Hoffenheim v Eintracht Frankfurt

Date: December 12, 2014
Venue: Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena, Sinsheim, Germany
Kick-off time: 19:30 BST

The Bundesliga game between Hoffenheim and Frankfurt will be a closely fought battle considering both teams are just one point off each other. Frankfurt are seventh in the league, whereas Hoffenheim closely on their heels at eighth position.

With a chance to leapfrog many teams in front of them, both the teams in contention will try hard to win this game.

Hoffenheim form: L-L-L-W-L

A spirited Borussia Dortmund in the previous match, incidentally Dortmund’s first win in a month, defeated Hoffenheim. Hoffenheim were unlucky to have a legitimate penalty shout not giveN late in the second half. Ilkay Gundogan was able to break the Hoffenheim defence, scoring the only goal of the match.

Hoffenheim had a good chance to go past Frankfurt, but were left licking their wounds. Against Frankfurt there needs to be some discipline and more attacking intent if they want to win the match.

Eintracht Frankfurt form: L-L-W-W-W

Frankfurt brought down the hopes of a Werder Bremen mini revival by defeating them, scoring five goals in the process. Frankfurt gave no chance to Bremen to get back in the game but they did concede two goals. Both the goals were down to the lack of concentration in defence and a silly mistake.

These defensive flaws can be ironed out before the next game, but the kind of attacking performance shown by Frankfurt player was remarkable.

Key Players

Hoffenheim: Kevin Volland

The German striker has been picked regularly in the starting XI and is an integral part of the Hoffenheim setup. He has yet to find his last season form, but things are looking good for him.

Eintracht Frankfurt: Haris Seferovic

The Swiss striker, back from a decent World Cup is yet not fully in the club-playing mode. Yet, five goals in 13 appearances in not a bad return for a midtable side.

Betting Advice

Hoffenheim are a fairly short price at 1.85 considering they have won just one home game of the three played in recent times against their opponents and will be wary of the attacking Frankfurt side. At a higher than average price I recommend back the draw at 4.0 with BetVictor here.