Lucien Favre’s side will travel to Wolfsburg as the favourites to win this game, as Paddy Power have rated the odds 4/6 for Dortmund to walk away with the three points.
BVB currently occupy second place in the Bundesliga, four points behind Bayern Munich who are chasing their eighth consecutive league title. Favre’s side have a good opportunity, however, to put a halt to the Bavarian dominance in the league, and will be keen to go into the match between second and third with a win against Wolfsburg
Dortmund have already had an impressive league campaign until now, winning 16 of their 26 matches and scoring 72 goals overall – the second highest in the league.
Four of these goals came against derby rivals Schalke most recently as BVB put in a dominant performance at home, comfortably winning the game 4-0 with a weakened side on paper. Favre was without long-serving clubman, Marco Reus, while choosing to bench the likes of Jadon Sancho and Mario Götze.
Sancho has been one of the league's outstanding players this year, having the most assists in the league with 15 and also managing to score 14 goals, in addition. The young English winger only came on as a substitute in his last match, although it is more than likely we will see Favre utilise the winger more as his fitness improves.
Wolfsburg have conceded the third least amount of goals this season, and Dortmund will surely need to use all their fire power if they are to break them down.
Although, the last fixture between the sides saw Thorgan Hazard, Mario Götze and Raphael Guerreiro all score in a 3-0 victory for BVB, and now Die Wolfen defence will have the problem of Erling Haaland added to their troubles.
The 19-year-old Norwegian added his 10th goal in nine games against Schalke on the weekend and is appearing to have picked up from where he left off with his prolific goal scoring.
Favre will be keen to use the likes of Haaland and Sancho to convincingly beat Wolfsburg and bring his side confidence before their potential league decider against Bayern in the following game week.
By Brad Beecham