Bundesliga Soccer Picks & Tips: Borussia Dortmund vs. Wolfsburg

Nila Amerova

Thursday, April 3, 2014 5:42 PM GMT

Bundesliga betting features Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg at the weekend, a pivotal clash in the race for a Top 4 finish and a handy preview of their DFB Pokal clash in a fortnight. Here’s a primer on this highly anticipated affair complete with soccer free picks for your consideration.

Borussia Dortmund Solid Faves
Borussia Dortmund enter their clash with Wolfsburg as the solid favourites at -225 to win outright at Bet365, a market stance underscored by a good home record on the season, which stands at 8-2-4 in domestic action, and an overall record of 17-4-7 and 55 points, which sees them into second place in the table.

But the irony is that Borussia Dortmund are mired in a disappointing season. Although they are second, the Bundesliga title race is already over. Bayern Munich hoisting the trophy in record time in week 27 Bundesliga betting following a 3-1 victory over Hertha BSC.

To add insult to injury, repeating last year’s Cinderella run into the Champions League final looks impossible now as well. BVB are flush off a 3-0 defeat to Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal tie, a result that all but ensures the Spanish giants a spot in the semi-finals unless the Black and Yellows can somehow turn the tie on its head next week.

But that’s another matter entirely. What’s pressing is the upcoming fixture at the weekend. Naturally, it’s going to be difficult for Jurgen Klopp and Co. to put the disappointment in Madrid behind them. But if they are to bounce back and restore some confidence ahead of the return leg at Signal-Iduna Park, a win over Top 4 contenders Wolfsburg, matched at +175 to pull off the feat in Bundesliga Futures betting, would go a long way towards that end indeed.

BVB recently are undefeated in four of their last five home fixtures in the league with a 2-2-1 record, including a scoreless draw to Schalke 04 in the Rhur derby in week 28 Bundesliga betting. Both wins were clean sheets, which combined for seven goals. Overall, they Black and Yellows scored ten goals during this stretch and conceded four. The defeat during was a 2-1 defeat to M’gladbach on March 15.

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Wolfsburg’s Disadvantage
Wolfsburg are sat fifth in the table on the back of a 14-5-9 record and 47 points. They are a point adrift of Bayer Leverkusen in the table and two points ahead of Borussia M’gladbach with the race for a Top 4 finish heating up.

Wolfsburg head into their date with Borussia Dortmund at the disadvantage, listed at +550 soccer odds to win outright at Bet365. A sports betting disadvantage increased further by a rather dodgy 5-3-6 road record on the season, which includes 20 goals scored and 24 goals conceded.

Despite their overall road record however, form of late on their travels has been quite fluent. In fact, Die Wolfe are 3-1-1 in their last five overall road fixtures. As well, they are 5-3-2 in their last ten away fixtures in Bundesliga action. That’s a significant upturn, which is underscored by a four game undefeated run across all competitions ahead of the weekend.

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Soccer Betting Verdict
Wolfsburg’s dreams of a Top 4 finish and winning DFB Pokal are alive and well. By contrast, Borussia Dortmund’s dreams of winning the Bundesliga title shattered already and their dreams of winning Champions League are all but shattered after the hammer blow in Madrid. The only dreams left are those of DFB Pokal glory; that is, unless Wolfsburg take a hammer to it in two weeks time. (Ironically, the pair are set to collide in DFB Pokal on April 15).

If Borussia Dortmund are to have any joy at season end, beating Wolfsburg at the weekend will be a positive step in that direction. The Black and Yellows are in need of a confidence boost and an opportunity to give their fans some cheer. Wolfsburg have struggled against superior teams this season, and while Borussia Dortmund aren’t as imperious as they were in the last two seasons they are the stronger outfit with the advantage on paper over Wolfsburg. Take Borussia Dortmund on your soccer picks to win outright at -225 at Bet365.

Soccer Free Picks: Borussia Dortmund to win outright at -225