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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(41) 31 Goals 41 (49)
(27) 19 Assists 30 (37)
(6.6) 6.8 Average Ratings 7 (6.7)
28.6 Average Age 29.3
184.4 Average Height (cm) 184.4
(0.8) 1 Shots pg 1.4 (1)
(52%) 50% Aerial Duel Success 50% (51%)
(1.1) 0.8 Dribbles pg 1 (1.3)
(2) 1.7 Tackles pg 1.9 (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 6.79
Stefan Thesker Out 6.62
Tim Wiese Out 6.03
Filip Malbasic Out N/A
Sebastian Rudy Out 6.94
Boris Vukcevic Out 7
Player Reason Status Rating
Philipp Bargfrede Out 6.42
Florian Hartherz Out N/A
Zlatko Junuzovic Out 7.04

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.


  • 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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