Bundesliga Match Preview: TSG Hoffenheim vs. TSV Eintracht Braunschweig

Updated: May 8, 2014

Match Date: 10 May 2014 (local time)

Venue: Rhein Neckar Arena


A relegated Braunschweig hopes for another chance to survive and remain in Germany’s top-flight league via winning over Hoffenheim and snatch the coveted spot for the relegation play-off. However, the host, although already secured of appearing for the next season is keen on strengthening its grip of the table’s 9th spot.


Braunschweig, together with Nurnberg and Hamburger SV are fighting over the relegation play-off spot. Since their accumulated points are not so far from each other, whichever club wins its last match, goes to the play-off.


Die Lowen, unsure of their Bundesliga future, shall face Hoffenheim with 4 consecutive defeats, a win and a draw. The club was also unable to score a single goal in the last 4 matches that it has lost. Nevertheless, the squad is determined to take their shot in this golden opportunity.


On the other hand, Hoffenheim shares a similar situation with that of Braunschweig. Like the minnow, they are also adamant in maintaining its spot within the Bundesliga elite.


Hoffenheim sits on the 9th spot of the league table with 41 points. Hertha Berlin also has 41 points under its belt and the discrepancies in their goal difference explain why Hoffenheim ranks higher. Evidently, the latter is not fully secured with its current rank. The capital club can easily outrank them if they fail the Braunschweig test.


Hoffenheim stands as the match’s online betting favorite. It maintains a team form of 2 losses, 3 stalemates and a win.


Prediction:  Hofffenheim


Image Source: TSG 1899 Hoffenheim