Kick Off- 14:30
Bayern look to regain form:
Bayern Munich will be looking to keep up their winning run in Bundesliga with a easy match against Hoffenheim on Saturday and gain some confidence after their shocking mid week loss to BATE Borisov in Minsk.
Bayern Munich- Neuer, Lahm, Boateng, Dante, Badstuber, Martinez, Schweinsteiger, Robben, Kroos, Ribery, Mandzukic
Hoffenheim- Casteels, Beck, Delpierre, Compper, Johnson, Williams, Rudy, Volland, Firmino, Usami, Derdiyok
Arjen Robben is set to return to action after missing out the last two games for his side and lead Bayern to winning ways after their disappointing loss to Bate in the Champions League match on Tuesday. Bayern will still be missing Mario Gomez up front, who is yet to gain match fitness, giving a chance to Mario Mandzukic, who has netted six times for the Bundesliga runners up this season. The form of Ribery will keep them hopeful with the Frenchman being the most instrumental man in midfield and also scoring in their last match. Toni Kroos will again be given the job to partner Mandzukic in the attack.
Hoffenheim, on the other hand, have started poorly in the season and with so many injuries and suspensions in the team, the curve does not look upward for them right away. The only ray of hope for them is the form of their midfielder Takashi Usami, who spent last season, on loan, with Bayern. So, Heynckes’s men have their task cut out this week and will hope to turn tides in their favour and keep up their winning run in Bundesliga. The fact that they hammered the same opponents with 7 goals in March will surely be in the back of their mind.
Our Prediction- Bayren Munich 2-0 Hoffenheim