Hoffenheim were kind of unlucky to lose last round away at Werder (finished 3-1). The game was very balanced and Werder’s 3rd goal arrived in extra time, only after Hoffenheim missed a penalty and the chance to equalize.
Winger Salihovic was the one who missed the penalty, but still his overall performance was pretty decent, just like the performances of teammates.
Although they don’t fight for much nowadays Hoffenheim are very determined and confident in every game. Chemistry is at high levels and so the joy to play football is always present.
Opponents Frankfurt are more or less in the same situation as Hoffenheim in the table, but the difference in attitude and approach is huge. There are still rounds to be played but Frankfurt don’t really have any relegation woes, so they are very relaxed almost approaching a state of coma.
Frankfurt dominated last week on home ground against Hannover, but they did it in a chaotic manner and ended up losing 3-2. Instead of collective actions they rely mostly on the individual skills of offensive players like Joselu, Barnetta or Kadlec, all of them slow and at times pretty uninspired players.
Defensive midfielder Schwegler suffered an injury and is doubtful ahead of game.
Frankfurt are too soft and detached to take something from Hoffenheim. Home win at 9/10 from Ladbrokes is one of the best bets in Bundesliga this round.
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