Hoffenheim got their campaign back on track after a tough three-week spell earlier this year. They picked up a 2-1 comeback win over Wolfsburg in their last game via a five-minute second-half double from Jacob Bruun Larsen and Andrej Kramaric.
The home side sit fifth in the league table with 37 points from 23 games. They will now be looking to continue their winning run when they take on Stuttgart on Friday.
The visitors, on the other hand, are in poor form at the moment and are currently in the thick of a relegation battle. They played out a 1-1 draw against Bochum in their last game and had looked set to come away with maximum points before Konstantinos Mavropanos gave away a last-minute penalty.
Hoffenheim vs Stuttgart Head-to-Head
There have been 25 meetings between Hoffenheim and Stuttgart. The hosts have won just six of those games while the visitors have won double that tally. There have been seven draws between the two teams.
The two sides last met in a Bundesliga clash earlier in the season, which Stuttgart won 3-1.
Hoffenheim vs Stuttgart Team News
The hosts will be without Ermin Bicakcic and Robert Skov this Friday as the duo remain out with injuries.
Chris Richards and Kevin Vogt are both recovering from injuries, while Angelo Stiller has missed the last two games due to illness. All three players are doubts for Friday’s outing.
Injured: Ermin Bicakcic, Robert Skov
Doubtful: Chris Richards, Kevin Vogt, Angelo Stiller
Nikolas Nartey, Mohamed Sankoh and Silas Katompa Mvumpa are all injured. Meanwhile, Tanguy Coulibaly, Daniel Didavi and Enzo Millot are all recovering from COVID-19 and may not be available as soon as Friday.
Injured: Nikolas Nartey, Mohamed Sankoh, Silas Katompa Mvumpa
Doubtful: Coulibaly, Daniel Didavi, Enzo Millot
There will be calm at the PreZeroa Arena against as Hoffenheim takes on the challenge of Stuttgart in Round 24. Before their successive victories over Arminia Bielefeld and Wolfsburg, Die Kraichgauer had lost four matches in succession. The poor form raised concerns about them losing track of top-four. They have since rallied back spectacularly and sit outside the Champions League qualifying slots due to their poor goal difference when compared to RB Leipzig.
Predicted XI: Oliver Baumann; Stefan Posch, Chris Richards, Kevin Vogt; Kevin Akpoguma, Christoph Baumgartner, Dennis Geiger, David Raum; Andrej Kramaric, Munas Dabbur, Ilhas Bebou
There is doom and gloom around the Mercedes Benz Arena and with good reason. Stuttgart have continued on their downward slop and there is no stopping their poor form. As it stands, they have the worst form in the German top-flight football with even Greuther Furth accumulating more points than them. However, they have shown more resistance in recent weeks with five goals in three outings but on each occasion have been let down by their backline.
Predicted XI: Florian Müller (GK); Konstantinos Mavropanos, Waldemar Anton, Hiroki Ito; Chris Führich, Wataru Endo, Orel Mangala, Borna Sosa; Philipp Förster, Tanguy Coulibaly; Sasa Kalajdzic.