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The Bundesliga 1 fixture at PreZero Arena on Saturday will see home side Hoffenheim doing battle with Stuttgart.
Our Hoffenheim v Stuttgart predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - along with the latest match odds.
Hoffenheim will be looking to improve on their last outing here following the 2-1 Bundesliga 1 loss in their previous game against VfL Wolfsburg.
In that match, Hoffenheim had 54% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. The only player to score for Hoffenheim was Sargis Adamyan (87'). On the other side, VfL Wolfsburg got 14 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. Renato Steffen (5') and Wout Weghorst (26') scored for VfL Wolfsburg.
Hoffenheim haven’t had any problems with scoring, finding the back of the net in one hundred percent of their last 6 games.
They’ve managed to rack up 14 during that period while also conceding a total of 7. We will just have to find out if that trend can be sustained in this game.
Their prior results show that Hoffenheim:
- haven't lost in the league to Stuttgart in their last 2 matches.
- are without a home win in the past 2 league games.
In their previous fixture, Stuttgart drew 2-2 in the Bundesliga 1 match with Eintracht Frankfurt.
In that match, Stuttgart managed 39% possession and 15 shots on goal with 5 on target. For Stuttgart, the scorers were Nicólas González (17') and Gonzalo Castro (37'). Eintracht Frankfurt had 16 attempts at goal with 6 on target. André Silva (61') and David Abraham (75') scored for Eintracht Frankfurt.
Stuttgart have been dangerous up front in the lead-up to this encounter, having scored 11 goals in their last 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that Stuttgart can also improve defensively after being scored against in 5 of those same outings.
A look at their previous results shows us that Stuttgart:
- haven't won against Hoffenheim when having played them away from home in the previous 5 matches in the league. Not good.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings dating back to 03/10/2015, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with Hoffenheim winning 2 of those games, Stuttgart 2 and 2 being drawn in regulation time.
A total of 19 goals were scored between them in this period, with 9 for Hoffenheim and 10 being from Stuttgart. The average goals per game has been 3.17.
The previous league meeting between these sides was Bundesliga 1 match day 26 on 16/03/2019 when it finished Stuttgart 1-1 Hoffenheim.
That day, Stuttgart had 39% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Their only player to score was Steven Zuber (66').
For their opponents, Hoffenheim got 21 shots on goal with 8 on target. Andrej Kramarić (42') was the scorer.
The referee was Felix Zwayer.
Team News: Hoffenheim
Benjamin Hübner (Tear in a joint capsule), Ishak Belfodil (Corona virus), Sebastian Rudy (Corona virus), Ermin Bicakcic (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Konstantinos Stafylidis (Shoulder Injury), Kevin Vogt (Corona virus), Pavel Kaderabek (Calf Problems) and Sargis Adamyan (Corona virus) won’t be playing for Hoffenheim manager Sebastian Hoeneß.
Team News: Stuttgart
Stuttgart boss Pellegrino Matarazzo has to choose a team with limited availability. Darko Churlinov (Quarantine), Borna Sosa (Quarantine), Erik Thommy (Elbow Injury), Momo Cissé (Torn Muscle Fibre), Konstantinos Mavropanos (Torn Meniscus), Hamadi Al Ghaddioui (Pubitis), Clinton Mola (Fitness) and Maxime Awoudja (Achilles tendon rupture) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
We’ve got the feeling that Stuttgart and Hoffenheim should both be able to score more than once here although it’s hard to pick a clear winner.
An eventful draw is therefore a real possibility, and we are expecting it to be very tight. With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a really entertaining tussle with a 2-2 score draw 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: Peter Görlich
Manager: Sebastian Hoeneß
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 13, DFB-Pokal (First Round), Europa League (Group L)
⭐ Key Player: Andrej Kramarić
Usually taking up the Striker position, Andrej Kramarić was born in Zagreb, Croatia. Having made his senior debut playing for Dinamo Zagreb in the 2008 - 2009 season, the talented Forward has hit 6 league goals in this Bundesliga 1 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 3 appearances.