#TSGBVB: Kramarić aiming to extend run

TSG Hoffenheim will play host to Borussia Dortmund on Saturday (15:30 CET / Live Ticker at BVB are in extremely strong form and are level on points with two other clubs at the Bundesliga summit. But Dortmund have rarely had it easy in the Kraichgau in recent years – in part thanks to Andrej Kramarić. Below, we have picked out some exciting facts and information on TSG's clash with the only top team in Europe yet to drop points this year.

Did you know that…

…Dortmund have made their best start to a year in a long time?

Borussia Dortmund have won their first six Bundesliga matches of 2023. Only once before have BVB kicked off a calendar year with so many victories in a row: they won their first seven matches in 2012 and lifted the title at the end of the season. Dortmund currently sit second in the table and are level on points with Bayern Munich and Union Berlin.

…Andrej Kramarić tends to find the net against BVB?

The Croatian forward has scored eight Bundesliga goals against Borussia Dortmund – more than any other current Bundesliga player. In the Bundesliga, he has only netted more times against Hertha BSC (10).

…the Kraichgau has not always been a happy hunting ground for BVB?

Dortmund might have won their last two matches at the PreZero Arena, but they won only two of their 12 matches in Sinsheim before that. Hoffenheim have won five times at home, while the points have been shared on five occasions.

…Thomas Delaney is set to face Dortmund for the third time this season?

TSG's new signing Thomas Delaney made 88 appearances for Borussia Dortmund and won the DFB-Pokal with BVB in 2021. Although he has only been back in the Bundesliga since January, this will not be his first meeting with his former club this season: he played for Sevilla in one of the two Champions League clashes between the teams this term.

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