Marco Rose’s Borussia Dortmund will want to bounce back quickly after their 2-1 loss against SC Freiburg last Saturday. The hosts took the lead through a Vincenzo Grifo free kick in the sixth minute before doubling their lead in the 53rd minute thanks to a Roland Sallai volley from a counterattack, while Dortmund were able to grab a goal back six minutes later through a Yannik Keitel own goal.
Hoffenheim, on the other hand, finished the weekend with a point, after initially going a goal down against Union Berlin, they were able to take the lead through Kevin Akpoguma and Jacob Bruun Larsen in the first half. A Taiwo Awoniyi goal just after half time saw the teams share the points.
The previous games between these teams last season saw Dortmund prevail in their first meeting thanks to a Marco Reus goal at the Rhein Neckar Arena, before the points were shared at the Signal Iduna Park in a 2-2 draw which saw Dortmund take the lead through Jadon Sancho before Munas Dabbur and Ihlas Bebou goals took the lead for Hoffenheim. Then late on in the 81st minute Erling Haland scored to rescue a point for Dortmund.