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Start into the new federal league season 2017/18! After the VfL Wolfsburg fought with a tight victory in the second cup round, now belonged to the Ligastart Borussia Dortmund in the Autostadt. After the past relegation in the pre-season, the wolves want to place themselves in the new season ahead and not again in the grueling relegation battle. The requirements of the association are, of course, in the upper parts of the table.
With Borussia Dortmund comes however a hard chunk to the start of the season in the Volkswagen Arena. The third of the preseason can well be described as a fear-adversary of the wolves. The direct record between Wolfsburg and Dortmund, with 22: 9 wins in nine draws clear for BVB. Wolfsburg conceded in the Bundesliga only against the Bayern more defeats. The last four direct duels lost all of Wolfsburg. The last Wolfsburg victory against Dortmund was in May 2015 at home with 2: 1.
After the horror season 2016/17 the VfL Wolfsburg wants a more successful playing time. Further than coming into the relegation the club from the Autostadt wants in any case. The start into the new season was moderate. The DFB Cup tie against Viertligisten Norderstedt ended with a 1: 0 victory, but the team performance in this game did not necessarily optimism before the Ligastart. A big performance jump must be recognizable against BVB so that the first points can be entered. A positive type of ligament can be crucial for the rest of the season.
The Wolfsburgers reached a terrible note on Wednesday: 17-million-strong newcomer John Anthony Brooks won a tendon tear in the right thigh in the game of the DFB-Cup against Norderstedt and is expected to be around three months. This makes the Lower Saxony face a big problem in the defense, because with Jeffrey Bruma another home defending champion is missing. Coach Andries Jonker must be against BVB probably on Robin Knoche and the still young new entry Felix Uduokhai. Christian Träsch and Sebastian Jung are also two important players in the defending position. With the new addition Paul Verhaegh, however, these two failures can be replaced adequately. All in all, the VfL Wolfsburg can be described as a “wondrousness”, because the team’s personnel have been heavily reversed with the departure of the leading players Benaglio, Gustavo and Rodriguez and the numerous newcomers Brooks, Camacho, Dimata, William, Stefaniak, Verhaegh, Uduokhai and Hinds.
In the duel between VfL Wolfsburg and Borussia Dortmund, the new BVB coach Peter Bosz will celebrate his Bundesliga debut. BVB won the first Bundesliga match in five of the last six seasons, with Leverkusen defeating only the start of 2014/15. It will be shown whether Bosz could successfully implement his game system in the team and can build on the successes of the last years. In the Supercup against the Bavarians the aggressive pressing phase paired with ball possession football matched already amazingly well.
The Dutchman Bosz will have to forgo a number of potential home-racers to the league. Particularly on the left defending position and on the offensive outside tracks the staff is scarce. Captain Marcel Schmelzer is back in the training after his outcrossing of the ankle, but an assignment against Wolfsburg is still excluded. Raphael Guerreiro can not be used after his ankle operation until October. Erik Durm is still struggling with hip problems and is also not an option. The young Dan-Axel Zagadou has the best chances to start the left-defending position against the wolves.
The use of Mario Götze seems unlikely due to back pain. Shinji Kagawa will not be used due to shoulder problems. The long-time injured Julian Weigl will return to the team only in September. André Schürrle also suffered a muscle fiber break for about four weeks.
Due to the many failures, the start-up set-up is almost all by itself. Lukasz Piszczek, Marc Bartra and Sokratis form the defense with Zagadou. Nuri Sahin, Gonzalo Castro and newcomer Mahmoud Dahoud will be in the central midfield. Instead of the suspended Ousmane Dembélé, Christian Pulisic will start on the wing. On the other hand, Maximilian Philipp will make his debut for BVB. In the storm, of course, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set.
Wolfsburg vs Dortmund head to head matches
18.02.17 BUN Dortmund Wolfsburg 3 : 0
20.09.16 BUN Wolfsburg Dortmund 1 : 5
30.04.16 BUN Dortmund Wolfsburg 5 : 1
05.12.15 BUN Wolfsburg Dortmund 1 : 2
30.05.15 POK Dortmund Wolfsburg 1 : 3