The Stats: Opponents strike first, and Hoffenheim lose Stuttgart win 3-1 over Hoffenheim to end losing streak

VfB Stuttgart are back on the winning track in the Bundesliga beating Hoffenheim 3-1 (1-0) at Mercedes-Benz Arena. It was their first win after a five-game drought.

VfB Stuttgart started the match well and took the lead early when Marc Kempf found the net in the 18th minute, with an assist by Omar Marmoush, making it 0-1.

After that the game came to a long standstill. With 30 minutes on the clock, VfB Stuttgart’s Konstantinos Mavropanos scored and increased the lead.

Nine minutes left to play, VfB Stuttgart’s Roberto Massimo increased the lead as he scored, with an assist by Tanguy Coulibaly.

Six minutes left to play, Hoffenheim’s Jacob Bruun Larsen reduced as he netted, with an assist by Kevin Vogt. Hoffenheim were unable to score any more goals. The 3-1 goal was the last goal of the game.

VfB Stuttgart have 1 win, 2 draws and 2 losses with a 7–8 goal difference in the last 5 games, while Hoffenheim have 1 win, 1 draw and 3 losses and a 6–9 goal difference.

The last outing between the teams ended in a 0-2 home win for VfB Stuttgart in March 2021.

VfB Stuttgart have scored 12 goals. They have scored 11 goals at home. They’ve conceded 13 goals in total.

Hoffenheim have scored 12 goals in this campaign. Away from home they have scored 12 goals. They’ve conceded 11 goals in total.

VfB Stuttgart have opened the score in 0 of their 6 of the games, and have a winning ratio of 0 percent when scoring the first goal. Hoffenheim have scored 72 percent of their goals after the break, putting up a +2 (8–5) goal difference.

In the next games in the Bundesliga, VfB Stuttgart will take on Mönchengladbach (away) on 15 October 2021, Union Berlin (home) on 22 October 2021 and Augsburg (away) on 29 October 2021. Hoffenheim play FC Köln (home) on 15 October 2021, Bayern München (away) on 22 October 2021 and Hertha Berlin (home) on 29 October 2021.