Eintracht Frankfurt vs Hoffenheim
Date: Saturday, 2nd March 2019
Kick-off at 14.30 UK/ 15.30 CET
Venue: Commerzbank-Arena (Frankfurt).
Dortmund did a huge favor to Frankfurt last week, in their quest for consolidating the sixth position in the league table, which ensures a shot at the Europa League. The high-flying Leverkusen was defeated by the league-toppers and helped Eintracht in obtaining a single-point lead for the aforementioned spot. Now it’s up to our hosts of the day, to put this advantage to some use.
It might be easier said than done, considering the opponents who come visiting. Hoffenheim is giving chase for the said spot as well and is unbeaten in their last five league games in a row. More bad news for the home team –their visitors have excellent stats on the road. Only Bayern has outscored them away from home.
Frankfurt may have to turn towards their in-form striker Luka Jovic for some inspiration. It’s not for no reason that the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid are after the point man’s signature.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Hoffenheim Head-to-head (h2h)
- Hoffenheim recorded four of the last six wins.
- Both teams found the back of the net in the last three fixtures in a row.
- Six of the last nine encounters at this venue had the same stat as well.
- Four of the last six wins at this stadium went the visitors’ way.
- Hoffenheim recorded two or more goals in four of their last eight visits.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Hoffenheim Prediction
A fierce match in all sense awaits the fans considering what’s on offer. Both are in pursuit of the last Europa League spot, and at this final phase of the season, it’s imperative that results should be delivered. Either value their frontlines very much, and we can expect end-to-end football the whole ninety minutes.
Hoffenheim is particularly well known for doling out games with a lot of goals. They are currently on a streak of eleven away games where the BTTS option was checked. Going even further back, 17 of their last 18 matches on the road had this feature as well. So did 26 of their last 30 overall fixtures.
Moreover, the team recorded two or more goals in eleven of their last fifteen away ties and boasts of the second-most number of goals on the road. Frankfurt, who have conceded in their last eight home ties in succession, and in 16 of their last 19 such attempts, will let in at least two this weekend. This is further supported by the fact that Eintracht has conceded at home every time they took on this opponent, except for once.
Coming to the frontline of the hosts, it’d really be news if they fail to find the back of the net. The great form their star-man, Luka Jovic, is in, amply supported by Ante Rebic and Sebastien Haller, will result in them slotting at least one past their guests. Keep in mind that Jovic is leading the Bundesliga Golden Boot race, leaving even the great Robert Lewandowski behind.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Hoffenheim Betting Tips
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Hoffenheim @ 1.80 (4/5)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.40 (2/5).