Match Preview: Dortmund vs Hoffenheim

This weekend is the final round of fixtures in the Bundesliga. Dortmund will finish second this year after Bayern Munich wrapped the title up against Werder Bremen on match-day 32. 

The fight for second place went down to last weekend for Dortmund, the away side won on the day winning 2-0 away at RB Leipzig. Two goals from star striker Erling Håland was enough to see the away cruise to victory. This performance was the perfect response to their shock defeat at home to Mainz the game before.

Last Saturday also saw Hoffenheim cruise to a 4-0 at home to Union Berlin. The home side was 3-0 up at halftime and saw the game out convincingly. That win see’s Hoffenheim confirm a Europa League qualification spot.

The reverse fixture between these two sides saw Hoffenheim beat Dortmund 2-1 at home. German midfielder Mario Gotze put BVB 1-0 up but late goals from Sargis Adamyan and Andrej Kramaric saw the BVB suffer defeat.

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Dortmund have failed to beat Hoffenheim in their last four meetings in the league with two draws and two defeats. Their last win came back in 2014

This is a fixture that had seen both teams score in its last 11 games in all competitions. The last time both teams did not score was back in 2014 when Dortmund won 1-0 at home.

The team news for Dortmund sees Achraf Hakimi return from suspension to play what looks like his final game for the home side. His two-year loan move from Real Madrid is set to expire and Dortmund this week confirmed the signing of Thomas Meuiner on a free transfer. Midfielder Emre Can will miss this game due to a suspension. Whilst club captain Marco Reus will have to wait till next season to make his comeback from his groin injury.

The team news for Hoffenheim sees no fresh injury concerns. The away side are expected to stick with the same side that won last weekend.

Dortmund team prediction: Bürki; Piszczek, Hummels, Zagadou; Hakimi, Witsel, Brandt, Guerreiro; Sancho, Håland, Hazard

Hoffenheim team prediction: Baumann; Posch, Grillitsch, Hübner; Kaderabek, Rudy, Samassekou, Skov; Kramaric; Dabbur, Bebou

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