Thursday’s Europa League schedule features Hoffenheim against Red Star Belgrade.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Hoffenheim v Red Star Belgrade match are shown here (including the best match odds).
Hoffenheim will be looking to improve on their last outing here after the 0-1 Bundesliga 1 losing effort in their last game against Borussia Dortmund.
In that game, Hoffenheim had 45% possession and 9 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. At the other end, Borussia Dortmund got 15 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Marco Reus (76') was the scorer for Borussia Dortmund.
It’s been seldom in recent games that Hoffenheim have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that Hoffenheim have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 7 goals on the way.
Red Star Belgrade
In their last game, Red Star Belgrade drew 1-1 in the SuperLiga tie with Partizan Belgrade.
Proving their fondness for action-packed matches, goals have been scored 20 times in the prior six games in which Red Star Belgrade have sent out their troops, yielding an average of 3.33 goals each meeting. Opposition teams have got 3 of these goals. That being said, we’ll just have to find out if that pattern shall be maintained in this upcoming match.
It’s looking like Red Star Belgrade will surely find it tough to break down a Hoffenheim lineup who look likely to get a big win and also probable clean sheet.
We’re therefore predicting a 3-0 victory for Hoffenheim at the end of the game.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: PreZero Arena (30,150)
Captain: Benjamin Hübner
Chairman: Peter Görlich
Manager: Sebastian Hoeneß
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 6, DFB-Pokal (First Round), Europa League (Group L)
⭐ Key Player: Andrej Kramarić
Generally used in the Striker position, Andrej Kramarić was born in Zagreb, Croatia. Having played his first senior match for Dinamo Zagreb in the 2008 - 2009 season, the dangerous Forward has managed 6 league goals in this Bundesliga 1 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 3 appearances.