Did you know that…
…TSG tend to like games against Bundesliga debutants?
TSG Hoffenheim and 1. FC Heidenheim are set for their first Bundesliga meeting on Saturday. History bodes well for TSG Hoffenheim, who have not lost any of their six clashes with Bundesliga debutants (Augsburg, Fürth, Paderborn, Ingolstadt, Leipzig, Union Berlin), winning three and drawing three.
…the Voith-Arena has a unique characteristic?
TSG Hoffenheim will play at an altitude of 555 metres on Saturday; 1. FC Heidenheim’s stadium is the highest-altitude ground in the Bundesliga. It is also the division’s smallest stadium with a capacity of 15,000 spectators.
…Heidenheim are very strong at home?
Coach Frank Schmidt’s team have lost only one of their past 18 competitive games on home turf (13 wins and four draws). FC St. Pauli won 1-0 in Heidenheim at the beginning of April.
…Hoffenheim concede too many goals away?
TSG have conceded at least one goal in each of their last 12 away games. The last time that Oliver Baumann kept a clean sheet on the road was in the 3-0 victory against Schalke.
…Andrej Kramarić must score on Saturday?
The Croat has already scored a goal against 15 of the other 17 Bundesliga clubs, with VfL Bochum and 1. FC Heidenheim the only absentees from that list. In addition, Kramarić has always claimed a scorer point whenever he has played on the first two matchdays.