracht Frankfurt.
Lucien Favre’s side comfortably hammered Schalke 04 4-0 in the Revierderby when the Bundesliga restarted last weekend whilst this weekend’s hosts were 2-1 winners away to FC Augsburg.
Wolfsburg start the weekend in sixth place but a top four finish looks very unlikely.
The teams for this afternoon’s game at the Volkswagen Arena are as follows:
Koen Casteels; Kevin Mbabu, Marin Pongracic, John Brooks, Jerome Roussillon; Renato Steffen, Xaver Schlager, Max Arnold, Admir Mehmedi; Daniel Ginczek, Wout Weghorst
Substitutes: Pavao Pervan, Marcel Tisserand, Robin Knoche, Joao Victor, Felix Klaus, Luca Horn, Josip Brekalo
Oliver Glasner goes with a 4-4-2 formation this afternoon with top scorer Wout Weghorst being partnered by Daniel Ginczek. The hosts are without Josuha Guilavogui in the centre of the park.
Roman Burki; Manuel Aknaji, Matts Hummels, Lucasz Piszczek; Achraf Hakimi, Thomas Delaney, Mahmoud Dahoud, Raphael Guerreiro; Thorgan Hazard, Erling Haaland, Juilan Brandt
Substitutes: Marwin Hitz, Mateu Morey, Marcel Schmeltzer, Tobias Raschi, Leonardo Balerdi, Giovanni Reyna, Jadon Sancho, Mario Gotze
Lucien Favre goes with the same team that thrashed Schalke last weekend as Thorgan Hazard keeps his place in the starting lineup with Giovanni Reyna seemingly fit as he is among the substitutes. Jadon Sancho is only good for a place on the bench too, but the head coach may have Tuesday’s game with Bayern Munich in mind.
Borussia Dortmund have won their last five Bundesliga game, scoring 13 goals and conceding just one.