Arminia Bielefeld will visit PreZero Arena on Saturday for the Bundesliga 1 game with home side Hoffenheim.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Hoffenheim v Arminia Bielefeld game (including the best match odds).
Hoffenheim will be hoping to bounce back here following a 4-0 Bundesliga 1 defeat last time out to Schalke.
In that game, Hoffenheim had 60% possession and 19 attempts at goal with 4 on target. FC Schalke 04 got 12 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Matthew Hoppe (42', 57', 63') and Amine Harit (79') scored for Schalke.
At least three goals per match were recorded in 5 of the last 6 fixtures where Hoffenheim have taken part. Opposition teams scored 15 times in this period whereas Hoffenheim totted up 6. Let’s see whether or not that trend will be continued on here.
Coming into this clash, Hoffenheim haven’t won at home in the past 2 league games.
Arminia Bielefeld come into this match after a 1-0 Bundesliga 1 win vs Hertha Berlin in their most recent game.
In that match, Arminia Bielefeld had 48% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for Arminia Bielefeld was Reinhold Yabo (64'). Hertha BSC got 10 shots at goal with 5 of them on target.
The attacking players from Arminia Bielefeld have suffered from a lack of goals over their previous 6 encounters, netting the unsatisfactory return of just 4. In those fixtures, Bielefeld have also seen the overall goal tally against them equal 5.
Head to head
The last league match featuring the two was Bundesliga 1 match day 32 on 13/05/2009 and the score finished Arminia Bielefeld 0-2 Hoffenheim.
The match was refereed by Babak Rafati.
Team News: Hoffenheim
Dennis Geiger (Muscular problems), Kevin Akpoguma (Hamstring Injury), Benjamin Hübner (Tear in a joint capsule), Robert Skov (Knock), Florian Grillitsch (Abdominal Strain), Konstantinos Stafylidis (Shoulder Injury) and Ermin Bicakcic (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) aren’t available for Hoffenheim manager Sebastian Hoeneß. Christoph Baumgartner cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Arminia Bielefeld
With a fully injury-free squad ready to go, Arminia Bielefeld manager Uwe Neuhaus has no fitness concerns to report before this match.
We believe that Hoffenheim will, in all likelihood, be able to create a good number of chances & successful shots on target.
At the other end, Arminia Bielefeld might well find it a difficult task to score a goal of their own although we do reckon that they could well end up hitting back at some stage here.
We’re tipping a decent 3-1 win for Hoffenheim when all’s said and done.
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: Peter Görlich
Manager: Sebastian Hoeneß
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 14, Europa League (Round of 32)
🔑 Star Man: Andrej Kramarić
Regularly deployed in the Striker position, Andrej Kramarić was born in Zagreb, Croatia. After making a first senior appearance for Dinamo Zagreb in the 2008 - 2009 season, the dangerous Forward has got 8 league goals in the Bundesliga 1 2020 - 2021 season to date from a total of 11 appearances.