1899 Hoffenheim is welcoming VfL Wolfsburg to PreZero Arena in round 6 of the German Bundesliga. Hoffenheim hasn’t won a game since round 1, and their offense just hasn’t been clicking as of late. Wolfsburg is still undefeated this season in Bundesliga, and they are now in 2nd place.
Hoffenheim is solid in the attacking end with 8 scored goals, but their defense has been sloppy as usual, and Hoffenheim has conceded 7 goals so far. In their last game against Arminia on the road, Hoffenheim was the better team with 58% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and a solid 83% of the correct passes. Hoffenheim might have been the better team in this game, but Arminia was defending well, and this game has ended in a 0-0 draw. Bruun Larsen has scored 2 goals for Hoffenheim so far, while Kramaric has added 4 assists. Bicakcic, Hubner, and Nordtveit are all injured. With a defense like theirs, Hoffenheim doesn’t stand a chance this season, and unless they start playing better offense to compensate, Hoffenheim won’t have a good season.
Wolfsburg is doing an outstanding job so far this season, and they are in second place with 13 points, still undefeated, and they are playing in the Champions League as well. It’s been a while since Wolfsburg has lost a game, but the bad news is they have won only 1 of their last 4 games. In their last game against Eintracht at home, Wolfsburg was the better team with 60% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 77% of the correct passes. After losing 0-1 at halftime, Wolfsburg has tied the score in the second half, and this game has ended in a 1-1. Wolfsburg has a tough game in the Champions League ahead of them, and I think they will rest some players in this game, and that could lead to their first loss. Weghorst has scored 3 goals for Wolfsburg so far this season, while Nmecha added 2 goals. Bialek, Otavio, William, and Schlager are all injured. I’m impressed with Wolfsburg, but I think they will need a lot more goals to stay on Bayern’s tail this season, and I’m not sure they can do that.
As I’ve mentioned, Wolfsburg is playing in the Champions League next week, and they might rest some players. Hoffenheim is not a bad team, but they are in bad form. I think this is the perfect opportunity for Hoffenheim to finally get a win, and I will take a chance with that.