Betting tips for Hoffenheim vs Braga - 14.09.2017
The Rhein Neckar Stadion hosts the first match of Group C of the Europa League between the local team and the Portuguese SC Braga. Hoffenheim were eliminated from the last round of the Champions League against a Liverpool that knew to take advantage of his chances.
The team played their best season in the Bundesliga last term, finishing fourth behind Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund, and in this one, intends to take a step forward and get into the elite of European football. More than 120 million euros is the budget of the team that retrain Julian Nagelsmann, which has been reinforced with the signings of the Norwegian pivot Havard Nordtveit, signed West Ham in exchange for 8 million euros, from the left-back Borussia M'Gladbach, Nico Schulz; the Dutch center Justin Hoogma, coming from Heracles; midfielder Florian Grillitsch, former Werder Bremen; Austrian midfielder Robert Zulj from Greuther Fürth; and the transfer of the promising Serge Gnabry, from a Bayern Munich who has paid 20 million euros by the German international center Niklas Süle.
The team debuted in official competition, beating RW Erfurt in the first round of the German Cup. A few days later, he made his Bundesliga debut by winning 1-0 at Werder Bremen at home. After yielding a tie to 2 in Leverkusen, the team gave the surprise the last day, winning by 2-0 the all-powerful Bayern Munich.
Europa League SC Braga passed two previous qualifiers to reach this point of the competition. The Archbishops trust Abel Ferreira, who signed in April of this year, to get back to excite the fans and make a great season, both in the competition Lusas, and in this Europa League, which have been framed in the worst group. For this, when with something more than 61 million euros, which has not invested anything in reinforcing yet, signing at zero cost to Dyego Sousa, the Brazilian striker coming from Marítimo; to left-handed Nuno Sequeira, coming from Nacional; the middleweight Paulinho, formerly of Gil Vicente; the central Raul Silva, also of the Maritime; the right-hand side of Sporting CP, Ricardo Esgaio; the midfielder Fransérgio, former partner of Silva and Sousa in Marítimo; and Málaga's ex-left-hander Ricardo Horta. Also handed over goalkeeper André Moreira, Atletico Madrid; the Brazilian center Bruno Viana, coming from Olympiacos; and Brazilian left-back Jefferson, from Sporting CP.
SC Braga occupy the 9th place in the Liga NOS after adding 2 wins and 3 losses (two of them, in the last two days) in the 5 matches played.
There is no precedent between these two teams in official competition. A priori, the Germans are a superior team, and come from winning a team like Bayern Munich, so they should have no problem to win and do so by more than a goal advantage.
Hoffenheim vs Braga Prediction: X/X 5.00
Hoffenheim vs Braga betting tip: Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.80
Hoffenheim vs Braga final score recommendations: 2-2 10.00