On Wednesday evening, Dortmund and Hoffenheim go head-to-head at Signal Iduna Park in the second round of the DFB Pokal.Dortmund form guide
BVB made it seven games unbeaten in all competitions last time out when they produced a thrilling 3-3 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt. Edin Terzic’s team have won five of the seven unbeaten matches.
Rather uncharacteristically for Dortmund, their recent games have been relatively low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in five of their last eight competitive games.
Dortmund has a decent recent record in the DFB Pokal, as they have won four of their last five games in the competition. BVB have also been prolific in those wins, scoring at least two goals in each of the victories.
They are unbeaten on home soil in their last four DFB Pokal games, having recorded three wins over 90 minutes and one in extra time. BVB also scored at least two goals in each of the four unbeaten home games in the German Cup.Hoffenheim form guide
The visitors continued their recent impressive away form by recording a 3-2 win at in-form Stuttgart last time out. The victory was the visitor's sixth consecutive win on their travels in all competitions, having also scored at least two goals in all six victories.
Hoffenheim have an inconsistent recent record in the DFB Pokal, winning just three of their last eight games in 90 minutes. However, they have suffered two defeats in their last nine matches in the competition.
Their recent games have been high-scoring in the German Cup, with over 2.5 goals scored in nine of their previous ten matches. Those high-scoring games are mainly due to the visitors' attacking prowess, as they have now scored over 2.5 goals in ten of those 12 matches.What am I backing?
This game could go either way, as both teams have their merits to claim a victory. However, what looks guaranteed in this clash is goals, so the bet I am backing is over 2.5 goals.