Borussia Dortmund vs Stuttgart - 09/03/2019 Preview

Borussia Dortmund will face Stuttgart at Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund, at German Bundesliga 25th Round. B. Dortmund against Stuttgart is the match with big interest after their previous matches at German Bundesliga. Review our thoughts on this match here below. 

 

Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund is facing big troubles so far, after almost perfect half of the season. Dortmund’s club lost their chances to fight for Champions League trophy after losing in both matches against Tottenham in 1/8 Final. Moreover, they won only 1 match in 5 last games of Bundesliga and lost 9 points out of 15 possible. As a result, Bayern Munich with 4 wins in a row reached the same amount of points and they are out of Bundesliga title race. This situation should strongly affect Dortmund players desire and confidence. If they want to preserve the chances of winning the highest German league must gather their strength and do everything to reach the goal. Moreover, this is the only tournament in which they participate now, so players can concentrate on league games.

Next game due to injuries will miss Lukasz Piszczek and Maximilian Philipp. However, Cristian Pulisic should join the team after the injury and try to raise the level of the game. Marco Reus, Paco Alcacer and Jadon Sanchez are playing leading roles at the team and must lead the team to victories.

The Black and Yellows are strong at finishing scoring chances, creating chances using through balls and coming back from losing positions. Although, they are showing weaknesses at aerial duels, protecting the lead and avoiding individual errors. Very likely that at home the BVB will play possessional football with short passes and many scoring chances.

 

Stuttgart

Stuttgart now looks like a favourite to be relegated to Bundesliga 2. However, everything could change as Bundesliga have 10 rounds to play in total. Of course, the team is facing big troubles and relegation shout strongly affect the team’s future for next years. Stuttgart plays weak at home, as they won only once and scored 8 goals in 12 matches and conceded 28. In last 6 away matches of Bundesliga, they have drawn only once in the last match against Werder Bremen. Now the team has nowhere to go and players need to go ahead for the victory and not looking back.

During whole season Stuttgart faced absents crisis and the next match will be without some of the players. Biggest lose is Centre-Back Timo Baumgartl, in addition, Nicolas Gonzales will back on the pitch after 3 games red card suspension.

This season is far away from good, however, the team is strong at protecting the lead and stealing the ball from the opposition. However, the team is facing troubles at defending against skilful players and avoiding individual errors. Very likely that they will play at their own half, width football and attempt crosses often.

 

H2H

Dortmund won 4 of their last 5 meetings. At home Borussia unbeaten against Stuttgart since the year 2008.  Teams have seen with resultative games in their last 11 matches in all competitions. Moreover, Dortmund has scored at least 2 goals in 12 last matches of Bundesliga.