Hoffenheim start afresh in the efforts to rediscover the challenge for Europa League places when they host Bayern Munich at the Rhein Neckar Arena on Friday night. The two teams are separated by just 11 points with Hoffenheim just two points behind the top six places. Meanwhile, Bayern Munich are a whopping six points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Hoffenheim ended 2018 with a string of draws while the winter friendlies have also not been great for the team. There have been no major arrivals for the team in the January window.
Bayern Munich have brought in Alphonso Davies from Vancouver for a €10 million fee. After a struggle and wobble midway through the first half of the season, Niko Kovac has been able to steady the ship at Bayern.
The reverse fixture between Bayern and Hoffenheim produced a 3-1 victory for the former at the Allianz Arena. Hoffenheim had picked up a 2-0 win when they last hosted Bayern at the Rhein Neckar Arena. Our betting tips and predictions expect a victory for Bayern Munich.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Bayern Munich win at 1.57[/bet_tip_now]
Hoffenheim are at a price of 5.25 to emerge successful in the match. Even though the Bundesliga is up for a restart, Hoffenheim are lacking in confidence after having been quite mediocre in the winter friendlies. Bayern Munich, meanwhile, come into the match as confidence as they can be. The club are also looking to hand Niko Kovac with a boost in terms of January signings. Bayern may have lost in the recent trip to this ground, but the second-placed team have more than sufficient motivation and need to pick up three points.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Bayern Munich win at 1.57[/bet_tip_now]
Hoffenheim vs Bayern Munich draw odds: 4.50
Hoffenheim win odds: 5.25
Correct Score odds
Bayern were able to come up with a handful of goals to end 2018 and this is a sharp contrast to the form midway through the first half when they were struggling to score goals. Bayern, though, remain poor at the back with 18 goals conceded. Hoffenheim have players capable of getting behind Bayern’s shaky defence. Our correct score prediction would go with a Bayern 3-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Bayern Munich 3-1 win at 11.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Hoffenheim have been able to score in four out of the last five home matches against Bayern Munich, who have not scored more than 2.5 goals in all of these matches. Hoffenheim’s poor defensive form coupled with the strong offence of Bayern make our total goals prediction opt for over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.40[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Robert Lewandowski has been able to achieve 10 league goals this season. However, it can only be classified as a mediocre campaign for the Poland international considering that it is well below his average of a goal per game in recent seasons. Still, he has been able to score in his last two matches against Hoffenheim. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Robert Lewandowski.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Robert Lewandowski at 3.10[/bet_tip_now]
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