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Bitesize Prediction: Hoffenheim vs Stuttgart – 16/03/24

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News, Bundesliga 15 Mar 2024

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Competition: Bundesliga

Market: Stuttgart win

Odds: 19/20 @ 1xBet

Hoping to extend on their Champions League charge this weekend, a high-flying Stuttgart will travel to Hoffenheim on Saturday afternoon.

Starting with the hosts, while Hoffenheim might have signed off February with a stellar 3-2 victory away at German giants Borussia Dortmund, Pellegrino Matarazzo’s men have continued to struggle with their consistency. Last seen getting hit with a 3-1 drumming at the hands of Eintracht Frankfurt, the Blues have recorded just a pair of victories from any of their previous 11 straight Bundesliga appearances – a run that stems all the way back to December 8th. Tumbling down the table and now facing a real uphill battle in their bid to book a lucrative European return this season, the ex-Stuttgart boss will face a real challenge when his former employers arrive at PreZero Arena here. Although Hoffenheim might have shown some extended issues on home soil, Matarazzo will be most concerned by his side’s glaring defensive issues. On what is a remarkable run, Saturday’s hosts have collected just a single clean sheet from any of their last 20 straight Bundesliga outings – a rut that stems all the way back to September 23rd.

As for the visitors, while Stuttgart might have found themselves at the heart of a Bundesliga relegation scrap last season, Die Roten are enjoying a real fairytale this time around. Only continuing to receive a string of praise from across Germany’s elite this season, Sebastian Hoeneß’s men are sat in the driving seat to claim a famous Champions League ticket in 2024. Riding what has been a remarkable wave of momentum, Saturday’s guests will be desperate to make another statement here. Last seen putting in another eye-catching performance as they clinched a routine 2-0 win against Union Berlin, Stuttgart have remarkably collected 16 points from their previous six Bundesliga appearances. Opening March with an action-packed 3-2 victory away at Wolfsburg, Die Roten have also continued to shine with their clinical performances in the final third. It should also be highlighted, Hoeneß’s side have won three of their last four Bundesliga showdowns away from the MHPArena. Opening this weekend’s fixtures holding a seven-point buffer from slipping out of the Champions League spots, we are backing an away victory here.

Bet: Stuttgart 19/20 to beat Hoffenheim in Saturday’s Bundesliga matchup @ 1xBet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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