Hoffenheim vs Freiburg – Bundesliga: Hoffenheim this season isn’t managing to maintain itself on the European spotsd
The team seems to be fatigued due to the participation on the European competitions, where they’ve had a quiet campaign, not managing to advance on the Europa League’s group stage, but in the league they were still fighting for those European spots.
After the winter break, we have been witnessing a spree of injuries in the club, which has heavily affected the team’s performances and since the return, the team has only won once.
Hoffenheim is currently in 9th place with 31 points conquered, sitting 6 points behind the European spots and 3 points ahead of their opponent in this round.
Freiburg is in 12th place but they still aren’t completely safe, only having a 5-points advantage over the relegation spots.
Freiburg in recent years have been looking to establish themselves on the top tier, and they’ve been looking to do it gradually.
Last season, they even managed to qualify for the Europa League’s play-off, but being aware of the difficulties that they would face and the fatigue that it would cause, with likely sporting consequences,
they seem to have relinquished that opportunity, since that seems like the only possible explanation for their elimination from the play-off against a very accessible opponent.
Just like I’ve mentioned, Hoffenheim has been struggling a lot with injuries. Demirbay and Grillitsch are out of this match, while Kobel, Gnabry, Zuber, Szalai and Posch are all doubtful for this encounter.
On Freiburg, Niederlechner seems to be the only confirmed absence, while Ravet, Frantz and Hofler are doubtful.
Hoffenheim vs Freiburg – Betting Tip and Prediction:
This is a derby, so there is always an extra motivation to win. All we have to do is look onto the last matches between these 2 teams. In the last 10 matches, we’ve had 2 wins for each side and 6 draws.
Hoffenheim has a more balanced team but on the other hand, they’ve been struggling a lot with injuries and since this is a derby, the final result is always uncertain.
Looking at those last 10 matches, only one of them finished on a goalless draw.
The remaining 9 have always had goals and on those 9 matches, we have always seen both teams scoring, so that will be my bet for this encounter.
|Both teams to score||