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Hoffenheim vs Bayern Munich Prediction: Bundesliga Match on 18.05.2024

Hoffenheim vs Bayern Munich Prediction: Bundesliga Match on 18.05.2024

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  • Betting Tip
    Bayern to Win
  • Odds
    1.83
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German football returns to our screens this weekend with a packed Saturday schedule fast approaching. Nine games make up Saturday’s schedule, with all games kicking off at 14:30 GMT, which is ideal for armchair fans and those making predictions on the results. Which fixture are you looking forward to the most on Saturday afternoon? Our content team is excited about Hoffenheim vs Bayern Munich.

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Hoffenheim enjoys home advantage over an injured FCB, which let slip the Bundesliga title this season after a decade of dominating the field. Munich won 3-0 when hosting Hoffenheim earlier in the season, and fans would love something similar on Saturday, with the team producing a win, a clean sheet, and a few goals to cheer. The title may be out of their reach, but Munich must rally to ensure they finish second in the table.

Hosts Pushing for Sixth

The home team enters this game sitting sixth in the German Bundesliga, with their stats for the season so far showing 12 wins, seven draws, and 14 defeats, scoring 62 goals but conceding 64. They have collected 43 points, which is three fewer than Eintracht Frankfurt, and a spot in the top six, which comes with qualification to the Europa League. Forcing their way into the top six is the club’s aim in what’s left of this campaign. Fans want to see a grandstand finish from Hoffenheim.

When taking a closer look at their numbers and form, we note Hoffenheim has scored more goals than Frankfurt, but they have conceded more than FC Koln, who are second from bottom of the league. That’s something the club must improve on ahead of next season, bringing the defence up to scratch and giving themselves a strong platform to challenge. Until then, they must work with what they’ve got and keep winning between now and the finish line to challenge Frankfurt.

FCB Aims for Second

Bayern Munich began the 2023/24 season looking to tighten their grip on the German Bundesliga and were the red-hot favorites with all respected pundits to continue their dominance. But nothing lasts forever in football, and similar to Juventus in Italy and PSG in France, the long-term champions were eventually overthrown by a hungry and ambitious rival. Bayern Munich handed the Bundesliga crown to an impressive Bayer Leverkusen, who is yet to lose a game this season.

Munich travel for this game on the back of a strong run of form, which has seen them win four and lose one of their last five. We last saw FCB in action when beating Wolfsburg 2-0 at the Allianz Arena, thanks to goals from Zvonarek inside four minutes and Goretzka with 13 minutes on the clock. The visitors would accept a repeat performance here with a clean sheet but know they must win at all costs to remain on course for second place and the silver medal behind Bayer Leverkusen.

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Hoffenheim vs Bayern Munich Prediction

Hoffenheim holds the home advantage, and its statistics show that it is good enough to score goals and upset the division’s top teams. But their problems remain in defence where they give goals away too easily and undo much of their best work going forward. That defence will come under pressure again on Saturday afternoon and could crumble.

Bayern Munich fans are hurting, and the players share their pain. But they must keep their focus and work all the way to the finish line. They can’t win the league as it’s already in the possession of Bayer Leverkusen, but the visitors must remain professional and keep winning until the campaign is over. They’re good enough to claim all three points here.

Bundesliga Odds

The pre-match betting odds available at 22Bet allow new and existing customers to make predictions and wager on the result. Do you expect Hoffenheim to win at home and delight the crowd? You can back the locals at 3.45. Do you prefer the chances of Bayern Munich? Back the away win at 1.83 or play the draw at 4.86.

In addition to the match-winner betting odds, 22Bet customers can also wager on a long list of specials. These include both teams to score, handicap, total goals, half-time/full-time, first scorer, and more.

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