Hoffenheim predictions with latest odds and stats
- Number of Bets: 40
- Winning Bets: 22
- Average Odds: 2.08
- Overall Stake : 309
- Profit: 307.52
- Yield: -0.48 %
Considering this team was in the regional third-flight just a short decade ago, this recent period can be called a sort of golden age.
Hoffenheim secured a UEFA qualification in 3 of the 4 previous seasons – two of which were for the Champions League. As a result, last season’s 6th place is hard to describe as a success, but it’s a very strong table position nonetheless.
Hoffenheim’s management situation has been a bit turbulent lately, though. After a series of successful appointments, they can’t seem to hold down a well-suited coach. Sebastian Hoeneß has a tough task ahead of him if he wants to stay on for more than a season. A Top 6 finish is priced at around 3.25 with online bookies, indicating the competition will be fierce this year. Also, although another trip to the Champions League is not impossible, it seems like quite a longshot at odds of 11.00.
Hoffenheim Key Players
Hoffenheim are most comfortable when in-possession and storming down the centre of the pitch.
Spearheaded by striker Andrej Kramarić – one of the most prolific goal-getters in the league, they’ve displayed a remarkable ability to penetrate even the strongest of defences. Defensive midfield Florian Grillitsch and winger Robert Skov are also important pieces in this transitional chain.
The other side of the pitch is a whole other story. Though the team’s players are individually up for the challenges of Germany’s best, the defence overall seems disorganised and poorly thought-out. Ryan Sessegnon was loaned from the Spurs, marking the biggest addition to this year’s starting 11.
When Hoffenheim’s possession-based strategy works, it works in a big way – such as with last year’s convincing away win at Bayern. When it doesn’t, though, their defence is quick to fall into pieces.
As they are quite new club, you can’t say they have serious rivals. Regional rivals like Stuttgart, Freiburg and Karlsruhe are probably the only one you can call rivals at the moment.
Most of the rival fans will tell you Hoffenheim doesn’t have a history, but they have a sugar daddy. As Germans see their clubs as public property and fans owned, they are pretty hateful against clubs like Hoffenheim and even more Leipzig. In reality, Hoffenheim has been amateur club until 2008. When Dietmar Hopp, SAP Ceo took over the club and brought them to the Bundesliga where they stayed since then. With Nagelsmann in charge, they qualified for the Champions League twice, finishing 3rd in one season which is the biggest success till now.