Werder Bremen and Hoffenheim meet at Weserstadion, in a match for the 18th round of the Bundesliga. In the last head-to-head for this edition of the league, played on 19-08-2017, Hoffenheim won at home against (1-0). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 2 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss in the last 6 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 10-25-2017, in a match for the DFB Pokal that ended with a Werder Bremen victory by (1-0). The only goal of the match was scored by I. Belfodil (30 ‘). In this game the home factor may be decisive, since Hoffenheim presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
After 3 wins, 6 draws and 8 losses, the home team is currently in the 16 th position, with 15 points won. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Bayer Leverkusen, by (1-0). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Mainz 05, by (2-2). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses in away matches; against 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses at their stadium. In the last match they played, for the Friendlies, they beat FC Twente at home by (4-0). In the last 8 home league matches Werder Bremen has a record of 2 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses, so they have won 8 points out of 24 possible. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it has not been very strong defensively. In 17 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 9 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Werder Bremen arrive at this motivated match, after a 4-0 triumph in a friendly against Twente. Werder Bremen is a team that likes to play in its own midfield, with the aim of trying to surprise the opponent in the fast outings for the counterattack. To point out that the club of the house presents some gaps, mainly in the air football, which often compromises its results. The club of the house usually acts in a 4-3-3, in which the three most advanced players are Gondorf, Belfodil and Kainz. The local coach will not be able to count on Jóhannsson, Bartels, Delaney and Zetterer, all injured. Schmidt will also be out of the available, for being suspended.
After 7 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses, the away team is currently in the 7 th position of the league, with 26 points won. In their last match, they lost in an away match against Borussia Dortmund by (2-1), after in the previous match they won at home, in a match against Stuttgart, by (1-0). 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, 3 draws and 8 losses in away matches, with 20 goals scored and 27 conceded; against 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 26 goals scored and 15 conceded. In the last match they played, for the Friendlies, they tied with Excelsior at home (2-2). In the last 8 away league matches Hoffenheim has a record of 2 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses, so they have won 8 points out of 24 possible. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 6 of the last 8 matches for this competition have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 17 matches in this tournament, they have conceded the first goal 5 times and have only won 1 result.
The Hoffenheim comes to this performance after a draw, two, in a particular against the Excelsior. The greatest valence of visitors is the way they usually react to a situation of disadvantage. The visiting team usually acts in a tactical system in 5-3-2, privileging fast transitions, mainly through the flanks. In this tactical scheme, the two players responsible for creating panic in the opposing defensive are Gnabry and Uth. The Hoffenheim coach must have all the holders at his disposal.
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