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BetKing Preview: Hoffenheim v Borussia Dortmund: Back Die Kraichgauer to score first

13:00 BST 11/05/2018
Hoffenheim goal celebration vs Basaksehir UEL 11022017
Julian Nagelsmann’s side will be charging from the blast of the whistle when they clash with Peter Stoger’s men this weekend

Third-placed Borussia Dortmund square off with fourth-placed Hoffenheim in Saturday’s German Bundesliga encounter at Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena.

Julian Nagelsmann’s side have a lot to play for in this outing as they hope to seal a place in the Uefa Champions League next season. They are three points adrift of their visitors and are locked on 52 points with fifth-placed Bayer Leverkusen. A loss or draw could end their dream of featuring in the competition which they'll be aiming to avoid.

In addition, given their impressive form on their patch lately, winning their last four league games, they are slight favourites to claim an all-important victory in the tie at the odds of (2.30) with BetKing.

A chance for both sides cancelling each other out is available at the price of (3.85) with the sane betting outfit.

Although BVB boast of 55 points in 33 matches, they are under serious pressure from their hosts as well as Leverkusen and a defeat could end their hope of nicking a place in the Champions League next term.

Therefore, they will be hoping to continue their dominance on Die Kraichgauer having won their previous two meetings. However, putting their recent form into consideration where they have failed to claim maximum points in their last two outings, they will be coming into this tie as slight underdogs at the offer of (2.85).

Both sides have found the back of the net in all their previous seven meetings which makes the odds of (1.33) a good value for goals at both ends of the pitch.

Punters can back three or more goals to surface in the game at the quote of (1.85) bearing in mind that their last four meetings produced 14 goals. Hoffenheim have notched the curtain raiser in five of their last six ties with Die Schwarzgelben and are (1.85) to repeat the remarkable feat with BetKing.