Dortmund v AC Wolfsberger Prediction and Football Tips – 06/08/15
Europa League football tips – Dortmund v AC Wolfsberger Prediction
Dortmund manager Tomas Tuchel has plenty talent at his disposal and given his assurances that Sven Bender has a role to play for the club this season we can expect changes from the XI that took to the field in Austria last week. Shinji Kagawa and Gonzalo Castro will both be hopeful of a starting berth but one is likely to miss out.
Wolfsberger are likely to line up in the same manner as last week, opting for a lone forward and a defensive anchorman to try and quell the midfield quality possessed by Dortmund. An admirable 1-0 defeat last week is likely to convince manager Dietmar Kuhbauer that the same XI is the best route to take upon visiting Westfalenstadion.
Dortmund: 4-2-3-1 Formation: Burki; Piszczek, Papastathopolous, Hummels, Schmelzer; Gundogan. Bender, Kagawa, Mkhitaryan, Reus; Aubameyang
Wolfsberger AC: 4-1-4-1 Formation: Kofler; Berger, Sollbauer, Huttenbrenner, Palla; Standfest, Zundel, Seidl, Putsche, Wernitznig; Silvio
- Dortmund have won 8 and lost 2 of their last 10 matches.
- Wolfsberger have won 6, drawn 2 and lost 2 of their last 10 matches.
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Dortmund have scored an average of 3.1 goals and conceded an average of 0.9 goals per game.
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Wolfsberger have scored an average of 1.7 goals and conceded an average of 0.7 goals per game.
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 7 of Dortmund’s previous 10 matches.
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 4 of Wolfsberger’s previous 10 matches.
- Dortmund’s 1-0 victory last week is the only past meeting between the two sides.
Dortmund left Austria with an away goal and a slender advantage; from here it should be fairly simple for the German giants. They possess attacking talent in abundance and with the much admired Mats Hummels commanding the defensive line do not expect them to be conceding multiple away goals to an inferior side.
The Austrian minnows will travel to Germany looking to relish the occasion of playing in one of Europe’s finest stadiums. They will most likely look to frustrate the German side, keep themselves in the tie and feed off scraps and counter attacks in search of the all important away goal. Continental football can be ruthless, expect this to be no different. Dortmund should comfortably deal with Wolfsberger AC.