Wirsol Rhein-Neckar Arena will host Friday night’s 32nd round Bundesliga clash between Hoffenheim and Hannover. The exciting matchup is scheduled to begin at 7:30 pm GMT.
The home team are in a splendid league run with 5 wins and 3 draws from last 8 league outings. Meanwhile, Hoffenheim are enjoying two successive wins on a trot including last weekend’s 5-2 hammering win over RB Leipzig away from home. Mark Uth performed valiantly for then-visitors as they went past through Leipzig’s uncanny defensive back-line. Following the emphatic win, Hoffenheim have managed their way into Europa League spot.
Julian Nagelsmann’s men are placed at 5th position in the league table with 49 points from 31matches. Hoffenheim are trailing the Champions League spot by 2 points at the moment. The home side have managed 13 wins and 8 defeats in the campaign so far. Prior to their recent sublime form, the hosts are looking sure to bag all three points from the weekend’s fixture.
On the other hand, Hannover are 6 points safe from the relegation zone as they reside at 13th position in the league table with 36 points from 31 matches. The visitors have registered 9 wins and 13 defeats in the campaign so far. Besides, Hannover have dropped two valuable points in 9 occasions.
Andre Breitenreiter’s men suffered a 3-0 hammering blow against the Bundesliga champions in their last week’s home fixture. After failing to get hold of possession in the match, Hoffenham lacked a defensive stability as they got punished by the rampant Bayern attack. Coming away with the heavy defeat, the visitors look unsettling ahead of the clash against in-form hosts.
The home side have a long-listed absentees ahead of the Friday’s fixture. Defender duo of Benjamin Hubner (strain injury) and Ermin Bicakcic (groin injury) are sidelined for the Friday’s face-off.
Similarly, defender Stefan Posch remains doubtful for the game due to the groin injury.
Furthermore, midfielder Dennis Geiger is ruled out of the season following the early month’s thigh injury.
The visiting side too have a handful of injury concern. Defender duo of Felipe (hamstring injury) and Florian Hubner (ankle injury) remain out of the action for Hannover.
In addition, Midfilerder Felix Klaus remains doubtful for the game following a muscle injury.
Furthermore, striker Jonathas (hamstring injury) and defender Waldemar Anton (thigh injury) are other names of injured players.
Hoffenheim vs Hannover Prediction
The visiting side managed a resounding 2-0 victory over Friday’s host in the reverse fixture. However, with Hoffenheim going through a splendid momentum this time around, we predict a 3-1 comfortable victory for the hosts.
Hoffenheim vs Hannover Betting Tips
For the football fans who are thinking about betting on Hoffenheim vs Hannover, the chances of earning is high if you place the bet on Hannover. In bet365, the odd for Hannover winning the game is 13/2, and for Hoffenheim, it is 1/3. Meanwhile, if you wish to bet on draw, the odd is 9/2.
Meanwhile, if you are willing to place a bet on a single player to score, then you can go for Hoffenheim’s Mark Uth. The prolific striker has been in splendid form recently with 4 league goals from last 3 fixtures including two goals in last week’s away visit.