Hoffenheim vs Bayern Munich – Match Preview & Prediction
Hoffenheim vs Bayern Munich; Team news, Head to Head, Match Prediction
Bayern Munich return to Bundesliga action after their midweek Champions league exploits. The table toppers travel to face hosts Hoffenheim at the Rhein-Neckar Arena. Hoffenheim will be looking to make it back to back league wins against the Champions after claiming all three points in the corresponding fixture.
Hoffenheim vs Bayern Munich Team news
Winless in their last three league games, Hoffenheim come into this tie desperate for a positive result. Alfred Schreuder’s men have endured a poor run of results lately, they’ve managed just seven points from a possible eighteen in their last six games.
Furthermore, Die Kraichgauer have also been unimpressive at home lately, two wins from their last seven games at home doesn’t particularly breed confidence if they hope for a repeat of their their 2-1 success over the visitors earlier in the campaign.
Probable lineup; Baumann – Kaderabek, Nordtveit, Hübner (c), Zuber – Rudy, Grillitsch, Samassekou – Skov, Baumgartner – Kramaric
Table toppers Bayern Munich face a tricky trip to Hoffenheim as they look to maintain their lead at the top. Hansi flick’s men are unbeaten in their last nine league outings and will definitely look to stretch that further as they continue their quest for a successful title defence.
The Bavarians will go into this with high confidence levels after their midweek Champions league win away at Chelsea coupled with their decent run away from home in the league in the last few weeks.
Probable lineup; Neuer (c) – Pavard, Boateng, Alaba, Davies – Kimmich, Thiago – Müller, Goretzka, Coutinho – Gnabry
Hoffenheim are likely to be without the trio of Adamyan, Bedfodil and Dabbur while Elmkies is a major doubt for the visit of the Champions.
Bayern Munich will be without talisman Robert Lewandowski after the striker suffered a knee injury during the game against Chelsea, Ivan Perisic, Kingsley Coman and Niklas Sule are also absentees.
Hoffenheim vs Bayern Munich Head to Head
- Hoffenheim have won two of their three home meeting with Bayern Munich
- Bayern are unbeaten in their last four league games away from home
- Bayern Munich have won eight of their last nine Bundesliga fixtures
- Hoffenheim have lost four of their last seven league games
Hoffenheim vs Bayern Munich match Predictions
- Bayern Munich to win
- Over 2.5 match goals
- Over 8.5 corner kicks
- 3 or more match bookings
- Thomas Muller over 0.5 shots on target