Bayern Munich will take their quest for Bundesliga points to Sinsheim this Saturday as they face Hoffenheim in the eleventh round of the 2022/23 Bundesliga season.
Venue: PreZero Arena (Sinsheim)
Hoffenheim are currently on their best ten-game Bundesliga start since 2016/17 (W5, D2, L3).
The hosts have won all three home league games this term they’ve played on a Saturday.
They have lost just one of their last six home games (W4, D1).
Bayern Munich are unbeaten in their last six games in all competitions (W5, D1).
The Bavarians have scored 4+ goals in five of their last six games.
They are winless in three consecutive Bundesliga road games (D2, L1).
Hoffenheim are yet to trail at the break in Bundesliga home games this term (HT: W1, D4).
Head to head
Bayern have won seven of the last ten meetings between both sides in all competitions. Hoffenheim have two wins and one draw.
Latest performances in all competitions
Bayern Munich: W-W-W-D-W
Hoffenheim return to Bundesliga action with a crunch test against Bayern Munich as they go in search of their second win in a row in the German topflight.
Hoffenheim secured a 0-3 win over Schalke 04 last weekend, with goals from Moanes Dabour and a brace from Robert Skov handing Hoffenheim all three points. The win over Schalke took them into the top four, level on points with fifth-placed Frankfurt and one point behind Freiburg in third place.
Andre Breitenreiter’s side secured yet another dominant win over Schalke last Tuesday in the DFB Pokal. Die Kraichgauer ran riot, with goals from Jose Angelino, Ozan Kabak, Pavel Kaderabek and a brace from Moanes Dabour handed Hoffenheim a comfortable 5-1 win to send them into the next rounds of the DFB Pokal.
Hoffenheim will look to continue their run of good form when they take on Bayern Munich, but a daunting task awaits them when Julian Nagelsmann and his side come into town. However, with Die Kraichgauer scoring nine in their last two games, Andre Breitenreiter will fancy his side’s chances of getting a good result against the defending champions who have kept just one clean sheet in their last five games in all competitions.
Possible Hoffenheim starting line-up
Oliver Baumann; Kevin Akpoguma, Ozan Kabak, Stanley Nsoki; Robert Skov, Girscha Proemel, Dennis Geiger, Christoph Baumgartner, Angelino; Munas Dabbur, Georgino Rutter.
Injured: Andrej Kramaric, Ermin Bicakcic, Benjamin Hubner, Ihlas Bebou
Suspended: Kevin Vogt
Bayern Munich, on the other hand, will look to continue their impressive start to the season after picking up five wins, four draws and one loss in ten games in the Bundesliga.
The Bavarians come into this game off the back of a 2-5 win over Augsburg in the DFB Pokal in midweek, with goals from Joshua Kimmich, Jamal Musiala, Alphonso Davies and a brace from Choupo-Moting sending the German heavyweights to the next round of the German Cup, despite going down in the ninth minute through Mads Pedersen strike.
Bayern Munich come into this game in second place, four points behind League leaders Union Berlin, Julian Nagelsmann will be rooting for his side to take all three points against a solid Hoffenheim side.
The defending champions have faced stern competition for the Bundesliga title this season with Union Berlin topping the Bundesliga charts after ten rounds of football. Bayern Munich will therefore want to keep the leaders on a close leash by picking up all three points against Hoffenheim.
Possible Bayern Munich starting line-up
Sven Ulreich; Benjamin Pavard, Dayot Upamecano, Matthijs de Ligt, Alphonso Davies; Joshua Kimmich, Marcel Sabitzer; Jamal Musiala, Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller, Sadio Mane.
Injured: Leroy Sane, Bouna Sarr, Manuel Neuer, Lucas Hernández
Hoffenheim 1-4 Bayern Munich