BORUSSIA DORTMUND V AUGSBURG
In that match, Borussia Dortmund managed 59% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for Borussia Dortmund was Donyell Malen (37'). On the other side, Sporting CP got 7 shots on goal with 1 of them on target.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times that Borussia Dortmund have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that Borussia Dortmund have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 9 goals on the way. It will be interesting to find out if that trend will be sustained here.
Coming into this fixture, Borussia Dortmund are undefeated in their last 7 league matches at home.
In that game, Augsburg managed 39% possession and 9 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. SC Freiburg got 17 shots at goal with 8 of them on target. Lukas Kübler (6'), Lucas Höler (25') and Vincenzo Grifo (33') scored for Freiburg.
The trend of at least one team drawing a blank in games involving Augsburg has been fairly consistent of late. A glance at their last 6 outings reveals that it has happened 5 times. During these clashes, opposing sides have hit a goal aggregate of 11 and Augsburg have scored 2.
Prediction: Both teams to score.
WOLFSBURG V GLADBACH
VfL Wolfsburg enter this game following a 1-1 Champions League tied result against Sevilla.
In that game, VfL Wolfsburg had 31% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for VfL Wolfsburg was Renato Steffen (48'). Sevilla FC had 10 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Ivan Rakitić (87') scored for Sevilla.
Under three goals per game were recorded in 5 of the last 6 fixtures where VfL Wolfsburg have been participants. Regarding the goal split during that period, opposition teams scored a total of 5 while VfL Wolfsburg managed the sum of 6.
Gladbach head into the clash following a 1-0 Bundesliga 1 win against Borussia Dortmund in their last match.
In that game, Borussia Mönchengladbach managed 56% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer for Borussia Mönchengladbach was Denis Zakaria (37'). At the other end, Borussia Dortmund got 8 shots on goal with 0 on target.
Looking at their form, and Gladbach have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 9 goals overall. In defence, Borussia Mönchengladbach have been far from perfect. Previous results aside, we must now wait to see if that pattern might be maintained in this next match.
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
STUTTGART V HOFFENHEIM
Stuttgart head into this match following a 0-0 Bundesliga 1 drawn result vs VfL Bochum.
In that match, Stuttgart had 56% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 3 on target. On the other side, VfL Bochum got 14 shots at goal with 4 of them on target.
Matches involving Stuttgart have proved to be exciting ones recently with plenty of scoring being the norm. Over their past half dozen games, the sum total of 21 goals have been recorded for both teams combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 9 of them belonging to Stuttgart. That sort of trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this game, though.
Hoffenheim will come into the clash after a 3-1 Bundesliga 1 win with the eclipse of VfL Wolfsburg in their previous fixture.
In that match, Hoffenheim had 50% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 3 on target. For Hoffenheim, the goals were scored by Andrej Kramarić (45'), Christoph Baumgartner (73') and Pavel Kadeřábek (81'). On the other side, VfL Wolfsburg got 12 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Ridle Baku (25') scored for VfL Wolfsburg.
Throughout their six latest matches, Sebastian Hoeneß's Hoffenheim have seen their efforts on goal rewarded a total of 11 times thus earning them a goals scored per game average of 1.83.
Prediction: Both teams to score
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