Hoffenheim vs Union Berlin prediction, odds & betting tips – 17/02/2024

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Hoffenheim vs Union Berlin prediction
Both teams scored when Hoffenheim and Union Berlin met earlier in the season – Photo by Icon sport

Hoffenheim continue their search for a first win since the winter break when they welcome Union Berlin to the PreZero Arena in the Bundesliga on Saturday. Union Berlin meanwhile, will be aiming to win for the third time since the campaign’s resumption. Read our free Hoffenheim vs Union Berling betting tips below.

Hoffenheim vs Union Berlin predictions: Visitors to avoid defeat?

Hoffenheim vs Union Berlin predictions
Our pick

⚽ Both Teams to Score prediction

Yes

⚽ Correct Score prediction

Hoffenheim 1-1 Union Berlin

⚽ Match Result prediction

Draw

Union Berlin’s form has been trundling along an upward trajectory and their win over Wolfsburg last weekend allowed them to put a buffer between themselves on the dropzone. Hoffenheim meanwhile, haven’t got going since the winter break and they drew for the third time on the spin when they were held by Cologne last time out. The improving Iron Ones could be tough for Hoffenheim to beat here.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Hoffenheim even money to win

  • HOME: 1/1 (2.00) – 50%
  • DRAW: 5/2 (3.50) – 28.6%
  • AWAY: 5/2 (3.50) – 28.6%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Hoffenheim have yet to post their first victory since the domestic campaign kicked back into gear after the winter break and they have won only once in 12 attempts in the league overall. In contrast, Union Berlin have won twice in four games, though they still hold the division’s worst defensive record on the road and we might have to factor that into today’s Bundesliga betting tips.

Last five H2Hs: Balanced results in recent encounters

Germany Bundesliga I 23/09/23

Union Berlin

Union Berlin

0
TSG Hoffenheim

TSG Hoffenheim

2

Germany Bundesliga I 20/05/23

TSG Hoffenheim

TSG Hoffenheim

4
Union Berlin

Union Berlin

2

Germany Bundesliga I 21/01/23

Union Berlin

Union Berlin

3
TSG Hoffenheim

TSG Hoffenheim

1

Germany Bundesliga I 15/01/22

Union Berlin

Union Berlin

2
TSG Hoffenheim

TSG Hoffenheim

1

Germany Bundesliga I 22/08/21

TSG Hoffenheim

TSG Hoffenheim

2
Union Berlin

Union Berlin

2

Hoffenheim beat Union Berlin 2-0 when the teams last met in September, however, the Iron Ones have changed managers since and should be a different prospect. In the last five tussles between the sides overall, the teams managed two wins each with one contest ending all square.

Team news and form guide

Hoffenheim: Hosts aiming to snap a winless run

Mergim Berisha and Marco John are out of action for Hoffenheim though Marius Bulter should be able to recover from a virus to join the matchday squad. Hoffenheim claimed only three points from the last 15 on offer in the league.

Predicted lineup: Baumann – Kabak, Grillitsch, Nsoki – Kaderabek, Promel, Tohumcu, Skov – Bebou, Beier, Weghorst

Europe Friendlies 13/07/24

W

FC Astoria Walldorf

FC Astoria Walldorf

1

TSG Hoffenheim

TSG Hoffenheim

7

Germany Bundesliga I 18/05/24

W

Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich

2

TSG Hoffenheim

TSG Hoffenheim

4

Germany Bundesliga I 12/05/24

W

Darmstadt

Darmstadt

0

TSG Hoffenheim

TSG Hoffenheim

6

Germany Bundesliga I 03/05/24

D

RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig

1

TSG Hoffenheim

TSG Hoffenheim

1

Germany Bundesliga I 26/04/24

L

Bochum

Bochum

3

TSG Hoffenheim

TSG Hoffenheim

2

Union Berlin: Union hoping to maintain improvement

Josip Juranovic is injured and won't play on Saturday while fellow defender Christopher Trimmel is suspended and won't be involved either. Union Berlin have won twice in four assignments, though they are still waiting for a first away win this term.

Predicted lineup: Ronnow – Doekhi, Knoche, Leite – Kral, Schafer, Khedira, Tousart, Gosens – Volland, Hollerbach

Europe Friendlies 18/07/24

W

Dynamo Kiev

Dynamo Kiev

2

Union Berlin

Union Berlin

3

Europe Friendlies 06/07/24

W

BSG Chemie Leipzig

BSG Chemie Leipzig

0

Union Berlin

Union Berlin

4

Germany Bundesliga I 18/05/24

W

SC Freiburg

SC Freiburg

1

Union Berlin

Union Berlin

2

Germany Bundesliga I 11/05/24

L

Cologne

Cologne

3

Union Berlin

Union Berlin

2

Germany Bundesliga I 05/05/24

L

Bochum

Bochum

4

Union Berlin

Union Berlin

3

Our free expert picks: Both teams to register in 1-1 draw

We recommend checking out more of our free betting tips and predictions when you’re done consuming our Hoffenheim vs Union Berlin tips below.

Hoffenheim are even-money favourites to win this weekend while over 2.5 goals looks like another option with merit at 7/10 (1.70). That option has a 58.8% chance of landing according to the latest figures.

Hot tip – Both Teams to Score

  • 100% of Hoffenheim’s last four league games have featured goals at both ends.
  • Six of the last seven meetings between these clubs produced goals from both teams.

Other tips

Hoffenheim 1-1 Union Berlin

  • Two of Hoffenheim’s last three league games finished level at 1-1.
  • Union Berlin notched one goal in three of their last four league assignments.

Draw

  • Hoffenheim drew each of their last three matches in the Bundesliga.
  • Union Berlin have shared the spoils in two of their last four away games.
Hoffenheim vs Union Berlin prediction
Frederik Ronnow could be key between the sticks for Union Berlin – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch – Frederik Ronnow

Frederik Ronnow was Union Berlin’s man-of-the-match last weekend when he kept a clean sheet against Wolfsburg. The Danish stopper made four saves in total to earn his team three vital points in the Bundesliga.

Ronnow to play a big part again?

Like many of his teammates, Ronnow made a slow start to the 2023/24 campaign before he captured top form around November. The 31-year-old has been making 3.30 saves per Bundesliga fixture on average this term.


Simon Winter is a professional football tipster and sports journalist with over ten years in the industry. Best known for his time with Racing Post, Simon has also had work published by Freesupertips, Bloomberg Sports, bet365, Paddy Power, Colossus Bets, These Football Times and more. Simon covers the Bundesliga and Serie A for Football Whispers.