Wolfsburg vs. Hoffenheim – Bundesliga, November 8, 2020
Wolfsburg is still one of only two undefeated teams (Leverkusen) in Bundesliga after six rounds, but they drew even five of those matches, including the most recent one with Hertha Berlin on the road. The Wolves have the second-best defense that allowed just four goals so far, but also the second-worst offense that scored five goals. They are in 11th place with eight points, a point ahead of Hoffenheim.
Hoffenheim, on the other hand, is doing an excellent job in the Europa League, where they recorded all three victories in three games and scored even 11 goals, allowing just one in return. The situation is not that bright in Bundesliga as Hoffenheim is without a win in the last four rounds and suffered three losses in that span. They are 12th with seven points after six matches.
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Wolfsburg vs. Hoffenheim Odds
|Wolfsburg to Win||+116|
|Hoffenheim to Win||+240|
Wolfsburg Team News and Stats
While Wolfsburg remains just one of two unbeaten Bundesliga teams in this campaign, only one of their six games has ended in a win. In fact, they’ve lost just once in ten across all competitions (W4, D5, L1), despite being the lowest second-half scorers in the league, with 80% of their goals arriving in the opening 45 minutes.
Oliver Glasner’s side is without a loss in four at home in all competitions (W2, D2), which is their longest streak at Volkswagen Arena without losing since the restart. Interestingly, they’ve also scored in the first 25 minutes in five of their last six Bundesliga victories at home. Additionally, their previous three at home when scoring 2+ in the league saw them do so in the first half.
Oliver Glasner will be without Jeffrey Bruma (thigh), Josuha Guilavogui (muscle), Kevin Mbabu (knee), and Paulo Otavio (muscle).
Hoffenheim Team News and Stats
The loss for Hoffenheim to Union Berlin at home on Monday was the first time this season in any competition to see them allow 3+ goals in a match. It also prolonged their winless run in Bundesliga to four (D1, L3); their longest negative streak since May. Only Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig scored more Bundesliga first-half goals this term.
Early action is a possibility here, given that eight of Hoffenheim’s previous ten league away duels have seen a goal scored inside the opening 25 minutes. Furthermore, 80% of their away league goals scored in 2020/21 have come before the interval.
Sebastian Hoeness cannot count on Ermin Bicakcic (knee), Dennis Geiger, Benjamin Hubner (ankle), Pavel Kaderabek (lacking match fitness), Nuhu Kasim (illness), Andrej Kramaric (illness), Stefan Posch (ankle), Robert Skov (suspension), and Konstantinos Stafylidis (shoulder).
Wolfsburg vs. Hoffenheim Pick
Wolfsburg won four of the previous ten H2H encounters (D4, L2), including two of the last three (D1), while the Wolves were victorious in four of the past seven meetings at Volkswagen Arena (D3). However, each of the last three duels here ended without a winner. Nine of the previous ten H2Hs here produced goals on both sides.
Hoffenheim is struggling to keep their net intact in Bundesliga as they are missing several defenders, and I am backing the hosts to score at least one, despite not being in the right mood on offense this season. Hoffenheim doesn’t have problems when it comes to scoring goals, so I am going with BTTS in this one.