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Hoffenheim vs Union Berlin Live Stream, Predictions
The Bundesliga 1 meeting at The PreZero Arena on Saturday will see hosts Hoffenheim play opponents Union Berlin.
Our Hoffenheim v Union Berlin predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - along with the latest match odds.
📊 Form Guide
Hoffenheim will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 2-1 Bundesliga 1 defeat in their last game at the hands of VfL Wolfsburg.
In that game, Hoffenheim managed 54% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 2 on target. For their opponents, Wolfsburg had 9 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Jakub Kamiński (15'), Luca Waldschmidt (75') and Josuha Guilavogui (93' Own goal) scored for VfL Wolfsburg.
It has been all too rare in recent games where Hoffenheim haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that Hoffenheim have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 8 goals on the way.
Ahead of this clash, Hoffenheim have left without a victory over Union Berlin in their previous 5 league games.
Union Berlin come into this match following a 4-2 Bundesliga 1 win vs Freiburg in their most recent game.
In that match, Union Berlin managed 36% possession and 10 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. For Union Berlin, goals were scored by Kevin Behrens (5'), Sheraldo Becker (36', 38') and Aïssa Laïdouni (80'). On the other side, Freiburg got 11 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Manuel Gulde (56') and Vincenzo Grifo (70') scored for Freiburg.
During their 6 most recent matches, Urs Fischer's Union Berlin have found the back of the net a total of 7 times thus yielding them a goals per game average of 1.17.
Coming into this clash, Union Berlin remain undefeated by Hoffenheim in games played away from home for the previous 2 league games.
↔️ Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 20/06/2020 shows that Hoffenheim have won 1 of them and Union Berlin 3, with the tally of drawn games standing at 2.
A total of 21 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 10 of them for Hoffenheim and 11 coming from Union. That is an average goals per game value of 3.5.
The last league contest featuring the two was Bundesliga 1 match day 16 on 21/01/2023 when it finished Union Berlin 3-1 Hoffenheim.
In that match, Union Berlin had 52% possession and 22 attempts on goal with 5 on target. The goalscorers were Danilho Doekhi (73', 89') and Jamie Leweling (96').
At the other end, Hoffenheim got 12 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Ihlas Bebou (43') scored.
The match was refereed by Robert Hartmann.
📋 Team News: Hoffenheim
Kevin Vogt (Knee Surgery) and Pavel Kaderabek (Hamstring Injury) won’t be playing for Hoffenheim boss Pellegrino Matarazzo. The players who will not be able to play in this game through being suspended are Stanley Nsoki and Justin Che.
It seems likely that Hoffenheim should make use of the 3-4-1-2 system this time, handing starts to Oliver Baumann, Ozan Kabak, John Anthony Brooks, Kevin Akpoguma, Ihlas Bebou, Angelino, Dennis Geiger, Grischa Proemel, Andrej Kramaric, C. Baumgartner and Munas Dabbur.
📰 Team News: Union Berlin
Out of a mainly full-strength group of players, there is just a single fitness problem for the Union Berlin boss Urs Fischer to be concerned with. András Schäfer (Foot Injury) won’t be playing here.
It’s our belief that Union might elect for a 3-5-2 lineup, choosing Frederik Roennow, Danilho Doekhi, Robin Knoche, Diogo Leite, Josip Juranovic, Aissa Laidouni, Rani Khedira, Janik Haberer, Jerome Roussillon, Sheraldo Becker and Kevin Behrens.
We feel that Union Berlin and Hoffenheim may well both score, with little between these two teams.
There should be little in it, and a draw looks to be quite a realistic result. We’re therefore anticipating a score draw when all is said and done.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
Renata Leite, 00:40 16/05/2023
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The PreZero Arena (30,150)
Captain: Oliver Baumann
Chairman: Kristian Baumgärtner
Manager: Pellegrino Matarazzo
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 14
🔑 Star Man: Christoph Baumgartner
Typically playing in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Christoph Baumgartner was born in Horn, Austria. Having made a first senior appearance for Hoffenheim in the 2018 - 2019 season, the skilful Midfielder has hit 7 league goals in the Bundesliga 2022 - 2023 campaign so far coming from a total of 31 appearances.
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