VfB Stuttgart welcome Hoffenheim for a clash in the Bundesliga at Mercedes-Benz Arena on Saturday.
VfB Stuttgart should finish the round ahead of the visiting team in the table, as they are highly favoured by the bookmakers to claim all three points on Saturday against Hoffenheim. However, the guests will naturally do their best to bounce off their upcoming opponents.
VfB Stuttgart scored 16 while allowing 16 goals against in the past ten matches. They claimed zero clean sheets on the way.
Hoffenheim scored an average of 1.8 goals a game in the past ten matches. They scored 18 goals, let in 14 for an average of 1.4 a game, and managed one clean sheet.
It finished all square on when VfB Stuttgart last faced Hoffenheim. With both denying to back down, the scoreboard said 2-2 in the end. The best betting odds on a draw at full-time with the bookies are at 10/3.
VfB Stuttgart vs Hoffenheim Prediction
VfB Stuttgart Form
In their last three matches, VfB Stuttgart lost 2-1 against Hertha Berlin, drew 1-1 against Bayer Leverkusen, before winning 1-4 against Mainz 05. In their last six Bundesliga home matches, VfB Stuttgart have two wins, while they've drawn two and lost two. They scored ten and conceded eight goals.
Many people had VfB Stuttgart down as candidates for the drop before the season, but rescue is still within reach, as the season nears its end.
Results have been up and down for Hoffenheim, who beat Eintracht by 3-1. Following that up proved too difficult, as they lost 2-1 against Wolfsburg, before claiming three points in a 4-2 win against Union Berlin. Hoffenheim claimed just one win from the last six away games in the Bundesliga. They also drew one and were defeated four times, as they were outscored by eight goals to five.
We trust neither defence to be able to keep their opponent at bay, when VfB Stuttgart welcome Hoffenheim this coming Saturday. Goals should be flowing at both ends of the pitch.
VfB Stuttgart won 15 points from their last nine encounters with teams from the bottom six, like their upcoming opponent. They won four, scored 17 and let in 13 goals. Hoffenheim earned 17 points from their last nine games against teams placed in the bottom six of the Bundesliga table. They scored 17 goals in those matches, but also allowed 12 goals against on their way to five wins. VfB Stuttgart enjoy a record of seven wins, 11 draws and 15 defeats in the Bundesliga this season. Hoffenheim so far pulled off ten wins, five draws and 18 defeats in the Bundesliga.
VfB Stuttgart vs Hoffenheim Stats
- In the last 7 matches in a row VfB Stuttgart played, both teams scored
- In 12 of the last 14 VfB Stuttgart home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- VfB Stuttgart have scored in 14 of the last 16 matches
- In the last 4 home matches in a row VfB Stuttgart played, both teams scored
- VfB Stuttgart have conceded in 12 of the last 14 matches
- Hoffenheim have conceded in 30 of the last 31 matches
- Hoffenheim have conceded in the last 14 away matches in a row
- Hoffenheim have not won 15 of the last 17 away matches
- In 8 of the last 10 matches Hoffenheim played, both teams scored
- In the last 7 Hoffenheim away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
VfB Stuttgart vs Hoffenheim Squads
VfB Stuttgart Squad
Sebastian Hoeness will choose the starting lineup for the upcoming game against Hoffenheim from the players listed below (the information in the brackets refers to goals scored and matches played in the Bundesliga this season):
Dennis Seimen (0/0), Fabian Bredlow (0/14), Florian Mueller (0/19), Florian Schock (0/0), Nicolas Glaus (0/0), Antonis Aidonis (0/0), Borna Sosa (2/24), Dan-Axel Zagadou (0/17), Hiroki Ito (1/29), Josha Vagnoman (2/22), Konstantinos Mavropanos (2/27), Pascal Stenzel (0/12), Waldemar Anton (1/33), Atakan Karazor (0/28), Boris Tashchi (0/0), Chris Fuehrich (5/32), Enzo Millot (0/22), Genki Haraguchi (0/22), Gil Dias (1/7), Laurin Ulrich (0/1), Lilian Egloff (0/10), Nikolas Nartey (0/9), Omer Beyaz (0/0), Tanguy Coulibaly (4/13), Wataru Endo (5/32), Alou Kuol (0/0), Juan Perea (1/16), Luca Pfeiffer (0/18), Sehrou Guirassy (11/21), Silas Katompa Mvumpa (5/29), Thomas Kastanaras (0/4), Tiago Tomas (2/26).
Listed below is the full squad of Hoffenheim players that the manager Pellegrino Matarazzo will choose from for the upcoming game:
Luca Philipp (0/0), Nahuel Noll (0/0), Oliver Baumann (0/33), Philipp Pentke (0/0), Angelino (0/32), Eduardo Quaresma (0/0), Ermin Bicakcic (0/8), John Anthony Brooks (0/14), Justin Che (0/0), Kevin Akpoguma (0/28), Kevin Vogt (0/22), Ozan Kabak (2/29), Pavel Kaderabek (1/26), Stanley N'Soki (1/18), Angelo Stiller (1/19), Christoph Baumgartner (7/32), Dennis Geiger (1/27), Finn Becker (0/12), Grischa Proemel (1/17), Muhammed Mehmet Damar (0/0), Robert Skov (3/22), Sebastian Rudy (0/21), Thomas Delaney (0/6), Tom Bischof (0/11), Umut Tohumcu (0/7), Andrej Kramaric (12/31), Fisnik Asllani (0/8), Ihlas Bebou (6/18), Jacob Bruun Larsen (1/11), Kasper Dolberg (1/13), Munas Dabbur (6/21).
VfB Stuttgart vs Hoffenheim Team News
VfB Stuttgart are sweating on the fitness of no less than seven players before their match this coming Saturday.
Atakan Karazor, Dan-Axel Zagadou, Borna Sosa, Laurin Ulrich, Josha Vagnoman, Wataru Endo and Chris Fuehrich are missing from the squad, VfB Stuttgart will field against Hoffenheimon Saturday.
Hoffenheim are looking at six players missing out on their match this coming Saturday at Mercedes-Benz Arena.
Names like Andrej Kramaric, Fisnik Asllani, Jacob Bruun Larsen, Ozan Kabak, Thomas Delaney and Grischa Proemel most likely won't be deemed fit enough to play VfB Stuttgart.
VfB Stuttgart vs Hoffenheim Lineups
VfB Stuttgart vs Hoffenheim H2H
The most recent outing between VfB Stuttgart and Hoffenheim ended up a 2-2 draw. The best betting odds on a draw at full-time with the bookies are at 10/3. VfB Stuttgart have a 40% win rate in the against Hoffenheim, who won three of these matches. The total record reads 4-3-3, which is worth keeping in mind before you make a choice for your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.
VfB Stuttgart vs Hoffenheim Results
In six of the previous ten matches between VfB Stuttgart and Hoffenheim both teams scored.
VfB Stuttgart vs Hoffenheim Betting Tips
VfB Stuttgart against Hoffenheim is also a battle between Sehrou Guirassy and Andrej Kramaric with both in decent form. The former scored four while the latter has four Bundesliga goals in their last six games respectively.
VfB Stuttgart claimed a modest three wins from their previous 10 home matches across all tournaments. They split the points with the visiting team in three of the games, whilst losing four. Hoffenheim won one of their last 10 games away, drew one and lost eight of the games in this run. Of the last 10 times VfB Stuttgart stepped out in front of their home crowd, "both teams to score" happened six times. Both teams also scored in seven of the last 10 away games for Hoffenheim.
Over 3.5 goals happened five times in the last ten encounters between these two rivals. VfB Stuttgart managed an average of 1.9 goals, with Hoffenheim averaging 1.5 goals. Both teams to score was a winning bet six times in this run of matches. VfB Stuttgart performed an average of 1.8 goals a game in their previous ten matches in which over 2.5 goals came out seven times. Over 2.5 goals came up in seven of Hoffenheim's previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.8 goals in these matches.