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Hoffenheim will host away team Freiburg at PreZero Arena in this Bundesliga 1 tie on Sunday.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Hoffenheim v Freiburg are shown on this page - plus the latest match odds.
Hoffenheim, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 4-1 Bundesliga 1 victory versus Mainz.
In that match, Hoffenheim had 65% possession and 21 shots on goal with 9 of them on target. For Hoffenheim, the scorers were Andrej Kramarić (53'), Grischa Prömel (69'), Mu'nas Dabbur (80') and Pavel Kadeřábek (92'). Mainz 05 got 9 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Dominik Kohr (83') was the scorer for Mainz.
In their preceding six games, André Breitenreiter's Hoffenheim have scored 12 times, with that being an average number of goals per match of 2.
Going into this one, Hoffenheim haven't been defeated in their previous 3 home league matches.
Freiburg go into this game after a 0-3 Europa League win with the downing of Olympiacos in their most recent outing.
In that match, Freiburg managed 53% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. For Freiburg, the scorers were Nicolas Höfler (5') and Michael Gregoritsch (25', 52'). Olympiacos got 7 attempts on goal with 2 on target.
A sequence of very capable displays by the Freiburg defence has seen their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 3 from their previous 6 clashes overall. Over that same time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 10. With no two games being the same, it remains to be seen whether that trend might persist here in this game or not.
Their prior results show that Freiburg:
- are undefeated by Hoffenheim when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 matches in the league.
- have not been beaten in their last 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head to head meetings stretching back to 08/02/2020 tells us that Hoffenheim have won 1 of them & Freiburg 4, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 22 in total which averages out at 3.67 goals per meeting.
The previous league fixture between these clubs was Bundesliga 1 match day 32 on 30/04/2022 which finished with the scoreline of Hoffenheim 3-4 Freiburg.
In that game, Hoffenheim had 58% possession and 19 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. The scorers were Andrej Kramarić (32'), Angelo Stiller (49') and Sebastian Rudy (84').
For their opponents, Freiburg had 11 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Roland Sallai (23'), Christian Günter (50'), Lucas Höler (70') and Woo-Yeong Jeong (73') scored.
The match was refereed by Marco Fritz.
Team News: Hoffenheim
Benjamin Hübner (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury), Ihlas Bebou (Knee Problems) and Ermin Bicakcic (Fitness) will not be able to play for Hoffenheim gaffer André Breitenreiter.
It’s our opinion that Hoffenheim will possibly make use of the 3-4-1-2 formation this time featuring Oliver Baumann, Ozan Kabak, Kevin Vogt, Kevin Akpoguma, Robert Skov, Angelino, Grischa Proemel, Dennis Geiger, C. Baumgartner, Andrej Kramaric and Georginio Rutter.
Team News: Freiburg
Freiburg manager Christian Streich has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Kimberly Ezekwem (tendon irritation) and Roland Sallai (Fractured Eye Socket) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
We are inclined to think that Freiburg might play in a 4-2-3-1 lineup by sending out Mark Flekken, Kilian Sildillia, Matthias Ginter, Philipp Lienhart, Christian Guenter, Maximilian Eggestein, Nicolas Hoefler, Ritsu Doan, Woo-Yeong Jeong, Vincenzo Grifo and Michael Gregoritsch.
In this game, Freiburg will do really well to get a goal against a Hoffenheim side who should be able to own this match if all goes as we expect it to.
Our selection here is for a convincing 3-0 winning margin for Hoffenheim at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: PreZero Arena (30,150)
Captain: Benjamin Hübner
Chairman: Kristian Baumgärtner
Manager: André Breitenreiter
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 4, DFB-Pokal (Second Round)
🔑 Star Man: Mu'nas Dabbur
Typically deployed in the Striker position, Mu'nas Dabbur was born in Nazareth, Israel. After having made a senior debut playing for Grasshopper Club Zürich in the 2013 - 2014 season, the accomplished Forward has bagged 2 league goals in this Bundesliga 2022 - 2023 campaign to date from a total of 5 appearances.