Hoffenheim – Braga: Preview & Prediction
Hoffenheim host Sporting Braga for the opening day of Group C of the Europa League next Thursday at 18:00 at the Rhein Neckar Arena. The Germans, who lost in the Champions League play-offs against Liverpool, are hoping that the third time will be enough to win their opening game in European competition. Hoffenheim, coming from a moralizing 2-0 win against Bayern Munich, is led by one of the youngest coaches ever, German striker Julian Nagelsmann, who at the age of 30 has made this team one of the league’s most competitive of the moment. The Germans are certainly candidates to win this group C, which also includes the Turks of Istanbul BB and the Bulgarians of Ludogorets. Meanwhile, the Braga-born Portuguese, who have been a regular presence in this competition in recent years and arrive here after eliminating Harfnarfjordur and AIK from Solna, will have to work hard to get a positive result. Guided by Abel Ferreira, the miners have just lost in the field of Vitória de Setúbal, 2-0, falling to ninth place in the league table. Once again the defensive difficulties of Braga became evident, as well as the lack of routines of some players who are still trying to understand what their coach wants. We have no doubt that victory will smile at the German team.
Hoffenheim have won three of their last five.
Sporting Braga have never won any of their six Bundesliga clubs.
Sporting Braga have lost two of their last five games.
The Germans are extremely moralized.
Betting Hoffenheim Braga – Our prognosis
The Germans are confident and extremely motivated, as well as coming from an excellent win over the mighty Bayern Munich. Braga have never been able to win any of their six Bundesliga club appearances, having lost out on their previous two games in Germany without scoring any goals. We believe in a Hoffenheim victory.
Hoffenheim – Braga: Betting Tips
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 2.05
Over 2,5 goals – Odds: 1.75