It’s been almost a month since we saw Bundesliga action the last time. The German top flight is back this Friday with the clash between Hoffenheim and Bayern Munich. It takes place at Wirsol Rhein-Neckar Arena in Sinsheim and if you want to bet on this match, make sure first to take a look at our Hoffenheim vs Bayern Munich prediction!
An interesting fact about Hoffenheim’s recent form is that they’ve played draw in every of their previous 6 Bundesliga matches. They may feel like they could’ve done better but the opponents they played against in those rounds very pretty tough. Of course, because of the lack of wins, they’re currently not as high on the Bundesliga table as they would like to be.
Hoffenheim start the second part of the season from the 7th spot. It’s not bad, but they wish to finish the season among top 4 as they did in 2017/2018. Actually, they finished the previous season at the 3rd place and got themselves a place in the Champions League.
Playing in the Champions League is probably the reason why their Bundesliga form hasn’t been that impressive. They played in one of the toughest groups, together with Man City, Lyon, and Shakhtar. And although they finished at the very bottom of the group table, no one can say that they were disappointing.
Actually, Hoffenheim were pretty impressive in a few of the Champions League matches, particularly in the final third. Their attack has also been very good in the Bundesliga, where they’ve scored a total of 32 goals, which is only 4 goals less than Bayern Munich.
They’re currently at the 2nd place in the league, but winning the title this time won’t be easy as BVB look unstoppable. On top of that, Bayern players do not look capable of doing great in the Bundesliga, German Cup, and the Champions League.
The thing is that their squad is made of excellent players, but many of them are approaching the end of the career. Frank Ribery, for example, who’s been one of their key men this season, is already 35 years old. It’s a similar case with many of other crucial players from this squad.
Nevertheless, they will probably be able to push it through till summer, which is when Bayern is expected to make some big-money signings. But, till then, they’re stuck with the old-timers. The good news is that they had plenty of rest during the holidays and now looks as fit as possible to face Hoffenheim.
Most of Bayern Munich players are 100% fit and only one player (Tolisso) is struggling with an injury. That said, you can be sure that Bayern coach Niko Kovac is going to pick his strongest eleven for the Friday’s duel.
- Lukas Rupp (injury)
- Joelinton (injury)
Bayern Munich absentees:
- Corentin Tolisso (injury)
Baumann – Posch, Kasim, Bicakcic – Bittencourt, Demirbay, Kaderabek, Schulz – Kramaric, Nelson, Szalai
Neuer – Boateng, Sule, Rafinha, Alaba – Kimmich, Martinez, Alcantara – Ribery, Muller, Lewandowski
Hoffenheim vs Bayern Munich Prediction
Bayern Munich are the better side and after the winter break they should be properly rested to have enough energy to win all 3 points. And I think they’re going to score a few goals, although I wouldn’t be surprised if the hosts managed to put one or two away as well. Last time they met, the score was 3:1 for Bayern and one match before, Bayern won 5:2. I think something similar might happen on Friday as well.
Hoffenheim vs Bayern Munich Betting Tips
- Over 2.5 Goals @1.40 (William Hill)
- BTS @1.46 (bet-at-home)
- Bayern @1.63 (1XBet)