Stuttgart vs Hoffenheim
Germany – 1. Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 16th March 2019
Kick-off at 14.30 UK/ 15.30 CET
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Arena (Stuttgart).
A battle between teams at either end of the spectrum. While Stuttgart is deeply engulfed in the relegation zone and fighting for their future in the league, their counterparts are chasing their European dream. Hoffenheim is just five points off a Europa League playoff position.
Stuttgart also will be mentally down due to their closest competitor, Augsburg, having a comparatively much easier opponent, this match-day, while they themselves have to deal with Hoffenheim.
The recent form of either cannot be more contrasting either. While Hoffenheim lost just once in the last five match-days, and that too against one of the best teams in the country (Frankfurt), Stuttgart won just once in the last five attempts. The sole win came against one of the weakest sides in the competition, Hannover.
Stuttgart vs Hoffenheim Head-to-head (h2h)
- Five of the last seven wins belong to Hoffenheim.
- Six of the last nine meetings saw Hoffenheim scoring two or more goals.
- Five of the last nine encounters saw goals at either end of the pitch.
- Five of the last nine games at this venue also had the same stat to show.
Stuttgart vs Hoffenheim Prediction
The considerable distance between the teams in the league table alone is enough to determine who holds the upper hand.
Hoffenheim is in pursuit of Europa League, while Stuttgart is suffering in the relegation zone.
Moreover, Stuttgart won just once in their last 12 match-days, and at home, the team has one win in their last seven attempts.
In the meanwhile, Hoffenheim was unbeaten in six of their last seven matches, and in 19 of their last 25. On the road, they repeated the feat in 11 of their last 15 trips.
Along with these, also consider the fact that Hoffenheim recorded five of the last seven h2h wins. These all are sufficient evidence to arrive at our top pick of the day, Hoffenheim win.
But all things aside, the team does not boast of a good defense. They may be getting good results, but a clean sheet is such a rare occasion for them.
In fact, they conceded in their last 12 games on the road, and in 18 of their last 19; while 32 of their last 36 overall fixtures also had this same fate. This Saturday, BTTS offers a very good return in value.
Stuttgart vs Hoffenheim Betting Tips
Hoffenheim to Win @ 1.90 (9/10)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.50 (1/2).