VfB Stuttgart vs. Hoffenheim
October 2, 2021 9:30 am EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -225, Under 2.5 +175
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VfB Stuttgart is welcoming Hoffenheim to the Mercedes Benz Arena in round 7 of the German Bundesliga. Stuttgart is struggling with on both ends, but more so on their defense, and they are without a win in their last 5 Bundesliga games. Hoffenheim is a solid team, and they have finally gotten a win last weekend.
Stuttgart is a solid team, and I still think they will have a good season, but at the moment, their form is terrible. With 5 points, 9 scored goals, and 12 conceded goals, Stuttgart is now in 13th place. Offensively, Stuttgart has been solid so far this season, and they have scored in 4 of their 6 games so far this season. Stuttgart was playing against Bochum on the road last weekend, and they have had 56% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and 81% of the correct passes. Stuttgart was playing against one of the worst defensive teams in the league in this game, but they still weren’t able to score a goal. The final result of this match was 0-0. Kempf and Al Ghaddioui are the leading goalscorers for Stuttgart with 2 goals each. The injury list is still long for Stuttgart, and that is one of the reasons why Stuttgart can’t become more consistent.
Hoffenheim has gotten their second win in Bundesliga last season, and they now have 2 wins, 2 draws, and 2 losses. With 8 points, Hoffenheim is now in 9th place. Offensively, Hoffenheim has been solid with 11 scored goals, and Bruun and Baumgartner are their leading goalscorers with 2 goals each. Kramaric has added 1 goal and 4 assists. Bicakcic, Hubner, and Nordtveit are all injured. In their last game against Wolfsburg at home, Hoffenheim has had a great game, and they have had 50% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 81% of the correct passes. After Hoffenheim conceded a goal in the 25th minute, they have woken up and showed what they can do. Hoffenheim has scored 3 unanswered goals until the end of the game, and they have deservedly won this game 3-1. The good news for Hoffenheim is they are not playing in Europe this season, and that will certainly give them the advantage over teams who are, well except the top teams in Bundesliga.
When playing at home, Stuttgart hasn’t lost to Hoffenheim in their last 4 games, but they are in much worse form. It’s only a matter of time before Stuttgart gets back on winning track, but I don’t think it will be here. I think Hoffenheim gets the win here, but I will stick to goals.