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  • March 12, 2011
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Bundesliga Preview: Hoffenheim - Borussia Dortmund

Bundesliga Preview: Hoffenheim - Borussia Dortmund


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.

Players to watch

R. Babel

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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N. Şahin

Position: Midfielder

Games: 1

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Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Hoffenheim

Borussia Dortmund

Wins
1
1
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim HOF
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Hoffenheim
Draw
BV Borussia 09 Dortmund BVB
BV Borussia 09 Dortmund Borussia Dortmund
82%

Top 3 Predictions

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim HOF
0 - 2
BV Borussia 09 Dortmund BVB
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim HOF
1 - 2
BV Borussia 09 Dortmund BVB
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim HOF
1 - 3
BV Borussia 09 Dortmund BVB

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