Hoffenheim vs Hannover – Bundesliga: Hoffenheim is one of the teams in better form of the Bundesliga.
After overcoming that period where they were also involved on the Europa League
The team was left with a less busy schedule and the truth is that they were able to string together a streak of favourable results and they are already in 5th place and 2 points away from 4th place (first place that gives access to the Champions League).
On the last 10 matches, they have 1 loss at Schalke’s (2nd), 3 draws and 6 victories. The team is coming off an excellent victory at Leipzig (6th) by 5-2.
Hoffenheim hasn’t conceded a goal at home since February (3 full matches).
For the match against Hannover, Grillitschn will be out (too many yellow cards) and Hubner, who was injured on the last match, is also very likely to miss out on this match.
Besides these ones, the players that were already unavailable for a longer period of time like Geiger, Posch and Bicakcic will likely not play as well.
On the first half of the season, Hoffenheim lost 2-0 in Hannover.
At Hoffenheim Uth (14 goals), Gnabry (10 goals) and Kramaric (9 goals) are the players that stand out. Uth is even the 2nd top goal scorer in the league and also already has 7 assists.
Hoffenheim should utilize a 5-3-2 or many times a 3-5-2 with Baumann, Kaderabek, Akpogma, Vogt, Nordveit and Schulz, Amiri and Demirbay, Kramaric, Uth and Gnabry.
This Hannover team is making a campaign within what was expected from them. The team had the objective of avoiding relegation and for now, with 3 rounds to go (9 points)
the team has a 6-points advantage to the first team inside the relegation zone, which means, it seems like they are safe, probably even if they didn’t get any more points (there are 2 teams between them and the relegation zone).
Hannover isn’t going through a good period. The team has been dropping and on their last 10 matches, they have won twice, drew twice and lost 6 times.
Away from home, things have been getting worse… The team hasn’t won since October, only has 2 wins away from home and has lost 6 times on the last 10 matches.
Hannover is a limited team and the injuries of Anton, Klaus, Felipe, Hubner, Jonathas and Prib also don’t help.
Hannover lost on their last match at home 0-3 with a Bayern in half strength, on a match where they were basically slaughtered.
On Hannover, the players who stand out are Fulkrug (12 goals) and Harnik (7 goals) who form the attacking duo.
The team that should be utilized should be similar to their last one, which means, in 3-5-2 with Tschauner,Hubers, Sane and Elez; Albornoz, Sorg, Bakalorz and Schwegler; Bebou on the support to Fulkrug and Harnik.
Hoffenheim vs Hannover – Betting Tip and Prediction:
On the last 4 occasions these teams met in Hoffenheim, the home side has won. Hoffenheim is probably one of the 3 teams in better form on the Bundesliga.
They are on the fight for a Champions League spot and they will face an opponent that is in free fall, that although isn’t mathematically safe, is practically safe, and that has also been awful away from home.
Hoffenheim, at home, of the 9 wins they have, 7 of them were by more than 1 goal.
I predict that, in this match, in front of their home crowd, and with the way they have been playing, the home side will win convincingly.
Since I don’t want to take the risk of them winning only by 1… I will defend myself with an asian handicap.
PREDICTION AND BETTING TIP
|Hoffenheim AH -1||