After Tuesday’s Champions League masterclass, Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich turn their attention to the league as they travel to the Rhein-Neckar Arena to face a Hoffenheim side nursing European ambitions.
The league leaders who enjoy a miserly one-point cushion will hope to avoid a defeat as they search for their third straight win on the bounce in the Bundesliga.
The host meanwhile will be looking to end a poor run form that has seen them pick up one win in their last five games in all competition. Alfred Schreuder’s side who still nurse European ambitions will hope to pick up three points and close the gap on 6th placed Schalke who face FC Koln later in the day.
Bayern Munich will look to continue with the same attacking line-up that has plundered ten goals in the last three games.
However, the visitors will continue to do without injured midfielders Martinez (thigh), Ivan Perisic (broken ankle) and defender Sule. Kingsley Coman remains an injury doubt after picking up a muscle injury.
Meanwhile, the hosts are without striker Ishak Belfodil and midfielder Muna Rabbur for the match.
Head to Head
The visitors enjoy a superior head-to-head record in this tie, winning four of the last five meetings between both sides. They did suffer a 2-1 defeat in the reverse fixture, though.
Hoffenheim last five matches in all competitions: DLLLWW
Bayern Munich last five games in all competitions: WWWDW
Hoffenheim head into this clash in bad shape and they would feel unprepared for the league leaders after three losses from their last four games in all competitions.
Both teams have scored in Hoffenheim’s last four home league games and those matches have either been won (2) or lost (2) by a single goal margin, and they conceded the first goal within the first 20 minutes of each of those clashes.
Bayern would head into this game on a fine run of form on the road as they have won their last four away league games, and each of those games have ended in over 3.5 goals scored.
All six of Bayern Munich’s last away wins in the league has seen over 3.5 goals scored and only one of those games has seen over 1.5 goals scored before half time.
Robert Lewandoski scored a goal against Tottenham in midweek and he has scored the first goal in three of his last four away games in the league.
Both Teams to Score/ Yes @ 1/2
Over 3.5 Goals @ 5/6
Robert Lewandoski to score anytime @ 3/10