Borussia Dortmund vs TSG Hoffenheim betting tips, preview and predictions.
Borussia Dortmund vs Hoffenheim
Betting Preview by Johnbolton
Saturday, 9 February 2019 – Kick Off: 2:30pm
Table toppers Borussia Dortmund welcomes Hoffeinheim at Signal Iduna Park on Saturday afternoon and are huge favourites to claim all three points.
Last weekend’s 1 – 1 draw at Frankfurt, and the midweek cup exit against Werder Bremen means Dortmund are without a win in two. Dortmund needs a positive result to boost their morale ahead of their Champions League encounter against Tottenham next week.
Team Captain Marco Reus is a major doubt for selection in this match, and may not be risked.
Midfielder Thomas Delaney is also ruled out through suspension.
Hoffenheim were disappointing in last weekend’s 1-1 draw with bottom side Düsseldorf and will be looking to bounce back here. That is easier said than done though.
They have recorded 7 draws from their last 9 matches, winning only one of them. However, they boast a better record away from home having remained unbeaten in each of their last 7 away matches, winning 4 and drawing the other 3.
Hoffenheim have scored at least 2 goals in 6 of their last 7 matches in the league.
Defenders Benjamin Hübner and Ermin Bicakcic are both available after recovering from injuries.
Dortmund are dominant at home, winning 9 and drawing only one of their last 10 matches at home in the Bundesliga. They have scored at least two goals in their last 10 at home. There have been at least 3 goals scored in 12 of Borussia Dortmund’s last 13 home games in the league.
There have been at least 3 goals scored in 8 of Hoffenheim’s last 9 away games and they have scored at least 2 in 6 of their last 7 in the Bundesliga.
Expect this to be a fast paced match with chances at both ends of the pitch.
Dortmund should do just enough to edge a match in which goals are expected from both sides.
Both teams to score
Borussia Dortmund 2 – 1 TSG Hoffenheim