Hoffenheim are one of the biggest disappointments of the competition as they enter the final fixture of the campaign without any ambitions whatsoever, sitting at the rock-bottom of the Group C standings.
The visitors will thus have the chance to book their place in the knockout phase with a potential victory against the non-motivated opposition this Thursday at WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena.
Julian Nagelsmann could thus likely give some rest to the likes of Sandro Wagner and Marco Uth here ahead of an important league outing with Hannover at the weekend.
The hosts managed to improve the confidence after losing back-to-back ties to Sporting Braga and Hamburger SV, and they’ve done it in some style.
Hoffenheim notched as many as four past Bundesliga runners-up RB Leipzig at the weekend. More importantly, the hosts kept their net untouched after conceding three to both Braga and HSV.
Ludogorets’ advantage at the top of the Bulgarian league fell to just a single point after they lost the away fixture at Vereya last Thursday.
Dimitar Dimitrov’s men did bounce back at the weekend, though, easing past Dunav 2010 2-0 at home.
Ludogorets showed a rock-solid defense in away fixture in Europa League as they conceded no goals in three previous matches on the road in this term of the competition (including qualification tie with Suduva).
Hoffenheim vs Ludogorets: Head to head
The Bulgarians stunned Hoffenheim in their first ever meeting in late-September.
The Germans got off to a flying start back then thanks to Kaderabek’s opener, but Svetoslav Dyakov and Jody Lukoki completed a second-half comeback for Ludogorets.
Hoffenheim vs Ludogorets: Prediction
We can expect goals from both sides.
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