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Dortmund Face Hoffenheim Test

Hoffenheim vs Borussia Dortmund Preview 17/10/2020

15 October 2020 | Bundesliga | Preview
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Dortmund Face Hoffenheim Test

The German Bundesliga resumes on Saturday afternoon and one of the big fixtures of the weekend text place between Hoffenheim and Borussia Dortmund.

The match will be played at the WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena with both teams coming into the game on 6 points. If other results are favourable, the team that comes out on top could move into first place in the Bundesliga.

Hoffenheim signed off before the international break with a disappointing 2-1 defeat at the hands of Eintracht Frankfurt. Hoffenheim took the lead in the game after only 18 minutes and looked on course to record their third victory of the season. However, Eintracht Frankfurt came out strongly in the second half and scored two goals without reply to win the match.

Prior to the defeat, Hoffenheim enjoyed arguably one of the best victories in their history as they defeated defending champions Bayern Munich 4-1 at home. With the score at 2-1 in favour of Hoffenheim going into the final 15 minutes of the game, the hosts scored two additional goals to secure the points and a famous win.

Trends show Hoffenheim have won 5 of their last 7 matches in all competitions. That includes 3 of their last 4 at home. Over 2.5 goals have been scored in 10 of Hoffenheim's last 11 home matches in the Bundesliga and they have scored 3 or more goals in 5 of their last 7 games in all competitions.

Borussia Dortmund recorded a 4-0 home victory over Freiburg ahead of the international break. Having taken the lead in the first half, Borussia Dortmund secured the points with 3 goals after the interval, including a second goal of the game for striker Erling Haaland. It was an important victory for Borussia Dortmund as they had lost their previous game away against Augsburg.

It was a match they were expected to win and Borussia Dortmund will be disappointed to have drop points in that manner so early in the season. Prior to the loss at Augsburg, Borussia Dortmund comfortably defeated Borussia Monchengladbach at home 3-0, with Haaland helping himself to two more goals.

Trends show that in their last 6 games in the Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund have a poor record of 3 defeats by 2 or more goals. However, they have managed to score at least 2 goals in 18 of their 26 most recent games in the Bundesliga.

Team news and Hoffenheim will be without Benjamin Hübner, Ermin Bicakcic, Håvard Nordtveit, Konstantinos Stafylidis, and Maximilian Beier who are all injured.

Borussia Dortmund travel without several players due to injury, including Dan-Axel Zagadou, Manuel Akanji, Marcel Schmelzer, Nico Schulz, and Thorgan Hazard.

This has the makings of being an exciting match, with both teams finding the back of the net. Hoffenheim have already shown what they can do at home against top opposition this season and they could come away with another big victory this weekend.

Home team - Away team Probability in% Forebet Correct score Avg. goals Weather conditions Odds Kelly Criterion Score
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Bundesliga | Round 4, Regular Season
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HoffenheimBorussia Dortmund
17/10/2020 15:30 GMT
362935 1 2 - 1 3.46 4.40 0.17
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0 - 1
(0 - 0)

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OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. RB Leipzig 13 5 4 1 0 12 3 9
2. Bayern München 12 5 4 0 1 22 8 14
3. Borussia Dortmund 12 5 4 0 1 11 2 9
4. VfB Stuttgart 8 5 2 2 1 10 6 4
5. Mönchengladbach 8 5 2 2 1 8 8 0
6. Eintracht Frankfurt 8 5 2 2 1 7 9 -2
7. FC Augsburg 7 4 2 1 1 5 3 2
8. Werder Bremen 7 4 2 1 1 6 6 0
9. Hoffenheim 6 4 2 0 2 8 6 2
10. Union Berlin 6 5 1 3 1 8 6 2
11. Bayer Leverkusen 6 4 1 3 0 3 2 1
12. SC Freiburg 6 5 1 3 1 6 9 -3
13. VfL Wolfsburg 4 4 0 4 0 2 2 0
14. Arminia Bielefeld 4 4 1 1 2 3 6 -3
15. Hertha BSC 3 5 1 0 4 9 12 -3
16. 1.FC Köln 2 5 0 2 3 5 9 -4
17. Schalke 04 1 5 0 1 4 2 19 -17
18. Mainz 0 5 0 0 5 4 15 -11

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