Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund players react after their loss to Arsenal in the Champions League, November 6. Reuters
Borussia Dortmund players react after their loss to Arsenal in the Champions League, November 6. Reuters
Borussia Dortmund players react after their loss to Arsenal in the Champions League, November 6. Reuters

After suffering a heartbreaking loss to Arsenal in the Champions League, Borussia Dortmund will quickly have to turn their attentions back to the Bundesliga when they travel to in-form Wolfsburg.

Dortmund created most of the chances in midweek, but failed to find the back of the net as an inspired Arsenal defence quelled every single attack.

"Arsenal were fortunate to win the game, but the same can be said about our win in London," Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller, who was called up for the Germany squad, said after the loss.

"It still must be said that football is not always fair. We lacked a bit of determination tonight. In these kinds of conditions a simple shot would have done the trick. And that´s why we failed to beat Arsenal."

The Dortmund players would have found the loss hard to digest, but there is little room for wallowing as they come up against a Wolfsburg side looking for their fourth straight win.

Wolfsburg's good run has seen them climb up to fifth in the Bundesliga table with 18 points from 11 matches, but still a sizeable 10 points behind their opponents Dortmund, who have 28. Dortmund, though, trail Bayern Munich at the top, albeit by a single point.

Three points away from home against a top side like Wolfsburg will also help the Dortmund players rebuild their confidence after that morale-sapping defeat to the Gunners.

Team News: Wolfsburg will have to do without the services of Brazilian playmaker Diego, while Vieirinha and Bas Dost remain sidelined.

Sebastian Kehl looks set for a comeback after travelling with the Dortmund side, but Jakub Blaszczykowski is unlikely to feature due to a stomach complaint. Mats Hummels, who missed the Arsenal game with back and thigh problems, returned to training earlier this week and could play.

"I haven´t yet thought about what our lineup will be on Saturday," Klopp said. "I know from experience that a lot of things can happen. The international break will do Sebastian good as he will be able to put in large training volumes and take part in a training match."

Long-term absentees Ilkay Gundogan and Lukasz Piszczek remain on the treatment table.

Key men: Wolfsburg: Maximilian Arnold has scored in the last three games for his side and the teenage midfielder will look to make it four out of four. Also watch out for Ivan Perisic, who will want to make an impression against his former side.

Borussia Dortmund: Robert Lewandowski, after disappointing against Arsenal, will be determined to find the back of the net in the Bundesliga, where he has been in prime form.

Where to watch

The game is scheduled for an 8 pm IST start with live coverage on Neo Sports. 

Expected lineups: Wolfsburg: Naldo, Rodriguez, Knoche, Benaglio, Ochs, Gustavo, Medojevic, Arnold, Perisic, Schafer, Olic.

Borussia Dortmund: Weidenfeller, Grosskreutz, Sokratis, Subotic, Schmelzer, Kehl, Sahin, Aubameyang, Mkhitaryan, Reus, Lewandowski.

Prediction: 2-1 to Borussia Dortmund

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