Hoeness: ''We want to keep it going away from home''

After their 2-0 win against Arminia Bielefeld, TSG Hoffenheim will hope to build on their good performance when they travel to VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday (15:30 CET/live-ticker on Ahead of the clash with the Lower Saxons, head coach Sebastian Hoeness spoke about the personnel situation, the opposition and the win over Bielefeld.

Sebastian Hoeness on…

…the personnel situation: "Ermin Bičakčić, Robert Skov and Chris Richards are still out. Florian Grillitsch and Dennis Geiger are also unavailable due to suspension. There is a big question mark over Angelo Stiller, while Fisnik Asllani will be missing due to knee problems. Andrej Kramarić is fit again and an option."

…Saturday's game: ''It will be a clash between two teams that like to get the ball forward. All signs point towards it being an attractive game of football. Wolfsburg have bolstered their confidence with two recent wins. The win over Bielefeld also did us a lot of good. Now we want to keep it up away from home.''

…opponents VfL Wolfsburg: ''They have a very strong squad. In terms of personnel, they don't belong where they currently are in the table. Their play was already moving in the right direction before the two recent wins. They're a tough side to go up against. Max Kruse can have a game-changing impact. He's a very good player, who we've already gone up against twice this season.''

…the win over Bielefeld: ''Against Bielefeld we finally managed to turn a good performance into a result. We've had long phases in the second half of the season in which we've controlled matches but haven't been able to capitalise on it in the key moments. Against Bielefeld, we were able to open the scoring and then add a second goal shortly after the break. That's when a game like that goes our way. We have to keep scoring goals if we want to stay in the upper-reaches of the table. If we play well, the points will come by themselves. We kept our calm and were rewarded for it."

The opposition's form:

Wolfsburg went three months without a win in the Bundesliga and slipped from a Champions League place into the relegation battle. Recently, however, coach Florian Kohfeldt's team have picked up back-to-back wins and gained some breathing space in the table. 

Head-to-head record:

Overall, Wolfsburg have the better record, having won 12 previous encounters compared to eight for TSG. The other seven matches ended in draws. TSG, however, have come out on top in the last two meetings.


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