1899 Hoffenheim vs. Borussia Dortmund 10/17/20 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

1899 Hoffenheim vs. Borussia Dortmund 10/17/20 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by

1899 Hoffenheim 2-0-1, Borussia Dortmund 2-0-1

10/17/20 9:30 am

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1899 Hoffenheim is welcoming Borussia Dortmund to PreZero Arena in round 4 in the German Bundesliga.

Hoffenheim is playing well in this early season, especially in the attacking end where they scored 8 goals. Defensively, Hoffenheim hasn’t been as good, and they have conceded at least 1 goal in all three of their games, 5 in total. With 6 points, Hoffenheim is in 6th place in the Bundesliga standings. Kramaric is the leading goalscorer for Hoffenheim with 6 goals, while Bicakcic and Dabbur added 1 goal each. Geiger, Baumgartner, and Bebou each have 1 assist. Nordtveit, Stafylidis, Hubner, and Bicakcic are all injured, and they will not be in the lineup for this match. In their last Bundesliga game before the international break, Hoffenheim has had 49% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 78% of the correct passes. Hoffenheim was leading at half time, but Eintracht has turned the game around in the second half, and Hoffenheim has lost this match 2-1. Hoffenheim will also be playing in the Europa League next week, but their opponent is Crvena Zvezda, the team that shouldn’t make problems for Hoffenheim. Kramaric is struggling with a small injury, but he should be ready to play in this game and to continue their goalscoring form.

Borussia Dortmund has been struggling with consistency on both ends in this early season, but overall, they are playing well. Borussia has lost the German Super Cup match to Bayern 2 weeks ago, but they bounced back in Bundesliga against Freiburg. Borussia was the better team in that match with 66% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and high 89% of the correct passes. Borussia has scored 1 goal in the first half, and 3 more goals in the second half. The final score of this match was 4-0 in favor of Borussia Dortmund. With 6 points, 7 scored goals, and 2 conceded goals, Borussia Dortmund is in 5th place in Bundesliga standings. Haaland has scored 4 goals for Borussia so far this season, while Passlack, Reyna, and Can each have added 1 goal. Reyna has also added 3 assists, while Sancho has 2 assists. Raschl, Schmelzer, Zagadou, and Hazard are all injured for Borussia Dortmund, and coach Favre will not be able to count on them. The biggest problem for Borussia at the moment is that Sancho is still not playing in his signature form, and Borussia is missing his assists. Alongside Bayern, Borussia is the biggest favorite to win Bundesliga, and I hope they can do it.

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The trends are mixed here, and Hoffenheim has had some success against Borussia Dortmund at home. With Borussia’s inconsistency problems and Hoffenheim’s good game in the attacking end, this game could go either way, which is why I will pick something on goals here, which we could see plenty.

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