Bayern Munich vs Hoffenheim
Germany – DFB Pokal
Date: Wednesday, 5 February 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Allianz Arena (Munich).
Bayern seem to be finding their footing at the apt time of the season. They were trailing in the league table for several match-days, before grabbing the pinnacle spot just the last match-day. The in-form Bavarians, at the Allianz Arena, would be too much to handle for any team in the world, let alone for an inconsistent Hoffenheim.
Bayern Munich vs Hoffenheim Match Preview
Bayern were on the road the previous round, and they defeated Bochum with a 1-2 scoreline. All the characteristics of a champion were on display during the game.
The Bavarians were trailing 0-1 even into the final ten minutes of the fixture, before they scored twice in the span of five minutes to reverse the scorecard 1-2, and thus secure the win.
In the meantime, Hoffenheim recorded a 0-2 win on the road over Duisburg, to gain an entry into this stage of the competition. The fact that the latter was a part of the third division in German Football probably helped a lot in how the game turned out to be.
The one thing that deserves mentioning, or deserves appreciation is the fact that how Bayern Munich have turned around their season. At one point, they were losing game after game, dropping points in bulk, conceding goal after goal, and seemed to be on the downhill course.
From there, they have fetched their first spot in the table back, and will be adamant about keeping it in possession till the end of the season. Moreover, this return to form will be all the motivation the team needs to go out and dominate like before.
Bayern Munich vs Hoffenheim Head-to-head (h2h)
- 16 of the previous 19 wins went to Munich.
- Bayern scored thrice or more in three of the former four games.
- In the past 12 years, only once have Hoffenheim won at this venue.
- Ten of the last thirteen encounters at this stadium saw the hosts recording the victory.
Bayern Munich vs Hoffenheim Prediction
At first sight itself, Bayern are heavy favorites for the day. They are, and have been the best team in Germany for a very long time. In fact, due to their presence, the Bundesliga is even called a one-horse race, and the Munich outfit are said to have worthy opponents only in the top tiers of other major leagues.
On top of that Bayern have the home advantage, and they have switched on their revenge-mode. They are out for blood for all the taunts, and ridicules they went through while they were out of form.
In addition, Hoffenheim are at best in contention for Europa League spots in the table, and on top of all that, they have to deal with the away handicap as well against such an accomplished opponent.
Moreover, the Bavarians have dominated this rival for a very long time. In fact, Munich recorded 16 of the prior 19 h2h wins, won 10 of the last 13 such encounters at this venue, and have lost just once against this opponent at home, since 2008.
Considering all these observations, it’s estimated that Bayern Munich are in line to deliver a massive win this Wednesday.
Bayern Munich vs Hoffenheim Betting Tips
Half Time/ Full Time: Bayern Munich/ Bayern Munich @ 1.60 (3/5)
Bayern Munich -1 Asian Handicap @ 1.40 (2/5).