Bundesliga Match Preview: VfB Stuttgart vs. Borussia Dortmund

Updated: March 27, 2014
Stuttgart and Dortmund

Match Date: 29 March 2014 (local time)

Venue: Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion


With the scoreless stalemate during the Rivierderby, Borussia Dortmund was fortunate enough to keep their 1-point lead over their closest rival, Schalke 04. The draw enabled them to hold on to their spot in the Bundesliga table and somehow secure the honors of being tagged as the next best club in Germany’s top-flight league.


It was a tough season for the Borussians and so is for VfB Stuttgart. The latter is part of the rock bottom club participating in a fierce and intense survival battle. It is quite disappointing to see these squads go slow this year. It is hard to imagine that the clubs, which once took the spectators’ breath away during a neck-to-neck battle that ended in a 4-4 draw are now wandering along the fields of desperation.


Yes, both clubs are desperate.


Borussia Dortmund, plagued by injuries and pressures of the Champions League is desperate to remain in the 2nd spot of the table. Their upcoming match carries more significance as Schalke is just waiting for them to make the wrong move and then grab the opportunity to steal the spotlight.
As for Stuttgart’s side—apparently, they are eyeing for yet another chance to make it to Bundesliga next season. It still has the chance for they are simply behind by 2 points to make it to the safe side. But with the online betting favorite, Dortmund blocking their way, will they ever get such chance?


Dortmund has been sporting a strong away form. Lately, the club has recorded more than 2.5 goals within their last 8 away matches. And this makes the over 2.5-3 bet at 2.03 in 12BET, a profitable one. The Borussians will most likely exploit this arena in an attempt to extend their lead against Schalke 04.
Stuttgart, however, can still pull off an impressive performance just like what they did before. It will be a little bit difficult though as Vedad Ibisevic is still serving his 5-match ban. His presence could have eased the relegation worries of the club. But as of the moment, supporting from the stands is the only thing he can offer.


Prediction: Borussia Dortmund 



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