Thorgan Hazard joined Borussia Dortmund in January from RB Salzburg and now has 13 goals in 12 matches with the team.
Borussia Dortmund visit VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday looking for the season sweep in German Bundesliga action. Despite being the away team, Borussia Dortmund is a solid betting favourite on the soccer odds board.
Home-field advantage usually matters hugely in big-time soccer (or any sport for that matter), but it clearly didn’t matter much when the German Bundesliga returned to action last weekend with no fans in attendance around the league.
Just one home team won last weekend, and that was Borussia Dortmund routing Schalke 4-0 in the Ruhr derby. Raphael Guerreiro had two goals, and Erling Haaland (first goalscorer of the entire Bundesliga restart) and Thorgan Hazard also found the net. Hazard joined Borussia Dortmund in January from RB Salzburg and now has 13 goals in 12 matches with the team.
Hazard wasn’t even set to start but top USA prospect Giovanni Reyna was injured in warmups in what was supposed to be his first start with Borussia Dortmund (he had made 11 appearances with the side but not started). The club also didn’t start young breakout star Jadon Sancho (team-leading 14 goals, 15 assists in league action) due to a calf strain, although he did come on as a substitute.
VfL Wolfsburg vs. Borussia Dortmund Soccer Odds
Borussia Dortmund remain second in the Bundesliga with 54 points, four behind seven-time champion Bayern Munich. VfL Wolfsburg sit sixth with 39 points and beat FC Augsburg 2-1 last Saturday to stretch its unbeaten streak in league play to seven. Daniel Ginczek won it with a stoppage-time goal.
Augsburg was without head coach Heiko Herrlich as he was banned from attending after breaking quarantine by leaving the team hotel to buy toothpaste. Renato Steffen had the other goal for VfL Wolfsburg. The Swiss International Steffen is the Wolves’ top scorer in 2020, with all five of his goals coming since the start of the year.
On the season, Dortmund has scored 72 goals in the Bundesliga and allowed 33 for a plus-39 goal difference. VfL Wolfsburg has scored just 36 and allowed 31 for a plus-5 differential.
Borussia Dortmund has won four of the past five vs. VfL Wolfsburg with one draw (Wolfsburg hasn’t scored in any of the five). The teams most recently played in early November and Borussia Dortmund won 3-0. Hazard had a goal and assist. Guerreiro and Mario Götze (penalty shot) also scored.
The latest Bundesliga odds have Dortmund at -141 to win with Wolfsburg at +310 and a draw +270. The over/under is 3.5 goals, with the under a -196 favourite. Wolfsburg’s Wouter Weghorst is a +170 favourite to be an anytime scorer. He leads the team with 11 goals in league play.
VfL Wolfsburg vs. Borussia Dortmund Score Prediction
VfL Wolfsburg 1, Borussia Dortmund 1