Borussia Dortmund - Stuttgart Betting Preview: Expect the goals to come early

Die Schwaben have been in prolific form since replacing Bruno Labbadia with Thomas Schneider, and Al Hain-Cole expects at least two goals to go in before half time on Friday
Borussia Dortmund will be looking to move top of the Bundesliga table when they welcome Stuttgart to the Westfalenstadion on Friday evening.

With leaders Bayern Munich not in action until Saturday, Jurgen Klopp’s men are heavy 27/100 (1.27) favourites with Betway to maintain the pressure by moving into pole position with a victory.

However, the visitors are unbeaten in seven league games since Thomas Schneider took over after their disastrous start to the campaign and are available at 9/1 (10.00) to cause an upset against last season’s runners-up.

Four of Die Schwaben’s last five Bundesliga matches have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 22/5 (5.40) on them claiming a point against this opposition for the fifth time in six encounters.

Having lost their first three league games of the season under Bruno Labbadia, the visitors acted quickly in promoting youth coach Schneider to the top job and were instantly rewarded with a 6-2 win over Hoffenheim in his first Bundesliga match in charge.

Despite being a former defender, the new boss has continued with an attacking set-up that has seen his side maintain their prolific form to hit 17 goals in seven league games, and this should make for another entertaining encounter against the Bundesliga’s top-scoring side.

Last year’s 4-4 draw is the most memorable recent fixture between two sides who have averaged over three goals a game in their last 14 exciting encounters, and fans should not have to wait long for the goalmouth action to commence on Friday.

At least two first-half goals have been scored in seven of Stuttgart’s 10 league games this season, while that figure has also been matched in 10 of Dortmund’s last 12 on home soil, so odds of 19/20 (1.95) are not to be missed on over 1.5 going in when they come face to face.

Over 1.5 first-half goals for a 1.5pt stake at 19/20 (1.80) with Betway

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