Borussia Dortmund vs Hoffenhiem Preview, Predictions, Lineups, Team News

Borussia Dortmund vs Hoffenheim
German Bundesliga, Germany
Date: Saturday, 9th February 2019
Kick off at: 14.30 GMT
Venue: Estadio Benito Villamarin, Sevilla, Spain

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Getting eliminated from DFB Pokal in midweek, Borussia Dortmund will be looking for quick bounce back this weekend. Die BVB are gunning for nothing else than three points as they welcome Hoffenheim at Signal Iduna Park.

Borussia Dortmund vs Hoffenheim Possible Lineups

Here are the Possible lineups for both sides as they are gearing themselves for that intriguing Bundesliga battle on Saturday.  Let’s take a further look at what kind of lineups and formation that the two teams could be preparing to help them achieving their target.

Borussia Dortmund

Expected Formation: 4-2-3-1

Probable Lineups: Burki(g);Piszczek, Diallo, Weigl, Hakimi(def);Witsel, Dahoud(mid);Sancho, Gotze, Guerreiro(att mid); Alcacer(att)

Hoffenheim

Expected Formation: 3-5-2

Probable Lineups: Baumann(g);Hubner, Vogt, Posch(def);Kaderabek, Geiger, Grilllitshch, Demirbay, Schulz(mid);Joelinton, Kramaric(att)

Recent Form

Heading into this Saturday clash, both teams have already been involved in several matches whether its in DFB Pokal or Bundesliga. Let’s find out what kind of results the two sides have been experiencing to get a clear idea on their current form.

Borussia Dortmund

Recent form in all competition (last five matches): WWWDL

Starting the new year with positive results, Dortmund failed to secure any wins on their last two games. After drawin in the league against Eintracht Frankfurt, Lucien Favre’s men were ousted from the DFB Pokal on penalties by Werder Bremen.

Dortmund will be looking to regain their winning run and what’s the best way of getting it side from in front of their home crowd. Die Borussen’s latest home result in the league was a convincing victory over Hannover 96.

Hoffenheim

Recent form in all competition (last five matches) : DDLWD

Julian Nagelsman’s side haven’t been getting the best possible results so far in 2019. From their last five games up till now, Die Kraichgauer only managed one win, three draws along with one defeat.

Still stuck in mid-table, Hoffenheim are keen on getting themselves back into into the upper half of current standings. For that to happen they are keen on taking maximum points against Dortmund.

Team News

Borussia Dortmund

Dortmund remain short handed at back this weekend with Manuel Akanji, Marcel Schmelzer and Leonardo Balerdi won’t be available. Thomas Delaney along with Marco Reus might also absent on Saturday with the former serving suspension while Rues is not fit.

Considering Rues’s absence, Dortmund might try to put Gotze

Hoffenheim

The away side will also be without some players on Saturday, with Lukas Rupp still injured, while Luca Ribeiro is in international duty for Brazil u20. Aside from those two names, Naegelsman will be able to pick his best possible line up against Dortmund.

Head to Head Records:

Both teams recent five games have mostly been dominated by Dortmund with two wins, two draws and one defeat.

BVB’s latest home win against Hoffenheim happened on May 12, 2018 in which Favre’s men won 2-1.

Match Prediction

Failing two win their latest two fixtures, Favre will be hoping that they will get their winning touch once again. Playing at home should give Dormtund a more comforting situation as they are gunning for three points.

The visitor didn’t just arrived to Singal Iduna Park for fun though as they are also hoping to at least picki one point on their way back home. Dortmund will be very hungry to win as they don’t want to completely lose their momentum.

Final Score 2-1

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