Hoffenheim vs Borussia Dortmund: Preview and Predictions

Hoffenheim vs Borussia Dortmund
German Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 12 May 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena, Sinsheim.

Hoffenheim host Borussia Dortmund in the most exciting Bundesliga clash on the final day of the season. The two sides are in direct battle for the top-four finish and a Champions League spot next season, BVB being in a somewhat better situation head of the tie.

The hosts sit fourth, but they beat fifth-placed Leverkusen only on goal difference (plus three). The narrow win thus does not guarantee a spot in the most elite football competition on the continent in case of Bayer’s thumping of Hannover at BayArena. However, a win by two or more goals would push them above Borussia who are three points and three goals above in third.

Hoffenheim vs Borussia Dortmund: Head-to-head

  • All of last seven head to head ties saw both teams on the scoresheet.
  • Teams shared spoils in each of last four H2H meetings at WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena.
  • At last three goals were seen in each of last four head to head affairs.
  • Dortmund are undefeated in last ten encounters with Die Kraichgauer.

Hoffenheim vs Borussia Dortmund: Prediction

Hoffenheim boast the second-best home record in the league, they won four on the bounce in front of the home crowd. Julian Nagelsmann’s side bagged 15 goals in these four wins and they could be in position to maintain such an impressive attacking record in Sinsheim knowing Borussia will be without two standard center-backs. Sokratis is suspended, while Omer Toprak is yet to recover from an ankle injury, meaning the likes of Lukasz Piszczek or Julian Weigl will have to cover the hole ahead of Roman Burki.

Furthermore, Dortmund will come into the game off the back of a shocking 1-2 home loss to the relegation strugglers Mainz 05, meaning we simply have to try with the home win, set at the 2.30 odds here. Having BVB’s defensive woes in mind, Hoffenhiem to net three or more looks delicious at 3.00.

Hoffenheim vs Borussia Dortmund: Bet Tips

Hoffenheim to win @ 2.30

Hoffenheim Over 2.5 Team Goals @ 3.00.