Borussia Dortmund face Hoffenheim in Round 5 of the 2022-23 Bundesliga season.
The match is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. GMT on Friday, 2 September 2022. The match venue is Signal-Iduna-Park, Dortmund.
Latest odds on betting sites
Borussia Dortmund to win odds are priced at 1.61 (-164 American; 25/41 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 4.30 (+330; 33/10), while Hoffenheim to win odds are priced at 4.75 (+375; 15/4).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Borussia Dortmund — 60%, draw — 23%, Hoffenheim — 22%.
Latest betting odds on Borussia Dortmund vs Hoffenheim (2 September 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 1.36 (-275; 4/11)
- Under 2.5 goals — 3.20 (+220; 11/5)
- Asian handicap (-1.00) on Borussia Dortmund — 2.02 (+102; 51/50)
- Asian handicap (+1.00) on Hoffenheim — 1.86 (-116; 25/29)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.44 (-225; 4/9)
- Both teams to score (No) — 2.60 (+160; 8/5)
Match preview and statistics
Borussia Dortmund have three wins and a loss in their last four league matches. After suffering a painful defeat in their third league game, the Black and Yellows beat Hertha BSC 1-nil in their next game.
They are fifth in the league table with nine points and a +3 goal difference. Antony Modeste scored the winning goal in the 32nd minute with a header into the top left corner. Assisted by Salih Ozcan with the cross.
Dortmund had 62% possession, 2.70 expected goals (xG), 22 total shots, six big chances, seven shots on target, 501 accurate passes, 86% pass accuracy, nine fouls committed and 10 corners in the match.
Borussia Dortmund team news: Donyell Malen, Mahmoud Dahoud and Sebastien Haller are ruled out for the game, while Matue Morey is doubtful.
Hoffenheim have done pretty well in their last five matches, with four wins and a loss. They are fourth in the league table with nine points and a +3 goal difference. Die Kraichgauer are on a three-game winning streak ahead of this game.
Dennis Geiger scored the game winner in the 39th minute of the first half. Geiger’s left footed shot from the middle of the box found the top left corner. Robert Skov with the assist.
The team had 50% possession, 1.87 expected goals (xG), 21 total shots, two big chances, five shots on target, 303 accurate passes, 77% pass accuracy, 14 fouls committed, three offsides, four corners and one yellow card in the match.
Hoffenheim team news: Benjamin Hubner, Ermin Bicakcic, Ihlas Bebou and Philipp Pentke are sidelined due to injuries.
Borussia Dortmund vs Hoffenheim H2H
Borussia Dortmund have won the previous two matches against Hoffenheim. They won 3-2 in the last meeting.
Lineups and key players
Borussia Dortmund projected starting lineup:
- Gregor Kobel
- Marius Wolf
- Mats Hummels
- Nico Schlotterbeck
- Raphael Guerreiro
- Salih Ozcan
- Jude Bellingham
- Julian Brandt
- Karim Adeyemi
- Marco Reus
- Anthony Modeste
Anthony Modeste is the key player to watch out for. He was clutch in their last match against Hertha as he scored the winning goal. Modeste has earned his spot in the starting 11 and should be able to score goals in the next game.
Hoffenheim projected starting lineup:
- Oliver Baumann
- Ozan Kabak
- Kevin Akpoguma
- Kevin Vogt
- Robert Skov
- Dennis Geiger
- Grischa Promel
- Christoph Baumgartner
- Jacob Bruun Larsen
- Andrej Kramaric
Andrej Kramaric is the key player to watch out for. He has three goal contributions in four matches with a goal and two assists. Kramaric needs to drop a good game in their next match to keep the team moving in the right direction. The Croatian should be able to score or give an assist.
Prediction and betting tips
Both teams are in good form ahead of this game. Dortmund have three wins in the last four games, while Hoffenheim have four wins in the last five matches. The visitors are on a three-game winning streak heading into this match.
Both teams are plagued with injuries ahead of this game, with at least two players reportedly out for each side. They have both scored at least one goal in all the games played this new season. The hosts have won two straight games against the Visitors.
The prediction for this match is Asian handicap (-1.00) on Borussia Dortmund — 2.02 (+102; 51/50). The Black and Yellows have pulled off tough wins from the last two games against Hoffenheim. Again, they have the home-court advantage. The likely margin for a home win for them is by one goal.
Betting prediction: Asian handicap (-1.00) on Borussia Dortmund
Odds: 2.02 (+102 American; 51/50 Fractional)