Hoffenheim vs Borussia Monchengladbach
Date: Saturday, 15 December 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena (Sinsheim).
Hoffenheim made it four straight matches without a win in all competitions when they drew 2-2 away at Wolfsburg last weekend. They drew three on the spin in Bundesliga to slide down to 7th in the ladder. Returning on the winning ways on Saturday will be quite a big challenge given the opposition comes in the likes of in-form second-placed Borussia Monchengčadbach in the 15th round of the competition.
Die Kraichgauer just don’t seem capable of keeping things quiet at the back this season. They allowed two or more goals in three of past four games. Each of last seven outings they played across competitions saw goals scored at both ends. Julian Nagelsmann’s men got off to a flying start at VOLKSWAGEN ARENA last week when Ishak Belfodil notched the opener four minutes in. However, the Wolves turned it around by the half-hour mark as Andrej Kramaric had to save a point with his second-half strike.
Hoffenheim vs Borussia Monchengladbach: Head-to-head
Hoffenheim lead the head to head tie by three wins coming into 24th encounter with the Foals.
All of past ten head to head affairs saw the BTTS option “coming in”.
Die Kraichgauer were the dominant force in home matches against Galdbach (7 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses).
Hoffenheim vs Borussia Monchengladbach: Prediction
The Foals sit second and are two points clear off defending champions Bayern Munich in third at the moment. They struggled to break the deadlock past Stuttgart last Sunday, but once Raffael opened up the scoring on 69 minutes, it was an entirely one-way street as Gladbach went on to bag two more for a demolishing 3-0 victory at the end.
If was the fourth win in last five matches in Bundesliga for Dieter Hecking’s men. Nevertheless, they do play much better in front of the home crowd. On travels, Borussia won just 2 of 7 matches this term.
You just can’t make a mistake backing a high-scoring affair here.
Hoffenheim vs Borussia Monchengladbach: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.40 (2/5)
Over 1.5 goals in the first half @ 2.00 (1/1).