What do the fans mainly want to see in football? Right: many goals! A candidate for many goals and some spectacular games was in the past the TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. There could also be many goals in the first competitive game of the Kraichgauer in the new season. For in the first round of the DFB Cup Hoffenheim must be to the Würzburger Kickers. And they showed some deficits in the last race.
Wurzburger Kickers vs Hoffenheim Soccer Betting Prediction
Only during the week did the Würzburger Kickers just barely escaped embarrassment, which especially hurt their coach. But also because the guests from Hoffenheim conceded at least in the last season, gladly one or the other goal, here could be a real door spectacle, where the home side on the offensive last but then were rather harmless. All in all, in the game of Würzburger Kickers against Hoffenheim the prediction goes clearly in the direction of the Bundesliga side from the Kraichgau.
Würzburger Kickers – Statistics & Current Form
With four wins on the last four matchdays of the preseason completed the Würzburger Kickers same. After 38 matchdays, there was a fifth place in the third league, with which one could be satisfied in Würzburg. Since the preparation with two wins and a draw in four games in total was positive, it went cheerfully into the new season, in the opening act, the second team of FC Bayern guest in the Flyeralarm Arena.
The Würzburger Kickers were able to beat the promoted 3-1 and celebrate a successful debut. The mood in the team was accordingly good. But now comes the big “but”: But that changed abruptly when the Würzburger Kickers not only lost the next three games in the 3rd league, but also conceded eleven goals. The game can be seen on the second matchday in Unterhaching as a previous sticking point.
For the Würzburger Kickers led away to the 88th minute with 4: 2 and lost at the end actually still with 4: 5. Against Großaspach and last in Ingolstadt there were two more, this time clear 0-3 failures. On Tuesday there were again three goals for the Würzburger Kickers. In the first round of the Toto Cup Würzburg had the eight-class (!) SV Mosbach ran, for which it was the “highlight of the club’s history”, and was there in the meantime with 1: 3 behind.
“That we start so unfocused in both halves, just can not be. On the whole, there has not been enough and must never go so far to chase a two-goal deficit. ” – Würzburg coach Michael Schiele rumbled after the game against the eight-time SV Mosbach
In the end, the defending champion was able to avert the embarrassment thanks to a 5-3 success yet. But the last few games have shown what is particularly lacking in the Würzburger Kickers game: in the defensive work. 14 goals in four games are a house number that is currently unparalleled. In the last season, the Würzburger Kickers with 45 goals in 38 games in the 3rd league, after all, the fourth best defense.
Although the Kickers were at SV Mosbach with a B-Elf, an apology for a particularly frighteningly weak first half, but this can not be. The claims of head coach Michael Schiele are high, but it is questionable whether the team can implement the defaults of the coach. Because the squad of Würzburger Kickers was massively rejuvenated in the summer break. Hardly any of the 15 newcomers have experience in the 3rd league.
In addition, some newcomers are already causing headaches, including Albion Vrenezi (Jahn Regensburg), who was described as a king transfer, but was not even used because of an injury. But on Saturday it should be so far. For this, Patrick Breitkreutz, Maximilian Breunig and Nico Stephan have to fit. In the game of Würzburger Kickers against Hoffenheim move the odds for a tip on the home side in the double-digit range.
Expected formation of Würzburger Kickers:
➲ Verstappen; Schweers, Hägele, Schuppan; Hemmerich, Sontheimer, Gnaase, Ronstadt, Kaufmann, Vrenezi; Pfeiffer
Last matches of Würzburger Kickers:
⚽️ 07.08.2019 – Mosbach Vs. Würzburger Kickers 3: 5 (Reg. Cup Bayern)
⚽️ 02.08.2019 – FC Ingolstadt vs Würzburger Kickers 3: 0 (3rd league)
⚽️ 30.07.2019 – Würzburger Kickers vs. Sonnenhof Großaspach 0: 3 (3rd league)
⚽️ 27.07.2019 – Unterhaching vs. Würzburger Kickers 5: 4 (3rd league)
⚽️ 20.07.2019 – Würzburger Kickers Vs. Bayern 2 3: 1 (3rd league)
Hoffenheim – Statistics & Current Form
At the TSG 1899 Hoffenheim a lot has changed in terms of personnel during this summer break – especially on the part of the departures. Joelinton (Newcastle), Kerem Demirbay and Nadiem Amiri (Leverkusen) and Nico Schulz (Dortmund) washed over 110 million euros in the coffers. A lot of money, the Hoffenheim took by these transfers, but this also happened at the expense of the Kaderstärke, since the TSG lost four absolute top performers.
These departures Robert Skov (FC Copenhagen), Ihlas Bebou (Hannover), Sargis Adamyan (Jahn Regensburg), Konstantinos Stafylidis (Augsburg), Robert Zulj (Union Berlin), Sebastian Rudy (Schalke), Vincenzo Grifo (Freiburg), Steven Zuber (VfB Stuttgart) and Havard Nordtveit (Fulham). TSG spent only 21 million on new transfers, with 10 million going to Denmark for Skov alone.
Most players came free transfer or were only borrowed. But there was another significant change: Julian Nagelsmann left Hoffenheim after almost nine years, taking into account the years in which he started as co-coach of the U17. New on the bench is Alfred Schreuder, who was co-coach at Ajax Amsterdam in the preseason. However, the preparation under the new instructor was mixed.
“The cup is very important to us. As a coach, I never failed against a club lower in class. ” – Hoffenheim coach Alfred Schreuder is in a good mood in his first competitive match
Only against the division club teams of Eintracht Braunschweig and Jahn Regensburg Hoffenheim could win. After two draws against Hellas Verona and Trabzonspor, there were two bankruptcies against Sevilla FC. Especially the 0: 4-clap last weekend Schreuder should not have tasted so. The Dutchman wants to play courageously at Hoffenheim again this season, but not at full cost of the defensive.
In the last season Hoffenheim conceded 52 goals. Schreuder did not want to commit himself to a specific tactic. On the contrary – he demands from his team tactical flexibility and a basic order. According to him, there are always many players near the ball who offer themselves.
In Würzburg, the Dutchman will have to do without the injured Andrej Kramaric, Leonardo Bittencourt and Adamyan. Due to the current situation in the third division could offer in the game of the Würzburger Kickers against Hoffenheim a well-endowed tip on some goals of the Kraichgauer.
Expected formation of Hoffenheim:
➲ Baumann; Posch, Vogt, Hübner; Rudy, Grillitsch, Kaderabek, Zuber, Geiger; Bebou, Grifo
Last matches from Hoffenheim:
⚽️ 03.08.2019 – TSG Hoffenheim Vs. Sevilla 1: 2 (friendly)
⚽️ 25.07.2019 – TSG Hoffenheim vs. Trabzonspor 3: 3 (friendly)
⚽️ 25.07.2019 – TSG Hoffenheim vs. Verona 0: 0 (friendly)
⚽️ 17.07.2019 – TSG Hoffenheim Vs. Regensburg 0: 0 (friendly)
⚽️ 13.07.2019 – TSG Hoffenheim Vs. Braunschweig 3: 0 (friendly)
Wurzburger Kickers vs Hoffenheim Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
The story of the previous duels between the Würzburger Kickers and Hoffenheim is quickly told: There are none.
Würzburger Kickers vs Hoffenheim Our Best Betting Prediction Explained
By name, one could expect an interesting duel between a lower-class team and a Bundesliga side. The last performances of the Würzburger Kickers, especially on the defensive, were so weak, that one does not really believe in a sensation.
The TSG has not smashed with fame in their last four test games, but was also tried in this much, so you should not overestimate the mixed results. But since in the game of Würzburger Kickers against Hoffenheim, the odds for a tip on away win anyway low, you have to look anyway for alternatives.
Key facts – Würzburger Kickers vs Hoffenheim tips
📌 The Würzburger Kickers conceded in their last four games 14 goals – last three in an eight-tier
📌 Hoffenheim has to cope with Joelinton, Schulz, Demirbay and Amiri some notable departures
📌 In the preseason Hoffenheim set with 70 goals the third best attack in the Bundesliga
If the Würzburger Kickers do not improve significantly on the defensive, then this game could become a debacle. The TSG has despite the many departures still enormous offensive power and the orientation of the new coach is also designed for the attacking game. In the first half of the first competitive game for Hoffenheim, things might not be going well – especially as the Würzburger Kickers will focus on defending after so many goals in the last few games.
But at the latest in the second half, if the guests may already lead and Würzburg will have to risk something, TSG could strike. Therefore, in the game between Würzburger Kickers and Hoffenheim, I dare to predict that the guests will score at least twice in the second round.
Prediction Today: Hoffenheim over 1.5 (2nd HT)