It's time for episode two of the Hoffenheim - Molde 16th Finals battle

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Competition: Europe Europa League
Competition: Thu 25.February
Match begins: 17:55 (UTC)
Venue: PreZero Arena (30150 seats)

There's no exiting this stadium without a winner tonight as it's the second leg of the Europa League 16th Finals meeting between Hoffenheim and Molde. Game on!

Hoffenheim have less rest than Molde in this fixture, as the hosts were involved in a Bundesliga game only four days ago. Thankfully the previous game, versus Werder Bremen, was also a home game here at PreZero Arena. The away team is better rested.

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Hoffenheim form and stats

Last season their Champions League adventure ended in the group stage.

The story so far in the Bundesliga for Hoffenheim at their home stadium (PreZero Arena) is 4 wins, 2 draws and 5 defeats. On the other hand, in the Europa League, Hoffenheim has performed like this (both home and away): 5 wins, 2 draws and 0 losses.

Hoffenheim's last game was hosting Werder Bremen and winning 4-0. A 3-3 draw away in the Europa League before that, with Molde the opponent.

As mentioned above, Hoffenheim "killed" Werder Bremen in their previous game. They need to reset completely for this one and beware of complacency.

Hoffenheim are believed to win this game, given a winning chance of about 70% by the bookmakers. We have checked our records for their performance in similar circumstances and found four matches and the win/draw/lost stats: Won one, drew two and lost one.

The manager S. Hoeneß will start preparations for the next game as soon this is finished, as the hosts are going to Union Berlin in only three days.

A decent goal production from Hoffenheim in their home games so far, with 20 goals from 11 league matches. It's worth mentioning that 11 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. 16 goals have been conceded. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Molde form and stats

Molde was sent out of Europa League in the play-offs last season.

As the visiting team in Eliteserien matches, Molde have produced an overall stat of 8-1-6 so far. The mentioned statistics is only from the league, looking at the Europa League stats, they have 3 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses both home and away.

Molde played 3-3 against Hoffenheim in their previous match. That result followed a home victory 5-0 versus Sarpsborg 08 in the Eliteserien.

A comeback secured a 90 minute draw in the match against Hoffenheim. Molde were trailing 0-2 but refused to surrender and clawed their way back to 3-3, with David Datro Fofana scoring the equalizer. As you can tell from the result, the match against Hoffenheim was as crazy as a clown in a village circus. Great fun for the neutral supporter with 6 goals, will the fun continue today? Goalkeeper Andreas Linde made a total of nine saves, making him a hero against Hoffenheim. Heavily contributing to the draw after 90 minutes. As mentioned above, Molde drew the match against Hoffenheim. Manager E. Moe brought on David Datro Fofana to rescue the draw from a losing position and it worked.

You'll want to know how Molde managed when outsiders such as today. Our database found one similar match resulting in zero away wins, zero draws and one home win.

With an average of more than two away goals per league game away, Molde are regular goalscorers on their travels. Molde's defence is not exactly unbeatable as they have conceded 23 goals from these trips.

Head 2 Head

Molde - Hoffenheim 3-3 was the story when these teams last met, earlier this season.

Top Goalscorers

HoffenheimA. Kramarić
A. Kramarić
13 goals
HoffenheimI. Bebou
I. Bebou
6 goals
HoffenheimC. Baumgartner
C. Baumgartner
4 goals

Hoffenheim missing players

Molde missing players

Hoffenheim Molde
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
25 12   Played P   11 25
9 5   Won W   5 14
8 3   Drew D   3 6
8 4   Lost L   3 5
48 27   Scored S   19 53
40 17   Conceded C   15 34
92% 92%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   82% 92%
88% 83%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   82% 84%
76% 83%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   82% 84%
60% 75%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   45% 52%
28% 25%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   18% 24%
64% 58%   BTTS BTTS   73% 68%
28% 33%   Clean Sheets C S   27% 24%
16% 17%   Failed to Score F T   18% 16%
 
0 0   Corners for (avg) C F   0 0
0 0   Corners against (avg) C A   0 0
2.2 1.8   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   1.8 1.8
4 1   Red cards R C   1 1
 
13.8 12.1   Shots (avg) S (   10.8 13.4
5.7 5.3   Shots on Target (avg) S O   3.8 5
34% 42%   Goal Efficiency G E   45% 42%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Bayern München 22 15 4 3 62 31 10 7 3 0 37 15 12 8 1 3 25 16 31 49
2 RB Leipzig 22 14 5 3 40 18 11 9 1 1 21 7 11 5 4 2 19 11 22 47
3 Wolfsburg 22 11 9 2 35 19 10 6 4 0 17 8 12 5 5 2 18 11 16 42
4 Eintracht Frankfurt 22 11 9 2 45 30 11 6 5 0 21 12 11 5 4 2 24 18 15 42
5 Bayer Leverkusen 22 10 7 5 40 24 11 5 4 2 23 15 11 5 3 3 17 9 16 37
6 Borussia Dortmund 22 11 3 8 45 31 10 5 2 3 22 14 12 6 1 5 23 17 14 36
7 Union Berlin 22 8 9 5 35 25 11 4 6 1 21 12 11 4 3 4 14 13 10 33
8 Borussia M'gladbach 22 8 9 5 38 33 12 5 4 3 20 15 10 3 5 2 18 18 5 33
9 Freiburg 22 8 7 7 35 34 12 5 4 3 24 17 10 3 3 4 11 17 1 31
10 Stuttgart 22 7 8 7 39 35 10 1 6 3 14 16 12 6 2 4 25 19 4 29
11 Hoffenheim 22 7 5 10 36 39 11 4 2 5 20 16 11 3 3 5 16 23 -3 26
12 Werder Bremen 21 5 8 8 24 31 10 2 4 4 9 13 11 3 4 4 15 18 -7 23
13 Augsburg 22 6 5 11 22 35 12 3 3 6 12 20 10 3 2 5 10 15 -13 23
14 Köln 22 5 6 11 20 36 11 1 3 7 11 20 11 4 3 4 9 16 -16 21
15 Hertha BSC 22 4 6 12 26 40 11 2 2 7 11 23 11 2 4 5 15 17 -14 18
16 Arminia Bielefeld 21 5 3 13 18 38 11 4 0 7 10 19 10 1 3 6 8 19 -20 18
17 Mainz 05 22 4 5 13 23 43 11 2 2 7 10 19 11 2 3 6 13 24 -20 17
18 Schalke 04 22 1 6 15 15 56 12 1 2 9 8 26 10 0 4 6 7 30 -41 9
  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Bodø / Glimt 30 26 3 1 103 32 15 15 0 0 59 11 15 11 3 1 44 21 71 81
2 Molde 30 20 2 8 77 36 15 12 1 2 42 13 15 8 1 6 35 23 41 62
3 Vålerenga 30 15 10 5 51 33 15 10 5 0 33 13 15 5 5 5 18 20 18 55
4 Rosenborg 30 15 7 8 50 35 15 10 3 2 34 16 15 5 4 6 16 19 15 52
5 Kristiansund 30 12 12 6 57 45 15 7 4 4 34 26 15 5 8 2 23 19 12 48
6 Viking 30 12 8 10 54 52 15 7 4 4 34 22 15 5 4 6 20 30 2 44
7 Odd 30 13 4 13 52 51 15 8 2 5 28 22 15 5 2 8 24 29 1 43
8 Stabæk 30 9 12 9 41 45 15 5 6 4 19 17 15 4 6 5 22 28 -4 39
9 Haugesund 30 11 6 13 39 51 15 6 3 6 22 26 15 5 3 7 17 25 -12 39
10 Brann 30 9 9 12 40 49 15 4 5 6 21 20 15 5 4 6 19 29 -9 36
11 Sandefjord 30 9 8 13 31 43 15 3 7 5 13 20 15 6 1 8 18 23 -12 35
12 Sarpsborg 08 30 8 8 14 33 43 15 6 3 6 20 14 15 2 5 8 13 29 -10 32
13 Strømsgodset 30 7 10 13 41 57 15 3 6 6 19 29 15 4 4 7 22 28 -16 31
14 Mjøndalen 30 8 3 19 26 45 15 6 0 9 16 18 15 2 3 10 10 27 -19 27
15 Start 30 6 9 15 33 56 15 5 6 4 22 20 15 1 3 11 11 36 -23 27
16 Aalesund 30 2 5 23 30 85 15 1 3 11 16 39 15 1 2 12 14 46 -55 11

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The UEFA Europa League, abbreviated as UEL and commonly referred to as just the Europa League, is an annual football club competition organised by UEFA. It is the second-tier competition for football clubs in Europa, beneath the UEFA Champions League in value and importance. Teams qualify through their performance in their national leagues and cup competitions. Some teams qualify from the Champions League; more precisely the teams who are knocked out in the playoff qualifying round and the third-place finishers of the group stage. The winner of the Europa League qualifies for the Champions League in their next competitive season.