Hoffenheim To Move Above Hertha with Home Win

    Hoffenheim vs Hertha BSC Preview 29/10/2021

    29 Oct 2021 | Bundesliga | Preview
    Hoffenheim To Move Above Hertha with Home Win

    The German Bundesliga returns this weekend following midweek cup action and on Friday the 29th of October we have a meeting between Hoffenheim and Hertha Berlin at the WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena.

    The hosts begin the weekend in 11th place on 11 points while the visitors are in 10th place on 12 points.

    Hoffenheim come into the match on the back of a comprehensive 5-1 win over Holstein Keil in the DFB Pokal on Tuesday night. It took only 3 minutes for Hoffenheim to open the scoring and despite conceding a goal just after half time they went on to record a comfortable win.

    It was a good response following the heavy 4-0 loss at Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga last weekend.

    Form in the Bundesliga shows Hoffenheim have won only 2 of their last 8 league games. However, the 2 victories have come in their 4 most recent Bundesliga fixtures, both of which were played at home.

    Hoffenheim beat Wolfsburg 3-1 and FC Cologne 5-0, the latter of which was a comprehensive victory, with 4 goals coming in the second half.

    Trends show in their 9 most recent home matches in all competitions, Hoffenheim have been undefeated 8 times. There have been plenty of goals scored in Hoffenheim’s recent home league fixtures, with over 2.5 goals in 6 of their last 7 on home soil.

    Both teams have scored in 5 of those 7 matches.

    Hertha Berlin make the trip to the WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena having defeated Preußen Münster 3-1 away from home in the DFB Pokal on Tuesday night.

    Hertha Berlin opened the scoring after only 3 minutes but conceded the equaliser just before half-time. However, with the hosts down to ten men, Hertha Berlin scored 2 goals in the final 11 minutes of the match to defeat the lower league club.

    That result means Hertha Berlin have won their last 3 matches in all competitions. Two of the victories have come in the Bundesliga with wins over Eintracht Frankfurt away and Borussia Monchengladbach at home.

    However, despite the recent wins, Hertha Berlin do not like playing away from home and they have won only 3 of their last 18 away Bundesliga matches. Trends show Hertha Berlin have conceded 1 or more goals in their last 13 away Bundesliga games in a row.

    Team news and Hoffenheim have a significant injury list including Kevin Akpoguma, Pavel Kaderabek, Marco John, Ermin Bicakcic, and Benjamin Hübner. Christoph Baumgartner is unavailable due to Covid.

    Hertha Berlin travel without three players as Niklas Stark, Jordan Torunarigha, and Lukas Klunter are on the treatment table.

    One glance at the recent home and away records of Hoffenheim and Hertha Berlin respectively suggest this is going to end in a win for the hosts. We expect to see both teams scoring and over 2.5 goals in what should be an entertaining way to begin the weekend in Germany.

    Home team
    Away team
    Probability %
    Correct score
    Avg. goals
    Weather conditions
    3 - 1
    1.70 4.10 5.20 1 1 1
    2 - 0(2 - 0)
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