This weekend Wolfsburg are hosting Hoffenheim at the Volkswagen Arena. Our experts have already drawn up their preview as well as a prediction for this Bundesliga match.
Football. German Championship. Bundesliga.
Kick-off: December 08, 2018 at 17:30
Venue: Volkswagen Arena, Wolfsburg
Prediction: TO (2.5)
Best odds: 1.61* (Marathonbet)
(*the odds may be subject to change closer to the beginning of the match)
Wolfsburg supporters have no reason to be optimistic after the last season’s unfortunate result, but this year things are going relatively well for Labbadia’s team.
Now the “wolves” are in the 8th position in the Bundesliga table and only 3 points behind the 6th place Hoffenheim. As can be said, this fact adds real flair to the next duel.
As for Wolfsburg’s technical skills, the team plays confidently in the attack but often fails in the defense. The 18 goals conceded in the last 13 matches are the proof of that.
Spurred on by the previous important victory over Eintracht (1:2), Wolfsburg players are ready for the upcoming clash.
The team will not be an unconditional favorite in the next match, but there is no doubt they will do their best to achieve a positive result at their home stadium.
Unlike the opponent, Hoffenheim successfully finished the previous season with a bronze medal in the Bundesliga table. This year the team is also playing well.
As mentioned above, Hoffenheim is currently in the 6th spot of the German championship and only 4 points behind the 3rd place Leipzig.
Hoffenheim have long practiced open, attacking football. Therefore, it is not surprising that the attacking skills are the strong point of the club. Hoffe managed to score 28 goals in 13 matches, which is one of the best results among the Bundesliga teams.
The defensive line is a weak point here: Nagelsmann’s team seldom leaves the pitch without conceding.
After losing points in a home battle with Schalke 04, Hoffenheim players are not in the best mental state. Now Hoffe have an opportunity to redeem themselves in the eyes of their fans. It remains to be seen whether they use it.
Our choice for Wolfsburg vs. Hoffenheim match is in favor of TO 2.5 due to the following:
- Both teams are strong in attack but play poorly in defense and concede a lot.
- Just one of their last 5 confrontations ended with less than 3 goals scored.
- They have no reason to stay in the defense as both teams need a win only. Their style of play also does not imply overly defensive football.
We are waiting for a spectacular event, where both teams will be desperate to get back to winning ways. There is no clear favorite. Given this perspective, we predict a productive game with at least 3 goals scored.