BAY vs HOF Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Hoffenheim vs Bayern Munich Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
When: January 19, 2019, 01:00 AM, IST
Where: Rhein-Neckar Arena
BAY vs HOF Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Bundesliga resumes after the winter break with the first game sees Hoffenheim playing host to the defending champions Bayern Munich at Rhein-Neckar Arena, in Sinsheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany on Friday night (IST).
The pressure is growing on manager Julian Nagelsmann with each passing week in Bundesliga. Hoffenheim are not known for making strides in German football, but Nagelsmann has done a remarkable job at Rhein-Neckar Arena, taking the team out of obscurity and making it one of the contenders for Champions League places. So he is the man who has set high standards at the club and failing to match it, if not better, could cause some insecurity as far as his job is concerned.
At the moment, Hoffenheim are in a very bad run. They are winless in the last eight games, six in Bundesliga. A big reason why they are sitting outside of European places.
However, the Die Kraichgauer are hard to beat as they are unbeaten in the last 10 games in Bundesliga. The draws have been the main problem. Before the international break, they drew 1-1 against Mainz which was their fifth consecutive in the league this season.
At home, Hoffenheim have played nine games heading into this match, winning three times, while losing just twice.
The hosts need to buckle up for the clash against the mighty Bayern Munich as any lapse against as a talented side as Bayern could prove to be fatal.
The reigning champions started the season under a new manager in Niko Kovač. And it’s fair to say that the Bayern’s results and the performance this season have failed to reach their usual standards.
As things stand in Bundesliga, Bayern are second in the table with 36 points from the first 17 games, behind eternal rivals Borussia Dortmund by 6 points.
But the recent games showed improvement in the Bavarian giants’ game. They are unbeaten in the last 8 games with their last loss coming in the Der Klassiker against Borussia Dortmund, a 3-2 defeat at the Westfalenstadion.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Hoffenheim – D D L D D D
Bayern Munich – W W D W W W
BAY vs HOF Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Hoffenheim vs Bayern Munich Team News:
Injured – Hoffenheim are expected to be at full strength in this match.
Suspended – No player is suspended.
Questionable – Midfielder Lukas Rupp remains doubtful and could face a late fitness test ahead of the match.
Note: Brazilian forward Joelinton should lead the attack for the home side.
Key Players – Joelinton, Demirbay
Injured – Frank Ribery suffered a hamstring injury on Bayern’s Doha tour and has been ruled out of the match. While Arjen Robben has been ruled out as well.
Suspended – No player is suspended.
Questionable – None.
Note: No other player is expected to miss the match with an injury for Bayern.
Key Players – Lewandowski, Muller
BAY vs HOF Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Hoffenheim– Baumann (GK), Posch, Vogt, Hubner; Nelson, Demirbay, Grillitisch, Schulz; Zuber, Joelinton, Grifo
Bayern Munich– Neuer (GK), Rafinha, Sule, Boateng, Alaba; Martinez, Muller, Kimmich, Thiago, Coman; Lewandowski
BAY vs HOF Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Bayern Munich have a clear monopoly in this fixture, winning a staggering 14 times out of the 22 times they played against Hoffenheim. While the Bavarians have lost twice in those games.
Also, Julian Nagelsmann’s team is not playing at the same level as last season where they finished the campaign at 3rd in the table.
A win for Bayern Munich is our call.
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