Bundesliga – Season Continues – Hoffenheim v Wolfsburg on Match-day 15

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Next Saturday at 3:30pm GMT, on matchday 15 of the Bundesliga, we will see Hoffenheim play Wolfsburg at the Pre Zero Arena.

This clash sees tenth placed Hoffenheim, welcome eighth placed Wolfsburg to the Pre Zero Arena.

This season’s Bundesliga campaign, has so far seen Hoffenheim achieve 18 points

Hoffenheim will be keen to retain their winning form, having beaten Eintracht Frankfurt 4-2 in their last match.

Also, Andre Breitenreiter’s Hoffenheim have lost four of their last six meetings this season. Their position is tenth in the League and they have 18 points, that is, 5W, 6L and 3D having won five games, drawn three matches, and lost six meetings.

Hoffenheim have won three meetings, drawn one game, and lost three games of their seven League matches at home this season.

A win in this fixture would take Hoffenheim’s points to 21 in the League.

Good Attacking Performance

They have a good scoring average of 21 goals (19 from open play and two penalties). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Munas Dabbur (4), Christoph Baumgartner (3), and Andrej Kramaric (3). Hoffenheim have conceded 20 goals.

Hoffenheim are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Andre Breitenreiter is concerned that Saturday’s fixture could see him without six of his key players.

Wolfsburg arrive at this fixture, having secured 20 points so far this season

Wolfsburg will take a huge positive from their recent 2-0 win against Borussia Dortmund at Volkswagen Arena.

Also, can Wolfsburg extend their incredible run of three wins? They currently stand eighth in the League, with 20 points for a total of 5 wins, 4 losses and 5 draws having won five matches, drawn five fixtures, and lost four games.

Wolfsburg’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Hoffenheim. In the 7 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won two fixtures, drawn two meetings, and lost three matches.

Winning this fixture will see Wolfsburg on 23 points.

Good Attacking Performance

Wolfsburg will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (22). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Lukas Nmecha (4), Maximilian Arnold (3), and Yannick Gerhardt (3). Wolfsburg have conceded 19 goals.

Wolfsburg are missing three players through injury or illness. This will affect Niko Kovac’s selection choices significantly.

Hoffenheim v Wolfsburg – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Wolfsburg with a greater number of wins. In the last 29 meetings, they have enjoyed 13 wins, to Hoffenheim’s nine victories. Further, Wolfsburg have been hugely successful away to Hoffenheim of late, winning 16 meetings times in the last nine. The last time both teams met in this competition was February 2022 and the score line ended up with a 1-2 away win for The Wolves.

Performance Report

For Hoffenheim, Munas Dabbur scoredfour goals in 14 League games so far, while Lukas Nmecha is one of the top performing players after having scoredfour goals in 14 League matches this campaign for Wolfsburg.

Other players of note for Hoffenheim are Munas Dabbur and Christoph Baumgartner with four goals each and for Wolfsburg are Maximilian Arnold and Yannick Gerhardt with three goals and three goals respectively.