Stuttgart vs Hoffenheim
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 5 May 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK
Venue: Mercedes-Benz-Arena (Stuttgart).
Both Stuttgart and Hoffenheim were successful last weekend, maintaining their fine form ahead of the head to head clash at Mercedes-Benz-Arena. Die Kraichgauer broke into the top four in the Bundesliga ladder thanks to a fantastic run of three consecutive victories which earned them the pole position in the battle for the Champions League football next term.
Nonetheless, maintaining such form against the likes of Stuttgart will be quite a challenge for the Sinsheim side given that the hosts will also come into it in high spirits. The Reds clinched back-to-back clean sheet wins over the likes of Werder Bremen and Bayer Leverkusen to get just one points shy of the top-seven finish and a potential Europa League qualification.
Stuttgart vs Hoffenheim: Head-to-head
Stuttgart lead the head to head tie by three wins coming into their 19th encounter with Hoffenheim.
The Reds won four, drew two and lost two of eight home matches against Die Kraichgauer.
Five of last seven head to head games saw both teams on the scoresheet.
Hoffenhiem won this term’s meeting 1-0 at WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar Arena.
Stuttgart bagged five goals in Hoffenheim’s previous visit to Mercedes-Benz-Arena.
Stuttgart vs Hoffenheim: Prediction
It will be very interesting to see how the rock-solid defensive line of Stuttgart’s will cope with the red-hot attacking line of Hoffenheim’s here. The visitors bagged an impressive eight-goal tally in last two wins over RB Leipzig and Hannover 96.
Julian Nagelsmann’s men scored three or more goals on five separate occasions in last seven league matches. Serge Gnabry was the man who mainly inspired such an impressive streak, while Andrej Kramaric was the one who notched a hat-trick last Friday against Hannover.
Nonetheless, Tayfun Korkut’s side is unbeaten in last six home games and they’ve shipped just two goals in the process. They also kept a clean sheet against the likes of Bayer Leverkusen away at BayArena last weekend, meaning Hoffenheim will have a huge test ahead of them on Saturday. The draw looks to be the most likable of three outcomes and you can back it at the 3.70 odds.
Stuttgart vs Hoffenheim: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.70
Correct Ft Score: 1-1 @ 7.50.