It is sometimes crazy moments that a team experiences together and emerges stronger than before. This happened in the previous week, when the TSG Hoffenheim in the away game at league leaders Borussia Dortmund was already behind with 0: 3 and probably no one had even bet a single chanter on the “nail men”.
The men from the Kraichgau fought sensationally back, played in a small intoxication and brought in the end by the 3: 3 draw actually an incredible point. Although the TSG is still with only one win from the past ten Bundesliga games, yet this spectacular experience could release unexpected forces for the coming weeks.
Best Bet of the Day Hoffenheim vs Hannover
On Saturday afternoon Hoffenheim gets busy with Hannover. The odds of bookmakers imply a clear favorite role of the hosts, so the probability of victory is measured with a whopping 74%. The guests from Lower Saxony, however, have set themselves the goal of continuing the positive trend of last Saturday, when Nuremberg was defeated 2-0 at home, and to enter the next important points in the fight for relegation. However, we assume that the higher quality, combined with the fueled self-confidence, will mean that between Hoffenheim and Hannover only a prediction for a sovereign home threesome pays. Against the last four teams of the table, the Nagelsmann-Elf has not yet made a point. Will it be part of the 22nd matchday?
Hoffenheim – Statistics & Current Form
Did you know that of all the TSG Hoffenheim (together with Leipzig and Gladbach) behind Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern has collected the fewest defeats in the current season? On the previous 21 matchdays, the Kraichgauer pulled the only five times the short, but were able to win only seven encounters for themselves. Conversely, this means that the Sinsheimer are the absolute draw kings of the league with nine draws. In the recent ten Bundesliga games alone, TSG shared eight points with the respective opponent. The 3: 3 last weekend at Borussia Dortmund still felt like a victory, because as already mentioned, the match at the score of 0: 3 was actually lost from the perspective of “Nagelsmänner” before substitute Ishak Belfodil with a double and Pavel Kaderabek actually made another draw. After the weak performance at home against Dusseldorf, which brought a lot of criticism, especially internally, we are now convinced that this impressive final phase leads to last year’s third in the last 13 competitive games under the guidance of the coach leaving the season Nagelsmann will once again throw everything in the balance in order to qualify again for the international competition. Andrej Kramaric and Co. are currently out of the league table with three points to Europa League ranks.
A home win this coming weekend against the cellar child from Hannover is therefore no alternative. The chances that the home win since November 10 (2: 1 against Augsburg) succeed on Saturday, are quite rosy, because against the four worst placed teams of the highest German league 1899 so far not a single point. Including the first leg, which won the Kraichgauer 3: 1 in Lower Saxony, three of the four previous successes against Nuremberg, Augsburg, Stuttgart and Hannover even come with more than one goal difference. In addition, the Champions League starter from the season has never lost to his own fans against the 96er. In general, the Blue-White against more club get more Bundesliga victories than against the since 2018 again officially led Hanseatic towns. Admittedly, the home record of TSG with only three successes (five draws, three bankruptcies) is not particularly outstanding. Nevertheless, we rely on the existing individual quality and the offensive urge of Nagelsmann-Elf, who despite only eleventh place in the home table could mark 16 goals on the home playground. In the end, Hoffenheim vs. vs. Hanover is the tip for a handicap success (-1) the home side a lucrative opportunity to be, although with Ermin Bicakcic and Florian Grillitsch two potential regular players will be injured due to injury. Lukas Rupp and Benjamin Hübner must also fit.
Expected formation of Hoffenheim:
Baumann – Kaderabek, Bicakcic, Posch, N. Schulz – Geiger – Demirbay, Bittencourt – Belfodil, Joelinton, Kramaric
Last matches from Hoffenheim:
- 09.02.2019 – Dortmund vs. TSG Hoffenheim 3: 3 (Bundesliga)
- 02.02.2019 – TSG Hoffenheim vs. Dusseldorf 1: 1 (Bundesliga)
- 26.01.2019 – Freiburg vs. TSG Hoffenheim 2: 4 (Bundesliga)
- 01/18/2019 – TSG Hoffenheim vs. Bayern 1: 3 (Bundesliga)
- 11.01.2019 – TSG Hoffenheim Vs. Anderlecht 2: 3 (friendly)
Hannover – Statistics & Current Form
Our society today tends to over-dramatize certain topics. In the case of Hannover 96, however, it was not presumptuous last weekend to say that it was in the relegation crash against 1. FC Nuremberg, a vital duel between two direct competitors. In a defeat, the Lower Saxony would have fallen back not only on the last place, but would have lost the rescuing shore also further out of sight. Fortunately from the point of view of the children’s club, the team of coach Thomas Doll profited on the one hand from the controversial red card against club pro Rhein and on the other hand by a brilliant Nicolai Müller, who scored both goals to 2-0 home win. With now 14 points 96 has re-established the connection and is only one point behind VfB Stuttgart (16). The first direct non-relegation zone is four points behind in arrears, the Doll-Eleven in the coming weeks must first prove that they can also compete against teams from upper-table spheres. Exactly here we see the problem.
With all the joy of the first three since November 9 and a total of nine winless games in a row, the experience of success must not obscure the fact that the performance against a qualitatively defeated and numerically outnumbered bottom of the table by no means provides grounds for confidence. The team is still in poor shape, neither physically nor mentally. In addition, the Hanseatic League is the only Bundesliga club that has not been victorious abroad (four draws, six defeats).
“I always liked being a pro when I was booted away. That only made me better. ” – Thomas Doll
The 26 goals on the opponent’s place also correspond by far the worst value of all 18 first division. It is therefore not really surprising that the latest five bankruptcies in the highest German league all came with at least two goals difference. We therefore do not lean too far out of the window, if we examine the odds on a handicap success at the meeting between Hoffenheim and Hannover as well as potential bets that the TSG already leads at half-time and leaves the field at the end as the winner.
The personnel situation continues to drive Thomas Doll to his forehead. With Füllkrug, Akpoguma, Hübers, Maina, Prib, Sarenren-Bazee and Bebou not only any players fall out of injury due to long-term, but absolute top performers, without it should be difficult to hold the class. To make matters worse, the yellow-locked absence of Sixth Walace is added. The move to a more defensive variant compared to the Nuremberg game is thus extremely likely.
Expected formation of Hannover:
Esser – Korb, Anton, Wimmer, Ostrzolek – Schwegler, Bakalorz – N. Müller, Fossum, Haraguchi – Jonathas
Last matches from Hannover:
- 09.02.2019 – Hannover vs. Nuremberg 2: 0 (Bundesliga)
- 01.02.2019 – Hannover vs. RB Leipzig 0: 3 (Bundesliga)
- 26.01.2019 – Dortmund vs. Hannover 5: 1 (Bundesliga)
- 19.01.2019 – Hannover vs. Werder Bremen 0: 1 (Bundesliga)
- 09.01.2019 – SV Zulte-Waregem vs. Hannover 3: 3 (friendly)
Hoffenheim vs Hannover Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
So far, 19 matches have been played between Hoffenheim and Hannover in the Bundesliga. The tip for a success of the Kraichgauer would have paid off in twelve cases. The Lower Saxony celebrated so far five wins, while only two clashes ended in a draw. In front of home crowd TSG lost to 96 never before. The first leg in the current season went with 3: 1 also to the Sinsheimer, where Brenet, Belfodil and Kaderabek met.
Hoffenheim vs Hannover Our Betting Tips Explained
Hoffenheim and Hannover face two teams on Saturday afternoon, although they are clearly separated from each other in the table, but were nevertheless able to celebrate a sense of achievement on matchday. Hoffenheim drew 3-3 after a 3-0 deficit in Dortmund, while the 96ers won the six-game match at home to Nuremberg 2-0 after nine games without a win. For the direct duel over the weekend, however, we assume that a positive effect in the form of increased self-confidence will only be noticeable on the TSG side. Too weak were the recent appearances of Lower Saxony, who continue to be on the penultimate rank.
Key Facts – Hoffenheim vs Hannover tips
Hoffenheim had against the worst four teams in the league so far no points
Hannover conceded five of the last six away defeats with more than one goal difference
The first leg ended 3-1 for TSG
Hannover has to do without numerous top performers
Because the Kraichgauer have so far given no offense to teams from the classification basement and usually even (in three out of four cases) won by more than one goal difference, we think it is quite possible that also on Saturday in the encounter Hoffenheim vs Hanover a tip to good odds on the handicap success of the hosts could pay off. The “Nagelsmänner” have more individual quality, while the Doll Elf away still waits for the first victory and much of the guest appearances in the current Bundesliga season lost significantly.
Insider Tips: Victory Hoffenheim (-1)