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Professionals, 15. March 2019

Pre-match facts: VfB vs. TSG Hoffenheim

All the pertinent facts and figures ahead of VfB’s clash with TSG Hoffenheim at the Mercedes-Benz Arena on Saturday (kick-off 15:30 CET).

Record against Hoffenheim

Overall: 19 games, 8 wins, 5 draws, 6 defeats, 32:29 goal difference

Home: 9 games, 5 wins, 2 draws, 2 defeats, 22:13 goal difference

Away: 10 games, 3 wins, 3 draws, 4 defeats, 10:16 goal difference

Last time out

VfB came out on top in the last meeting between the two teams at the Mercedes-Benz Arena, winning 2-0 in May 2018.

Familiar faces

Markus Weinzierl’s side have three former Hoffenheim players in their ranks. Andreas Beck, Jens Grahl and Steven Zuber have represented the Sinsheim outfit, while current TSG players Lukas Rupp, Ermin Bicakcic, Adam Szalai and goalkeeper Alexander Stolz have all donned VfB colours.

Goals guaranteed

There has only been one 0-0 draw in 19 Bundesliga games between VfB and Hoffenheim. The clubs’ first ever top-flight encounter ended goalless, but 61 goals have been scored in the 18 meetings since.

Impressive mini-run

VfB have won three of their last four home games against Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga, scoring 13 goals and conceding just five.