Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Borussia Dortmund will look to overtake Bayern Munich in top position when they take on Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga round 22. The Yellow-Blacks aim to keep their 100% record in 2023 intact, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. Karim Adeyemi limped off with injury in a 4-1 win over Hertha Berlin, with Jamie Bynoe-Gittens likely to step up, while all Julien Duranville, Youssoufa Moukoko, Abdoulaye Kamara, and Mateu Morey remain in the recovery room.
Hoffenheim, on the other hand, have been struggling to fix their problems at the back, and given their four-game losing run in the German top flight, away win should definitely be considered. To make things even worse for the home side, Denmark forward Kasper Dolberg has joined the likes of Kevin Vogt, Robert Skov, Grischa Promel, and Jacob Bruun Larsen in the treatment room.
Highlighted Player (Sebastian Rudy):
After spending his youth career at the likes of Dietingen, Zimmern and Stuttgart, Sebastian Rudy started playing for Stuttgart II at senior level. The right back, who is capable of playing as a midfielder as well, made 37 league appearances for the Stuttgart reserve team, scoring 12 goals in the process.
After making 15 appearances for the first team, he joined Hoffenheim in 2010 and he has been playing for the Bundesliga team ever since. Sebastian Rudy is very quick on the ball and he is able to deliver a decent cross. Rudy scored two goals in 24 league appearances for Hoffenheim in the 2015/2016 Bundesliga campaign.
Speaking of his international career, Rudy made his Germany debut on 13 May, 2014 in a friendly match against Poland in Hamburg. However, he did not make Germany Euro 2016 squad. Rudy has a contract with Hoffenheim which expires on 30 June, 2017.
Highlighted Team (Borussia Dortmund):
1909 by eighteen footballers from Dortmund. Die Schwarzgelben (The Black and Yellows) play their home games at Signal Iduna Park, but the stadium’s original name is Westfalenstadion. The capacity of Borussia’s home ground is 81,539 and it has to be noted that the stadium was opened in 1974. BVB have the highest average attendance in the world of football.
Borussia Dortmund have won eight Bundesliga trophies, while clinching the German Cup title three times.
However, the club’s biggest success came in 1997 when they outplayed Juventus in the Champions League final. Karl-Heinz Riedle scored a brace for BVB in the 3-1 win over Juve, with Lars Ricken finding the net in the title game as well. Borussia’s biggest rivals are Schalke 04 and the two teams square off against each other in the Revierderby.