Hoffenheim welcome Bayern Munich in Round 26 of the 2021-22 Bundesliga season.
The match is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. GMT on Saturday, 12 March 2022. The match venue is PreZero Arena, Sinsheim, Baden-Württemberg.
Latest odds on betting sites
Hoffenheim to win odds are priced at 4.75 (+375 American; 15/4 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 4.75 (+375; 15/4), while Bayern Munich to win odds are priced at 1.57 (-175; 4/7).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Hoffenheim — 21%, draw — 21%, Bayern Munich — 58%.
Latest betting odds on Hoffenheim vs Bayern Munich (12 March 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 1.30 (-330; 10/33)
- Under 2.5 goals — 3.50 (+250; 5/2)
- Asian handicap (+1.0) on Hoffenheim — 2.00 (+100; evens)
- Asian handicap (-1.0) on Bayern Munich — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.36 (-275; 4/11)
- Both teams to score (No) — 3.00 (+200; 2/1)
Match preview and statistics
Hoffenheim are fourth in the league table with 43 points and a +12 goal difference. They are on a four-game winning streak ahead of this match. Die Kraichgauer beat FC Koln 1-0 in their last match.
Stefan Posch scored the winning goal in the 61st minute of the second half with a header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner, assisted by David Raum with a cross following a set piece situation.
Raum was one of the best players on the pitch in the game with his brilliant performance. He provided the assist to the match winner, gave four key passes, had one dribble, one tackle, one interception and won 3/4 duels.
Team statistics: 45% possession, 2.83 expected goals, 13 total shots, five big chances, three shots on target, 340 accurate passes, 78% pass accuracy, 12 fouls committed, two offsides, one corner, four yellow cards.
Hoffenheim team news: Dennis Geiger, Fisnik Asllani, Harvard Nordtveit, Robert Skov, Sebastian Rudy and Ermin Bicakcic are sidelined due to injuries, while Benjamin Hubmner is unavailable due to injuries.
Bayern Munich are top of the league table with 59 points and a +49 goal difference. They are unbeaten in their last five matches across all competitions with three wins and two draws. The Bavarians utterly destroyed RB Salzburg in their last match as they put seven goals past them.
The Bundesliga Champions were in pole position to win the game but scoring seven goals was unexpected at least not after Salzburg held them to a draw in the first leg. Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick in 10 minutes.
Both the opener and the second goal he scored were from the penalty spot, while the third goal was an easy tap-in for him. Serge Gnabry scored the fourth goal in the 31st minute, Kohn could have prevented it but a weak save made it 4-0, assisted by Kingsley Coman who did well to pick out his teammate.
Thomas Muller made it 5-0 in the 54th minute, smashing it with his left foot into the net, assisted by Leroy Sane. Maurits Kjaergaard pulled one back in the 70th minute with a shot into the top corner, assisted by Brenden Aaronson.
Muller bagged a brace in the 83rd minute with a curler into the bottom corner, assisted by Sane again. Sane got his goal in the 85th minute as he made it 7-1 after smashing the ball into the roof of the net, assisted by Robert Lewandowski.
Team statistics: 72% possession, 4.00 expected goals (xG), 18 total shots, five big chances, nine shots on target, 673 accurate passes, 89% pass accuracy, eight fouls committed, six corners.
Bayern Munich team news: Alphonso Davies, Corentin Tolisso and Leon Goretzka are unavailable due to injuries.
Hoffenheim vs Bayern Munich H2H
Bayern Munich have won the previous two meetings between both teams. They beat Hoffenheim 4-0 in the last match.
Lineups and key players
Hoffenheim projected starting lineup:
- Oliver Baumann
- Stefan Posch
- Florian Grillitsch
- Kevin Akpoguma
- Pavel Kaderabek
- Christoph Baumgartner
- Diadie Samassekou
- David Raum
- Angelo Stiller
- Andrej Kramaric
- Ihlas Bebou
David Raum is the key player to watch out for. He had a good performance in their last match against Koln, assisted the winning goal, gave four key passes, had a tackle, an interception and won 3/4 duels. Raum has created the most big chances for Hoffenheim (12). The midfielder has two goals and seven assists in the league this season.
Bayern Munich projected starting lineup:
- Manuel Neuer
- Benjamin Pavard
- Niklas Sule
- Lucas Hernandez
- Jmamal Musiala
- Joshua Kimmich
- Serge Gnabry
- Thomas Muller
- Kingsley Coman
- Leroy Sane
- Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski is the key player to watch out for. He had a top performance in their Champions League tie against Salzburg, scored a hat-trick and provided an assist. In the league, Lewandowski has 28 goals and one assist in 25 appearances. Expect another great performance from the Polish striker.
Prediction and betting tips
Hoffenheim have won each of their previous four games ahead of this match, while Bayern Munich haven't lost in five games, with three wins and two draws. The winning streak puts Die Kraichgauer in a good position as they face the Reds.
The Bavarians are going with full force into this game after thrashing Salzburg 7-1 in their last match. Can’t expect anything less than three goals from them in this game. Yes, Hoffenheim is in good form but I doubt they can match Bayern’s form or intensity.
Predictions for this match are Bayern Munich to win, over 3.5 goals and Robert Lewandowski to score. Bayern have won the last two matches against Hoffenheim by margins, with 4-1 and 4-0 score lines. In their last five straight meetings, they’ve totalled over 3.5 goals.
Betting prediction: Asian handicap (-1.0) on Bayern Munich
Odds: 1.91 (-110 American; 10/11 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Over 3.5 goals
Odds: 1.71 (-140 American; 5/7 Fractional)