Kabak is like the grim reaper of football. 22 years old and already working on his 4th relegation.
Who's even managing Hoffenheim these days?
They still have some decent players but on hopeless run and can see them getting relegated automatically.
It's Pellegrino Matarazzo, he looked quite decent when he coached Stuttgart and he only took over recently-ish, after they were already in free fall. but he doesn't seem to have made any difference at all so far.. Hoffenheim is cursed at this point, a pointless little plastic club that neither their fans nor their players really seem to care about.
Bremen - Leverkusen and Wolfsburg - Union still to go today, but we can see just how bad Hoffenheim have been in 2023, while Stuttgart, Hertha and Bochum actually perform on a somewhat functioning level and Schalke have actually been gathering points on a solid midtable level, though I think that will correct itself soon-ish, since they they already played Bochum and Stuttgart during that run and were fortunate to get so many points from these games, too. Mainz (A), Bayern (A), Frankfurt (H), Leipzig (A) is a crushing final fixture list for them, so they'll likely need to build up a little cushion in the upcoming weeks..
We can also see that Gladbach have been dipping again, if not for their win against Bayern, they'd be 17th. I think you still have to worry about them for the future, their squad is still a mess, with Bensebaini and Thuram leaving on free transfers this summer and Kramer, Hofmann, Plea, Stindl and Laimer (getting) on the wrong side of 30. It still feels like they should have gone for an overhaul years ago, but made painful efforts to keep together a dysfunctional group that should have been broken up.
Frankfurt's and Kölns form has normalized, too. While Union are still going strong, even if they lose later today.