Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(36) 17 Goals 28 (41)
(22) 18 Assists 22 (27)
(6.6) 6.8 Average Ratings 6.7 (6.6)
29.3 Average Age 25.9
184.2 Average Height (cm) 183.3
(0.7) 0.7 Shots pg 1 (0.8)
(45%) 46% Aerial Duel Success 47% (52%)
(0.7) 0.8 Dribbles pg 0.8 (1)
(2.2) 1.8 Tackles pg 1.7 (1.8)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in 1. Bundesliga.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Bruno Soares Out N/A
Stelios Malezas Out 6.91
Dani Schahin Out 6.62
Player Reason Status Rating
Chris Out N/A
Matthieu Delpierre Out 6.92
Jannik Vestergaard Out 6.79
Stefan Thesker Out 6.62
Boris Vukcevic Out 7

Team News

  • With Stelios Malezas still injured, Juanan will get another chance at centre-back.
  • Oliver Fink returns from suspension to start in central midfield, allowing Andreas Lambertz to switch to a more attack-minded position again.
  • Axel Bellinghausen, Robbie Kruse, Andrey Voronin and Ken Ilsö compete for two spots in the starting line-up.
  • Dani Schahin is injured and will most likely be replaced by Nando Rafael.
  • With several centre-backs out injured or ill, Daniel Williams will most likely switch to an unusual position to help out in the back-four.
  • Sejad Salihovic returns from suspension and should replace Williams in central midfield.
  • Youth player Vincenzo Grifo and Takashi Usami both have chances to start on the left wing.
  • Joselu, Sven Schipplock and Eren Derdiyok compete for one spot in the starting line-up.

Prediction

  • After four losses in a row, Düsseldorf need to improve their organisation again to get back on track. The return of Oliver Fink could help them in this department.
  • Hoffenheim have been in inconsistent form so far, but a win against Schalke last weekend has shown their potential, if everyone gives 100% for the team.
  • Expect this to be a close game from the start. Düsseldorf will have to improve in defence again against a versatile attack.
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