Hoffenheim vs Wolfsburg: Preview, Prediction, Team News, & Lineups
Hoffenheim host Wolfsburg to the Rhein Neckar Arena in the German Bundesliga match this weekend.
Hoffenheim’s last match was away at Augsburg, and the away side were 2-0 winners thanks to goals from Andrej Kramaric and Serge Gnabry. Wolfsburg, on the other hand, were on the wrong side of a 2-1 scoreline against Bayer Leverkusen at home.
Hoffenheim are 7th in the Bundesliga table with 35 points while their opponents Wolfsburg are at 15th in the table with 25 points to their name at this stage of the competition.
Head To Head
In the past, the two teams have faced off against one another 20 times. Hoffenheim have won 5 times while the opponents Wolfsburg have been victorious 10 times. There have been 5 stalemates between the two teams in the past. The last match between the two teams ended in a 1-1 draw earlier in the season at the Volkswagen Arena.
Midfielder Kerem Demirbay has a torn ligament and is sidelined for this match. Central defender Stefan Posch has a problem with the pubic bone and will not be available for this match.
Ignacio Camacho, Yannick Gerhardt, and Jakub Blaszczykowski are all out injured for this match.
Defenders John Anthony Brooks, Marcel Tisserand, and Sebastian Jung are also unavailable for this fixture.
Victor Osimhen has also suffered an injury and will miss this match.
Players To Watch
The German striker has been in fine form in front of goal this season. The 26-year-old has scored 10 goals so far this season for Hoffenheim.
The young Belgian striker on loan from Liverpool has scored a few goals, and he could provide the required firepower for Wolfsburg in this match.
Hoffenheim vs Wolfsburg Lineup (Predicted XI)
Hoffenheim Lineup (3-5-2)
Goalkeeper: Baumann (GK)
Defenders: Hubner (LCB) Vogt (CB) Akpoguma (RCB)
Midfielders: Geiger (LM) Rupp (LCM) Grillitsch (CM) Schulz (RCM) Gnabry (RM)
Attackers: Kramaric (LS) Uth (RS)
Wolfsburg Lineup (4-5-1)
Goalkeeper: Casteels (GK)
Defenders: Jaeckel (LB) Knoche (LCB) Bruma (RCB) Verhaegh (RB)
Midfielders: Mehmedi (LM) Arnold (LCM) Didavi (CM) Guilavogui (RCM) Brekalo (RM)
Attackers: Origi (ST)
Hoffenheim vs Wolfsburg Prediction
This encounter is bound to be a tight affair between the two teams. Hoffenheim look like the most likely winner in this match with the home ground factor. On the other hand, Wolfsburg are looking to find a bit of form and are not to be taken lightly.
Our prediction for this encounter is a 2-1 win for Hoffenheim.