Nurnberg vs Hoffenheim
Date: Saturday, 20 October 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Max-Morlock-Stadion (Nurnberg).
Nurnberg felt the strength of playing a higher division football for the second time in a row on the road shipping as many as six goals in a demolishing defeat to RB Leipzig in the previous round. They conceded as many as 13 goals without any response in last two away matches in the league. Things did, however, look much better in front of the home crowd where Der Club are unbeaten in three games so far in the competition.
Truth be told, Michael Kollner’s troops had a much easier schedule in outings ta Max-Morlock-Stadion so far. They drew 1-1 to Mainz 05 before clinching back-to-back clean sheet wins over Hannover 96 and Fortuna Dusseldorf there. Can they maintain such fine home record against the likes of Hoffenheim on Saturday afternoon?
Nurnberg vs Hoffenheim: Head-to-head
It’s been four years since these two likes last locked horns, following Nurnberg’s return to the elite class.
Der Club picked up four points from H2H ties with Die Kraichgauer back in the 2013/14 campaign, but it’s Hoffenheim who generally have a positive head to head record with five wins and three losses in eleven games.
Three or more goals were seen in each of last five head to head affairs.
Nurnberg vs Hoffenheim: Prediction
Hoffenheim paid the price of a very tough Saturday-Wednesday schedule as they lost three on the bounce in all competitions with the same 1-2 scoreline. It can’t be regarded as a disastrous record given they played the likes of RB Leipzig, Manchester City and Eintracht Frankfurt in the process, though.
The clash with the struggling Nurnberg side should finally give a chance for Julian Nagelsmann and his men return on the winning ways after such spell of results. Die Kraichgauer play attractive attacking-minded football with a talented group of players in the final third.
Andrej Kramaric, Adam Szalai & company should have plenty of room to deliver past the league’s weakest defensive line here on Saturday.
Nurnberg vs Hoffenheim: Bet Tips
Hoffenheim to win @ 1.85 (17/20)
Hoffenheim Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.61 (8/13).