Nurnberg – Hoffenheim SOCCER PICKS
Nürnberg and Hoffenheim face at Grundig-Stadion, in a match for the 8th round of the Bundesliga. There is no recent record of direct confrontations between these two teams, who have not played any matches in the last 3 years. The last time they met, on 25-01-2014, in a match that ended with the final score: Nürnberg (4-0) Hoffenheim. the Hoffenheim presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.
After 2 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses, the home team is currently in the 12 th position, with 8 points won. In the last match, they have lost in an away match against RB Leipzig by (6-0), after in the previous match they have won (3-0) at home, against Fortuna Düsseldorf. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 22 goals scored and 22 conceded; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 27 goals scored and 17 conceded. In the last 10 home matches Nürnberg has won 6, tied 1 and lost 3. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 5 of the last 7 matches for this competition. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 4 home matches for all competitions: they have scored 3 of their 6 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
The Nuremberg team is doing a medium campaign and in this next round has the goal of adding all three points, but will have a fairly complicated duel ahead. Acting before the fans, the goal is to have the offensive initiative of the game, but without neglecting defensively, so as not to be surprised. In the last round, the Nuremberg team ended up being beaten away from home by Leipzig, by the score of 6×0. The local coach will not be able to count on Leibold, the one that ended up being expelled in the last game, but with the exception of this player he will go to the field with what he has of better at his disposal.
After 2 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses, the away team is currently in the 13 th position of the league, with 7 points won. In the last match, they have lost at home against Eintracht Frankfurt by (1-2), after in the previous match they have lost at home, in a match against RB Leipzig, by (1-2). 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 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses in away matches; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 away matches Hoffenheim has won 4, tied 3 and lost 3. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have always conceived goals in the last 7 matches, but their offense has scored with regularity, as they have always scored at least one goal in the last 7 matches for this competition. There is a tendency for goals in their away matches, since 42 of the last 45 matches they have played have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 10 matches, they only got 1 comeback in the 5 matches they suffered the first goal. In the last 20 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they suffered 13 of their 37 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
The Hoffenheim team is campaigning less than expected and hopes to improve their performance in the field from now on, in order to try to achieve better results. Despite playing away from home, the Hoffenheim team must go in search of the three points and to achieve this it will be necessary to make a strong defensive score and at the same time find spaces to exploit the attacking plays. In the last round, the Hoffenheim team was defeated inside the home by Eintracht Frankfurt, by the score of 2×1. The visiting coach must take to the field what is best for him at his disposal.