ClubSport Experts Preview: Predictions for Hoffenheim vs Bayern Munich

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
17 May 2024, 17:17

In the last round of Bundesliga, Hoffenheim, currently one of the worst defensive squads in the Bundesliga with 64 goals conceded, will face Bayern Munich who has scored the most goals in the league this season, totaling 92. In their previous meeting earlier this season, Bayern Munich secured a convincing 3-0 victory, with Jamal Musiala being particularly impressive, scoring two goals. As the season draws to a close, Bayern Munich aims to maintain their second place, while Hoffenheim looks up for the European competitions next season. 

Hoffenheim vs Bayern Munich Preview 

Hoffenheim Preview

Hoffenheim enters this match on the back of a resounding 6-0 victory against SV Darmstadt 98, where Ihlas Bebou and Maximilian Beier each scored twice. This win has boosted their confidence as they aim to secure a spot in European competitions for the first time since the 2020/21 season. With the different situations, such as loss of Eintracht Frankfurt, goal difference, Borussia Dortmund's win of the Champions League, the only thing that is clear is that Hoffenheim needs three points. Freiburg is only one point away and is eager to see themselves in the European tournaments for the second season in row.

Hoffenheim's defensive frailties remain a concern. They have conceded 64 goals this season, placing them 16th in the league defensively. The team will need to tighten their defence to withstand Bayern Munich's relentless attack. Injuries to key players such as Marco John, Stanley Nsoki, and Mërgim Berisha add to Hoffenheim's challenges. Despite these setbacks, Hoffenheim's recent form and the motivation to secure European football will be the key.

Bayern Munich Preview 

Bayern Munich continues to be the second in the Bundesliga, having recently secured a 2-0 home win against VfL Wolfsburg, with goals from Lovro Zvonarek and Leon Goretzka. The team boasts the best offensive record in the league, averaging 2.8 goals per match, and has a +51 goal differential, ranking second in the league. However, this match will most likely not see the optimal squad, given the absence of Harry Kane and the lineup of the match against Wolfsburg, which turned out to perform more cohesively than Thomas Tuchel's starting 11 in the key matches. Bayern definitely does not want to drop down to the third place, a situation that can happen if Stuttgart will win its match and Bayern will lose against Hoffenheim. 

Betting Tips for Hoffenheim vs Bayern Munich

Hoffenheim Handicap +1

Despite the obvious difference in class, Hoffenheim recently had several successes in playing against Bayern, especially on their own field. In the last seven matches at PreZero Arena, Hoffenheim lost only 3 times, with 1 draw and 3 wins. In the upcoming match, Hoffenheim will be overly motivated, and the fans' support promises to be outstanding, giving an extra advantage to the home team. At the same time, Bayern will likely not be in the optimal squad, and it is unlikely to win with a big margin. For this Hoffenheim vs Bayern Munich prediction, Unibet gives 1.56.

First to Score - Hoffenheim

Hoffenheim is expected to start the match in a most active way and given that Bayern’s defence this season cannot be called perfect, conceding an average of 1.2 goal per game, the team has all the chances to score first. Moreover, Hoffenheim scored first in its last 5 out of 7 matches, which gives the team an additional advantage in the beginning of the match. Hoffenheim vs Bayern Munich odds for this outcome, as defined by Unibet, are 2.12.

Total Corners Over 10.5

With the match promises to be an open encounter, given the determination of Hoffenheim and the Bayern’s eagerness to engage in a shootout, the game will likely feature plenty of corners taken. Both teams enjoy overloading the flanks and penetrating the penalty area using wingers, which usually provides a lot of corners for the team. Hoffenheim has an average of 4.5 corners per game in this Bundesliga draw, while Bayern numbers of 6.8 exemplifies the dominative style, which is likely to be seen in the upcoming game. For this Hoffenheim vs Bayern Munich tip, Unibet gives 2.12.

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