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  • Hoffenheim have won four of their last six Bundesliga matches.
  • Three of Hoffenheim’s last four matches have featured over 3.5 goals.
  • Borussia Dortmund’s home matches have featured an average of 3.69 goals per game this season.

Hoffenheim with plenty to play for on final day

One of the Bundesliga’s key battles on the final day of the season is between Hoffenheim and Wolfsburg, with both sides already guaranteed a spot in the Europa League qualifiers but only one will qualify directly for the group phase.

Wolfsburg face a challenging home assignment with Bayern Munich and Hoffenheim need only better their result when they take on Borussia Dortmund at the Signal Iduna Park.

At first glance that is a daunting prospect. Dortmund have lost only twice at home in the league this season but Hoffenheim have won the most league matches of any team outside the division’s top five and their all-or-nothing approach could pay off.

Marcel Rapp’s men have incentive to throw everything at this game while Dortmund will not budge from second spot regardless of this result.

Complacency could set in for Borussia Dortmund

They saw off Leipzig last time out to guarantee they would finish best of the rest but they looked complacent when losing to relegation-threatened Mainz in their last home contest.

Any sign of complacency this time around or too much rotation from Lucien Favre could be punished by a top-heavy Hoffenheim unit, who have scored seven goals in their last two matches against Union Berlin and Augsburg.

Hoffenheim have failed to net in only three of their 16 away fixtures in this season’s Bundesliga and have an array of dangerous players in the final third including Andrej Kramaric, Moanes Dabour, Ihlas Bebou and Christoph Baumgartner.

Top-heavy Hoffenheim can contribute to high-scoring clash

They have scored a total 49 league goals this term and have given a good account of themselves in some matches with the league’s big guns this season, beating Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena, taking four points from their two matches with Bayer Leverkusen and winning the reverse fixture with Dortmund 2-1 in February.

With much still to play for and the attacking players to polish off their free-flowing moves, Hoffenheim could be a good bet to avoid defeat and Hoffenheim-draw double chance could be a decent match prediction.

Both of these teams operate on the front foot – Borussia Dortmund’s matches have featured an average of 3.67 goals per game this term and both teams have scored in ten of Hoffenheim’s 16 assignments on the road this term.

That suggests this match could be full of goals and given three of Dortmund’s draws this season have finished 2-2 against Eintracht Frankfurt, Werder Bremen and Freiburg, that is what we predict in terms of a correct score.


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