[ClevPicks Prediction]: Dortmund vs. Hoffenheim: Can Dortmund Maintain Their State?
Can Anthony Modeste (l) of Borussia Dortmund add to his total against Hoffenheim and Angelino (r) of form?
On Friday, Anthony Modeste will take on Hoffenheim after just scored his first goal for Borussia Dortmund (kick-off: 8.30pm CEST).
With the winning goal against Hertha Berlin on his third Bundesliga outing for Dortmund, Modeste added to his 83 goals in the top division while wearing the colors of Cologne and Hoffenheim. Following the meaningless loss to Werder Bremen, the outcome brought Edin Terzic's team back to within a point of the league leaders Bayern Munich. At right-back, Thomas Meunier is still preferred over Marius Wolf, while Karim Adeyemi made his first appearance since Matchday 1. However, Jamie Bynoe-Gittens might return because the Germany international forward is out this week with an injury. Salih zcan should stay in the center of midfield, but former Hoffenheim and Bayern Munich central defender Niklas Süle might once again be forced to watch from the sidelines.
After winning three of their first four Bundesliga games of the 2022–23 season, Hoffenheim is tied with Dortmund in the standings heading into Matchday 5. They defeated Augsburg by an odd goal last time, proving that their 3-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen, whom the BVB defeated 1-0 on Matchday 1, wasn't an exception. Dennis Geiger received assistance from Robert Skov, whose installation as an inverted right winger by head coach Andre Breitenreiter proved to be a genuine success. TSG's three-game winning streak also happens to have occurred during Angelino's time at the club; the team lost to Borussia Mönchengladbach on the opening weekend before winning against Bochum. The wingback, who is owned by RB Leipzig, will make his fourth consecutive start in what seems to be a stable starting lineup.
The opening goal for Dortmund was a header by Modeste. Last season, he scored 10 headed goals, which was a league high.
Dortmund has scored 10 goals in competition so far, all by different players. BVB has won 32 straight Friday night home games, including a 3-2 victory in the identical matchup the year before.
In 10 Bundesliga encounters with Dortmund, Andrej Kramaric has netted eight goals, including all four in a victory on the road on the final day of the 2019–20 season.
Hoffenheim would have the best start to a Bundesliga season with a fourth victory after five games.
Ottensen, a 1905-founded team, has competed in Germany's fourth tier since 2020.
In contrast, Breitenreiter's last four away contests in Dortmund have all ended in defeat.
Dortmund: Kobel - Wolf, Hummels, Schlotterbeck, Guerreiro - Bellingham, Özcan - Bynoe-Gittens, Reus (c), Brandt - Modeste
Out: Haller (testicular cancer), Malen (muscular), Morey (knee)
Doubtful: Adeyemi (foot), Dahoud (shoulder)
Coach: Edin Terzic
Hoffenheim: Baumann (c) - Kabak, Vogt, Akpoguma - Skov, Prömel, Geiger, Angelino - Baumgartner - Kramaric, Rutter
Out: Bebou (knee), Bicakcic (knee), Hübner (ankle), Pentke (elbow)
Doubtful: Nsoki (thigh)
Coach: Andre Breitenreiter
Leipzig should have the skill to repel the threat of lower-league opponents even with a more experimental lineup, and numerous fringe players will be itching to impress before a period where the entire team will be needed.
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