Bayern Munich vs Hoffenheim
Date: Friday 23rd August 2018
Kick off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Allianz Arena (Munich).
The German Bundesliga season kicks off this Friday when champions Bayern Munich take on Hoffenheim at home.
It’s all change at Bayern as new coach Niko Kovac is now in charge. The former Croatian international impressed in his two seasons at Eintracht Frankfurt to get the coveted job.
Bayern have brought in four players but all on free transfers and have sold some quality in the likes of Douglas Costa who went to Juventus for £40m and Arturo Vidal was sold to Barcelona. Still they were able to get the talented Leon Goretzka from Schalke and still have at least on paper by far the strongest side in Germany.
This will be a tough opening game for Hoffenheim who are being priced at 11.00 (12/1) to win this game. Bayern as expected are the big odds on favourites to get all three points.
Bayern Munich vs Hoffenheim: Head to Head
- Last season Bayern won this fixture 5-2.
- Bayern have scored 15 goals in their last 5 home games v Hoffenheim
- Hoffenheim have never won at the Allianz Arena.
Bayern Munich vs Hoffenheim: Prediction
It’s difficult to look past Bayern to win this game but they are as low as 1/4 to win. Whilst Bayern have struggled against Hoffenheim in recent years when playing away they have had almost no problems at home.
This being the first game of the season and the fact that Bayern are at home and this is Kovac’s first game Bayern should be at 100% and that is why we will back them to be leading at half time and full time. We will also predict anytime goal scorer.
Bayern Munich vs Hoffenheim: Bet Tips
Half Time/Full Time: Bayern Munich/Bayern Munich at 1.66 (4/6)
Anytime goal scorer: Renato Sanches (Bayern Munich) at 4.00 (3/1).