⚽️ Competition: Bundesliga
🗓 Date: December 17th, 2019
🏟 Location: Alte Forsterei
💡 Betting Tips: X / 2 & both teams to score
📈 Odds: 2.37
💳 Stake: 5/10 units
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Union Berlin has remained true to itself in times when the Bundesliga stadiums have names like Signal Iduna Park, Volkswagen Arena, Allianz Arena or WWK Arena. At the Alte Försterei, which was inaugurated in 1920 and has been regularly renovated or expanded over the decades, the traditionally conscious climber is fighting for points again on Tuesday evening.
Union Berlin vs Hoffenheim Free Betting Tips
Before the game between Union Berlin and Hoffenheim, the odds of the betting providers even imply a favorite role in favor of the capital city club, which recently earned this position, which at the beginning of the season seemed utopian within the highest German division, in the long term.
In the most recent six matches, the Ironmen have only suffered a single defeat and, above all, presented themselves extremely strongly to their own supporters. The last four home games were all won, which is why on Tuesday between Union Berlin and Hoffenheim a tip towards the home side is considered more likely to be successful than a bet on the guest.
In contrast to the Köpenickers, the Kraichgauer had to struggle with a form crisis recently. Only one point from the past four matches almost made the successful run into oblivion.
Because the performance curve on Friday, despite the 2: 4 defeat at home against Augsburg, was pointing in the right direction, we are so confident that before the Bundesliga duel Union Berlin vs. Hoffenheim align our prediction in favor of Sinsheim.
Union Berlin – Statistics & current form
In the past few years, an average of just under 35 points was enough to achieve relegation in the Bundesliga. Even if you take the magical 40-meter mark as a benchmark, Union Berlin has already done half the battle.
The team, which only prevailed in the relegation against VfB Stuttgart and before the start of the season was treated as number one relegation by many experts – alongside SC Paderborn – can praise themselves as the top promoters of the upper house after 15 of 34 match days.
The team of the Swiss trainer Urs Fischer is 20 points, ranks in an excellent tenth place and is sixth behind Europa League rank six (five points) as a cushion in position 16 (eight points). The Iron have made need a virtue and are certainly by far the biggest surprises of the current Bundesliga season.
After a bumpy start with five defeats from the first seven games, the captains of the last eight games only lost to Bayern Munich and Schalke (1: 2). Four of the remaining six matches were victorious, including against Borussia from Mönchengladbach, who was replaced as the leader on Sunday.
Even more impressive than the overall balance is the yield in front of a home backdrop. The Köpenickers not only won four times in a row at the Alte Försterei, but also always kept a clean sheet. The Polish keeper Rafal Gikiewicz did not have to reach behind his supporters for almost 400 minutes.
Accordingly, it is not surprising that on Tuesday between Union Berlin and Hoffenheim the odds swing again in the direction of the home side. We would still be careful with a bet on the over-performers from the capital, because an emerging self-image in negative respects often leads to stagnation or self-rule.
Matches like those during the week against insecure Sinsheimers often offer the risk of slipping. The Fischer-Elf has to deal with the unusual favorite role, has a little more pressure on the cauldron and may face an opponent who knows how to use the available space.
Dehl, Gogia, Prömel and recently central defender Keven Schlotterbeck have to pass due to injury. Urs Fischer could rotate a bit just 72 hours after the last competitive game, which could turn out to be a disadvantage in view of the squad quality.
Probable lineup of Union Berlin:
↪ Gikiewicz – Friedrich, F. Hübner, Subotic – Ryerson, Kroos, Andrich, C. Lenz – Ingvartsen – Polter, Ujah
Last games from Union Berlin:
⚽️ 12/14/2019 – Paderborn vs. Union Berlin 1: 1 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 08.12.2019 – Union Berlin vs. Cologne 2: 0 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 11/29/2019 – Schalke vs. Union Berlin 2-1 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 11/23/2019 – Union Berlin vs. Gladbach 2: 0 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 11/13/2019 – Union Berlin vs. Kiel 3: 0 (friendly match)
Hoffenheim – Statistics & Current Form
Andrej Kramaric, Sargis Adamyan, Ihlas Bebou or Jurgen Locadia. These offensive players are currently available to TSG Hoffenheim. With Ishak Belfodil, another attacker should return after the winter break.
Against the background of these well-known names and the qualities they have already proven, Alfred Schreuder’s statements after the Augsburg game came as a surprise. The Dutch head coach of TSG publicly called for new professionals for his offensive and could have sustained an own goal.
It will be interesting to see on Tuesday whether Kramaric and Co. have a “now more than ever” mentality or whether they take the harsh criticism as an alibi to explain their own performance. The fact is that TSG made a decent home game against Augsburg on Friday evening and still left the field as a loser.
Well over 60% possession of the ball, significantly more shots on goal and many situations in the opposing third were not enough to stop the free fall in the top German league. Incorrect decisions on the (before) last pass or a lack of concentration in the conclusion meant that the Kraichgauer remained victorious for the fourth time in a row.
Despite all reasonably justified criticism of the attackers, it should also be stated that the defensive is currently the problem child of the ninth in the table, purely statistically. 13 goals conceded in the course of the four matches of the winning lottery series correspond to an average of more than three hits per game. With 27 goals conceded, the Sinsheimers have the most vulnerable defense in the upper half of the classification.
However, the curse is to be broken as part of the 16th game day. Above all, there is hope that the Schreuder team can go abroad. In foreign countries, 1899 has so far scored one point more than in front of a home backdrop, even though one game was completed less.
Before the expected 1-3 defeat in Leipzig, TSG remained unbeaten five away games in a row and even celebrated three victories, including in the Munich Allianz Arena. Between Union Berlin and Hoffenheim, our tip is based on at least one point gain from the Kraichgauer, not only on the gut feeling, but also on facts and figures.
Because the criticized 1899 offensive has also always scored at least one goal in the last nine games, but at the same time was only able to keep the zero in three out of 15 cases, it should be considered whether our bet with the addition that both teams will hit the Height should be pushed. With the exception of Belfodil and the Zuber who has returned to training, all players are operational.
Probable lineup of Hoffenheim:
↪ Baumann – Kaderabek, Vogt, B. Hübner, Skov – Samassekou, Grillitsch – Bebou, Rudy, Adamyan – Kramaric
Last games from Hoffenheim:
⚽️ 12/13/2019 – TSG Hoffenheim vs. Augsburg 2: 4 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 07.12.2019 – RB Leipzig vs. TSG Hoffenheim 3: 1 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 11/30/2019 – TSG Hoffenheim vs. Düsseldorf 1: 1 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 11/24/2019 – TSG Hoffenheim vs. Mainz 1: 5 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 08.11.2019 – Cologne vs. TSG Hoffenheim 1: 2 (Bundesliga)
Union Berlin vs Hoffenheim Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
The direct comparison between Union Berlin and Hoffenheim offers no starting point for predicting the outcome of the game. Both teams actually face each other for the first time in history on Tuesday evening. Only the fact that the guests had a break of almost 24 hours longer than the “iron” could become a factor.
Union Berlin vs Hoffenheim Free Betting Tips Provided by CoreBet Tipsters
Few experts would have thought before the start of the season that Union Berlin would go into the first direct duel of both teams against Hoffenheim on match day 16 according to the betting odds. In fact, the odds have recently shifted significantly towards the Iron Men, who are playing a strong season and have so far been convincing at home.
With five wins and three losses, the Köpenickers are one of the top five home teams in the Bundesliga. The most recent four games at the Alte Försterei were all won at zero. Nevertheless, we are skeptical whether this impressive series will continue on Tuesday evening.
Key facts – Union Berlin vs Hoffenheim tips
💫 Union Berlin have all won the last four home games at zero
💫 Hoffenheim scored more points abroad than at home
💫 TSG have scored in the past nine Bundesliga games
In our eyes, the guests from the Kraichgau are stronger than the quotas imply. Alfred Schreuder’s team has always scored at least one goal in the last nine games and has also remained unbeaten in five of their recent six appearances. However, because the defense in particular tends to be very vulnerable (13 goals conceded in the past four games), the desired results were not achieved.
We choose Union Berlin vs Hoffenheim for a tip that the TSG plays at least a tie and both teams to score in the course of the game.
A 1-1 draw in this highly anticipated game is just as possible as a 3-1 success by the hosts or a close 2-1 of the underestimated guests.