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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(39) 27 Goals 28 (41)
(25) 17 Assists 23 (27)
(6.6) 6.9 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.6)
32.7 Average Age 29.1
185.1 Average Height (cm) 184.7
(0.8) 0.8 Shots pg 1 (0.8)
(53%) 56% Aerial Duel Success 51% (52%)
(0.9) 1 Dribbles pg 0.8 (1)
(1.8) 1.5 Tackles pg 1.7 (2)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in 1. Bundesliga.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Markus Mendler Out 6.7
Adam Hlousek Out N/A
Alexander Stephan Out N/A
Markus Feulner Out 6.7
Player Reason Status Rating
Chris Out N/A
Jannik Vestergaard Out 6.79
Stefan Thesker Out 6.62
Tim Wiese Out 6.03
Filip Malbasic Out N/A
Boris Vukcevic Out 7

Team News

  • Javier Pinola and Marvin Plattenhardt compete for the spot at left-back.
  • Marcus Feulner is suspended for two games and will probably be replaced by Timo Gebhardt, who returns from suspension himself.
  • Sebastian Polter and Tomas Pekhart compete for the lone spot up front.
  • Captain and goalkeeper Tim Wiese is injured and will be replaced by Koen Casteels, who seems to be in better form this season.
  • Vincenzo Grifo could replace Takashi Usami on the left wing again.
  • Joselu and Eren Derdiyok compete for one spot in the starting line-up. The Spaniard is likely to keep his spot though.


  • Nürnberg have regained some confidence with two draws in a row against Bayern and Fürth. Their defence seems to be more solid again, but they need to create more chances to finally get another win.
  • Hoffenheim have lost their last two games and are sixteenth in the table at the moment, leaving them one point behind their opponents from Nürnberg. Manager Babbel has the backing of the board, but needs results sooner rather than later to repay their patience.
  • Expect this to be a competitive game with both teams focusing on keeping a clean sheet rather than attacking. Hoffenheim have the better individual players, but need to improve as a team to get a win.
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