Hoffenheim vs Werder Bremen
Germany – 1. Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 24 August 2019
Kick-off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Wirsol Rhein-Neckar Arena (Sinsheim).
Hoffenheim got off to a miserable start on the opening day with a narrow 1-0 defeat at the hands of Frankfurt on the road. The squad succumbed to the only goal of that game a minute after the ball started rolling, and managed to retaliate with not more than one feeble shot on target throughout the ninety minutes.
Werder Bremen were taken out by Dusseldorf in their respective matchday at home by a 3-1 scoreline. Despite being by far the most offensive side in that clash with twenty-three attempts at goal, ten of which worked the goalkeeper, Bremen failed to find the back of the net more than once and had to make do with the single consolation goal.
Both the teams finished adjacent to each other in the table last time out with Bremen edging above the hosts with a two-point margin. With both the teams off to a losing start in their campaign, expect neither side to settle for nothing less than the win when they lock horns this weekend.
Hoffenheim vs Werder Bremen Head to head (h2h)
- Two out of the last five clashes have seen Werder Bremen taste success.
- Their last encounter saw Hoffenheim lose by a 1-0 scorecard.
- Two out of their previous three clashes have seen both teams share the spoils.
- Werder Bremen have scored five goals from their last five meetings, while Hoffenheim have netted two less.
Hoffenheim vs Werder Bremen Prediction
The hosts have not picked up the win in their last two games on home soil in a row, one of which was against this very same opponent. The home team have also scored just one goal against the five that they conceded in those clashes and have not come out on top in their last five Bundesliga matches either.
Bremen, on the other hand, have been clinching the win in their previous two outings. Furthermore, their last visit to this venue saw the away side bag all three points with a narrow 1-0 victory.
However, it needs mentioning that Hoffenheim lost just five times at home in the previous edition. With home advantage favoring them on Saturday, there rises a possibility that they might be able to hold Bremen to a draw, if not the win.
Nevertheless considering that four out of their last six fixtures here have seen over 2.5 goals on the scorecards, expect a high scoring clash to unfold.
Hoffenheim vs Werder Bremen Betting tips
Double chance: Draw or Werder Bremen @ 1.80 (4/5)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2).