Stadium: Mercedes-Benz-Arena (Stuttgart)
On Matchday 7 of the German football championship, Stuttgart will face Hoffenheim. Somewhat unexpectedly, the bookmakers are siding with the visitors in the pairing, although we generally agree with the line put out.
Since the international break, Stuttgart have failed to win once: two draws against Eintracht and Bochum and a 1-3 defeat by Bayer. Stuttgart are not at their best and, frankly, I have little faith that the coaching staff will properly prepare the team for a crucial encounter at the end of the cycle. Before the start of Matchday 7, Stuttgart are visually in a pretty good position, 13th. But a closer look at the table shows that they are just one point ahead of Bochum, sitting in the relegation zone.
For Hoffenheim, the situation is slightly different. They started the cycle with a 0-2 home defeat against Mainz, continued with a draw against Arminia, and, in the last round, the blue and white defeated Wolfsburg 3-1 on home soil. There’s clear progression and progress. Hoeness is in his second season at the club, and they expect at least a fight for European places. Hoffenheim are currently in 9th place but are just two points behind Mainz and a place in the Conference League zone. With the right circumstances, they can move up into the top six after the seventh round.
Expert Betting Tips
In the clash between Stuttgart and Hoffenheim, the home arena factor has historically mattered. However, in the upcoming game, we are on the side of the visitors. After a poor start, Hoffenheim secured a crucial victory over Wolfsburg, one of the Bundesliga leaders. Stuttgart, meanwhile, have an apparent slump in the September cycle, which we believe will end after the next international break. As for the totals, we hope that Saturday’s game will bring us at least two goals. Here are the odds for this match: X2+Total Over (1.5) for 1.67, Handicap 2 (0) for 1.89, W2 for 2.45.