Borussia Dortmund will host Stuttgart at Signal Iduna Park in one of the biggest matches of the Bundesliga weekend.
After a promising start to the season, the hosts have recently faltered in the league, falling behind in the championship hunt.
Union Berlin, the unexpected leaders of the league, defeated BVB 2-0 in their most recent game. Dortmund dominated possession but generated little before beating Hannover 2-0 in the DFB-Pokal on Wednesday.
With 16 points from ten games, Dortmund are eighth in the Bundesliga.
Meanwhile, Stuttgart’s season got off to a terrible start, costing manager Pellegrino Matarazzo his position.
However, with temporary manager Michael Wimmer, they have found a new life. In their most recent Bundesliga match, Die Roten defeated Bochum 4-1 before defeating Arminia Bielefeld 6-0 in the domestic cup.
Saturday, October 22, 2022
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Due to illness, Marius Wolf and Anthony Modeste were unable to travel to Hannover. It is unknown at the moment whether or not he will be included in the squad for Saturday’s game against Stuttgart.
Sebastien Haller, Mateu Morey, Mahmoud Dahoud, Jamie Bynoe-Gittens and Mateu Morey will be out. Still, club captain Marco Reus should be able to make the squad after resting midweek due to a major ankle injury.
Florian Muller, Konstantinos Mavropanos, Naouirou Ahamada, Dan-Axel Zagadou and Josha Vagnoman, none of whom played in the annihilation against Arminia in midweek, are among Stuttgart’s injury concerns.
Wimmer should have a full squad to choose from in Dortmund, so that was probably a precaution.
Borussia Dortmund’s Bundesliga form:
long, wide, long, deep, long
State of form of the Bundesliga of Stuttgart:
D, L, L, L, W
Possible Borussia Dortmund starting eleven:
Kobel; Meunier, Hummels, Schlotterbeck, Guerrero; Bellingham, Ozcan; Adeyemi, Brandt, Malen; Moukoko
Possible Stuttgart starting line-up:
Mueller; Mavropanos, Anton, Zagadou; Silas, Endo, Ahamada, Millot, Sosa; Pfeiffer, Thomas
Borussia Dortmund 3-1 Stuttgart
Dortmund’s most recent victory ended a three-match losing streak, and now they will want to capitalize on it. They would like to extend their winning streak at home, where they are undefeated in their last five games.
Stuttgart, however, have won their last two games after going winless in the previous nine. However, they have failed to win away from home in the league this season and may lose this game.