Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(41) 28 Goals 28 (44)
(27) 21 Assists 25 (29)
(6.6) 6.7 Average Ratings 7 (6.7)
26.5 Average Age 27.3
184.5 Average Height (cm) 184.9
(0.8) 1 Shots pg 0.9 (0.8)
(52%) 50% Aerial Duel Success 53% (52%)
(1.1) 0.8 Dribbles pg 0.8 (0.9)
(1.7) 1.7 Tackles pg 1.4 (1.6)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in 1. Bundesliga.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Michael Gregoritsch Out N/A
Stefan Thesker Out 6.62
Sebastian Rudy Out 6.95
Sven Schipplock Out 6.51
Boris Vukcevic Out 7
Stephan Schröck Out 6.29
Player Reason Status Rating
Alexander Ring Out 6.32

Team News

  • Marco Kurz will make his debut as Hoffenheim manager and most likely start with a 4-2-3-1.
  • Captain and goalkeeper Tim Wiese returns in goal to replace Koen Casteels.
  • Marvin Compper has been injured in the winter break and could be replaced by Jannik Vestergaard.
  • Eren Derdiyok and Joselu compete for the spot up front.
  • Álvaro Domínguez returns from suspension to replace Roel Brouwers.
  • In defensive midfield, Thorben Marx will start ahead of Granit Xhaka.
  • Lukas Rupp and Tolga Cigerci compete for the spot on the left wing.
  • Luuk de Jong returns from injury to replace Mike Hanke up front.

Prediction

  • Hoffenheim lost their last six games in front of the winter break and new manager Kurz needs to turn things around now. A result at home against Gladbach would be a great debut.
  • Gladbach finally found their form in November and December and need to continue to improve now. Manager Favre has no new injury concerns and can field his best team.
  • Expect this to be a very close game. If Hoffenheim have regained confidence, they have a chance to get a draw here.
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