Hoffenheim – Wolfsburg Prediction & Picks (15.02.2020)

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Hoffenheim and Wolfsburg measure forces at Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena, in a match for the 22nd round of the Bundesliga. In the last direct confrontation for this edition of the league, on 23‑09-2019, the two teams tied (1‑1). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat in the last 4 games. However, the last time these two teams played a game at this stadium was on 28-04-2019, in a match for the Bundesliga that ended Wolfsburg’s victory for (1-4). The goals of the match were scored by Á. Szalai (9 ‘), for Hoffenheim, and William (42’), W. Weghorst (69 ‘e 88’) and M. Arnold (85 ‘), for Wolfsburg. Despite being a match between 7th and 10th of the table, it is actually a confrontation between the 12th classified in home games and the 9th as a visitor.

Hoffenheim :

After 10 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses, the home team is currently in 7th position, with 33 points won. In his last match, he lost with Freiburg out by (1‑0), after in the previous match having won by (2‑1) at home, in a match against Bayer Leverkusen. Interestingly, this is a team that has achieved more positive results outside than in its stadium, since it conquered 17 points as a visitor and only 16 in its stadium. For the championship, Hoffenheim conquered 13 points in 30 possible, after 4 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses in the last 10 games he played in his stadium. In their home league games the most frequent final result at the break was 0-1 (5 in 11 games). His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games for this competition. There is a tendency to have goals in their home matches, since 11 of the last 11 matches they played for this competition have ended with Over 1.5 goals. In 21 games played in this competition, he got the comeback in 4 of the 12 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 11 home games for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: he scored 6 of his 17 goals between the minutes (76′ ‑ 90 ‘).

Hoffenheim is unmotivated for this match, after a 1-0 loss, against Freiburg. The greatest strength of the home team is the way it manages to react in a disadvantageous situation. The house team generally acts in a tactical system in 5-3-2, favoring rapid transitions, mainly through the wings. In this tactical drawing, the two men responsible for terrorizing the rival defense are Dabour and Baumgartner. The Hoffenheim coach should not be able to count on Geiger, Baumann and Belfodil because they are injured.

Wolfsburg :

After 7 wins, 7 draws and 7 losses, the away team is currently in 10th position, with 28 points won. In their last game, they drew with Fortuna Düsseldorf at home by (1‑1), after in the previous match they won out, in a match against Paderborn, by (2‑4). This is a team little affected by the home factor, since it conquered similar results at home and abroad. In his last 10 away matches for the championship, Wolfsburg recorded 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses, so he won 14 points in 30 possible. In their home league games the most frequent final result at the break was 0-0 (4 in 10 games). His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 21 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 13 times and only got 1 comeback.

The Wolfsburg enters this performance after a draw at home, for a ball, against Fortuna Dusseldorf. The visiting team generally acts in a tactical system in 4-3-3, favoring rapid transitions, mainly through the wings. In this tactical scheme, the three men responsible for launching the panic in the opponent’s defense are Mehmedi, Ginczek and Steffen. Coach Oliver Glasner will not be able to count on Klinger, Ignacio Camacho and William, because they are still recovering from injuries. It should be noted that Pongracic is also suspended.


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