There is nothing more exciting than the final week of the football season when there are still some things to be decided. In the Bundesliga, there is not much business to take care of as we head into the 34th and final round of games. Bayern Munich have the title all sewn up and are now looking ahead to the DFB-Pokal Final, as well as the resumption of the Champions League, with dreams of a treble still on the horizon. The 3 relegation spots at the bottom of the table have also been decided, but there is still the business of the European places for next season to take care of. Let’s get right into action and have a look at this Hoffenheim Vs Dortmund affair so you can place your bets against their Bundesliga odds.
Hoffenheim Vs Dortmund Game Preview
One of the Champions League spots is up for grabs, while the Europa League spots still need to be figured out. Hoffenheim are one of the teams in the Europa League discussion and they will be looking to improve their position with a tough game on the road against Borussia Dortmund to close out their season. The bookies see this as a close on, with Dortmund favored by ½ at home. The goal total is set at 3 ½.
Why bet on Borussia Dortmund
At this point, there is nothing left for Dortmund to play for, as they are guaranteed to finish second in the Bundesliga standings. It’s a little tough to get up for a game that means nothing, especially when playing a home game with no fans in attendance. We also need to keep in mind that Hoffenheim have proven to be a bit of a bogey team for Dortmund, as you need to go back to 2017 to find the last time that they beat Hoffenheim. In the 4 games that they have played since then, Hoffenheim have won 2, including a 2-1 win earlier this season, with the other 2 ending in a tie. At home this season, Dortmund have gone 11-3-2, scoring 46 goals and surrendering just 13. That’s a rather impressive home record, but can they finish on a high with nothing to play for.
Why bet on Hoffenheim
Unlike Dortmund, Hoffenheim are coming into the final game of the regular season with a big carrot dangling in front of them. Right now, they are sitting in 7th place in the Bundesliga and assured of a Europa League Qualification spot, but with a win, they could potentially move up and secure a spot in the group stage of that competition. The qualification spot is a tough way to go and comes with no guarantees of moving on, so points here area must for Hoffenheim. We have already talked about the success that they have had over Dortmund in recent seasons, and they will feel good here, as they have a very decent 7-6-3 road record this season, scoring 23 goals and surrendering 16.
General Match Info TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Vs Borussia Dortmund
- When: Saturday, June 27 at 9:30 AM EST
- Where: Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund
- Hoffenheim Vs Dortmund Live: FS1
- Money Lines: TSG 1899 Hoffenheim +284 / Borussia Dortmund -136 / Draw +313
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
This is a tough one to pick, as you never really know just how Dortmund are going to approach this one. Hoffenheim really need the points, so expect them to come out blazing. I think we get goals and the OVER here, and I am leaning towards the tie.
Pick: Borussia Dortmund 2 Hoffenheim 2