Wolfsburg v Hoffenheim Betting Tips: Hard to see the hosts winning at Volkswagen Arena
Sports betting writer Bradley Gibbs looks ahead Wolfsburg v Hoffenheim – the first of two Bundesliga fixtures on Sunday.
Wolfsburg and Hoffenheim, two teams who’ve experience somewhat contrasting campaigns, come together on Sunday afternoon at the Volkswagen Arena.
The visitors come into this match looking to continue what has been a fantastic season so far, whereas Wolfsburg, having surely blown any hope of securing European football, are aiming to simply put daylight between them and the relegation places.
The work that 29-year-old Julian Nagelsmann has done at Hoffenheim is remarkable. Having taken over almost exactly one year ago, the German kept the club in the Bundesliga last season, and has since seen his side go from strength to strength. This season, Hoffenheim really have looked the part, they’re playing good football, scoring goals and defending well – none of which can be said about Wolfsburg right now.
Given the stark contrast in both league positions and performances, the visitors are the team to side with here. At odds of 23/20, ‘Hoffenheim Draw No Bet’ is definitely the bet to go for.
Nagelsmann’s men might have only won three times on the their travels this season, but they’ve only been beaten once (player sent off early in the match) and, given Wolfsburg’s current predicament, this looks an excellent opportunity for them to gain three points. Despite winning only three of their nine away fixtures, Die Kraichgauer’s performances on the road have been very respectable. They’ve been hard to beat and currently boast the third best away record in the Bundesliga.
As far as Wolfsburg are concerned, it’s been a season to forget, especially when playing in front of their own fans. Die Wölfe have won just two home games this season, scoring a measly seven goals in the process. Their lack of firepower has been abundantly clear all season, so the January sale of Julian Draxler really didn’t make too much sense. They may have acquired Yunus Malli from Mainz, but he’s certainly not guaranteed to turn their fortunes around straight away. On their own patch, the hosts are averaging just 3.5 shots on target per match – only Darmstadt are averaging less – and it really is difficult to see where the goals are going to come from, especially against a sound defensive unit such as Hoffenheim.
If the visitors can come into this match and continue to defend well, then there’s every chance that they’ll be able to do the business at the other end (failed to score just once on the road this season).
Quite simply, Hoffeheim are in a much healthier looking position right now and they’re fancied to keep Wolfsburg down in the doldrums on Sunday afternoon.
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