This is an important match for both teams because Hoffenheim is fighting for European positions and HSV is fighting for survival. Hoffenheim has a better chance of achieving their goals because they are in seventh place and two teams that are above them are holding positions for Europa League have only three points more, while HSV is penultimate and the position for playoffs is five points away while they are seven points away from direct survival. What is encouraging for the guests of this match is that they have finally celebrated in the last round, while Hoffenheim is in a series of six matches without defeat. In the first part of the season it was 3-0 for HSV.
Hoffenheim is in a very good shape and this team does not give up on the fight for placement in Europa League, though they might even get to Champions League if they play well in the very first round of the championship. They are currently in a series of six games without defeat, having won three times and losing three times. Only a draw against Freiburg at home can be called a bad result, while the unresolved results in M'gladbach and Frankfurt are a good achievement.
Three wins were achieved without any goals received and 11 achieved, and they have scored most of them against Cologne, which they defeated with 6-0. After that triumph, coach Nagelsmann was forced to make one change, because Vogt is injured and Nordtveit has jumped in the last line. They played 1-1 against Eintracht in the last round and they were left without striker Uth, who got fifth yellow card, so Demirbay will be on the field and Vogt returns.
HSV is not surrendering when it comes to fighting for survival, but every new game is under increasing pressure and the imperative of victory. In the last round they finally celebrated for the first time since the end of November. Since then, they have played 15 games without a triumph and then in the last round they finally succeeded against the second-ranked Schalke. It was not easy in that duel and they received the first goal and then turned the result, the guests have again equalized and then they scored a third goal for the victory in the finals.
It can be said that this was another success because they played 1-1 before that in Stuttgart, but they have to continue at that rhythm if they want to survive. Coach Titz has replaced both center-backs after Stuttgart and van der Drongelen and K.Papadopoulos played, but the second one got the fifth yellow card and will not be in the team again. Ito played in the attack instead of Gouadia and that was a great move because the Japanese was great against Schalke. Jung is now back, after the suspension.
Hoffenheim plays very well and we should especially point out their great efficiency, so we expect HSV to score goals, with the proviso that HSV has no room for calculations and we expect an open game.
Bet Type: Total Goals
Selection: Over 2.5
Best Odds: 1.60 at
Stake: 2% bankroll (40 Units)
Date/Time: 14-Apr-2018 15:30 CET
Event Result: 2:0(2:0)
Profit: -40.00 Units