Hoffenheim vs Borussia Dortmund prediction and analysis
Hoffenheim hosts Borussia Dortmund in a match in which both teams will fight for the 3 points, but pursuing different goals.
Hofe came very close to the danger zone after 8 losses in their last 10 games.
While Dortmund are one of the main contenders for the title after making a splash since the start of the year.
Meanwhile, they also secured a lead against Chelsea in their Champions League last 16 clash.
Here there is a large value in sign "2".
But I am again betting on my favorite and often winning goal prediction when Hoffenheim plays.
Football statistics are downright killer.
Hofe have recorded "over 3.5 goals + goal/goal" 12 times in their last 13 matches (official and friendlies).
But in most of these matches there were even 5 or more hits.
Borussia Dortmund are also a team you can count on when looking for goals.
Their last match proves it – 4-1 against Hertha Berlin. There were also goals before the break.
Furthermore, 3 of the last 4 head-to-head meetings between these two rivals ended with 4+ goals and goal/goal .
Everything is clear here.
Hoffenheim continued the stalemate
The new coach factor had absolutely no effect after the appointment of Pellegrino Materazzo at Hoffenheim.
As the Italian started his managerial career at Sinsheim with two losses:
- 1-3 against Bayer Leverkusen
- 0-1 against Augsburg
Hoffenheim haven't won in a long time
In this way, Hofe extended their streak of games without a win to 12 consecutive meetings (0-2-10).
One of those losses also left them out of the German Cup.
And more importantly, the Blues are now very close to the relegation zone.
Hoffenheim is a broken yard at home
It got here mostly because of Hoffenheim's tragic defensive play.
They have conceded at least 2 goals in each of their last 7 Bundesliga home games.
Six of those 7 home games were losses and only one was a 2-2 draw.
Borussia Dortmund are on the move
Borussia Dortmund is the only team in the top ten European leagues to have won every one of their official matches in this calendar year 2023.
This is 8 matches in a row in all tournaments.
If they win today, it will be their seventh consecutive Bundesliga victory this year.
Which will give them their best start to the new year since 2012.
And that was the last year the Yellow and Black lifted the Silver Salad Bowl!
Borussia Dortmund are chasing the title
A 4-1 win against Hertha Berlin last round kept Edin Terzic's team a place.
And they are one of the teams that formed the triumvirate at the top of the Bundesliga, along with Union and Bayern.
As all 3 teams have the same assets before this round.
Never since 3 points have been awarded have three teams shared the lead this late in the season.
And the aforementioned title chasers play each other on Sunday.
So Dortmund will temporarily go on top with a win today.
Squads and injured footballers
Lineup: Bauman – Kabak, Bicakcic, Brooks – Kaderabek, Geiger, Delaney, Angelino – Baumgartner – Bebu, Kramaric
Injured: Bruun Larsen, Prömel, Skov
In question: Dolberg, Vogt
Lineup: Kobel - Ryerson, Süle, Schlotterback, Guerreiro - Kahn, Bellingham - Brand, Reus, Binoe-Gitens - Haller
Injured: Adeyemi, Duranville, Kamara, Mori, Mukoko