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Hoffenheim will visit Stadion An der Alten Försterei on Saturday for the Bundesliga 1 tie with home side Union Berlin.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Union Berlin v Hoffenheim, scroll down (including the best match odds).
Union Berlin will play in this game following a 2-2 Bundesliga 1 drawn game against Bayer Leverkusen.
In that game, Union Berlin managed 35% possession and 19 shots at goal with 7 on target. The only player to score for Union Berlin was Grischa Prömel (45', 50'). On the other side, Bayer 04 Leverkusen had 19 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. Patrik Schick (38') and Jonathan Tah (84') scored for Bayer Leverkusen.
In their preceding 6 games, Urs Fischer's Union Berlin have netted a combined total of 6 times giving them an average number of goals per match of 1.
Their past results show that Union Berlin:
- have not lost a league tie with Hoffenheim in their last 3 matches.
- have left without a victory over Hoffenheim in their last 2 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their previous 3 league matches at home.
Hoffenheim will come into the encounter after a 3-1 Bundesliga 1 win versus Augsburg in their previous outing.
In that game, Hoffenheim had 58% possession and 13 shots on goal with 5 on target. For Hoffenheim, the goalscorers were Ihlas Bebou (38', 44') and David Raum (93'). FC Augsburg 1907 got 10 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Michael Gregoritsch (5') was the scorer for Augsburg.
The stats don’t lie, and Hoffenheim have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 10 goals in all. In defence, Hoffenheim have been far from perfect.
Coming into this clash, Hoffenheim have not been beaten in their last 3 away league matches.
Head to head
The previous league contest featuring the two was Bundesliga 1 match day 2 on 22/08/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Hoffenheim 2-2 Union Berlin.
That day, Hoffenheim had 64% possession and 7 shots at goal with 3 on target. The scorers were Kevin Akpoguma (14') and Jacob Bruun Larsen (30').
Union Berlin got 12 shots at goal with 8 of them on target. Niko Gießelmann (10') and Taiwo Awoniyi (47') scored.
The referee was Sascha Stegemann.
Team News: Union Berlin
Rick van Drongelen (Corona virus) and Laurenz Dehl (Surgery) will be missing for Union Berlin gaffer Urs Fischer.
In all likelihood, Union will possibly make use of the 3-5-2 formation in the match and select Andreas Luthe, Timo Baumgartl, Robin Knoche, Dominique Heintz, Christopher Trimmel, Levin Mete Oztunali, Rani Khedira, Grischa Proemel, Bastian Oczipka, Andreas Voglsammer and Max Kruse.
Team News: Hoffenheim
Hoffenheim manager Sebastian Hoeneß has some current player fitness concerns. Robert Skov (Hamstring Injury), Pavel Kaderabek (Hamstring Injury), Marco John (Corona virus), Ermin Bicakcic (Fitness) and Florian Grillitsch (Corona virus) won’t be making appearances. Diadié Samassékou will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
It’s our belief that Hoffenheim seem likely to elect for a 3-5-2 formation, starting Oliver Baumann, Stefan Posch, Kevin Vogt, Chris Richards, Kevin Akpoguma, C. Baumgartner, Dennis Geiger, Andrej Kramaric, David Raum, Ihlas Bebou and Munas Dabbur.
We believe that Hoffenheim and Union Berlin might both not be able to do quite enough to get on the scoresheet here.
It will be interesting to see how this one goes, and it’s not easy to pick a clear winner. That is why we are leaning toward a hard-fought 0-0 draw at the end of this game.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion An der Alten Försterei (22,012)
Captain: Christopher Trimmel
Chairman: Dirk Zingler
Manager: Urs Fischer
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 7, DFB-Pokal (Third Round), Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round)
⭐ Key Player: Max Kruse
Mostly taking up the Striker position, Max Kruse was born in Reinbek, Germany. Having made a first senior appearance for Werder Bremen in the 2007 - 2008 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored 3 league goals in this Bundesliga 2021 - 2022 season so far in a total of 14 appearances.