Hoffenheim and Eintracht Frankfurt meet at Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena, in a match for the 12th round of the Bundesliga. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 2 wins and 2 draws in the last 4 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 04-30-2017, in a match for the Bundesliga which ended with the victory of Hoffenheim by (1-0). The only goal of the match was scored by B. Hübner (90 ‘). In this game the home factor may be decisive, since Hoffenheim presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
After 5 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses, the home team is currently in the 5 th position, with 19 points won. In the last match, they have won in an away match against Köln by (0-3), after in the previous match they have lost (1-3) at home, against Borussia M’gladbach. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses in away matches; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. In the last 6 home league matches Hoffenheim has a record of 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, so they have won 11 points out of 18 possible. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 matches, so he has not presented great defensive solidity, but his attack has scored regularly, as he always scored at least one goal in the last 10 matches for this competition. The team usually has no problems opening the scoring: it scored the first goal in 9 of the last 11 matches for the Bundesliga, of these 9 came to the break in advantage in 5 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 4. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 10 home matches for all competitions: they have suffered 4 of their 11 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Hoffenheim has been going through a difficult time in the Bundesliga, winning only 1 of the last 5 games and needs to look for a recovery to remain firm in the fight for a place to access continental competitions next season. The team is characterized by an attack of good quality, which scored 20 goals and is the fourth best of the competition, and suffered 14 goals, having the seventh best defense. These numbers demonstrate a good balance between the offensive system and the defensive one, although it has suffered goals in 4 of the last 5 parties that disputed. Playing at home, like this Saturday’s match, Hoffenheim have not won 2 days ago, but have only 1 defeat in 6 home games, being one of the teams that lost the least in this condition. For the match against Eintracht Frankfurt, coach Nagelsmann must repeat the eleven that won an excellent victory away from home against Cologne on the last day.
Eintracht Frankfurt :
After 5 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses, the away team is currently in the 7 th position, with 18 points won. In the last match, they have won at home against Werder Bremen by (2-1), after in the previous match they have tied tied in an away match against Mainz 05, by (1-1). This is a team that usually shows similar results, at home and abroad, so it is not usually affected by the home team factor, as in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 6 victories, 5 draws and 4 defeats in his stadium. In the last match that they disputed, for the Friendlies, they beat Sandhausen at home (5-3). In the last 6 away league matches Eintracht Frankfurt has a record of 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, so they have won 11 points out of 18 possible. The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 11 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 4 times and never got the comeback.
The Eintracht Frankfurt has been going through an optimal phase in the Bundesliga, does not lose 5 days ago, in which he won 3 wins and 2 draws and goes in search of another positive result to keep rising in the qualifying table. The visiting team has a somewhat inefficient offensive system, which scored 13 goals and is the seventh worst in the national championship, while the defensive system, on the other hand, suffered only 11 goals and is the third best, demonstrating that the attack needs to present better performance and balance the networks more frequently. Eintracht Frankfurt has the second best campaign of the national championship, comes from 3 games of invincibility, in which it achieved 2 wins and 1 draw, and it is important to point out that it is the team that suffered the least goals in the visiting condition, with only 4 goals in 6 games. For the match against Hoffenheim, coach Niko Kovac will not be able to count on midfielder De Guzman, due to an injury.
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