By ESPNSTAR.com staff
The Rhein Neckar Arena has always been a tough ground for Dortmund to visit and they suffered one of their only three defeats in a record-breaking Bundesliga campaign there last term.
Bosnian international Salihovic, however, expects it to be a comfortable victory even as Dortmund have been one of the most impressive sides in European football this season.
"[Even] if we concede a goal, we will win," Salihovic told Bild.
"I say that we will win 3-0. We have lost only once to them at our own stadium."
Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc does not think that such a bold prediction will prove justified on the day of the match.
"It's nice that they are so optimistic at Hoffenheim. We have a slightly different view and a different goal. We want to enter the winter break with a victory."
Hoffenheim do have some good news in the expected absences of Sebastian Kehl and Sven Bender for Dortmund.