Hoffenheim vs Darmstadt prediction, odds & betting tips – 19/12/2023

TSG Hoffenheim
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Germany Bundesliga I - Rhein-Neckar-Arena

Hoffenheim vs Darmstadt prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot tip – Andrej Kramaric to score anytime

  • Kramaric has scored in one of his two games against teams in the relegation zone.
  • The Croatian attacker is the club's second-top scorer this season.

Andrej Kramaric has been a long-time servant for Hoffenheim and has 122 goals in his 266 appearances, so betting on him to get on the scoresheet against the team propping up the Bundesliga would never be seen as a bad bet.

Head to Head

18/02/17

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

TSG Hoffenheim

TSG Hoffenheim

Darmstadt

Darmstadt

2

0

20/09/16

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Darmstadt

Darmstadt

TSG Hoffenheim

TSG Hoffenheim

1

1

07/02/16

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

TSG Hoffenheim

TSG Hoffenheim

Darmstadt

Darmstadt

0

2

29/08/15

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Darmstadt

Darmstadt

TSG Hoffenheim

TSG Hoffenheim

0

0

Last Five - TSG Hoffenheim

17/02/24

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Union Berlin

Union Berlin

TSG Hoffenheim

TSG Hoffenheim

1

0

L

11/02/24

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Cologne

Cologne

TSG Hoffenheim

TSG Hoffenheim

1

1

D

04/02/24

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg

TSG Hoffenheim

TSG Hoffenheim

2

2

D

27/01/24

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Heidenheim

Heidenheim

TSG Hoffenheim

TSG Hoffenheim

1

1

D

20/01/24

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

SC Freiburg

SC Freiburg

TSG Hoffenheim

TSG Hoffenheim

3

2

L

Last Five - Darmstadt

17/02/24

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

VfB Stuttgart

VfB Stuttgart

Darmstadt

Darmstadt

2

1

L

10/02/24

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Borussia M'gladbach

Borussia M'gladbach

Darmstadt

Darmstadt

0

0

D

03/02/24

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

Darmstadt

Darmstadt

2

0

L

28/01/24

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Union Berlin

Union Berlin

Darmstadt

Darmstadt

1

0

L

20/01/24

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Eintracht Frankfurt

Eintracht Frankfurt

Darmstadt

Darmstadt

2

2

D

Latest odds

Home: 21/50 (1.42) – 70.4%

Draw: 15/4 (4.75) – 21.1%

Away: 5/1 (6.0) – 16.7%

Hoffenheim will be looking to capitalise on the very poor form of Darmstadt, and we believe that looking into the hosts leading at half-time is very sensible, especially with a 52.6% likelihood of it happening at odds of 9/10 (1.9).

Elsewhere, if you believe the hosts will show no mercy and run riot, perhaps backing the 5/4 (2.25) over 2.5 goals from Hoffenheim market is the way to go, which boasts a 44.4% chance of happening, such is the poor standard Darmstadt have set this season.

Hoffenheim vs Darmstadt prediction – Other tips

Tip 1: Hoffenheim 3-1 Darmstadt

  • Hoffenheim have scored at least twice in two of their previous three home games.
  • Darmstadt have managed to score in all but two of their away league matches, with one of them being against Bayern Munich.

Tip 2: Both Teams to Score – Yes

  • The away side have not kept a clean sheet away from home across all competitions.
  • Hoffenheim have scored at least one goal in front of their home crowd this season.

Hoffenheim vs Darmstadt team news

Hoffenheim

Hoffenheim have been average this season in the Bundesliga and will be hoping to redeem themselves after a humbling 3-1 defeat in the league, although they'll have to do so without summer signing, Wout Weghorst who went off injured in their previous home match.

Predicted Lineup: Baumann – Szalai, Brooks, Vogt, Kaderabek – Stach, Tohumuc, Promel – Kramaric, Bulter – Beier

Darmstadt

As mentioned above, Darmstadt are in desperate need of getting out of this horrendous run of form that's seen them pick up just two wins in the league, but doing so away from home without the likes of Christoph Zimmermann, Marvin Mehlem and Braydon Manu will be extremely tough.

Predicted Lineup: Schuhen – Klarer, Isherwood, Gjasula – Karic, Schnellhardt, Franjic, Riedel – Pfeiffer – Skarke, Torsiello

Confirmed lineups will appear here around 60 minutes before kickoff.

TSG Hoffenheim

TSG Hoffenheim
3-5-2
1
Oliver Baumann
de
5
Ozan Kabak
tr
23
John Brooks
us
22
Kevin Vogt
de
3
Pavel Kaderabek
cz
6
Grischa Promel
de
16
Anton Stach
de
40
Umut Tohumcu
de
21
Marius Bulter
de
9
Ihlas Bebou
tg
27
Andrej Kramaric
hr
Substitutes
20
Finn Ole Becker
de
17
Julian Justvan
de
41
Attila Szalai
hu
14
Maximilian Beier
de
36
Nahuel Noll
de
11
Florian Grillitsch
at
29
Robert Skov
dk
25
Kevin Akpoguma
ng
39
Tom Bischof
de

Darmstadt

Darmstadt
3-4-1-2
1
Marcel Schuhen
de
14
Christoph Klarer
at
23
Klaus Gjasula
al
3
Thomas Isherwood
se
38
Clemens Riedel
de
26
Matthias Bader
de
28
Bartol Franjic
hr
19
Emir Karic
at
11
Tobias Kempe
de
24
Luca Pfeiffer
de
27
Tim Skarke
de
4
Christoph Zimmermann
de
Substitutes
16
Andreas Muller
de
5
Matej Maglica
hr
18
Mathias Honsak
at
13
Morten Behrens
de
17
Frank Ronstadt
de
30
Alexander Brunst
de
20
Jannik Muller
de
8
Fabian Schnellhardt
de
42
Fabio Torsiello
it

Player to watch – Maximilian Beier

Maximilian Beier has been a star for Hoffenheim this term, registering 10 goal involvements across all competitions, and his absence was missed last time out when his side lost 3-1 to RB Leipzig, which he missed out on due to illness.

With Wout Weghorst out with an injury this midweek – and for the foreseeable future as things stand – it will likely be Beier tasked with leading the line for Hoffenheim, despite him being better placed playing just off a natural striker.

Still, the club's other option is Ihlas Bebou, with the Togo international having just one goal to his name this entire season despite him being a striker and having featured in 13 league games this campaign.

Remember, we have plenty more free betting tips for you to check out this week.


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