Borussia Dortmund vs TSG Hoffenheim Match Preview
Dortmund and Hoffenheim will lock horns to determine the 3rd placed team in Bundesliga ts the battle of the top of the table in Bundesliga, as Dortmund hosts Hoffenheim in one of the most important matches this season.
This particular match will decide the 3rd placed team and will secure the advantage of direct qualification in the Champions League group stages.
Signal Iduna Park and Dortmund’s Yellow Wall will be charged up as they host this very important fixture with the season coming to an end with some very important fixtures to be played in these last few weeks. Both teams will be confident and will definitely do anything to secure the 3rd place.
Date/Time: Saturday, 6th April 2017/ 14:30 (GMT) 15:30 (CET) 19:00 (IST)
Television telecast: beIN Sports, Sky Sports, Star Sports Select HD 2
Livestream: ronaldo7.net, totalsportek.com.
Thomas Tuchel is definitely not thrilled with proceedings this season especially in Bundesliga. However his team had a great comeback in the Allianz Arena against bitter rivals Bayern in the DFB cup semifinal. So certainly after that victory morale and confidence of the team is quite high.
Dortmund has a great fan base and whatever the result may be they always back their team. The crowd are hopeful that victory against Bayern will be a morale booster for their players and hopefully they can do the same against Hoffenheim at home.
Dortmund remain doubtful over winger Andre Schurrle and midfielders Sahin and Sebastian Rode. Mario Gotze is out for the foreseeable future due to illness, while center-back Marc Bartra is back in development training.
The visitors are ecstatic with their side’s performance this season. As their team has given them enough reasons to celebrate as they have been brilliant throughout the season. Under Julian Nagelsmann, the youngest manager in the league, Hoffenheim has performed best this season in their club history.
Nagelsmann has a lot of attackers at his disposal with the likes of Andrej Kramaric and Sandro Wagner who have 23 goals combined this season and have been very influential up front.
It is good news for Hoffenheim and Nagelsmann as they have no notable injuries or suspensions ahead of this crucial fixture.
Borussia Dortmund: Bürki – Piszczek, Papastathopoulos, Ginter – Durm, Castro, Weigl, Guerreiro – Dembele, Aubameyang, Reus
Injuries/Suspensions: Götze (metabolic disorder), Schürrle (Achilles), Sahin (ankle)
Hoffenheim: Baumann – Süle, Hübner, Vogt – Toljan, Demirbay, Rudy, Amiri, Zuber – Wagner, Kramaric
- The fans are in for a thrilling afternoon of football packed with goals if we are to judge by the most recent head to head clashes between the two sides.
- Ten out of the last 11 head to head meetings between Borussia Dortmund and Hoffenheim ended with the option of both teams scoring.
- The match from mid-December last year at Rhein-Neckar Arena saw a 2-2 draw.