Hoffenheim VS Braga ( BETTING TIPS, Match Preview & Expert Analysis )
PREVIEW & TIPS FOR Hoffenheim vs Braga
Hoffenheim and Braga play in the Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena, in a match of the Europa League (Group Stage). These two teams have never played before, so this will be their first direct confrontation. In this match the house factor may play an important role, since Hoffenheim presents significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
Hoffenheim Team News
The home team make their debut in this edition of the competition, since they did not have to play any of the qualifiers prior to this group stage. This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 13 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat in his stadium. In the last game he played for the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich won at home (2-0). For the last 10 home games, Hoffenheim has 8 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. His attack has scored regularly, as he has achieved in 9 of the last 10 games.
Hoffenheim vs Braga Stats
Hoffenheim come to this game motivated by the victory against Bayern Munich, 2-0, thus adding the second game without losing in official matches: the two goals were scored by Uth. The following players had been chosen: Julian Nagelsmann, and they are in control of the opposition. The following players took the field: Demirbay, who is a very fast and accurate player in the offensive transition. For this game the coach can not count on Gnabry, Wagner, Posh and Vogt, all recovering from injury.
Braga Team News
The visiting team arrive in this group stage after having eliminated Hafnarfjordur after a 3-2 home win and a 1-2 away win. This is a team little affected by the house factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games has recorded 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with a total of 15 goals scored and 19 conceded. Already inside the home, he won 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses, with a total of 27 goals scored and 18 conceded. The team arrives in this match after a defeat away with Vitoria de Setubal by (2-0). In the last 10 matches played in all competitions, Braga won 3, drawn 1 and lost 6. The team has not been very strong defensively, as they have always conceded goals in the last 4 games, but their attack has been marked with great regularity who has always scored at least one goal in the last 4 games in this competition. This is a team that scores a few times first and they only managed to open the scoring in 2 of their last 10 games, and never reached the break in advantage. In 10 games, he managed to get back on the scoring in 5 of the 8 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 7 away games for all competitions there are 2 periods that stand out: scored 3 of his 8 goals between the minutes (76′-90 ‘); suffered 4 of his 8 goals between the minutes (16’-30 ‘).
The team from Braga come to this game with a defeat at the field of Vitoria de Setúbal by 2-0, totaling the second consecutive defeat in the Portuguese championship. The team led by Abel Ferreira usually plays 4-4-2, with Hassan and Paulinho being the most offensive referents of the visiting team. It is worth remembering that the team of Braga has great competence in counter-attack, finishing and standing balls. Bruno Xadas is one of the highlights of this team, being the young offensive owner with great vision of the game. For this game the coach can not count on Marafona, Mauro and Wilson Eduardo, all injured.