Hoffenheim vs Hannover – Stopping home side scoring proving hard
No Bundesliga team has managed to keep Hoffenheim off the scoresheet so far this season and it is hard to make a case for Hannover to be the first of the campaign to keep a clean sheet against them.
Hoffenheim’s scoring exploits this season has resulted in them sitting in the dizzy heights of fourth in the Bundesliga table and their form at home has been particularly strong.
Ralf Rangnick’s team have managed ten goals in their four home games, with Schalke and Werder Bremen among the teams to suffer a defeat.
It is 8/13 that Hannover’s name is added to the list, but Hoffenheim are not the only team enjoying a positive start to the season.
Hannover sit third and have based their game more on keeping things tight rather than setting their sights on goals.
Bayern Munich have left the Rhein-Neckar-Arena with three points and it is 9/2 that Hannover beat Hoffenheim and keep pace with leading duo Mainz and Dortmund.
History advises punters to side with Hoffenheim as they are unbeaten in their last four meetings with Hannover, winning on three of these occasions.
A feature of Hannover’s season is that they have opened the scoring in six of their nine Bundesliga games and have lost on each occasion that the opposition have broken the deadlock.
Meanwhile, Hoffenheim have taken seven points this season from games that they have conceded the first goal.
Therefore the 15/2 offered on Hoffenheim coming from behind and winning could prove a viable bet at longer odds, alongside the same price available on Hannover leading at half-time but not taking maximum points.
Hoffenheim won both games between the pair by a single goal last season and it is 3/1 that they defeat Hannover by one goal again.
Demba Ba is the man Hannover may have to watch as he has already netted five times in the Bundesliga this season. See the full Hoffenheim vs Hannover match betting odds market.