Hoffenheim vs Borussia Dortmund
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Friday, 20 December 2019
Kick off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: PreZero Arena (Sinsheim).
Hoffenheim have been hit by a sharp decline in form, which has seen them struggling to taste success, even on home soil.
With Borussia Dortmund on a four-match winning streak, it certainly looks like Hoffenheim have their work cut out for them this week.
Hoffenheim vs Borussia Dortmund Head to head (h2h)
- Their previous encounter finished in a 3-3 draw.
- Four of their past five fixtures have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Neither side has kept a clean sheet in their previous ten meetings.
- Six of their last ten games have ended as a tie.
- Borussia Dortmund have registered the win six times in their past fifteen matchups. (W-6, D-7, L-2)
Hoffenheim vs Borussia Dortmund Match Preview
Hoffenheim were at the losing end for the second time in a row after the hapless Augsburg took them down with a thumping 4-2 scorecard last week. Despite registering twice as many shots on target as their foes in that latter clash, the home side were far from clinical in their efforts, and ultimately let their counterparts take away all three points at the last blast of the whistle.
The hosts are now without a taste of success in their past four fixtures in the Bundesliga, and have miserably garnered just one point in the process. As of now, the home side are sitting ninth on the ladder, with no more than twenty one points to their name.
On the other hand, Borussia Dortmund have been coping a lot better in their respective campaign. The visitors have been putting nothing but their best foot forward in thier past three domestic clashes, the most recent of which was a whopping 4-0 victory over Mainz on the road.
Moreover, with back to back wins in their last two outings, it certainly goes without saying that the dearth of home advantage has not been a bother for the guests. In sharp contrast, Hoffenheim have been scrambling to pick up a win at PreZero Arena, lately.
Hoffenheim vs Borussia Dortmund Prediction
Given the stellar form that Borussia Dortmund are on, Hoffenheim’s chances of pulling off an upset are certainly looking bleak.
Furthermore, despite showing promise in their clashes away from home, the visiting contingent have been finding it difficult to get their hands on a clean sheet. They have just two from their last eight outings in the first division and have conceded thirteen goals so far as well.
Meanwhile, Hoffenheim have been making it a point to find the back of the net, and have racked up nine goals from their previous five games here alone.
Considering that both teams have also had their names on the scoresheet in each of their last seven h2h fixtures here too, expect Hoffenheim to bag a consolation goal at the least in this one.
Hoffenheim vs Borussia Dortmund Betting tips
Borussia Dortmund to win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Both teams to score @ 1.50 (1/2).