SC Freiburg – TSG Hoffenheim
There really is a lot going on these days and this weekend sees the 24th matchday in the Bundesliga. Slowly but surely, the 2022/23 season is heading towards its home stretch and the teams continue to fight for important points. On Sunday, fans can look forward to the three participants from the Europa League. One of these teams is the Sport-Club from Freiburg. The eleven of coach Christian Streich receives TSG from Hoffenheim at 3:30 pm. You can read what we think about this clash in our Freiburg – Hoffenheim betting tips.
The table after matchday 23 will only please one of the two teams. Freiburg are once again playing a strong season. Currently, the Sport-Club is in fifth place with 42 points. The lead over Frankfurt’s Eintracht is three points. The mood at TSG Hoffenheim, on the other hand, is completely different. The Kraichgauer are in the middle of the relegation battle and 1899 has been waiting for a win for 13 games. The TSG are currently in 16th place with 19 points.
Freiburg – Hoffenheim info:
– Date & Time: 12/03/2023, 15:30.
– Venue: Europa-Park Stadion, Freiburg
– Competition: Bundesliga, Matchday 24
– TV broadcast: DAZN
Freiburg Form & Balance Check
Freiburg are once again only to be congratulated this season. The Sport-Club is still in fifth place, which means that coach Christian Streich’s eleven is still well on its way to the Europa League. During the week, they had to face one of the big favourites for the title in the round of 16. In the first leg against Juventus Turin, Freiburg showed a committed performance. In the end, however, they were defeated 0:1. The focus will be back on the Bundesliga on Sunday. There, the SCF has been without defeat for four games. The last match ended 0-0 at Borussia from Mönchengladbach.
Home in impressive form
One of the reasons why things are going so well for Sport-Club this season is the incredible series in front of their own fans. At home in the Europa-Park Stadium, Freiburg have gone ten home games in a row without defeat (seven wins and three draws). On Sunday, the Freiburg team should once again be able to score from free balls. The Sport-Club has already scored 16 goals from corners or free kicks, by far the most in the league. We firmly expect a win against Hoffenheim, as SCF have only lost one of their last eight games against Hoffenheim (five wins and two draws).
Freiburg facts & analysis
– Currently in 5th place.
– Since 10 home games without defeat
– Last played 0:0 against Gladbach
Hoffenheim form & balance check
Who would have expected such a drop in performance after this start? In their current form, TSG from Hoffenheim are taking big steps towards the first relegation in the club’s history. Hoffenheim has now waited 13 games for a win and even the change of coach has not brought the hoped-for success so far. Under coach Matarazzo, there have been four defeats in a row and TSG have been beaten ten times in the last eleven games. Last weekend, too, there was nothing to be gained against FSV Mainz 05. In the end it was 0:1 from TSG’s point of view.
Little hope for improvement
When you lose six games in a row, you are rightly up to your neck in the relegation battle. Hoffenheim’s problems are obvious. In the last three games, only three goals were conceded, but in return, all three games were lost 0:1. Thus, it is above all the offensive that currently leaves a lot to be desired. Actually, TSG has many tall players in its own ranks, but Hoffenheim is extremely weak after resting balls. With only three goals from corners or free kicks, TSG clearly has some catching up to do – no team in the league is worse in this statistic.
Hoffenheim facts & analysis
– In 16th place.
– Without a win for 13 games
– Last lost 0:1 against Mainz
Predicted line-up – last updated 10 March 2023
The Sport-Club from Freiburg will line up in a classic 4-2-3-1 this coming Sunday. Coach Christian Streich will not make any major rotations compared to the 0-0 draw against Gladbach. Gregoritsch will again start at the top of the attack. Doan, Höler and Grifo will pull the strings behind him. The visitors from Hoffenheim are likely to try a 3-5-2-1 again. The first win in 13 games should come from the necessary compactness. Dabbour gets another chance as the only top player. Bebou and Kramaric will be allowed to move freely behind them
Freiburg – Hoffenheim direct comparison & Statistics
The direct comparison covers 29 matches and Freiburg have the lead with eleven wins. In addition, there are eleven draws and seven wins for Hoffenheim. In the first leg, there was a 0:0.
– None of the teams scored a goal in their last match
– TSG Hoffenheim has been waiting for a goal for 3 matches.
– SC Freiburg have not lost any of their last 16 home games
– TSG Hoffenheim’s losing streak in the Bundesliga has now lasted 6 games