Hoffenheim – Augsburg, Bundesliga Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR HOFFENHEIM - AUGSBURG
Hoffenheim are in a weak period. At the moment, Schroeder’s team is experiencing serious defensive issues and seems rather uncertain at times, especially with a ball in the foot when attacks need to be built. It is also often the case that they mix up easy balls and give the initiative to the opponent who catches them unprepared and so allows goals. Against Mainz, their presentation at home was ugly. They lost by this team with 1-5 and were with man more throughout the 2nd half.
Augsburg have got 10 points in their last 12 games, which has greatly improved the team atmosphere. More importantly, Augsburg actually took most of those wins against the teams around them – Cologne, Hertha and Paderborn. They certainly know that they can succeed over Hoffenheim nowadays because confidence is no doubt on their side.
Expert view : We think Hoffenheim are bound to score at least and they will surely give everything for the win. They have a very strong attack, and we have commented many times during the season that they play a lot more attacking as a host. Augsburg is unlikely to survive with a clean sheet, but we think they will score as well. The truth is that the strongest part of the Augsburg game is the attack and they seem to be the most effective. Prediction – BTTS at 1.60.
Augsburg have not scored in the league in just 2 games so far
Hoffenheim have not scored a goal in just 1 league game
HOFFENHEIM TEAM NEWS
Out (injuries/other): Belfodil (5/0 f) and Zuber (1/0 m). Suspended: Posch (12/0 d)
AUGSBURG TEAM NEWS
Out (injuries/other): Finnbogason (9/2 f), Framberger (5/0 d), Gruezo (2/0 m) and Suchy (2/0 d). Suspended: Vargas (14/3 f)