Niko Kovac begins his Bundesliga reign at Bayern Munich with a home game against Hoffenheim on Friday night. Bayern Munich are aiming for a seventh successive league title and they are odds on favourite to hit this mark. Hoffenheim are looking to build on a third-place finish last season, but it remains to be seen if Julian Nagelsmann’s decision to step down at the end of the campaign will have an impact. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Bayern Munich are certainly not at their strongest but their present strength may be sufficient to win the Bundesliga title. The team were able to lift the Super Cup by beating Frankfurt while they also secured passage into the next round of the DFB Pokal by beating Drochtersen.
Hoffenheim had a huge victory in the first round of the DFB Pokal, as the team beat Kaiserslautern 6-1. Yet, the club have lost more key players in the summer.
The recent game between Bayern and Hoffenheim at the Allianz Arena saw the Bavarians register a 5-2 victory. Our betting tips and predictions expect a win for Bayern Munich.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Bayern Munich win at 1.22[/bet_tip_now]
Hoffenheim are given an incredible price of 11.00 to win the match even when it is apparent that Bayern Munich need to address several positions in the squad. However, Kovac’s team are still much better than Hoffenheim, who have already lost a number of key players in the last two summers in addition to preparing for the exit of Julian Nagelsmann. Bayern have registered three wins in the last four league matches against Hoffenheim at the Allianz Stadium. Our preview would back a win for Bayern.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Bayern Munich win at 1.22[/bet_tip_now]
Bayern Munich vs Hoffenheim draw odds: 6.50
Hoffenheim win odds: 11.00
Correct Score odds
The 5-2 score between the two clubs back in January may struggle to come back into the frame once again, as both teams need to improve in a number of positions. Yet, the superior quality at Bayern so is likely to show once again. Even though pre-season results for Hoffenheim have been extremely good, our correct score prediction will go with a Bayern Munich 2-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Bayern Munich 2-1 win at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Since both teams are renowned to get goals in good numbers, this match has potential to become a high-scoring game. Last season, Bayern alone averaged close to 3 goals per game while Hoffenheim averaged around two goals per game. Our total goals prediction would opt for more than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.36[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Robert Lewandowski was able to finish last season as the Bundesliga top scorer by a huge margin. He finished with 29 goals – a whopping 14 more than Nils Petersen in the second spot. Lewandowski’s record against Hoffenheim stands at seven goals and four assists in 16 matches. Even though the regularity of goals against Hoffenheim has reduced in the last four matches, our first goalscorer prediction would back Lewandowski.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Robert Lewandowski at 3.00[/bet_tip_now]
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