Hoffenheim Can’t Afford to Lose
The Bundesliga title belongs to Bayern Munich, which means the Bavarians have also qualified for the UEFA Champions League. Borussia Dortmund has also secured its ticket. Therefore, there are only two tickets left. There are also two tickets left for the UEFA Europa League.
Freiburg needs the victory to keep the UCL hopes alive. Hoffenheim needs the victory to keep the UEL hopes alive. Saddle up, the Bundesliga is far from over!
In spite of not having won in its last five games, the home side comes in as the slight betting online favorite. In other words, the visitors come in as very tempting underdogs.
Hoffenheim Better at Home
With only three games left in the season, Hoffenheim still has a chance to qualify for the UCL, however, qualifying for the UEL is more realistic as the home side is currently sitting in eighth place.
After a great first part of the season, the team simply couldn’t keep up in the second one. Its last victory was on March 6. Since then, the Blues and Whites are 0-3-3. Most recently, they drew 2-2 to Frankfurt. That’s not bad considering it was on the road and Frankfurt recently humiliated Barcelona.
The good news is that they’ve been a more productive soccer pick when playing at home. They’ve won two more games at home than on the road, and they have scored in nine of their last 10 games at Rhein-Neckar-Arena.
Offensively, Hoffenheim heavily relies on Ihlas Bebou, the team’s top scorer with seven goals. Georginio Rutter has also scored seven goals, but he’s not a regular starter. Christoph Baumgartner, who has scored six goals, isn’t available due to injury.
The Blues and Whites are offering a +145 price to win straight up. A $100 bet on them could turn into a $245 payout.
If the season ended today, Freiburg would qualify for the UEL Group Stage, however, a victory could boost the visitors up to fourth. Not so fast – they would also need RB Leipzig to lose to Borussia Monchengladbach.
The Blacks and Whites just faced Monchengladbach in a back-and-forth battle that finished 3-3. Monchengladbach was up by two goals at half-time, however, the Blacks and Whites turned things around and were about to win when Lars Stindl evened the score in stoppage time. Vincenzo Grifo, Christian Gunter, and Philipp Lienhart scored for Freiburg.
Prior to that, they defeated Hamburger SV in the DFB Pokal Semifinals. Grifo also scored in that game. In other words, he’s on fire!
Freiburg’s numbers on the road aren’t the best, 5-3-8, but the Blacks and Whites haven’t lost in their last four games away from home. They scored in three of those games.
Who knows if the visitors deserve to be the soccer betting underdogs, however, they’re offering a good price (+185).
Hoffenheim vs Freiburg Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 27
- Hoffenheim Victories: 7 (41 goals)
- Freiburg Victories: 10 (48 goals)
- Draws: 10
The first meeting between the two finished with a 2-1 victory for Hoffenheim. Chris Richards scored the winning goal in the last play of the game. It was a physical match with seven yellow cards in total.
In spite of that loss, Freiburg owns the advantage in its last 10 meetings with Hoffenheim with a 4-3-3 record. The Blacks and Whites scored in all games and finished with a clean sheet twice.
Hoffenheim vs Freiburg Game Information
- Date: Saturday, April 30
- Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
- Location: Rhein-Neckar-Arena, Sinsheim
- Hoffenheim vs Freiburg Live Stream: fuboTV
Hoffenheim vs Freiburg Betting Lines
Hoffenheim vs Freiburg Prediction
Let’s cut to the chase. If you were looking for an underdog to include in your online gambling ticket, Freiburg is the answer. The Blacks and Whites are the better team. They’re highly motivated after advancing to the DFB Pokal Grand Finale. Last but not least, they have a great chance to qualify for the UCL. That should be enough for them to go all-in right from the start.
Don’t forget, they recently pulled off an upset under very similar circumstances. It was on April 10, against Frankfurt, also on the road, and they were offering a +190 price.
Score Prediction: Freiburg 2, Hoffenheim 1