Dream11 Fantasy Soccer: Borussia Dortmund at VfL Wolfsburg

Dream11 Fantasy Soccer: Borussia Dortmund at VfL Wolfsburg

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Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg have clear objectives in mind ahead of their Bundesliga match Saturday: while the hosts will try to shorten the gap with league-leaders Bayern Munich with a win, Wolfsburg know three points  could prove crucial on the quest to secure a UEFA Europa League spot. Both clubs are undefeated in their last five games, but Dortmund are perfect during that stretch while Wolfsburg have "only" taken 11 points, including two draws in their last two games. It is also worth noting that Dortmund have won three of their last four games playing away, and eight of their last nine against Wolfsburg in all competitions.

Recent Form

Wolfsburg: W3, D2

Borussia Dortmund: W5

Team News

Wolfsburg

OUT: Yannick Gerhardt, Joshua Guilavogui, William

Doubful: Ignacio Camacho

Borussia Dortmund

OUT: Axel Witsel, Luca Ubenhaun, Marco Reus, Nico Schulz, Dan-Axel Zagadou

Doubtful: Emre Can, Giovanni Reyna

Expected Lineups

Wolfsburg: Koen Casteels; John Brooks, Kevin Mbabu, Paulo Otavio, Marin Pongracic; Maximilian Arnold, Xaver Schlager, Renato Steffen; Admir Mehmedi, Wout Weghorst, Josip Brekalo

Borussia Dortmund: Roman Burki; Lukasz Piszczek, Mats Hummels, Manuel Akanji; Achraf Hakimi, Julian Brandt, Thomas Delaney, Raphael Guerreiro; Jadon Sancho, Thorgan Hazard; Erling Haaland

Top Picks

Erling Haaland, Dortmund: Haaland scored against Werder Bremen last week, extending his impressive run of form since joining the Bundesliga giants in January. He doesn't have

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Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg have clear objectives in mind ahead of their Bundesliga match Saturday: while the hosts will try to shorten the gap with league-leaders Bayern Munich with a win, Wolfsburg know three points  could prove crucial on the quest to secure a UEFA Europa League spot. Both clubs are undefeated in their last five games, but Dortmund are perfect during that stretch while Wolfsburg have "only" taken 11 points, including two draws in their last two games. It is also worth noting that Dortmund have won three of their last four games playing away, and eight of their last nine against Wolfsburg in all competitions.

Recent Form

Wolfsburg: W3, D2

Borussia Dortmund: W5

Team News

Wolfsburg

OUT: Yannick Gerhardt, Joshua Guilavogui, William

Doubful: Ignacio Camacho

Borussia Dortmund

OUT: Axel Witsel, Luca Ubenhaun, Marco Reus, Nico Schulz, Dan-Axel Zagadou

Doubtful: Emre Can, Giovanni Reyna

Expected Lineups

Wolfsburg: Koen Casteels; John Brooks, Kevin Mbabu, Paulo Otavio, Marin Pongracic; Maximilian Arnold, Xaver Schlager, Renato Steffen; Admir Mehmedi, Wout Weghorst, Josip Brekalo

Borussia Dortmund: Roman Burki; Lukasz Piszczek, Mats Hummels, Manuel Akanji; Achraf Hakimi, Julian Brandt, Thomas Delaney, Raphael Guerreiro; Jadon Sancho, Thorgan Hazard; Erling Haaland

Top Picks

Erling Haaland, Dortmund: Haaland scored against Werder Bremen last week, extending his impressive run of form since joining the Bundesliga giants in January. He doesn't have much of a floor if he doesn't score, but he seems to be bagging goals for fun at the moment.

Jadon Sancho, Dortmund: Sancho only played a few minutes off the bench last week against Bremen, but he is worth a start here since he is reportedly fit. He has been one of the league's most dominant attacking players this season.

Raphael Guerreiro, Dortmund: The Portuguese wing-back netted two goals last week and, even though he's not expected to move forward with such accuracy on a regular basis, he's still a good bet to produce offensive and defensive stats. He was the Man of the Match last week against Schalke and will try to carry that form here.

Lineup Strategies

Load up on Dortmund's attacking power: Dortmund are by far the better team here and are also coming off five straight wins in the Bundesliga. The return of Jadon Sancho makes them even more dangerous and, as evidenced in last week's win over Schalke, most players have not missed a beat despite the two-month lockdown. They could be in line for another solid offensive performance despite playing on the road.

Wolfsburg's attacking duo might have upside: Wolfsburg operate with three men up front, while Dortmund use a three-man defensive line. This could lead to a lot of individual duels, where the speed of Brekalo and the finishing skills of Weghorst could make a difference. Wolfsburg players do not offer a lot of value due to Dortmund being the superior side, but these two might surprise.

Captain and Vice-Captain Options

  1. Erling Haaland
  2. Jadon Sancho
  3. Raphael Guerreiro
  4. Wout Weghorst

Dream11 Team

GK – Roman Burki

DF – Mats Hummels

DF – Manuel Akanji

DF – John Brooks

DF – Achraf Hakimi

MF – Raphael Guerreiro

MF – Josip Brekalo

MF – Ignacio Camacho

FW – Erling Haaland

FW – Jadon Sancho

FW – Woug Weghorst

Disclaimer: The views expressed here are of the author and is not a reflection of the actual points you might earn.

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