Hoffenheim vs Werder Bremen
Date: Wednesday 21st December, 2016
Kick-off: 19:00 UK
Venue: WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena, Sinsheim.
TSG Hoffenheim showed another great performance last weekend and drew 2-2 against Borussia Dortmund. They were leading twice in that match, but still could not hold on to the big victory. Latest draw was TSG Hoffenheim`s fifth draw in their last six matches.
TSG Hoffenheim are serious candidates for Champions League football this season and they are the only unbeaten side in the Bundesliga, recording six wins and nine draws.
As it had happened numerous times before with unbeaten teams that play great football, Bayern Munich are approaching their players and trying to weaken their team. The Bavarians have already approached and will sign the two of the best players in TSG Hoffenheim squad next summer - central defender Niklas Sule and midfielder Sebastian Rudy.
TSG Hoffenheim have won four and drew four of their eight home games this season. They were also very efficient in their recent home games, scoring at least two goals in five of their last six home games.
Striker Sandro Wagner proved his fantastic form once again, scoring his eighth goal of the season in the last match against Borussia Dortmund. Recently he scored four goals in the last four games for TSG Hoffenheim.
Werder Bremen achieved one point in their latest 1-1 draw against Koln. They played well in that game, and their way of playing is on a higher level now in comparison with the opening two months of the season. Werder Bremen have won three games, lost twice and drew once in their last six matches, but are still dangerously close to the drop places. They are five points above the relegation playoff spot and six points above direct relegation places.
Last week`s 0-1 victory against Hertha Berlin was Werder Bremen`s first away win of the season. They struggled in most of their other away matches, drawing twice and losing four times.
Interestingly, Werder Bremen have a very superior head to head record against TSG Hoffenheim of nine wins, six draws and just one defeat. They are currently unbeaten in six consecutive duels against TSG Hoffenheim, recording three wins and three draws.
Hoffenheim vs Werder Bremen: Head-to-Head Stats
Goals are guaranteed when these two teams take on each other. Each of the last 12 head to head encounters between Hoffenheim and Werder ended with the option of both teams netting. You can get 1/2 on this betting pick which must represent a value according to the H2H stats.
Hoffenheim vs Werder Bremen: Prediction
We will not be backing the hosts to claim the victory because Werder started to play much better up front and because the odds on home win are just too low, in spite of the fact that Hoffenheim were indeed the better team in the first part of the season. We will thus rather go with the BTTS pick as the number one choice, while you can alternatively choose Over 2.5 goals bet at 4/9 as well.
Hoffenheim vs Werder Bremen: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score at 1.51 (1/2)
Over 2.5 goals FT 1.48 (1/2).