Hoffenheim, who is in the 11th position in Bundesliga, is having a slim patch. They haven’t won a single game in the last five matches. Hoffenheim have conceded 12 goals while scoring only five themselves. This has held Hoffenheim back from reaching a higher position, as winning at least three matches would have placed them in the top five of the league. Therefore, we look at their stats from the last five matches to understand how their recent record is dangerous for them.
Season in a nutshell
The above visual shows the percentile rank of Hoffenheim compared to other teams in the Bundesliga. They have decent stats in almost all metrics and are ranked average or above average for many parameters. In attack, they are ranked above average for shots, entries into the opponent’s penalty area, and crosses per game, while they are ranked below average for goals per game. In defence, they have done relatively better at recovering the ball, while they are ranked below average for recoveries. They have decent stats for passing as well.
Decrease in attacking efficiency
On average, Hoffenheim has launched an average of 1.4 counterattacks per game, with 47.9% of them leading to shots. But in the last five matches, they have only launched a total of five counterattacks, with two of them leading to shots. Only 40% of the counterattacks have led to shots, and the average has dipped from 1.4 to 1.
The above visual shows the xG map of Hoffenheim from the last five matches. They have only scored five goals but have conceded 12. They have attempted 53 shots in the last five matches, with an average of 10.6 shots per game, which is down from an average of 12.47 shots per game. Out of the 53 shots, 21 were on target, but the Hoffenheim players couldn’t finish the chances they got.
The above visual shows Christoph Baumgartner’s xG map from the last five matches. Out of the five goals Hoffenheim have scored, Baumgartner has scored two. He is their top scorer and one of the very few bright sparks in their recent matches.
The above visual shows Hoffenheim’s defensive territory from the last five matches. They have made 327 defensive duels, with an average of 65.4 defensive duels per game. This figure is a slight dip from their season average of 66.8 defensive duels per game. Their success rate has, however, increased from 60.2% to 64.5%. The average number of interceptions per game has also increased from their season average of 43.73 to 45.2.
The only metric that has not improved defensively is aerial duels. They contest an average of 34.3 aerial duels per game. But in the last five matches, their average has fallen to 26.8 aerial duels per game. The success rate has, however, increased from 44.1% to 49.2%. But
With 85 interceptions this season, Ozan Kabak is Hoffenheim’s best defender. He has been solid at the back for them but has failed to stop the goals in recent matches. He is one of the best in aerial duels, but his average has come down from 6.9 aerial duels per game to 5.4. His average number of interceptions per game, however, has gone from 5.02 to eight.
Looking at the 1×2 market, their odds are expected to go up considering their recent form, while the overlines are expected to thrive looking at the number of goals they have conceded recently.
Hoffenheim, who got off to a relatively good start, has taken a U-turn and is in a bad slump. They haven’t won a single match in the last five games and have lost by a good margin. Manager André Breitenreiter will be hoping to strengthen his squad in the transfer window and will be urging his players to produce better results.
Visuals via Wyscout and the TFA data viz engine