Hoffenheim vs Darmstadt Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Hoffenheim vs Darmstadt Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Hoffenheim will look to get back to winning ways in the Bundesliga when they welcome Darmstadt at the WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena on Saturday afternoon. Hoffenheim were beaten 2-1 on the road at Wolfsburg last time out in the Bundesliga, despite Steven Zuber giving them the lead in the 26th minute. On the other hand, Darmstadt picked up an impressive 2-1 home win over Borussia Dortmund last weekend thanks to goals from Terrence Boyd and Antonio Mirko-Colak. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

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Hoffenheim Preview

Hoffenheim were the only unbeaten side in the Bundesliga towards the end of 2016, but their recent form has seen them losing two of their last three league outings. After a narrow 2-1 defeat at RB Leipzig towards the end of January, Hoffenheim bounced back with an impressive 4-0 home victory over Mainz 05 a fortnight ago. However, they threw away a one-goal lead last weekend to succumb to a narrow 2-1 loss at Wolfsburg. This home fixture against Darmstadt is a golden opportunity for Hoffe to get back to winning ways, as they have a tough game against Schalke 04 next week. Hoffenheim currently sit in 5th spot in the Bundesliga table tied on 34 points with the 4th-placed Borussia Dortmund, just one point off the 3rd-placed Eintracht Frankfurt. Despite the recent struggle, Hoffenheim are still unbeaten in ten home league fixtures this season, winning five and drawing five in the process. They also looked good at the back throughout the season as they have one of the meanest defences in the division, conceding just 21 goals in 20 league outings. At the other end of the field, Hoffenheim managed an impressive tally of 36 goals this season, including ten from their top scorer Sandro Wagner. Mark Uth has also played a vital part in Hoffenheim’s performances throughout this campaign, helping the team with six goals and two assists in his 14 league appearances.

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Darmstadt Preview

Darmstadt head into this tie on a high following their 2-1 home win over Borussia Dortmund last time out in the Bundesliga. This was only their third victory of the season and ended a 18-game winless streak in the Bundesliga. They are rock bottom of the league table with 12 points to their name after 20 league fixtures, already seven points behind safety. Scoring goals has been Darmstadt’s main issue throughout this Bundesliga campaign, as they hold the worst offensive record in the division with just 14 goals scored in 20 rounds. Antonio Mirko-Colak is Darmstadt’s top scorer at the moment with four goals under his belt in his 16 league appearances. Their away form throughout this Bundesliga campaign has also been a problem as they are the only away team in the division without no points to their name after nine league trips. Furthermore, Darmstadt have only scored four goals in their nine away league fixtures. The good news is that Darmstadt are unbeaten in their three meetings with Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga, conceding just one goal in the process. In addition, Darmstadt picked up a 0-2 win in their sole trip to the WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena.

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Hoffenheim Team News

Mark Uth, Lukas Rupp and Philipp Ochs are all doubts, but Fabian Schar is out through a groin injury. In addition, Benjamin Hubner is missing through suspension. The good news is that Jeremy Toljan is back in training following his thigh injury.

Darmstadt Team News

Michael Esser and Marcel Heller are both doubts, but Aytac Sulu is out through suspension. The good news is that Sandro Sirigu and Denys Oliynyk are both back in training.

Betting Predictions and Tips

Hoffenheim are undefeated in front of their own fans this season, while Darmstadt are the worst away team in the Bundesliga. Although they are winless in three meetings with Darmstadt, I’m backing Hoffenheim to get back to winning ways in this one, and I’m also expecting them to keep a clean sheet.

Hoffenheim Clean Sheet - Yes at 5/4

Both teams to score - No at 1

Hoffenheim scored over 2.5 goals in 6 out of their last 10 games played

Hoffenheim saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Darmstadt

Darmstadt saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Darmstadt saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Hoffenheim

AVG Goals

2.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Hoffenheim Form Guide

Hoffenheim Team Logo

Hoffenheim

Won

7

Draw

2

Lost

1
W A

03-03-2018

1. Bundesliga

Augsburg Team Logo Augsburg

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

10-03-2018

1. Bundesliga

Wolfsburg Team Logo Wolfsburg

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

17-03-2018

1. Bundesliga

Borussia Moenchengladbach Team Logo Borussia Moenchengladbach

FT 3 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

31-03-2018

1. Bundesliga

FC Cologne Team Logo FC Cologne

FT 6 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

08-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Eintracht Frankfurt Team Logo Eintracht Frankfurt

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

14-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Hamburger SV Team Logo Hamburger SV

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

21-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

RasenBallsport Leipzig Team Logo RasenBallsport Leipzig

FT 2 - 5

(HT 0 - 3)

W H

27-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Hannover 96 Team Logo Hannover 96

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

05-05-2018

1. Bundesliga

VfB Stuttgart Team Logo VfB Stuttgart

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

12-05-2018

1. Bundesliga

Borussia Dortmund Team Logo Borussia Dortmund

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Darmstadt Form Guide

Darmstadt Team Logo

Darmstadt

Won

5

Draw

5

Lost

0
W A

02-03-2018

2. Bundesliga

Dynamo Dresden Team Logo Dynamo Dresden

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

10-03-2018

2. Bundesliga

Ingolstadt Team Logo Ingolstadt

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

18-03-2018

2. Bundesliga

Nuernberg Team Logo Nuernberg

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

02-04-2018

2. Bundesliga

Fortuna Duesseldorf Team Logo Fortuna Duesseldorf

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

07-04-2018

2. Bundesliga

Holstein Kiel Team Logo Holstein Kiel

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

15-04-2018

2. Bundesliga

Eintracht Braunschweig Team Logo Eintracht Braunschweig

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

21-04-2018

2. Bundesliga

Sandhausen Team Logo Sandhausen

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

28-04-2018

2. Bundesliga

Union Berlin Team Logo Union Berlin

FT 3 - 1

(HT 3 - 0)

W A

06-05-2018

2. Bundesliga

Jahn Regensburg Team Logo Jahn Regensburg

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

13-05-2018

2. Bundesliga

Erzgebirge Aue Team Logo Erzgebirge Aue

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Hoffenheim Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Darmstadt Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Hoffenheim vs Darmstadt Sidelined Players

Hoffenheim
5 Fabian Schaer Injured
15 Jeremy Toljan Injured
7 Lukas Rupp Injured
21 Benjamin Huebner Suspended
Darmstadt
22 Denys Oliynyk Injured
4 Aytac Sulu Suspended

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Oliver Baumann 186 82
4 CD Ermin Bicakcic 185 85
22 CD Kevin Vogt 194 85
25 CD Niklas Suele 195 89
17 RM Steven Zuber 182 79
18 CM Nadiem Amiri 180 73
6 CM Sebastian Rudy 179 74
3 LM Pavel Kaderabek 182 81
13 CM Kerem Demirbay 182 72
14 CF Sandro Wagner 194 92
23 CF Marco Terrazzino 176 74
No. Pos Player M kg
31 GK Michael Esser 198 99
32 RB Fabian Holland 172 71
3 CD Alexander Milosevic 191 82
18 CD Peter Niemeyer 191 83
7 LB Artem Fedetskyy 183 76
20 CM Marcel Heller 176 70
10 CM Jan Rosenthal 185 75
34 CDM Hamit Altintop 183 83
33 CM Sidney Sam 175 71
8 CDM Jerome Gondorf 175 74
15 CF Terrence Boyd 188 89