In this week 17 match on Jan 19th, Hoffenheim will travel to Berlin to battle Hertha BSC in a clash of the Bundesliga. Hertha BSC is fresh off their 3-0 shutout win against Schalke 04. Mattéo Guendouzi struck first for Hertha BSC in the 36th minute, then Jhon Córdoba added another in the 52nd minute on a feed from Vladimír Darida In the end, Schalke 04 was frustrated by Hertha BSC’s defence and couldn’t put any tallies on the board. Hertha BSC ended the match with the shutout victory. Hertha BSC is looking for direction having 3 win and 3 losses in their last 10 matches, while in their last match, Hoffenheim recorded a 0-4 loss against Schalke 04. Hoppe struck first for Schalke 04 in the 42nd minute, then Hoppe added another in the 57th minute on a feed from Amine Harit At the end of 90 a dissapointed Hoffenheim couldn’t manage to score, and Schalke 04 took the shutout win. They’re hoping to improve on their recent performance, having lost 5 of their last 10.
These two teams have not yet played each other this season, so it will be interesting how the match turns out. Last season these teams were evenly matched with 1 win apiece.
Hoffenheim’s top weapon lately has been Andrej Kramarić, who has two goals in the last 5 matches. Krzysztof Piątek has been the most effective weapon for Hertha BSC lately. The attacker has netted 3 goals in his last five matches
Bruno Labbadia’s squad will be without Jhon Córdoba, Javairô Dilrosun, Dedryk Boyata, Mathew Leckie, Eduard Löwen and Santiago Ascacibar, while Hoffenheim will be without Jacob Bruun Larsen, Dennis Geiger, Pavel Kadeřábek, Ermin Bičakčić, Sebastian Rudy, Benjamin Hübner, Konstantinos Stafylidis, Håvard Nordtveit, Florian Grillitsch and Kevin Akpoguma.