Indeed, Leeds boss Uwe Rosler will be hoping to beat one of his old clubs and the 22-year-old striker's comments have revealed how the Yorkshire side can exploit one of Brentford's biggest weaknesses.
Hofmann is quoted as saying: "It's a difficult game against Leeds but we have two weeks time to learn about the last game and do it better.
"We have a good team. We never give up but we must learn to stay level as the other team gets in front in the first half."
Brentford's recent results have shown a tendency to play catch up, with the Bees' defeats to Burnley and Reading both seeing them concede early goals.
Even during a 4-2 win over Bristol City, meanwhile, Brentford conceded both goals before half-time.
Leeds find themselves three points above Rosler's old club after five games but the west London side do have a game in hand. Ian Harte will be the guest of honour at Elland Road this Saturday afternoon as United try to build on their 2-1 win against Derby County.
Before their Derby clash, Leeds had drawn four out of four Championship games, which means Rosler's men are still unbeaten in the league.