Hoffenheim must recover from the shock defeat against Augsburg if they are to pretend on the first half of the Bundesliga table. This time they host Werder Bremen who are placed 12th in Bundesliga, but this does not mean there is an obvious favorite especially considering the head to head results which are obviously in favor of the visitors.
The hosts managed to finish in time Vestergaard’s transfer to Werder Bremen, and now with Süle out with injury, they will look to promote new young talents as they have successfully done with Rudy and Volland. Hoffenheim’s form is not one of the best either with seven wins, 6 defeats and only five draws in the first half of the season. Losing against Augsburg last week only enforced the belief that they need to strengthen the defensive line if they want to improve the said record. At home, Hoffenheim won three out of their last four matches, the latest one in a friendly against Astra.
Werder Bremen would be inclined to improve their form, however, if they can’t win against Hoffenheim, their next fixtures do not promise anything good as they are set to face almost all the title contenders. Bremen have scored at least two goals in their last several matches while managing only one away win in the last five matches, the other four begin defeats. Junuzovic is serving a suspension, while Prodl and Lorenzen are sidelined with injuries. Sternberg and Garcia are tipped to start at the back to solidify Bremen’s attempt of keeping some balance in the backline.
Goals are always scored between these two teams, like that memorable 4-4 draw from 2013, which is why William Hill gave over 2.5 goals 1.40 odds and 1.61 odds for both teams to score and over 2.5 goals. A Hoffenehim win has 1.73 odds, a Werder Bremen one 4.50 which is what we’re going to bet 5 units on. Modeste has 1.95 odds to score, Szalai and Elyounoussi 2.05 while for Werder Di Santo has 2.50.
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