Match Preview and Predictions for the German Bundesliga fixture between Werder Bremen and TSG Hoffenheim on Sunday, 26 January 2020, scheduled to kick-off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET at the Weser-Stadion (Bremen). Both teams come into this clash in desperate need of a win.
Werder Bremen vs Hoffenheim: Match Preview
Lady Luck lent a helping hand to Bremen-based side as Florian Kastenmeier scored an unfortunate own goal which pulled Werder out of the automatic relegation places at the expense of his own Fortuna Düsseldorf.
Something went wrong for Florian Kohfeldt and his pupils; after few steady finished in the last couple of years, their fans were expecting for them to step up, maybe challenge for European competitions but no one could’ve predicted 16th place and return to the dark days of relegation dogfights.
The fact that Die Werderaner are the worst home team in the league will shock many unsuspecting punters, but it’s the sad truth as Bremen failed time and time again to beat anyone at home since September 1st and it seems like their winless run (currently at six) won’t end in foreseeable future.
After going into the New Year on a high following a spectacular win against Borussia Dortmund, the second half of the season got off to a less-than-optimal start for TSG Hoffenheim as they were beaten 2-1 by wobbly Eintracht Frankfurt.
First season in a post-Nagelsmann’s era is going decently enough for Die Kraichgauer as they currently occupy safe, 8th place, in the middle of the table with Europe still within reach for Alfred Schreuder and his men.
Surprisingly enough, Hoffenheim has won more points away from home and they’ve managed that by playing two games less. I have to mention their unbeaten streak that run for nearly three and a half months, only to be broken by RB Leipzig; Achtzehn99 immediately got back on their feet though, routinely besting Union Berlin.
Werder’s injury report seemingly has no end; Milos Veljkovic, Kevin Vogt, Philipp Bargfrede, Michael Lang, Theodor Gebre Selassie, Niclas Füllkrug and Kevin Möhwald are all out for long while the jury’s still out for Fin Bartels and Ludwig Augustinsson.
Guests have fewer selection issues as Robert Skov, Oliver Baumann and Ishak Belfodil won’t be ready for trip to Bremen while there’s still time for Philipp Ochs to make it.
Werder Bremen vs Hoffenheim: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (25 games): Werder Bremen 12 wins, 9 draws, Hoffenheim 4 wins.
- Werder Bremen have 6-6-1 record at home versus Die Kraichgauer.
- Hoffenheim were better of the two, winning 3-2 back in August.
- Die Kraichgauer couldn’t keep a clean sheet in last five contests v Werder.
- Five of their last six encounters ended with fewer than 2.5 goals.
Werder Bremen vs Hoffenheim: Prediction
In this confrontation, one would say smart monies on a side that beat Bayern in Munich, a side that’s constantly beating relegation candidates away from home (Hertha, Koln, Union Berlin), a side that isn’t ravaged by injuries. And if you still don’t have enough fate in Hoffenheim, go for Draw-No-Bet; odds are still pretty good.
I’d also like to point out that goals in the second half are valid bet as well; at Hoffenheim’s last five away games two or more goals were scored every single time. We’ll need some cooperation on Werder’s part but even they showed affinity for this. And I don’t have to tell you that their last meeting fit this perfectly.
Werder Bremen vs Hoffenheim: Betting tips
Hoffenheim Draw-No-Bet @ 2.10
Second Half: Over 1.5 goals @ 1.70.