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VfB Stuttgart vs Borussia Dortmund Match Preview
Borussia Dortmund have lost pace in the run to the Bundesliga title race, before the international break. They now have a perfect chance to get back into the mix as they visit the promoted VfB Stuttgart. This VfB Stuttgart vs Borussia Dortmund fixture will be played on Friday night, November 17 at the Mercedes Benz Arena in Stuttgart.
If Stuttgart had any hopes of an easy transition back into the Bundesliga, they were all rubbished in the initial weeks. 13 points from their opening 11 games is not a bad start but not a great start either. Surprisingly, this tally is enough to keep them five points above the relegation zone. They currently are 12th in the Bundesliga table. The hosts are the only side in the Bundesliga this season to have won 100% of their points at home. Coach Hannes Wolf would definitely want to change that but for this encounter, he would look to take advantage of the shaky form of the visitors.
Borussia Dortmund began the season in commanding fashion and were leading the Bundesliga table for some time. However, the string of disappointments before the international break brought them crashing down. With 20 points, Dortmund are currently third in the table, six points off the leaders Bayern Munich and two points off RB Leipzig. It could have been much better but the losses to Leipzig (2-3), Hannover 96 (2-4) and Bayern Munich (1-3) are a huge hit on their title aspirations. Even in Europe, they are struggling to get past smaller teams and that is a concern for the away side in this VfB Stuttgart vs Borussia Dortmund fixture.
VfB Stuttgart vs Borussia Dortmund H2H
Dortmund have a great record against Stuttgart as they are unbeaten in seven years against them. During this time, Dortmund have won eight and drew five encounters. The last time these two sides met, Dortmund cantered to a 3-0 win.
VfB Stuttgart vs Borussia Dortmund Team News
Stuttgart have a lot to ponder on the injury front as Holger Badstuber and Marcin Kaminsi continue to stay out. Matthias Zimmermann, Alexander Meyer, Christian Gentner, Carlos Mane, and Anastasios Donis are all out with injuries. Dzenis Burnic is suspended until November 20.
Dortmund’s coach Peter Bosz is set to miss Lukasz Piszczek, Erik Drum, Sebastian Rode, Marco Reus, and Alexander Isak due to injuries for this encounter.
VfB Stuttgart vs Borussia Dortmund Probable Line-ups
VfB Stuttgart: Zieler, Beck, Pavard, Baumgartl, Insua, Aogo, Mangala, Asano, Akolo, Ozcan, Ginczek.
Borussia Dortmund: Burki, Bartra, Toprak, Sokratis, Schmelzer, Weigl, Castro, Kagawa, Yarmolenko, Pulisic, Aubameyang.
VfB Stuttgart vs Borussia Dortmund Predictions
The early season steel from the visitors looks a thing of the past as they continue to struggle at the back, due to injuries to key players. Both teams look good to find the back of the net and that is what our prediction is. We also feel that Dortmund look good to come out with a win.