So far, the fans of Borussia Dortmund were really spoiled with great results in the current season. All the more surprising was the departure of the Bundesliga leaders on Tuesday in the second round of the DFB Cup. At home against Werder Bremen did not pass even a two-time lead in extra time to make the leap into the round of the last eight. However, the black-and-yellows do not have much time to fret, because already on Saturday afternoon the important home game against the TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in the highest German league is on the program. The team of Lucien Favre leads the ranking with seven points and can take the next step towards the championship already at the weekend. Prerequisite for this would be a home win, which is classified as likely in the match Dortmund vs
Hoffenheim according to the odds.
Today’s Betting Prediction Dortmund vs Hoffenheim
Underestimated should the BVB the guest from the Kraichgau but by no means. Although the “nail men” currently only rank eighth, they have enough quality to put the league leaders in trouble. But whether this is also the case in the current state, may be doubted, because with only a threesome from the past nine Bundesliga games, it seems as if the TSG could the outstanding performance of the previous year (third place) in the current season to not confirm. However, since the Sinsheimers 2018/2019 succeeded in all Bundesliga away games at least one goal, it might make sense to make a potential tip between Dortmund and Hoffenheim so that the home win is combined with an addition to the Tor market.
Dortmund – Statistics & Current Form
When Eric Oelschlägel left the lawn in Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday night with hanging shoulders, the 23-year-old probably will not have realized what he experienced on that day. After Roman Bürki and Marwin Hitz the two regular goalkeepers had sick signed off, the hour of the actual regional league keeper, who made a very good impression during the regular 90 minutes and even defused an almost untenable deflected free kick. However, Oelschlägel became a tragic hero in extra time or in the subsequent penalty shoot-out. Especially in the 3: 3 by Martin Harnik shortly before the end saw the number three in the BVB box not good. The disappointing exit of the Bundesliga leaders in the end to tie the goalkeeper, would still be the wrong approach. Much more, Lucien Favre and his staff would then analyze why the Black and Yellow teamed up twice in extra time instead of showing some maturity and cleverness that would have allowed them to continue at all three weddings dance. As so often in life, after closing a door, the next opens. In terms of Borussia, this means that the focus is now exclusively on the daily league and the UEFA Champions League.
Coach Favre’s protégés have so far been unable to prevent two consecutive Bundesliga games from being victorious this season. After the 1: 1 from the previous week in Frankfurt, the hope is therefore great that the industry leader returns home against Hoffenheim on the road to success. All statistics speak for the black and yellow, with 28 out of a possible 30 points (nine wins, a draw) not only make the point-strongest home team in the league, but also the most scored by far from home backdrop (34). The recent five matches in Signal Iduna Park were all made victorious, although Roman Bürki held only zero against his former club SC Freiburg zero. In general, the Swiss kept only two times the “white vest” in front of their own fans this season. In seven of the nine victories, the BVB back-team was defeated. Because of these numbers in the match Dortmund vs. Hoffenheim our prediction that the Borussia again leaves the field as the winner, but again not without a clean sheet. Alternatively, the betting odds on at least two goals of the hosts could offer, because in all ten home games mentioned marked the leader at least two goals.
Personnel will be to clarify a few question marks by Saturday. Marco Reus had to be substituted at half-time against Bremen. Hitz and Bürki were still unable to train on Thursday. Oelschlägel may also celebrate his Bundesliga debut on the weekend. Thomas Delaney is missing due to his fifth yellow card and Manuel Akanji is injured in the build-up. Returning to the squad, however, is youngster Jadon Sancho, who gives the offensive extra momentum. With regard to the Champions League match on Wednesday at Tottenham further changes in the starting eleven are conceivable.
Expected formation of Dortmund:
Bürki – Piszczek, Weigl, Toprak, Hakimi – Witsel, Dahoud – Sancho, Reus (Guerreiro), Bruun Larsen – M. Götze
Last matches from Dortmund:
- 05.02.2019 – Dortmund vs. Werder Bremen 3: 3 (DFB Cup)
02.02.2019 – Frankfurt vs. Dortmund 1: 1 (Bundesliga)
26.01.2019 – Dortmund vs. Hannover 5: 1 (Bundesliga)
19.01.2019 – RB Leipzig vs. Dortmund 0: 1 (Bundesliga)
11.01.2019 – Dortmund vs. Feyenoord Rotterdam 2: 1 (Friendly Match)
Hoffenheim – Statistics & Current Form
At the moment, it seems as if TSG 1899 Hoffenheim will have exactly the scenario that some experts have summoned a few weeks or months ago. The departure of coach Julian Nagelsmann in summer is approaching and the success in Kraichgau is missing. Automatically deducing a relationship of dependency would not do justice to holistic research into causes, and yet the criticism of some players has recently become even more acute. After a weak 1-1 draw against Fortuna Dusseldorf last week, for example, Nadiem Amiri publicly complained about his substitution and accused his outgoing coach of having taken a chance on him to decide his team’s game. Even the young coach himself did not make happy statements at the beginning of the week by denouncing the training morale of his charges. In the end, much has been interpreted medially in the spoken word and probably everything cooked a little hotter than it is finally eaten.
However, the fact is that the Sinsheimers have made only one of their last nine Bundesliga games victorious and have dropped back to eighth place in the table. The gap to fourth is already eight points, so that a renewed qualification for the premier class slowly gets out of reach. Hope that the buck may be overturned on the weekend and in the duel Dortmund against Hoffenheim a forecast on the TSG can be made, makes the ordinary record in the foreign. The Kraichgauer represent the fourth best away team of the Bundesliga (four wins, three draws, two defeats) and have scored at least one goal in all nine matches in the distance. The 22 goals scored in the opponent’s place in this category ranked second behind FC Bayern München.
But: No team from the upper half of the table conceded more goals abroad than the Hoffenheim (16). Since seven away games in 1899 no longer lost and yet there are many indications that on Saturday between Dortmund Hoffenheim will pay the tip on the home side. The injury-related failures of Vogt, Rupp and Adams mainly affect the defensive. Offensively Kramaric, Joelinton and Co. have an enormously high individual quality, which also at least once used in Munich, Manchester City, Lyon or Donetsk.
Expected formation of Hoffenheim:
Baumann – Bicakcic, Posch, B. Hübner – Kaderabek, Grillitsch, N. Schulz – Demirbay, Bittencourt – Joelinton, Kramaric
Last matches from Hoffenheim:
- 02.02.2019 – TSG Hoffenheim vs. Dusseldorf 1: 1 (Bundesliga)
26.01.2019 – Freiburg vs. Germany TSG Hoffenheim 2: 4 (Bundesliga)
18.01.2019 – TSG Hoffenheim vs. Bayern 1: 3 (Bundesliga)
11.01.2019 – TSG Hoffenheim Vs. Anderlecht 2: 3 (friendly)
11.01.2019 – TSG Hoffenheim Vs. VV St. Truiden 5: 2 (Friendly Match)
Dortmund vs. Hoffenheim Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
Head-to-head record: 23 competitive matches / 10 Dortmund wins / 5 draws / 8 Hoffenheim victories
Hoffenheim won only one of twelve competitive matches at Signal Iduna Park. The victory on the 34th matchday in the 2012/2013 season, however, was vital, as the Kraichgauer thereby rescued only in the relegation and there prevented the descent into second division. The most recent six away matches in Westphalia, however, the TSG has all lost. In four of these six games between Dortmund and Hoffenheim, the tip on victory would be BVB & Both have been crowned with success. The first leg in the current season ended in Sinsheim with a 1-1 draw.
Dortmund vs Hoffenheim Our Betting Tips
At Borussia Dortmund, the relief will be great that only a few days after the bitter end in the DFB Cup, there is the opportunity to return to the road to success. Against home crowd Dortmund vs Hoffenheim according to the odds clear favorite. This assessment is not surprising, after all, BVB is the best home team in the league (nine wins, a draw) and the best offensive against a home crowd (34 goals). Nonetheless, these impressive numbers should not hide the fact that Roman Bürki has been able to play zero in just two out of ten home games. In seven of the nine successes the Black and Yellow conceded at least one goal.
Key Facts – Dortmund vs. Hoffenheim tips
Dortmund played so far in ten games only twice to zero
Hoffenheim scored in all away matches at least one goal
The youngest five home duels won the BVB against the TSG
On the other hand, we have the Hoffenheim, who have won only one Bundesliga game since mid-November, but in the stranger are unbeaten since seven encounters. Also interesting is the fact that the “Nagelsmänner” scored at least one goal in all away matches, both in the German Elite League and in the Champions League. In this respect, it is inevitable that on Saturday afternoon between Dortmund and Hoffenheim give a combined tip on the fact that the Favre-Eleven wins and meet both teams.
Betting Prediction: Victory Dortmund & Both teams to score