Wolfsburg vs Hoffenheim – Prediction, and Match Preview
Wolfsburg vs Hoffenheim – After losing to Borussia Dortmund 6-0 in their previous match in Bundesliga 1, VfL Wolfsburg will be hoping for a better outcome this time.
VfL Wolfsburg had 43% of the game’s possession and 3 of 10 shot attempts that were successful. Borussia Dortmund, on the other hand, made 20 attempts at goal, with 10 of them finding the back of the net.
Borussia Dortmund scored goals through Karim Adeyemi (14′, 59′), Sébastien Haller (28′), Donyell Malen (37′), and Jude Bellingham (54′, 86′).
Recent games involving VfL Wolfsburg have often been entertaining affairs with lots of goals anticipated. At an average of 3.5 goals per game during their last six meetings, both clubs have scored a total of 21 goals, with 10 of those goals being awarded to VfL Wolfsburg.
Prior to this encounter, VfL Wolfsburg had won all five of their home league games. Hoffenheim enters this match after defeating Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1 in their previous matchup in Bundesliga 1.
Hoffenheim had 31% of the ball in that game and 8 shots on goal, 4 of which were successful. Christoph Baumgartner (8′), Andrej Kramari (41′), and Ihlas Bebou (45′) scored goals for Hoffenheim.
Eintracht Frankfurt, their opponents, had 19 shots at goal with 7 of them being on target. Eintracht Frankfurt scored thanks to Mario Götze (54′).
The numbers speak for themselves; Hoffenheim has allowed goals in 5 of their last 6 games, and opponents have scored 7 goals altogether. Hoffenheim can undoubtedly play much better defense.
The following game might not follow that trend, though. Hoffenheim had lost both of its previous league away games coming into this meeting.
Wolfsburg vs Hoffenheim – Betting Analysis
There is no difference between the two teams when comparing their previous head-to-head matches dating back to February 15, 2020, with VfL Wolfsburg winning three of them, Hoffenheim taking three, and 0 ending in a tie in regular time.
Together, they scored 21 goals throughout this time, with 10 coming from Wolfsburg and 11 from Hoffenheim. That equals 3.5 goals per game on average.
Hoffenheim defeated VfL Wolfsburg 1-2 in their previous league matchup on Bundesliga 1 Match Day 15 on November 12, 2022. Hoffenheim had 60% of the possession in that game and eight of their 22 shots on goal were successful.
Christoph Baumgartner (42′) and Ozan Kabak (45′ Own Goal) both scored goals. VfL Wolfsburg, their adversaries, had six shots on goal, three of which were on target. (56′) Ridle Baku scored. Daniel Schlager was the official umpire.
For VfL Wolfsburg manager Niko Kova, Paulo Otávio (ankle injury), Lukas Nmecha (knee issues), and Maxence Lacroix (shoulder injury) won’t be able to play.
Koen Casteels, Sebastiaan Bornauw, Josuha Guilavogui, Micky van de Ven, Ridle Baku, Felix Nmecha, Maximilian Arnold, Jakub Kaminski, Mattias Svanberg, Patrick Wimmer, and Jonas Wind appear to be the likely starters for Wolfsburg in a 3-4-2-1 formation.
Pellegrino Matarazzo, the manager of Hoffenheim, does not have access to the entire roster. Kevin Vogt underwent knee surgery, while Pavel Kaderabek is not yet eligible for selection. Due to his suspension, Stanley Nsoki will be unable to participate in this game.
From our vantage point, Oliver Baumann, Ozan Kabak, John Anthony Brooks, Kevin Akpoguma, Ihlas Bebou, Andrej Kramaric, Dennis Geiger, Grischa Prömel, Angelio, C. Baumgartner, and Munas Dabbur appear like the players Hoffenheim will utilize in a 3-5-2 configuration.
In our opinion, VfL Wolfsburg will likely control possession and generate a number of good opportunities. Hoffenheim, on the other hand, won’t find it easy to score, but we do think they may be dangerous on occasion.
What are the top odds for the game?
Turning to the betting odds in the WDW market, the win for VfL Wolfsburg is available for 1.92, betting on a draw is 3.95 and taking a punt on the winning team to be Hoffenheim can be had at 3.66. They’re the top market prices being offered at this very moment.
Wolfsburg vs Hoffenheim – Head -to- Head
Our Prediction: Both Teams to Score