Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Mercedes-Benz Arena will host Saturday’s football game between Stuttgart and Borussia Dortmund, the two teams with entirely different ambitions in the season finale. Die Schwaben aim to build on a 3-2 win over Bochum, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against the Yellow-Blacks. Barring any fresh injury worries, Sebastian Hoeness is unlikely to make changes to the team that defeated Bochum at the weekend.
Borussia Dortmund, on the other hand, aim to stay in the title race, and given their attacking potential, we believe that there is a big value in betting on over 2.5 goals. Giovanni Reyna should recover in time to face Stuttgart, while all Nico Schlotterbeck, Julien Duranville, and Mateu Morey remain in the recovery room. Marius Wolf will be assessed ahead of the kick-off. In the first half of the season Borussia Dortmund outclassed Stuttgart 5-0.
Highlighted Player (Waldemar Anton):
The Uzbekistan-born central defender plays at the heart of Hannover’s defense. His idol was Roy Maakay, so he started his career as a striker, but he soon turned to defense. Anton Waldemar was a mere teenager when he made his first appearance for Die Roten in February 2016 against VfB Stuttgart.
Waldemar only had to wait for two months to net his first goal against Borussia Monchengladbach. The following season he commanded Hannover’s defense in Bundesliga 2, making 31 appearances, helping his team to return to the top flight immediately after the relegation.
Even though he was born in Olmaliq, Uzbekistan, Waldemar decided to pledge allegiance to Germany, debuting for the U21 squad in September 2016, making 7 appearances so far. The press in Germany compare him to Javi Martinez from Bayern Munich, because Anton Waldemar can play in the heart of defense, as well as a defensive midfielder and a right-back.
Highlighted Team (Borussia Dortmund):
1909 by eighteen footballers from Dortmund. Die Schwarzgelben (The Black and Yellows) play their home games at Signal Iduna Park, but the stadium’s original name is Westfalenstadion. The capacity of Borussia’s home ground is 81,539 and it has to be noted that the stadium was opened in 1974. BVB have the highest average attendance in the world of football.
Borussia Dortmund have won eight Bundesliga trophies, while clinching the German Cup title three times.
However, the club’s biggest success came in 1997 when they outplayed Juventus in the Champions League final. Karl-Heinz Riedle scored a brace for BVB in the 3-1 win over Juve, with Lars Ricken finding the net in the title game as well. Borussia’s biggest rivals are Schalke 04 and the two teams square off against each other in the Revierderby.