Bundesliga Preview: Borussia Dortmund vs. VfB Stuttgart

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Updated: September 23, 2014
Borussia Dortmund

Match Date: 24 September 2014 (local time)

Venue: Signal Iduna Park

 

There is no doubt that Borussia’s performance in the domestic league has not been at par with the expectations thrown at them. It is quite surprising to see them struggle in the mid-table, considering the fact that they always have a strong start every season.

 

Perhaps, Pep Guardiola’s arguments had its bearing. Maybe, just maybe, Dortmund is also affected by the World Cup aftermath. Nevertheless, this does not erase the fact that that they are still, compelled to win their match against Stuttgart.

 

The contenders

Borussia Dortmund

Dortmund’s line-up is definitely one of the best in Bundesliga. But that line-up should translate to securing more victories and probably, giving Bayern a worthy title contender. Yet, as mentioned, what Dortmund currently shows is a club that lacks cohesion, wit and grit.

 

Just recently, an unconverted penalty and an own goal, helped the online betting favorite dig its own grave. Situations like this should not happen again for them to recover fast. Otherwise, they might find themselves struggling in the mid-table instead of competing for the title.

 

VfB Stuttgart

Experiencing its 3rd consecutive loss, Stuttgart is on the verge of desperation. They need to secure a win or remain at the rock bottom pit of the table.

 

Unfortunately, it seems that the odds barely work in their favor. As a matter of fact, they are valued to win at  8.39—something that is not quite attractive to regular punters.

 

If they could have been a notch higher, the said betting odd could have been more lucrative and profitable.

 

Possible head turners

True to his word, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang has been showing improvements in his recent matches and this is important should Dortmund wish to return into the Bundesliga elite.

 

Ciro Immobile has been adapting to Dortmund’s playing style and this could be seen as a good sign for the Borussians.

 

Prediction

Borussia Dortmund 2-0 VfB Stuttgart

 

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