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  • April 7, 2012
  • • 9:30 AM
  • • VOLKSWAGEN ARENA, Wolfsburg
  • Referee: C. Dingert
  • • Attendance: 30000
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Bundesliga Preview: Wolfsburg - Dortmund

The champion surrendered a two-goal lead last week against Bruno Labbadia, but can afford no such slip-ups against against one of Bundesliga's in-form sides.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
WOLFSBURG


Benaglio
Trasch, Russ, Felipe Lopes, Rodriguez

Dejagah, Josue, Polak, Schafer
Helmes, Mandzukic



DORTMUND


Weidenfeller
Piszczek, Hummels, Subotic, Schmelzer
Bender, Gundogan
Kuba, Kagawa, Grosskreutz
Lewandowski
 

Wolfsburg is expected to name an unchanged side from the one that beat Hertha Berlin 4-1 in the German capital last week, with Josue retaining his place above Petr Jiracek, and Patrick Helmes starting up front alongside Mario Mandzukic.

Chris and Bjarne Thoelke will be missing at the back due to a thigh and tendon problems respectively. Thomas Hitzlsperger and Slobodan Medojevic remain sidelined.

Jurgen Klopp is set to make one change from the team that drew 4-4 with Stuttgart last Friday. After another good performance, Ilkay Gundogan should retain his place in midfield ahead of Sebastian Kehl, who will make way for Sven Bender, who is back to full fitness.

Meanwhile, Mario Gotze is expected to make his long-awaited comeback for the club's reserve ranks, and will accordingly miss this game. Defensive duo Julian Koch and Felipe Santana remain sidelined.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Wolfsburg has won all of its last four league games, scoring 12 goals in the process.
  • However, Felix Magath's side has kept just six clean sheets in its 28 Bundesliga matches this season.
  • Patrick Helmes has scored six goals in his last six games.
  • Borussia Dortmund is currently in the midst of a 22-game unbeaten run in the league - the longest in the club's history.
  • Shinji Kagawa (right) has scored nine goals in his last 11 matches.
  • Jurgen Klopp's side picked up a 5-1 victory over Wolfsburg on Matchday 12.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Wolfsburg

Borussia Dortmund

Wins
2
1
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

VfL Wolfsburg WOB
VfL Wolfsburg Wolfsburg
Draw
BV Borussia 09 Dortmund BVB
BV Borussia 09 Dortmund Borussia Dortmund
23%
68%

Top 3 Predictions

VfL Wolfsburg WOB
1 - 3
BV Borussia 09 Dortmund BVB
VfL Wolfsburg WOB
0 - 3
BV Borussia 09 Dortmund BVB
VfL Wolfsburg WOB
2 - 1
BV Borussia 09 Dortmund BVB

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