1899 Hoffenheim 2-1-2, FC Union Berlin 1-3-1
11/2/20 2:30 pm
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1899 Hoffenheim is welcoming FC Union Berlin to PreZero Arena in round 6 in the German Bundesliga.
Hoffenheim hasn’t won any of their last 3 Bundesliga games, but they also haven’t lost any of their last 3 games overall. Hoffenheim has won both of their Europa League games, and they have scored 6 goals while conceding only 1 goal in those 2 games. In the Bundesliga standings, Hoffenheim is in 11th place with 7 points, 9 scored goals, and 7 conceded goals. Hoffenheim has started the season really well, but their leading goalscorer Kramaric got injured, and that is when Hoffenheim’s bad form began. In their latest Bundesliga game, Hoffenheim was playing against Werder on the road, and they were the better team in that game with 51% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and a decent 81% of accurate passes. Hoffenheim conceded a goal in the 5th minute, but they were able to tie the score in the 22nd minute. We haven’t seen any more goals in this game, and the final score was 1-1. Despite being injured for a few weeks, Kramaric is still Hoffenheim’s leading goalscorer with 6 goals, and he should be in the lineup for this game. Rudy, Bebou, Geiger, and Baumgartner have each added 1 assist. Hubner, Stafylidis, Bicakcic, and Geiger are all injured, and they will miss this game. Hoffenheim has the quality to be near the Champions League, but they simply lack the depth to make a run for it this season.
Union is on a 5-game streak without a loss, and they have scored at least 1 goal in each of their 5 Bundesliga games this season. Union was also able to keep 1 clean sheet. With 6 points, 8 scored goals, and 6 conceded goals, Union Berlin is in 12th place in the Bundesliga standings. In their most recent game in Bundesliga, Union Berlin was playing against Freiburg at home, and they have had 50% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 78% of the correct passes. This wasn’t a pretty game, but we saw 2 goals in 2 minutes in the first half. The final score of this game was 1-1. Friedrich has scored 2 goals for Union Berlin this season, while Schlotterbeck, Pohjanpalo, Kruse, Bulter, Ingvartsen, and Andrich all added 1 goal each. Trimmel has added 3 assists. Ujah and Promel are both still injured, and they will miss this game for Union. Last season was a success for Union Berlin, and they were able to stay in Bundesliga for another season, while this season has started well, Union Berlin will need to keep it up if they want to secure their spot for next season.
Hoffenheim and Union have played only twice against each other, and Hoffenheim has won both of those games, without conceding a goal I might add. Despite playing in two competitions, Hoffenheim is the better team here, and in better form, and getting their top goalscorer back will certainly help in this game.