VfB Stuttgart vs Borussia Dortmund Preview

VfB Stuttgart vs Borussia Dortmund

Competition – German Bundesliga

Stadium – Mercedes-Benz Arena

Date: 17th November 2017

Kick-off time – 19:30 GMT+1

Coming from the Bundesliga 2, Stuttgart were not expected to have a simple ride in the top flight.

With 13 points after 11 games, they should be content to not be inside the relegation zone just yet.

They are currently five points off the relegation zone and are the only team in the league who have earned all their points at home.

Stuttgart have not beaten Dortmund in seven years and lost 3-0 the last time they met in April 2016.

At the beginning of the season, it looked as though Borussia Dortmund would finally be winning the title again.

They started with five straight wins and clean sheets; however, things have turned very bad by the time the last international window came around.

They lost to Bayern Munich (3-1), RB Leipzig (3-2), Hannover 96 (4-2) and drew at Eintracht Frankfurt (2-2) domestically before failing to beat Apoel in two matches (both ended 1-1).

Despite their poor form, Dortmund’s front line of Pulisic, Yarmalenko, Kagawa and Aubameyang remain one of the most potent in the league and they only need a good defence to complement their efforts.

Aubameyang already has 10 goals in 11 games and he will be looking to increase that goal tally here.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

VfB Stuttgart

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
L Hamburg SV 3-1 VfB Stuttgart Nov 4, 2017 German Bundesliga
W VfB Stuttgart 3-0 SC Freiburg Oct 29, 2017 German Bundesliga
W Kaiserslautern 1-3 VfB Stuttgart Oct 25, 2017 German DFB Pokal
L RB Leipzig 1-0 VfB Stuttgart Oct 21, 2017 German Bundesliga
W VfB Stuttgart 2-1 FC Cologne Oct 13, 2017 German Bundesliga

Borussia Dortmund

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
L Borussia Dortmund 1-3 Bayern Munich Nov 4, 2017 German Bundesliga
D Borussia Dortmund 1-1 Apoel Nicosia Nov 1, 2017 UEFA Champions League
L Hannover 96 4-2 Borussia Dortmund Oct 28, 2017 German Bundesliga
W 1. FC Magdeburg 0-5 Borussia Dortmund Oct 24, 2017 German DFB Pokal
D Eintracht Frankfurt 2-2 Borussia Dortmund Oct 21, 2017 German Bundesliga

H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
VfB Stuttgart 0-3 Borussia Dortmund Apr 23, 2016 German Bundesliga
VfB Stuttgart 1-3 Borussia Dortmund Feb 9, 2016 German DFB Pokal
Borussia Dortmund 4-1 VfB Stuttgart Nov 29, 2015 German Bundesliga
VfB Stuttgart 2-3 Borussia Dortmund Feb 20, 2015 German Bundesliga
Borussia Dortmund 2-2 VfB Stuttgart Sep 24, 2014 German Bundesliga


Other fixtures taking place this week in the German Bundesliga:

German Bundesliga Table

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Bayern München 17 13 2 2 37 11 +26 41
2 Schalke 04 17 8 6 3 28 21 +7 30
3 Borussia Dortmund 17 8 4 5 39 24 +15 28
4 Bayer 04 Leverkusen 17 7 7 3 34 23 +11 28
5 RB Leipzig 17 8 4 5 27 25 +2 28
6 Borussia Mönchengladbach 17 8 4 5 27 28 -1 28
7 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 17 7 5 5 27 22 +5 26
8 Eintracht Frankfurt 17 7 5 5 20 18 +2 26
9 Augsburg 1907 17 6 6 5 27 23 +4 24
10 Hertha BSC 17 6 6 5 26 25 +1 24
11 Hannover 96 17 6 5 6 24 26 -2 23
12 Wolfsburg 17 3 10 4 21 21 +0 19
13 SC Freiburg 17 4 7 6 17 31 -14 19
14 Stuttgart 17 5 2 10 13 21 -8 17
15 1. FSV Mainz 05 17 4 5 8 19 28 -9 17
16 Werder Bremen 17 3 6 8 13 20 -7 15
17 Hamburger SV 17 4 3 10 15 25 -10 15
18 1. FC Köln 17 1 3 13 10 32 -22 6

German Bundesliga Results

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