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The Bundesliga 1 meeting at PreZero Arena on Saturday sees home side Hoffenheim welcome Borussia Dortmund.
All Hoffenheim v Borussia Dortmund match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
Hoffenheim will be hoping for a better result after the 2-1 Bundesliga 1 losing effort in their last game against Eintracht Frankfurt.
In that match, Hoffenheim had 49% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 4 on target. The scorer for Hoffenheim was Andrej Kramarić (18'). On the other side, Eintracht Frankfurt got 14 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. Daichi Kamada (54') and Bas Dost (71') scored for Eintracht Frankfurt.
Matches with Hoffenheim have often been engaging affairs of late with a lot of goalmouth action expected. Over their past six games, a grand total of 23 goals have gone in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.83 goals per game) with 17 of those being chalked up by Hoffenheim. We will just have to see whether or not that trend will end up being continued on into this next match.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Hoffenheim:
- haven't lost in the league to Borussia Dortmund in their last 5 games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 league matches at home.
Borussia Dortmund will come into the encounter following on from a 4-0 Bundesliga 1 win as they beat Freiburg in their previous game.
In that game, Borussia Dortmund had 66% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. For Borussia Dortmund, goals were scored by Erling Håland (31', 66'), Emre Can (47') and Felix Passlack (92'). On the other side, SC Freiburg got 6 shots at goal with 2 on target.
A tendency of at least one team drawing a blank in games involving Borussia Dortmund has become evident recently. Checking on their last six meetings shows that this has happened 6 times. During those clashes, their opponents have hit a goal total of 6 while Dortmund have scored 14.
Going into this encounter, Borussia Dortmund have left without a victory over Hoffenheim when having played them away from home in the previous 7 league games. Not good at all.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head-to-head clashes dating back to 16/12/2017 shows that Hoffenheim have won 3 of these games and Borussia Dortmund 1, with the tally of drawn games being 2.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 22 in all which averages out at 3.67 goals per match.
Team News: Hoffenheim
Ermin Bicakcic (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Benjamin Hübner (Tear in a joint capsule), Konstantinos Stafylidis (Shoulder Injury), Kasim Adams (Corona virus) and Andrej Kramaric (Corona virus) are unavailable for Hoffenheim manager Sebastian Hoeneß.
Team News: Borussia Dortmund
Dortmund boss Lucien Favre has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Marcel Schmelzer (Knee Surgery), Dan-Axel Zagadou (Knee Problems), Thorgan Hazard (Torn Muscle Fibre) and Manuel Akanji (Corona virus) are names that won’t be on the team sheet. Youssoufa Moukoko cannot play in this game through suspension.
We’ve got the feeling that Hoffenheim will manage to breach the defence of this Borussia Dortmund lineup, however a single goal likely won’t be as many as they will have scored against them.
Our tip is for a very close game with a 1-2 victory for Borussia Dortmund after 90 minutes. Looking forward to seeing how this one unfolds.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: PreZero Arena (30,150)
Captain: Benjamin Hübner
Chairman: Peter Görlich
Manager: Sebastian Hoeneß
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 6, DFB-Pokal (First Round), Europa League (Group L)
🔑 Key Player: Andrej Kramarić
Regularly used in the Striker position, Andrej Kramarić was born in Zagreb, Croatia. Having made his senior debut playing for Dinamo Zagreb in the 2008 - 2009 season, the gifted Forward has hit 6 league goals in the Bundesliga 1 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 3 appearances.