Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Wolfsburg will be aiming to build on back-to-back wins over Heidenheim and Koln when they face Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga round 3. The Wolves made a promising start to the season, but they need to keep on making progress if they are to represent German in European competitions next term. Hoffenheim defenders should have Denmark forward Jonas Wind at bay as the 24-year-old has already netted four goals in the new Bundesliga campaign. The visitors will be without Nmecha, Ambros, Fischer, and Lange in Saturday’s encounter.
The hosts, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a 2-1 loss to Freiburg, with the team beating Heidenheim 3-2 on the road. Hoffenheim are tough to beat at home and despite Wolfsburg’s splendid start to the season, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. The likes of Bambase Conte, Dennis Geiger, and Umut Tohumcu are sidelined with injuries, for the home team.
Highlighted Player (Oliver Baumann):
Oliver Baumann is a German goalkeeper who was born on 2 June, 1990 in Breisach. The 187-cm-tall shoot-stopper began his youth career at FC Bad Krozingen and in 2002 he joined Freiburg youth school. He started playing for Freiburg II at senior level and he made 22 appearances for the team in the 2009/2010 season. After making 131 appearances for the first team, he signed a four-year deal with Hoffenheim on 14 May, 2014.
Oliver Baumann played for Germany U18, U19, U20 and U21 teams and it has to be noted that he has 10 caps for the U21 team. However, he has yet to represent the senior team on the international stage. It has to be noted that Baumann made 33 league appearances for Hoffenheim in the 2015/2016 Bundesliga campaign, conceding 50 goals in the process.
The German goalkeeper managed to keep six clean sheets in the 2015/2016 Bundesliga campaign. He has a contract with die Kraichgauer which expires on 30 June, 2018.
Highlighted Team (Wolfsburg):
Wolfsburg are a German football club founded in the aftermath of the World War II (1945). Die Wolfe (The Wolves) wear green and white shirts and they play their home games at Volkswagen Arena. The capacity of the stadium is 30,000 and it was opened on 13 December, 2002.
It is well known that German car manufacturer Volkswagen are the club’s main sponsors. Wolfsburg won the Bundesliga trophy in 2009 and the likes of Edin Dzeko, Grafite and Zvjezdan Misimovic were part of the club’s golden generation.
You should bear in mind that Grafite and Dzeko scored 54 goals between each other in the 2008/2009 Bundesliga campaign and that the team clinched the trophy thanks to a 5-1 win over Werder Bremen on 23 May, 2009. Die Wolfe won the German Cup trophy in 2015, with the team beating star-studded Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in the title game. Wolfsburg are a team that has no bitter rivals in German football.