2019-20 Bundesliga – Hoffenheim vs Werder Bremen Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Hoffenheim vs Werder Bremen kick off? Saturday 24th August, 2019 – 14:30 (UK)

Where is Hoffenheim vs Werder Bremen being played? PreZero Arena

What is the weather forecast for Hoffenheim vs Werder Bremen? Clear, 28c

What television channel is Hoffenheim vs Werder Bremen on? Some Bundesliga matches are televised on BT Sport so check here for their TV schedule

Where can I stream Hoffenheim vs Werder Bremen? If televised on BT Sport, this match can be streamed live via the BT Sport website and app

Where can I get tickets for Hoffenheim vs Werder Bremen?

Hoffenheim – https://www.achtzehn99.de/tickets/online-kaufen/

Werder Bremen – https://www.werder.de/tickets/heimspiele/

What was the score when the teams last met? Hoffenheim 0-1 Werder Bremen

THE TEAM NEWS

HOFFENHEIM

Predicted line-up (3-4-2-1): Baumann; Posch, Bicakcic, Vogt; Kaderabek, Geiger, Rudy, Zuber; Skov, Bebou; Belfodil

Unavailable: Kramaric (Injured)

Doubtful: Bittencourt (Injured), Ochs (Injured), Grillitsch (Injured), Hubner (Injured), Zuber (Injured)

  • Hoffenheim went down to a narrow 1-0 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt in their first Bundesliga game under new coach Alfred Schreuder, who makes his home debut on Saturday.
  • Centre-back Benjamin Hubner is expected to miss out again while midfielder Steven Zuber is also doubtful after sustaining an injury in training on Wednesday, which could mean a debut for Konstantinos Stafylidis.
  • Fit-again Ishak Belfodil could start up front with Andrej Kramaric still sidelined, while midfielder Florian Grillitsch has returned to full training and could feature against his former club.

WERDER BREMEN

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Pavlenka; Gebre Selassie, Moisander, Toprak, Friedl; M. Eggestein, Sahin, Klaasen; J. Eggestein, Fullkrug, Osako

Unavailable: Veljkovic (Injured), Bargfrede (Injured), Bartels (Injured), Augustinsson (Injured), Langkamp (Injured), Rashica (Injured), Goller (Injured)

Doubtful:

  • Werder Bremen's league campaign got off to a disappointing start with a 3-1 reverse at home to Fortuna Dusseldorf last Saturday, a game they were expected to win.
  • To make matters worse, winger Milot Rashica suffered an injury which will rule him out for several weeks, so summer signing Niclas Fullkrug is likely to make his full debut.
  • Rashica becomes the seventh player on the Bremen injury list, leaving coach Florian Kohfeldt short of options on the bench, but Borussia Dortmund loanee Omer Toprak has been passed fit despite coming off against Dusseldorf.

MATCH ANALYSIS

Werder Bremen failed to score just once on their travels in the Bundesliga last season - and that was against Bayern Munchen. Likewise, Hoffenheim found the net in all but two of their league matches in 2018/19, so both teams to score is an obvious market to plump for.

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