Team Review: TSG Hoffenheim in the 2013-14 Season

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Updated: July 21, 2014

TSG Hoffenheim in the 2013-14 Season

Bundesliga Finish: Ninth

Match Results: W11-D11-L12

(Featured image: TSG Hoffenheim | Source: uefa.com)

 

Inconsistency was their toughest enemy last season, but with hard work and resilience, Hoffenheim managed to remain in the German top-tier league and rank within the top half. Their results for all matches were almost even, posting 11 wins, 11 draws, and 12 defeats. From this streak, they raked 44 points to place them above the likes of Hannover 96, Bertha Berlin, and Eintracht Frankfurt but below such teams as Mainz 05, Bayer Leverkusen, and sports betting frontrunners Bayern Munich.

 

Hoffenheim started the season only a little lukewarm with a 2-2 draw with Nurnberg to rank them in the table’s top 10. This, however, was followed by a massive victory against Hamburger SV where they netted five goals and conceded just one. The subsequent matches had since been fluctuating, sometimes pulling off some excellent maneuvers and sometimes incurring appalling downfalls. Throughout the season, they have conceded 70 goals with a goal difference of only two. They obtained clean sheets a few times but their best victory was perhaps the one against Wolfsburg at home where they obtained a 6-2 result.

 

Brazilian midfielder Roberto Fermino was the club’s top scoring player who netted 16 goals to rank fourth overall in the tournament. He was only four goals away from top scorer Robert Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund. The 22-year old Maceio native also produced the most assists for Hoffenheim, with 12—the second best figure for the whole season (just behind Marco Reus and tied with Max Kruse).