Stadium: WWK Arena (Augsburg)
Referee: Patrick Ittrich
The first match of the 21st round of the German Bundesliga will be between Augsburg and Hoffenheim. Both teams lost their last matches, and Hoffe's losing streak has already reached the four-match mark.Get Your Sign-Up Bonus!
After the winter break, the Bavarians played five games in the Bundesliga, three of which they lost to Dortmund, Freiburg, and Mainz, and won two against Gladbach and Bayer. All the defeats of this period were away and productive; both victories were home, minimum, and draws. We can see that the southerners are at home. Before the 21st round, Augsburg holds the 13th position in the German Bundesliga standings with assets of 21 points. That's four points more than Berlin's Hertha, located in the danger zone. The Bavarians' home stats are 17th in the division, +3=2-5, with 11 points.
After the break, the team lost five out of six matches in two tournaments, dropped out of the German Cup from Gladbach, and picked up just one point in the five most recent Bundesliga rounds. Despite all this, Hoffenheim continues to play open, entertaining, and productive football. In the six games after the break with Hoffe, 28 goals were scored!!! That is an average of 4.67 per game. The result of such tactics was: the departure from the German Cup and the fall to 14th place in the German championship standings. The gap between Berlin and the risky zone is only two points. The away statistics for the team is 12th in the league, +2=2-5, 14:18 goal difference.
Expert Betting Tips
Despite the change of coach, Hoffenheim continued to play effectively. Last round, they lost on their field to Bayer with a score of 1:3. Certainly, Matarazzo will try to establish the game in defense, but we doubt the American will be able to do it in one week. At the same time, Hoffe needs points, just like Augsburg. Both teams are close to the risk zone. We expect another scoring extravaganza from the opening game of Week 21. As for the outcome, a draw in this pairing is quite realistic, no one will agree to a defeat, but it will be difficult for each side to win.