Hoffenheim is coming off a disappointing loss to Union Berlin in the previous week’s game. As a result, they are now in fourth place, just one point behind Leverkusen. They’ve won nine games, drawn four, and lost six, amassing a total of 31 points in the process. With 20 points from nine home games, they have a strong home record. They have scored 39 goals and surrendered 29 goals in 19 matches. Ihlas Bebou, who has seven goals to his name, is the team’s top scorer. Andrej Kramaric, a Croat, also leads the assists chart with seven. And when it comes to injuries, they have as many as eight players including Pavel Kaderabek, Florian Grillitsch, Diadie Samassekou, Robert Skov, Ermin Bicakcic, etc.
Borussia Dortmund is coming off back-to-back Bundesliga victories over Frankfurt and Freiburg. After winning 13 games, drawing one, and losing three, they have a total of 40 points. They are now six points behind Bayern Munich, who currently holds the lead. Dortmund has scored 49 goals while allowing only 29. In the league, they have a solid away record, having won four of their nine away games thus far. The team’s goal-scoring machine, Erling Braut Haaland, leads the league in scoring with 15 goals and five assists. They have a long injury list, with key players like Thomas Meunier, Emre Can, Mats Hummels, Roman Burki, Luca Unbehaun, Mateu Morey, and Marcel Schmelzer all out.