Bayern Munich vs Hoffenheim 11/22/2014 Bundesliga Preview, Odds and Prediction
Hoffenheim vs Bayern Munich
Saturday 22nd November 2014 14:30(GMT)
The Line: Bayern Munich Draw Hoffenheim See the Latest Odds
TV: betway; Goltv USA
First takes on sixth in the Bundesliga as Bayern Munich take on Hoffenheim at the Allianz Arena in Munich. Pep Guardiola's Bayern have started to come into the sort of Championship winning form that had them win the league by March last year. Thomas Muller, Robben , Ribery, Goetze and Lewandowski are all playing excellantly and Bayern will deal with the loss of Philip Lahm who will miss three months with a broken ankle. Bayern have such strength in depth that even losing Lahm, Alaba, Alacantra and Schweinsteiger to long term injuries still havent really effected the teams strength. Robben and Ribery as a tandem on the wings with Muller through the center and Goetze behind is possibly the best front four in world football well maybe second behind Real Madrid but the point is that this is an exceptional side.
No matter who Bayern are missing this was always going to be the toughest game Hoffenheim play all season , Hoffenheim manager Mrkus Gisdol will set his team up to frustrate the Champions with Hoffenheim playing a compact 4-5-1. Roberto Firimino will provide the outlet and creativity for Hoffenheim on the counter attack. Hoffenheimhave only lost one game away from home but they have also only won one away game. Three draws are testament to the teams defensive abilities but they will be fully tested on Saturday.
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As good as Munich are and they are great, I am going to take Hoffenheim +1 on the half time handicap. I believe the away side will be able to hang with Munich for an hour or so before they evenually succumb to Bayern's greater depth of talent.