Hoffenheim vs Wolfsburg
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 15 February 2020
Kick-off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: PreZero Arena (Sinsheim)
Hoffenheim will be aiming to get back on the winning track and continue their Europa League push as they welcome consistently inconsistent Wolfsburg at PreZero Arena on Saturday lunchtime.
Hoffenheim vs Wolfsburg: Match Preview
Hoffenheim has lost 1-0 on an away trip to SC Freiburg after going down from penalty spot; achtzehn99 spent most of the second period in the ascendancy and pushing for an equaliser that ultimately never came.
Third away defeat of the year put a cog into Hoffenheim’s Europa League aspirations as Alfred Schreuder and his men failed to capitalize on Schalke’s recent missteps so they remained at 7th step of Bundesliga ladder.
You can throw a dice and maybe, just maybe you might correctly predict how Hoffenheim will do in the next home game; this is a side that has beaten Dortmund and most recently Leverkusen in Sinsheim but also suffered humiliations by the likes of Mainz and Augsburg.
After a poor first half performance, ten-man Wolves showed their teeth, bit back and came from behind to draw 1-1 at home against relegation threatened Fortuna Düsseldorf
Die Wölfe, after their breakout away victory, first since November have fallen back on their old habits and dropped points in the most unexpected of places which pushed them back to 10th, still within the reach of European football even my grandma know they cannot and will not get into this season.
Win against ten-man Paderborn put an end to their three-game losing run on the road but Oliver Glasner’s men still can’t find their footing and revert back to their pre-November form.
Andrej Kramaric, Sargis Adamyan, Dennis Geiger and Ishak Belfodil are still sidelined for the hosts while Oliver Baumann finally started with training though it is unlikely Schreuder will put him on the pitch just yet.
Wolfsburg’s Marin Pongračić saw red v Fortuna and will have to sit out at least three games. William, Renato Steffen, Marcel Tisserand, Niklas Klinger and Ignacio Camacho will miss out through injuries.
Hoffenheim vs Wolfsburg: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (24 games): 1899 Hoffenheim 6 wins, 7 draws, Wolfsburg 11 wins.
- Hoffenheim have 5-2-5 record at home versus the Wolves.
- The Wolves pulled back to salvage a 1-1 draw back in September.
- Wolfsburg is on a three-game unbeaten streak v achtzehn99.
- Both teams have trouble keeping a clean sheet: Die Wölfe failed to do so in the last six
- previous encounters v Hoffenheim, who succumbed in previous three.
- Our hosts were first on scoresheet in previous six h2h meetings.
- Both sides have scored in five of last six showdowns.
Hoffenheim vs Wolfsburg: Prediction
Hoffenheim has conceded at least a goal in every single game played in Sinsheim since the beginning of November and while Wolfsburg has their (multiple) faults, they’re still a side capable of scoring on hostile turf, especially in here so I don’t see that changing. One BTTS, please.
Honestly, while I do see them putting few past one another, I can’t for the love of everything holy give any of these two an edge in this encounter. They’re both painfully average on their own and anything other than a draw will be a surprise.
Hoffenheim vs Wolfsburg: Betting tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.59
FT Draw @ 3.59.