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Werder Bremen head to PreZero Arena on Sunday for the Bundesliga 1 tie with hosts Hoffenheim.
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Hoffenheim go into this game coming off the back of a 3-3 Europa League stalemate versus Molde FK.
In that match, Hoffenheim managed 56% possession and 25 attempts on goal with 13 on target. For Hoffenheim, the goalscorers were Moanes Dabour (8', 28') and Christoph Baumgartner (45'). Molde FK had 9 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Martin Ellingsen (41'), Eirik Andersen (70') and David Fofana (74') scored for Molde FK.
At least three goals per game have been seen in 6 of the last 6 meetings where Hoffenheim have participated. Opposition teams scored 12 of them in this period whereas Hoffenheim managed to get a total of 13.
Heading into this fixture, Hoffenheim have not been beaten in the league by Werder Bremen in their last 3 games.
In their previous game, Werder Bremen drew 0-0 in the Bundesliga 1 match with Freiburg.
In that game, Werder Bremen managed 47% possession and 12 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. On the other side, SC Freiburg had 8 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
Over the course of 5 of the prior 6 clashes featuring Werder Bremen, a comparatively low number of goals have been struck between them and opposing teams. The overall average number of goals per game within that spell works out to a mere 2, with the number of goals averaged by Werder standing at 1.5. We will have to find out whether or not that trend will end up being continued on into this next match.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head to head meetings dating back to 13/01/2018 tells us that Hoffenheim have won 2 of these and Werder Bremen 1, with the number of drawn matches standing at 3.
A combined sum of 15 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 9 from Hoffenheim and 6 coming from Werder. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.5.
The previous league encounter between these sides was Bundesliga 1 match day 5 on 25/10/2020 when the final score was Werder Bremen 1-1 Hoffenheim.
That time, Werder Bremen managed 49% possession and 5 shots on goal with 2 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Maximilian Eggestein (5').
On the other side, Hoffenheim had 14 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Dennis Geiger (22') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Daniel Schlager.
Team News: Hoffenheim
Robert Skov (Knee Problems), Havard Nordtveit (Bruise), Stefan Posch (Corona virus), Konstantinos Stafylidis (Shoulder Injury), Benjamin Hübner (Tear in a joint capsule), Ryan Sessegnon (Fitness), Andrej Kramaric (Ankle Injury), Dennis Geiger (Muscular problems), Kevin Akpoguma (Hamstring Injury), Ishak Belfodil (Adductor problems) and Ermin Bicakcic (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be able to play for Hoffenheim boss Sebastian Hoeneß. Kevin Vogt will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Werder Bremen
Bremen boss Florian Kohfeldt has multiple availability issues to deal with. Patrick Erras (Problems with the hip flexor) and Luca Plogmann (Patella rupture) can’t be considered.
We believe that Werder Bremen will need to apply a lot of pressure to find the net against this Hoffenheim team who we reckon will get the win and a maybe even keep a clean sheet as well.
That’s why our selection here is for a very even contest with a 1-0 victory for Hoffenheim when the referee blows for full-time.
There should be little in it.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: PreZero Arena (30,150)
Captain: Benjamin Hübner
Chairman: Peter Görlich
Manager: Sebastian Hoeneß
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 12, Europa League (Round of 32)
🔑 Key Man: Christoph Baumgartner
Customarily used in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Christoph Baumgartner was born in Horn, Austria. After having made a senior debut playing for Hoffenheim in the 2018 - 2019 season, the skilful Midfielder has managed 3 league goals in this Bundesliga 1 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 20 appearances.