Hoffenheim vs Borussia Dortmund Prediction & Match Preview

Hoffenheim vs Borussia Dortmund
German Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 17 October 2020
Kick-off at 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET
Venue: PreZero Arena.

Die Kraichgauer are one of those strange teams that do not get as much attention as some of the titans in the top five leagues of Europe, but given a chance, they will absolutely humiliate these titans on the pitch. Case in point – the 4-1 thrashing they gave Bayern, which put an end to their long winning run.

And now, they will look to pull the double and upset Der BVB as well. Sebastian Hoeneb’s men have been performing at a very high level over the past several months, and they definitely do have the capability to defeat the second-best team in Germany.

On top of that, they also do have a great h2h record recently, over Lucien Favre’s men.

Likely, for a rare weekend, Der BVB are not the favorites in a game.

Still, it is highly risky to wager against them, and the logical choice would be to look for other markets. And the goals-market certainly is an attractive option.

The teams have a fierce rivalry between them, and are offensively far ahead than most of the teams in the competition. On top of that, previous h2h encounters have produced goals in plenty as well.

For these reasons, expect a high-scoring game this weekend at the PreZero Arena.

Hoffenheim vs Dortmund Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The last time these two met on the pitch, which was just three months back, Hoeneb’s men recorded a 0-4 win on the road.
  • They had also scored a total of nine goals from the preceding three fixtures.
  • 16 of the preceding 18 match-ups had goals from both teams.
  • In the past eight years, every single meeting at this ground had ended with goals from both teams.

Hoffenheim vs Dortmund Prediction

Die Kraichgauer had lost 2-1 on the road the last match-day, against Frankfurt. In the meantime, Favre’s men won 4-0 at home against Freiburg.

Going on, Hoeneb’s men had scored goals in 16 of their former 17 overall match-ups, and they had scored two or more goals in ten of their last twelve fixtures. In fact, lately they have been even more in form, that they have scored three or more goals in three of their preceding four fixtures.

And this stretch also included a 4-1 win over the best team in the world at the moment – the Bavarians.

On the other hand, Der BVB have been the best team in the country along with Bayern for the past whole decade. They have some of the best young players in the world at the moment – who loves to score for fun.

In fact, note that they had scored two or more goals in five of their former six match-ups, and slotted in three or more goals in three of their previous five games.

And on top of all that, previous h2h fixtures have predominantly been goal-fests.

Taking all these observations into account, expect another high-scoring thriller this weekend.

Hoffenheim vs Borussia Dortmund: Betting Tips

  • Both Teams to Score @ 144 (4/9)
  • Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.40 (2/5).