Borussia Dortmund and TSG Hoffenheim are set to go head-to-head for the third time this season. BVB won the reverse fixture 3-1 and the cup second round tie 1-0. The facts preview.

The scenario: The 3-1 victory in the reverse fixture and the 1-0 triumph in the DFB-Pokal saw BVB extend their winning run against TSG to six matches. Dortmund are fourth in the division with 41 points, while Hoffenheim are ninth with 27 points and are winless in eight rounds of matches.

Home/away: Borussia Dortmund have lost only one of their last five games at SIGNAL IDUNA PARK and have failed to find the net in only one of their previous 62 Bundesliga home games. Hoffenheim have lost four of their previous five away games in the Bundesliga but already have more away points on the board (17) than in the entirety of the 2022/23 season (13). TSG won each of their first five matches of the current campaign; the most recent three points on the road to date was a 3-2 victory in Stuttgart on 28 October 2023. There have since been two draws and four defeats.

Head-to-head record: Borussia Dortmund have won twice as many matches (14) as TSG Hoffenheim (seven) in this Bundesliga pairing, but they have scored only five more goals in the process (49-44). The last three meetings at SIGNAL IDUNA PARK in the league and cup were won by BVB, but they were all close (3-2 and then two 1-0s).

Statistics: Only Leverkusen (still unbeaten) have lost fewer games in the Bundesliga this season than the Black & Yellows (three). BVB are on an eight-match unbeaten streak and have kept seven clean sheets in total. Only two teams have kept more clean sheets. Hoffenheim have not gone without conceding in six months (17 matches). Only the matches involving Bayern Munich have produced more goals (86) than the ones involving Hoffenheim (79).

Biggest home win: There have been three 3-1 wins, most recently on 28 February 2016. The visitors took a 1-0 lead (Sebastian Rudy, 25th minute), but BVB turned the game around in the closing stages through goals by Henrikh Mkhitaryan (80), Adrian Ramos (85) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (90).
Compiled by Boris Rupert