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Dortmund vs Stuttgart Prediction & Match Preview


Dortmund vs Stuttgart Prediction & Match Preview

Borussia Dortmund vs Stuttgart
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 12 December 2020
Kick-off at 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET
Venue: Signal Iduna Park.

Curiously, Borussia Dortmund have lost five of their seven home league games played behind closed doors, having lost just one in 32 under Lucien Favre with fans present. 

They do seem to be missing the support from the infamous ‘Yellow Wall’ – and Favre could also be missing a long list of players for this encounter. 

Top scorer Erling Haaland is among those definitely ruled out, while several players are doubtful with knocks. So, it might be a good time for Stuttgart to visit Signal-Iduna-Park. 

The visitors are unbeaten on their travels this season, registering three wins and two draws, and have impressed with their bold, energetic football since returning to the top flight. 

Dortmund are prone to the odd surprise defeat and Stuttgart certainly look appealing for draw no bet.

Borussia Dortmund vs Stuttgart: Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams Borussia Dortmund VfB Stuttgart played so far 40 matches.
Borussia Dortmund won 20 direct matches. VfB Stuttgart won 10 matches. 10 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.95 goals per Match.

Borussia Dortmund vs Stuttgart: Prediction

Borussia Dortmund in actual season average scored 2.59 goals per match. In 14 (93.33%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 10 (66.67%) matches in season 2020 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

VfB Stuttgart average scored 2.20 goals per match in season 2020. In 8 (88.89%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 5 (55.56%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Dortmund are without several players for the visit of Stuttgart, including Haaland (hamstring), Thomas Meunier (torn muscle), Mateu Morey (muscular), Thomas Delaney (back), Reinier (coronavirus) and Marcel Schmelzer (knee).

Should Favre persist with his preferred back three system, it will be a choice between experience or youth at right wing-back, with 35-year-old Lukasz Piszczek and 22-year-old Felix Passlack fighting for a place in the first XI.

Stuttgart have their own list of injury issues, with Daniel Didavi (hip), Momo Cisse (torn muscle), Clinton Mola (fitness), Atakan Karazor (torn ligament), Erik Thommy (elbow), Maxime Awoudja (fitness), Hamadi Al Ghaddioui (pubitis) and forward Nicolas Gonzalez (ruptured knee ligament) all unavailable for the trip to Dortmund.

Captain and talismanic midfield presence Castro is at risk of a one-match suspension, which he will receive if he picks up another booking.

Borussia Dortmund possible starting lineup:
Burki; Can, Hummels, Akanji; Passlack, Witsel, Dahoud, Guerreiro; Reyna, Sancho; Brandt

Stuttgart possible starting lineup:
Kobel; Mavropanos, Anton, Kempf; Wamangituka, Sosa, Endo, Castro, Mangala; Kalajdzic, Coulibaly