Sports Innovation previews the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and Hoffenheim and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.
The first match of round three in the Bundesliga takes place on Friday night as Borussia Dortmund welcome Hoffenheim to Signal Iduna Park.
Marco Rose’s side enter the match in desperate need of a result. Back-to-back defeats have cost them the German Super Cup and valuable ground in the Bundesliga title race. They’ve also struggled against Hoffenheim in the past, having won just one of their last seven meetings (D3 L3).
Hoffenheim, on the other hand, arrive in the North Rhine-Westphalia region in solid form. Die Kraichgauer are on a nine-match unbeaten run in the Bundesliga, the best current run in the league.
Let’s have a look at the form of both sides and the stats from their previous encounters to come up with a reasonable betting prediction.
Stats and analysis
Despite a defeat last time out, Dortmund still boast some pretty solid stats from their last 10 Bundesliga outings. The Black and Yellows hit the target 2.7 times on average per game, scoring 27 goals along the way. They conceded a total of 13 goals, an average of 1.3 per game, as they held on for a clean sheet in 2 of those matches.
Hoffenheim have been in decent form as well across their last 10 Bundesliga fixtures. Sebastian Hoeness’ side hit the target 1.8 times on average per game, scoring 18 goals along the way. They conceded 11 goals, an average of 1.1 per game, and claimed 3 clean sheets in those matches.
Stats and facts for B. Dortmund and Hoffenheim.
Fun stats B. Dortmund
- B. Dortmund has won the last 5 matches in a row at home;
- B. Dortmund has won in the last 8 of 9 matches;
- B. Dortmund has won in the last 7 of 8 matches at home;
- B. Dortmund scored in the last 36 of 38 matches.
Fun stats Hoffenheim
- Hoffenheim unbeaten the last 9 matches in a row;
- Hoffenheim unbeaten the last 4 matches in a row when playing away;
- Hoffenheim scored in the last 9 of 11 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Hoffenheim’s last 5 of 7 matches.
Form B. Dortmund vs Hoffenheim
B. Dortmund in nice flow.
It has been a rollercoaster couple of weeks for Dortmund with performances showing little sign of stability. Crossing over from the old into the new season Marco Rose’s men experienced a 5-2 win against Eintracht Frankfurt and went on to lose 3-1 to Bayern Munich before serving up a 2-1 defeat against Freiburg in their previous 3 matches.
Hoffenheim paddling along.
It has been a rollercoaster couple of weeks for Hoffenheim with performances showing little sign of stability. Crossing over from the old into the new season Hoffenheim experienced a 3-2 win against Viktoria Koeln 1904 and went on to a 4-0 win against Augsburg before serving up a 2-2 draw with Union Berlin in their previous 3 matches.
B. Dortmund v Hoffenheim Fixture History
When these two clubs last faced each other – on 13 February 2021 – they both came away with a point in a 2-2 draw.
B. Dortmund enter the match against Hoffenheim with a 3-4-3 record in their previous 10 encounters in the 1. Bundesliga. To put that otherwise, B. Dortmund claimed a 30% win ratio, with Hoffenheim winning 30% of the last 10 encounters.
B. Dortmund will be looking to Erling Braut Haaland to find the net once again. He is on 5 of their last 6 matches. Andrej Kramaric heads to Signal Iduna Park very keen to continue the momentum he has built up in his last 6 appearances for Hoffenheim. Scoring 5 goals in half a dozen matches is a decent output.