Augsburg vs Hoffenheim predictions and betting tips on February 17, 2023
On February 17, WWK Arena (Augsburg) will host the match of the 21st round of the German Bundesliga, in which Augsburg will compete with Hoffenheim. The battle will start at 20:30 CET.
The team is quite stable despite the fact that its mentors are replaced quite regularly. At one time, it managed to climb up to the 5th place in the 2014/2015 season. But after that success, the team has never finished the tournament higher than the 12th position. Moreover, the previous spring resulted in the 14th place, which was followed by one more replacement of the coach in the summer – Enrico Maaßen became a new one. Being under his rule, it turned out to stay at the same, low, but familiar level. If autumn ended with a seven-match losing streak in the Bundesliga and relegation from the DFB Pokal, then, defeats alternated with victories in winter. “The Fuggerstädter” took important points at home arena in the battles with Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Mönchengladbach. Nevertheless, there was an away 1-3 defeat made by Mainz in the previous round.
The club is trying to save the season in a traditional way, replacing of the coach during the draw. To tell the truth, André Breitenreiter did not justify himself. The coach, who had sensationally become the champion of Switzerland with Zurich, which was not even close to the favourites of the tournament, started well after returning to Germany. The first 6 rounds resulted in 4 out of 10 victories and only 3 defeats. But then, “the Peasants” were “blown away”. After a 3-0 victory in the match with outsider Schalke, there were only a couple of draws with an abundance of defeats – there is no surprise that a 2-5 lost to the underdog, Bochum, made the management to say goodbye to the coach. He was replaced by Matarazzo, who is remembered for his work with Stuttgart. Nevertheless, a new mentor also lost his first match with a 1-3 score to Bayer.
The statistics of head-to-head matches
Hoffenheim plays well against Augsburg. It has got 5 wins in its 6 previous head-to-head matches. “The Peasants” have already defeated the opponent in August with a 1-0 score.
Bookmakers believe that this is a typical “three-way” match, where the result is more than unpredictable. Still, Augsburg plays at home arena – thus, we bet on its victory with “a 0 goal handicap” (odd: 2.05).