Hoffenheim vs. Borussia Dortmund Betting Preview – Bundesliga, October 17, 2020

By Admir Aljic in Soccer
| October 15, 2020 3:48 pm PDT

Hoffenheim opened this season with three consecutive wins (including DFB Pokal) but suffered the first defeat of the campaign to Frankfurt on the road in the previous Bundesliga round. They are currently in the 6th position in the league with six points from the first three matches.

Borussia Dortmund certainly hoped for a better start of the campaign, especially after scoring eight and conceding zero goals in the first two matches against Duisburg in the cup and Monchengladbach in Bundesliga. However, a couple of defeats came to Augsburg and Bayern Munich (Super Cup) made their fans think whether their team is capable of fighting for the title this year. Still, Dortmund responded with a comfortable 4-0 home win over Freiburg in the last round.

Have a look at my Hoffenheim vs. Borussia Dortmund betting pick and catch all the latest news, stats, and H2H record.

Hoffenheim vs. Borussia Dortmund Odds

Hoffenheim +0.5+108
Dortmund -0.5-123
Hoffenheim to Win+334
Dortmund to Win-123
Draw+378
Over 3.5+104
Under 3.5-110

Hoffenheim Team News and Stats

Hoffenheim’s five-game Bundesliga winning run snapped at Frankfurt, despite them scoring the opening goal in the first 20 minutes for the third straight time in this campaign. In fact, that brought to an end a streak of seven Bundesliga matches involving Hoffenheim which were won by the team who scored first.

An impressive win rate of 52.63% (W10, D4, L5) as an outsider during the 2019/20 Bundesliga season – which included a 4-0 road victory at Dortmund – was backed up with a dramatic demolition of reigning champions Bayern Munich two rounds ago. Impressively, Hoffenheim scored in five of six halves of Bundesliga football this term, but a clean sheet continues to be a problem for them.

Sebastian Hoeness will be without Maximilian Beier (knee), Ermin Bicakcic (knee), Benjamin Hubner (ankle), Havard Nordtveit (broken leg), and Konstantinos Stafylidis (shoulder).

Borussia Dortmund Team News and Stats

After winning nine of 14 Bundesliga matches as an away favorite last year (D2, L3), Dortmund began their traveling campaign with a surprising 2-0 defeat at Augsburg. But with visiting favorites winning only one of eight games (D4, L3) in the first three rounds of Bundesliga, Dortmund has been in good company.

Much like their hosts, Dortmund was also lately been involved in some high scoring games. Five of their previous six league or cup matches have provided a minimum of three total goals (four over 3.5 goals), including the last H2H, although both teams scored in just one in that period.

Lucien Favre cannot count on Manuel Akanji (illness), Thorgan Hazard (muscle), Tobias Raschl (muscle), Marcel Schmelzer (knee), Nico Schulz (muscle), and Dan-Axel Zagadou (knee).

Hoffenheim vs. Borussia Dortmund Betting Pick

Although Dortmund kept the clean sheet in three of five games this season, they are dealing with injuries of defenders, and I would be surprised to see them keeping the net intact in this one. On the other side, each of Hoffenheim’s four matches this season produced goals on both sides and Over 2.5 goals. Even 11 of the last 12 H2H encounters produced goals on both ends, and it’s clear for me – there will be goals!

Pick
  • BTTS YES & Over 2.5 Goals
    -164

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