Borussia Dortmund vs Hoffenheim - 09/02/2019 Preview

Borussia Dortmund will face Hoffenheim at Signal Iduna Park Stadium at German Bundesliga 21st Round. Borussia Dortmund against Hoffenheim is the match with big interest after their previous matches at German Bundesliga. Review our thoughts on this match here below. 

 

Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund is a great team with great players. This club now stands at the first position of Bundesliga and are ready to save their position on the top. Dortmund lost the last match against Werder Bremen and was kicked out from DFB Pokal. Now they have two tournaments where they can fight and concentrate. Dortmund has 9 wins and 1 draw while playing at home.

Next week Champions League starts, and Dortmund will travel to London to face Tottenham. Dortmund needs to prepare for this match very well because the match on the road is very important. Unfortunately, during the match against Werder leader of the Dortmund got injured. It is still unknown when squad can expect the return of M. Reus. Even without Reus, this team has great attackers and midfielders in the squad. However, as we see by this season, Dortmund is likely to score many goals, but often to concede.

This season Dortmund Borussia is showing great skills at shooting from direct free kicks, finishing scoring chances, counter attacks, creating chances using through balls and coming back from losing positions. Very likely that they will play possessional football with short passes, control the game in the opposition’s half and attack down the wings.

 

Hoffenheim

Hoffenheim was a great team last seasons, however, they have lost some of the strong players. In two last seasons they finished in 3rd and 4th positions, however, this year is very unlucky as they stand at 8th place. Hoffenheim have a great 5 away matches without losing in Bundesliga.

This season Hoffenheim is struggling to play confident football. They play in a draw often than they win. Team play does not give them a chance to get into Euro Cups next season. This season they stayed away from Champions League draw, and even without promotion to Europa League as they were 4th in the group of CL.

Hoffenheim is strong at creating long shot opportunities, creating scoring chances and counter attacks. Very likely that they will try to play possessional football, take a lot of shots and attack through the middle. However, this team is facing problems with stopping opponents from creating chances, protecting the lead and defending set pieces.

 

H2H

Since the year 2013, the home team is much luckier and won the match or at least play a draw. In Bundesliga, Dortmund won all the games at home against Hoffenheim since season 13/14.