Hoffenheim hosts the champion Bayern Munich
Hoffenheim hosts the champion Bayern Munich at the PreZero Arena in a game from the second round of the Bundesliga. Let’s take a look at it. Here is our preview for this match.
Hoffenheim started the new season just like they wanted to – with a win. Hoffe faced Koln away from home and managed to record a 3-2 win. The big hero of the game was the Croatian international Andrej Kramaric who scored a hattrick for the visitors. Clearly Kramaric is in a great shape at the moment, so Bayern Munich’s defense will have to keep an eye on him.
Hoffenheim have some injured players at the moment. Guys like Hubner, Nordtveit, Stafylidis and Grillitsch are recovering and their fitness puts them away from the pitch.
Bayern Munich will face Hoffenheim just few days after winning another trophy. The Bavarians won the European Super Cup after a 2-1 win after extra-time against Sevilla. The Spanish team scored first at the Puskas Arena, but Bayern Munich turned it around with goals from Leon Goretzka and Javi Martinez. For FC Hollywood this was a 4th trophy under the management of Hansi Flick.
Bayern Munich played 120 minutes against Sevilla on Thursday, so most likely Flick will make some rotations for the next game. Players like Davies, Martinez, Tolisso and Boateng could return in the starting eleven after starting from the bench against Sevilla. This is the most logical thing to do – Bayern will need some rotations in order to be as fresh as possible against Hoffenheim.
Can Hoffenheim stop Bayern Munich on Sunday? This is a good question to ask. The Bavarians are arguably the best team in the world at this moment, but let’s see if they can cope with tiredness after these 120 minutes for the Super Cup on Thursday.