Hoffenheim – Stuttgart : Preview & Prediction
Hoffenheim and Stuttgart play at Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena in a Bundesliga 16th round matchup. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which has 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 4 games. However, the last time they met at this stadium was on 10-03-2015, in a Bundesliga game that ended in a draw for (2-2). The goals of the match were scored by K. Volland (33 ‘and 77’) for Hoffenheim and J. Kliment (64 ‘) and T. Werner (90’) for Stuttgart. Although this is a game between 7 and 13 of the overall ranking, it is actually a game between the 4th place in home games and the 18th as a visitor.
Review of Hoffenheim
After 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses, the home team is in 7th place, having won 23 points. In the last match, they lost with Hannover away (2-0), after having won the home game against RB Leipzig (4-0) in the last game. This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they won 15 points, against only 8 in their games as a visitor. For the championship, Hoffenheim had 15 points in 24 chances, after 4 wins, 3 draws and 1 defeat in their last eight matches at their stadium. In the matches played in their championship stadium, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 1-0, which occurred in 5 of their 8 matches. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games, but his attack has regularly scored as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches in this competition. In his home matches for this competition there is a tendency towards few goals, since in 5 of the last 8 that played there were less than 3 goals. In 15 games in this competition, only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Hoffenheim team are fighting at the top of the leaderboard and know that it is very important to score points in the home, so this round will have to go up from their opponents since the opening minutes, even more knowing that they will play against a team technically inferior to yours. The team is aiming for a place in the Champions League but knows that this will be a very complicated task. In the last round the team was defeated away from home by the Hannover 96 team by the score of 2 x 0. The coach should bring to the field a team with the posture quite offensive, as it has the pretension of adding up the three points.
Analysis of Stuttgart
After 5 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses, the visiting team is in 13th place, having won 17 points. In the last match, he lost to Bayer Leverkusen at home (0-2), having lost 1-0 at Werder Bremen in the last match. This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they won 16 points, against only 1 in their games as a visitor. In the championship, Stuttgart had 1 point in 24 chances, after 1 draw and 7 losses in the last 8 games they played as a visitor.
For this competition, you have not won any of the last 8 games outside of your stadium. In the matches played out in the league, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 1-0, which occurred in 4 of their 7 matches. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 15 games in this competition, he never got around to scoring in the 8 games in which he conceded the first goal.
The visiting team needs to score as many points as they can in these next rounds, so they can get away from the relegation zone, but know that in the next match they will find it very difficult, as they will face a very qualified team and will work away from home . The team hopes to be able to make a strong mark and efficient enough to try to handle the attack of the home team. In the last round the Stuttgart team were defeated, indoors, by Bayer Leverkusen’s team by the 2 x 0 score. The coach should lead a very competitive team to the field as they need to seek a good result.
Hoffenheim – Stuttgart : Betting Tips
Hoffenheim – Win Odds: 1.95
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70