Bundesliga – Hoffenheim to face Werder Bremen on Match-day 9

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This Friday sees Hoffenheim go head to head with Werder at the Pre Zero Arena – Kick-off 8:30pm GMT.

It’s a trip to the Pre Zero Arena for fifth placed Hoffenheim on Friday, as they take on eighth placed Werder.

Hoffenheim’s campaign so far has seen them accrue 14 points this season

Hoffenheim will want to win this next game, if only to move on from their two previously disappointing results, a draw at Hertha and also against SC Freiburg.

Also, with two draws in two matches, Manager Andre Breitenreiter has plenty to ponder, going into the next fixture, not least of which is how to get the wins he needs. With a fifth position in the league and 4 wins, 2 losses and 2 draws, they currently have 14 points in the League having won four meetings, drawn two games, and lost two matches.

When Hoffenheim host Werder, they will do so on the back of three wins and one dart on their own ground.

A win in this fixture, would take Hoffenheim’s points from 14 to 17, so far this season.

Good Attacking Performance

Hoffenheim will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (13). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Andrej Kramaric (3), Munas Dabbur (2), and Christoph Baumgartner (2). Hoffenheim have conceded eight goals.

Hoffenheim are missing three players through injury or illness. This will affect Andre Breitenreiter’s selection choices significantly.

Werder Bremen arrive at this game, having secured 12 points so far this season

B Mönchengladbach were beaten 5-1 at Weserstadion, the last time that Werder played.

Also, Werder keep finding ways to win, having secured three victories in their last six fixtures is astonishing this season. With 12 points (3W, 2L and 3D), they are established in eighth position in the League having won three games, drawn three meetings, and lost two matches.

Werder have won two matches and drawn two fixtures of their four League matches playing away this season.

Winning this fixture will see Werder Bremen on 15 points.

Good Attacking Performance

They have a good scoring stats of 18 goals (16 from open play and two penalties). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Niclas Fullkrug (7), Oliver Burke (2), and Leonardo Bittencourt (2). Teams that leak goals on a consistent basis, don’t tend to win anything, such is the situation with Werder so far, having conceded 13 goals in their last games so far.

Werder are likely to be missing two of their key players when they start Friday’s game, due to injury and illness.

Hoffenheim v Werder Bremen – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Werder with a greater number of wins. In the last 28 meetings, they have enjoyed 12 wins, to Hoffenheim’s six victories. In addition, Werder have left Hoffenheim with a win on ten out of 16 matches. Their most recent encounter in this competition was February 2021 and the score line ended up with a 4-0 win for Hoffenheim.

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