Hoffenheim vs Liverpool Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Hoffenheim vs Liverpool Match Prediction

By Dean Carr

Hoffenheim host Liverpool at the WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena on 15/08/17 in the first leg of their Champions League play-off qualifier. Hoffenheim started their domestic season at the weekend, beating Ros-Weiss Erfurt 1-0 in the DFB Pokal. Liverpool meanwhile had a thrilling start to their Premier League campaign, drawing 3-3 with Watford away from home. Read on for a full match preview complete with betting tips and predictions.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Jurgen Klopp will be looking to use all of his experience of German football to come out with a positive result on Tuesday night. Hoffenheim lost crucial players in the summer and I’m expecting Liverpool to return to Anfield in the driver's seat.

Liverpool draw no bet - 8/13
Sadio Mane to score anytime - 5/4

Hoffenheim scored over 2.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Hoffenheim saw over 1.5 goals in 2 out of their last 2 games played against Liverpool

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

Liverpool are undefeated in all of their last 2 games against Hoffenheim

AVG Goals

3.4

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

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)

W H

13-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Unterhaching Team Logo Unterhaching

FT 3 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

D H

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

22-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

SC Heerenveen Team Logo SC Heerenveen

FT 8 - 2

(HT 5 - 0)

W H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Chievo Verona Team Logo Chievo Verona

FT 5 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

11-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Eibar Team Logo Eibar

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Liverpool Form Guide

Liverpool Team Logo

Liverpool

Won

8

Draw

1

Lost

1
W A

07-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Chester FC Team Logo Chester FC

FT 0 - 7

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

10-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Tranmere Rovers Team Logo Tranmere Rovers

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 3)

D A

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Bury Team Logo Bury

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

19-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo Blackburn Rovers

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

22-07-2018

Champions Cup

Borussia Dortmund Team Logo Borussia Dortmund

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

26-07-2018

Champions Cup

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

28-07-2018

Champions Cup

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

SSC Napoli Team Logo SSC Napoli

FT 5 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

07-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Torino Team Logo Torino

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W H

12-08-2018

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

Hoffenheim Preview

Hoffenheim returned to competitive football at the weekend against third-tier Rot-Weiss Erfurt in the DFB Pokal, with the potential of a shock on the cards. After a goalless first half, German under-21 international Nadiem Amiri scored the only goal of the game, ten minutes into the second half, as the Bundesliga outfit secured a comfortable passage into the next round. 30-year-old manager Julian Nagelsmann is one of the most exciting young managers in world football, with this his first taste of European football. Hoffenheim were a surprise package in the Bundesliga last season, rallying to finish 4th after winning seven of their last fourteen games the season before to avoid relegation. However, the club lost two crucial first-team players to the juggernaut that is Bayern Munich in the off-season, with Sebastian Rudy and Niklas Sule both departing for the Allianz Arena after outstanding individual seasons.

Hoffenheim Team News

Adan Szalai (calf) is a doubt for the home side for this contest. Florian Grillitsch and Sandro Wagner should both shake off foot injuries to feature.

Liverpool Preview

Liverpool’s defensive woes have haunted them so often in recent years and so it became to be the case once again on Saturday as they drew 3-3 away to Watford. Stefano Okaka headed Watford in front after being left unmarked in the area, but Sadio Mane equalised. Abdoulaye Doucoure restored the Hornets’ lead before a quickfire double from Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah put the visitors in front. However, Miguel Britos’ scrappy equaliser condemned them to a draw ahead of their return to Champions League action. This will be only the second time Liverpool have appeared in the competition since 2009 and failed to escape the group stages last time around. Philippe Coutinho is unlikely to feature once again as he continued to be linked with a move to Barcelona and his absence will be a huge loss for the Reds. There were signs of encouragement from an attacking sense at Vicarage Road on Saturday, as all three of Liverpool’s forwards were on the scoresheet.

Liverpool Team News

Adam Lallana (thigh) is ruled out for the visiting side. Nathaniel Clyne and Philippe Coutinho (both back) are also absent, while Daniel Sturridge (hamstring) remains doubtful.

Hoffenheim Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

3.3

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

Liverpool Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

3.1

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 Liverpool Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Oliver Baumann 186 82
22 CD Kevin Vogt 194 85
4 CD Ermin Bicakcic 185 85
21 CD Benjamin Huebner 193 85
27 AM Andrej Kramaric 177 73
17 RM Steven Zuber 182 79
10 CM Kerem Demirbay 182 72
29 AM Serge Gnabry 173 73
7 CM Lukas Rupp 178 73
3 LM Pavel Kaderabek 182 81
14 CF Sandro Wagner 194 92
No. Pos Player M kg
22 GK Simon Mignolet 193 87
66 LB Trent Alexander-Arnold 175 69
32 CD Joel Matip 195 89
18 RB Alberto Moreno 171 65
6 CD Dejan Lovren 188 84
14 CM Jordan Henderson 182 67
23 CM Emre Can 184 82
5 CM Georginio Wijnaldum 175 74
19 RF Sadio Mane 175 69
9 CF Roberto Firmino 181 76
11 LF Mohamed Salah 175 71