Football predictions – Hoffenheim vs Wolfsburg – Bundesliga
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Saturday, set to kick off at 14:30, on the ‘Neckar Arena’ from Sisheim, Hoffenheim will receive the visit of Wolfsburg, in a duel from the 3rd round of the Bundesliga.
Hoffenheim currently occupies the 13th position, with only 2 points, still being undefeated after these 2 rounds. In their inaugural clash, Hoffe received the visit of RB Leipzig, a fresh promoted team, who dominated them for the period of a half. Rupp and Uth managed to get their names on the scoreline, but that proved insufficient, as they conceded the equalizer in the dying minutes of the game. In the previous round, history was written in the Bundesliga, because Hoffenheim traveled to Mainz, where they had an outstanding comeback. Lead with 0-3 and 1-4 in the first half, Nagelsmann’s side recovered in only 20 minutes and got the score to show 4-4. For Hoffenheim, the scorers were Wagner, Uth (2) and Szalai.
Wolfsburg missed the European Cups last season after finishing on the 8th position. They are currently near the podium, on the 4th place, with just as many points and they are one of the few team that hasn’t conceded in their 180 played minutes. If they had no trouble winning their inaugural game at Augsburg (2-0), things did not go as smoothly in the previous weekend. Being quite surprised by FC Koln, Wolfsburg had to settle for a scoreless draw.
Hoffenheim(4-3-3): Baumann – Kaderabek – Sule – Bicakcic – Toljan – Rudy – Polanski – Rupp – Uth – Wagner – Kramaric
Wolfsburg(4-2-3-1): Casteels – Blaszczykowski – Bruma – Wolfscheid – Rodriguez – Arnold – Gustavo – Caligiuri – Didavi – Draxler – Gomez
It is more than obvious that Wolfsburg has a much stronger squad compared to the hosts ahead of this game, with fast players on the wings, that can definitely make a difference. I believe that Hoffenheim cannot pull two miracles in a row against sides that dominate them as far as possession goes. As we have been accustomed to by the home team, we are expecting plenty of goals at both ends.