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March 12, 2011 2:30 PM GMT
Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena — Sinsheim
Referee:‬ J. Drees‎
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Bundesliga Preview: Hoffenheim - Borussia Dortmund

By Luke Matthews


PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Hoffenheim: Starke; Beck, Vorsah, Compper, Braafheid; Rudy, Sigurdson, Alaba; Vukcevic, Ibisevic, Babel.

Borussia Dortmund: Weidenfeller; Piszczek, Subotic, Felipe Santana, Schmelzer; Sahin, Bender; Goetze, Lewandowski, Grosskreutz; Barrios.


DID YOU KNOW?
 
  • Hoffenheim have only met Dortmund five times in the Bundesliga due to the club's stratospheric rise. There has been a win for each team and three draws.
  • TSG's only win over the Bundesliga leaders came in their first ever meeting back in September 2008. Ibisevic (2), Salihovic and the now departed Carlos Eduardo scored Hoffenheim's goals in a 4-1 rout.
  • Ryan Babel, the club's big January signing, has yet to open his account for the club in six Bundesliga appearances.
  • The club are in a poor run of form, winning only one of their last five games with three of those games ending in defeat.
  • Hoffenheim's 1-1 away draw with Dortmund ended BVB's seven-game winning streak. Demba Ba, who exited the club in January on loan, opened the scoring only for Antonio da Silva to score a last-gasp equaliser for the away team.
  • Dortmund are still unbeaten in 2011 and have only lost one of their last 24 Bundesliga games.
  • Die Borussen have kept more clean sheets this season than any other team in the league with 12.
  • The team have by far the meanest defence in the league. Klopp's men have conceded 14 goals in total with the next best record falling to Hannover, Mainz and Nuernberg who have all conceded 32 goals, more than double the amount Borussia have let in.
  • Hoffenheim and Dortmund have only failed to score in three games each, no team in the league have found the back of the net in more games.
  • Star striker Lucas Barrios now has 30 Bundesliga goals for BVB from 56 appearances, meaning the striker's goalscoring record is better than a goal every other game.


LAST MEETING

October 24, 2010: Borussia Dortmund 1-1 Hoffenheim

Hoffenheim ended Dortmund's seven-game winning streak earlier on in the season. Demba Ba opened the scoring for the away team early on but a late Antonio da Silva free-kick rescued a point for Juergen Klopp's men.


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Last Five Matches
Odds
Team News
Available Squads
22Tom StarkeGoalkeeper
5Edson BraafheidDefender
5Marvin CompperDefender
25Isaac VorsahDefender
2Andreas BeckDefender
23Sejad SalihovicMidfielder
27David AlabaMidfielder
6Sebastian RudyMidfielder
-Ryan BabelStriker
9Vedad IbisevicStriker
7Boris VukcevicMidfielder
10Roberto FirminoMidfielder
34Denis ThomallaStriker
1Daniel HaasGoalkeeper
21Dominik KaiserMidfielder
3Matthias JaissleDefender
29Jannik VestergaardDefender
22Gylfi SigurdssonMidfielder
1Roman WeidenfellerGoalkeeper
29Marcel SchmelzerDefender
5Felipe SantanaDefender
4Neven SuboticDefender
26Lukasz PiszczekDefender
19Kevin GroßkreutzMidfielder
18Nuri SahinMidfielder
9Robert LewandowskiStriker
6Sven BenderMidfielder
19Mario GötzeMidfielder
19L. BarriosStriker
20Mitchell LangerakGoalkeeper
-DedeDefender
16Lasse SobiechDefender
7Markus FeulnerMidfielder
8Antônio da SilvaMidfielder
35Mohamed ZidanStriker
16Jakub BlaszczykowskiMidfielder
Players to Watch
Ryan Babel
Ryan Babel
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 0
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Nuri Sahin
Nuri Sahin
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 18
Games Goals YC RC
30 2 4 0
Probable Lineups
Tom Starke 22
Edson Braafheid 5
Marvin Compper 5
Isaac Vorsah 25
Andreas Beck 2
Sejad Salihovic 23
David Alaba 27
Sebastian Rudy 6
Ryan Babel 0
Vedad Ibisevic 9
Boris Vukcevic 7
Roman Weidenfeller 1
Marcel Schmelzer 29
Felipe Santana 5
Neven Subotic 4
Lukasz Piszczek 26
Kevin Großkreutz 19
Nuri Sahin 18
Robert Lewandowski 9
Sven Bender 6
Mario Götze 19
L. Barrios 19
Prediction
Editor's Prediction
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Robert Lewandowski Robert Lewandowski
Striker
Dortmund
17 4
Mario Mandzukic Mario Mandzukic
Striker
Bayern
17 0
Adrian Ramos Adrian Ramos
Striker
Hertha BSC
16 3
Josip Drmic Josip Drmic
Striker
FC Nürnberg
16 2
Stefan Kießling Stefan Kießling
Striker
Leverkusen
15 2