1899 Hoffenheim 4-3-6, SC Freiburg 4-5-4
1/2/21 9:30 am
Over 2.5 (-188), Under 2.5 (+150) Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
1899 Hoffenheim is hosting SC Freiburg to PreZero Arena in round 14 in the German Bundesliga.
Hoffenheim has started the season well, but the injury problems have affected their game, and Hoffenheim has dropped in the standings. Hoffenheim has lost 3 of their last 4 games, but there are some signs of improvement in their game, and I think their game will improve even more over the next few games. Hoffenheim is now in 12th place with 15 points, 21 scored goals, and 23 conceded goals in 13 games. In their last Bundesliga game, Hoffenheim was playing against Borussia M’gladbach on the road, and they have had 53% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and a decent 82% of the correct passes. Hoffenheim was losing at halftime, but they were able to turn the game around in the second half with 2 scored goals. M’gladbach conceded a red card in the second half, which also helped Hoffenheim. The final score was 1-2 in Hoffenheim’s favor. With 8 scored goals, Kramaric is the leading goalscorer for Hoffenheim this season. Stafylidis, Bicakcic, Hubner, Kaderabek, Geiger, Grilitsch, and Nordtveit are all injured, while Posch is suspended because of the yellow cards. Hoffenheim has the quality to compete for the Europa League, but they need to get focused and start playing better soccer on the defensive end otherwise they won’t reach 5th place.
Freiburg has had some good results as of late, and thanks to that they are now in 10th place with 17 points, solid 20 scored goals, and 23 conceded goals in 13 games. Freiburg has lost to Stuttgart in the DFB Pokal just before Christmas, but they have won their last 3 Bundesliga games, while not losing any of their last 5 Bundesliga games. Grifo has scored 6 goals and added 4 assists for Freiburg so far this season, while Petersen has added 5 goals. Haberer, Flekken, Itter, and Keitel are all injured for Freiburg, and they will most likely miss this match. In their latest Bundesliga game, Freiburg was hosting Hertha, and they have had 41% of ball possession, 9 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and only 69% of the correct passes. Freiburg was defending really well, and they were able to use most of their chances in this match. With 1 scored goal in the first half and 3 more scored goals in the second half, Freiburg has won this match 4-1. Freiburg’s DFB Pokal journey is over, but their Europa League battle in Bundesliga is just starting, and if they can keep playing as well as they did before Christmas, Freiburg might just make it to the Europa League.
The trends are pretty even in this matchup, but both teams have been pretty successful at home against each other. This game could easily go either way and for that reason, the only clear choice here are goals, on both sides.