Probable Lineups

4-2-3-1
4-1-4-1
  • Beck
  • 6.86275862068965
  • Elia
  • 6.75590909090909
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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(40) 30 Goals 37 (45)
(27) 19 Assists 27 (33)
(6.7) 6.9 Average Ratings 7 (6.7)
25.6 Average Age 26.2
184.2 Average Height (cm) 184.4
(0.8) 1 Shots pg 1.4 (0.9)
(53%) 52% Aerial Duel Success 49% (51%)
(1) 0.9 Dribbles pg 1 (1.2)
(2) 1.7 Tackles pg 1.8 (2.2)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in 1. Bundesliga.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Chris Out N/A
Jannik Vestergaard Out 6.825
Stefan Thesker Out 6.54
Tim Wiese Out 6.29666666666667
Filip Malbasic Out N/A
Sebastian Rudy Out 6.9955
Boris Vukcevic Out 7.315
Player Reason Status Rating
Philipp Bargfrede Out 6.39583333333333
Florian Hartherz Out N/A
Zlatko Junuzovic Out 7.02296296296296

Team News

  • Captain and goalkeeper Tim Wiese is still injured and will be replaced by Koen Casteels.
  • Sebastian Rudy is suspended for one game, meaning Danny Williams and Sejad Salihovic will play in central midfield.
  • Takashi Usami and Vincenzo Grifo compete for a spot on the left wing.
  • Sven Schipplock could start up front, instead of Joselu, with Eren Derdiyok staying on the bench.
  • Aleksandar Ignjovski and Lukas Schmitz compete for the spot at left-back.
  • With Zlatko Junuzovic suspended for one game, captain Clemens Fritz will return to the starting eleven to replace the Austria in defensive midfield.
  • Marko Arnautovic is fit again to start on the right wing.
  • Nils Petersen and Joseph Akpala compete for the spot up front.

Prediction

  • Hoffenheim have lost their last three games in a row and are only 16th in the table at the moment. Sporting director Müller has backed the manager so far, but Babbel definitely needs a result.
  • Bremen have to recover from a disappointing home loss against Leverkusen. The return of captain Clemens Fritz could give the stability, but the whole team needs to work on their defensive organisation again.
  • Expect Bremen to try to dominate the game and Hoffenheim to wait for their chances on the break in an open game.
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