Liverpool vs Hoffenheim Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Liverpool vs Hoffenheim Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Hoffenheim will be looking to overturn a one-goal deficit when they travel to the Anfield Stadium to take on Liverpool for the second leg of their Champions League play-off tie. Liverpool managed to pick up a 1-2 victory on the road at Hoffenheim last week, although the hosts missed a penalty-kick early in the game, while Liverpool’s second goal was actually an own-goal from Havard Nordtveit. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

Betting Predictions and Tips

Although Hoffenheim have struggled to find the back of the net recently, they still should be able to score at Anfield as Liverpool have struggled to keep the ball out of their own net in this early start of the new competitive season. I’m expecting another high-scoring affair with goals at both ends of the field.

Both teams to score - Yes and Over 2.5 goals at 4/5

Over 3.5 goals at 6/5

Liverpool saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

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

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

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

AVG Goals

3.4

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Liverpool Form Guide

Liverpool Team Logo

Liverpool

Won

7

Draw

2

Lost

1
W H

24-02-2018

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

03-03-2018

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

06-03-2018

Champions League Final Stage

FC Porto Team Logo FC Porto

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

10-03-2018

Premier League

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

17-03-2018

Premier League

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 5 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

31-03-2018

Premier League

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

04-04-2018

Champions League Final Stage

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 3 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

D A

07-04-2018

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

10-04-2018

Champions League Final Stage

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

14-04-2018

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Hoffenheim Form Guide

Hoffenheim Team Logo

Hoffenheim

Won

5

Draw

4

Lost

1
D A

03-02-2018

1. Bundesliga

Hertha Berlin Team Logo Hertha Berlin

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

10-02-2018

1. Bundesliga

Mainz 05 Team Logo Mainz 05

FT 4 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

17-02-2018

1. Bundesliga

Schalke 04 Team Logo Schalke 04

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

24-02-2018

1. Bundesliga

Freiburg Team Logo Freiburg

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

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)

Liverpool Preview

Liverpool kicked off their Premier League campaign with a disappointing 3-3 away draw at Watford, but they did well to beat Hoffenheim 1-2 in the first leg of their Champions League play-off tie last week. Furthermore, they followed this up with a narrow 1-0 home win over Crystal Palace in the Premier League at the weekend thanks to a late goal from Sadio Mane. Overall, Liverpool have only lost once in their last 16 games across all competitions and are currently on a four-game unbeaten streak. They have qualified for this stage of the competition by coming fourth in the Premier League table last season. However, their Champions League recent record has been poor as prior to their 1-2 win over Hoffenheim, they were on a five-game winless streak. Furthermore, the Reds have only won once in their last five Champions League home games. Since 2009/10, when Liverpool failed to get out of their Champions League group, this is only their second appearance in the competition following another group-stage participation in 2014/15. Their most recent participation in a European competition was reaching the Europa League final back in the 2015/16 season.

Liverpool Team News

Nathaniel Clyne, Philippe Coutinho and Adam Bogdan are all doubts, but Adama Lallana is out through a thigh injury. The good news is that Mamadou Sakho is back in training.

Hoffenheim Preview

Hoffenheim, on the other hand, were unlucky to not get at least one point from their clash with Liverpool last week, but they did well to beat Werder Bremen 1-0 at home at the weekend in the first round of the new Bundesliga campaign. After missing a penalty against Liverpool last week, Andrej Kramaric washed his sins at the weekend by scoring the winner against Werder Bremen. Their recent form has seen them win four of their last five games across all competitions. Scoring goals has been Hoffe’ main issue over the past two weeks as they scored just three goals in their most recent three competitive fixtures. They finished in 4th in the Bundesliga table last season with 62 points to their name, just two points behind the third-placed Borussia Dortmund. This is Hoffe’s first European tie, but might be coming to an end a bit sooner than expected. Away from home, Hoffenheim have endured a mixed run of form over the past five months, registering three defeats, four wins and three draws in their last ten away games across all competitions. In addition, they have conceded at least one goal in six of their last ten games on the road.

Hoffenheim Team News

Florian Grillitsch is the only doubtful player for Hoffenheim ahead of this trip.

Liverpool Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.2

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 Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.4

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

Liverpool vs Hoffenheim Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
22 GK Simon Mignolet 193 87
32 CD Joel Matip 195 90
66 LB Trent Alexander-Arnold 175 69
18 RB Alberto Moreno 171 65
6 CD Dejan Lovren 188 84
5 CM Georginio Wijnaldum 175 69
14 CM Jordan Henderson 182 67
23 CM Emre Can 184 82
19 RF Sadio Mane 175 69
9 CF Roberto Firmino 181 76
11 LF Mohamed Salah 175 69
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Oliver Baumann 186 82
3 LB Pavel Kaderabek 182 81
21 CD Benjamin Huebner 193 85
17 RB Steven Zuber 181 81
22 CD Kevin Vogt 194 85
6 CD Haavard Nordtveit 188 83
29 RM Serge Gnabry 173 73
10 CM Kerem Demirbay 182 72
32 CM Dennis Geiger 172 65
27 LM Andrej Kramaric 177 73
14 CF Sandro Wagner 194 92