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The reigning German champions will be looking to put pressure on Bayer Leverkusen at the top of the Bundesliga standings on Friday, as Bayern Munich chase a third straight victory. A win for the Bavarian giants would leave them a point behind the current leaders.
Hoffenheim will be the visitors to the Allianz Arena for one of the standout Bundesliga matchups this weekend. They are chasing a second win in six matches. You can find the latest Bayern vs Hoffenheim odds and our Bundesliga picks for the fixture here.
|BAYERN MUNICH vs HOFFENHEIM
|Location of the Game: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany
|Date and Time: Friday, January 12, 2024. 2:30 PM ET
|Reason: 2023-2024 Bundesliga Round 17
|How to watch: ESPN
Bayern Munich vs Hoffenheim Pick and Prediction
|Bayern Munich -2.5
This Bayern vs Hoffenheim matchup should be a straightforward one to call in the Bundesliga. Bayern need to hit the ground running following the winter break if they are to retain their Bundesliga title, and their home advantage against their rivals this weekend is dominant after winning two of the last three.
We fully expect the hosts to cover the (-2.5) spread at the Bayern vs Hoffenheim odds available.
Bayern vs Hoffenheim Odds
The Bayern vs Hoffenheim odds show the reigning champions as the clear -625 favorites to claim victory on Friday. A shock win for the visitors is priced up at +1200, with the draw also seen as an unlikely chance at +800.
Bayern Munich vs Hoffenheim Analysis
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All the pressure on Friday will be on Bayern Munich, as they desperately look to hit the ground running to cut the gap on Bayer Leverkusen at the top of the standings. The Bundesliga team stats still show Bayern as one of the most dominant sides this term, as they have netted a league-high of 49 goals.
The addition of Harry Kane has been an inspired one, as the England captain leads the Bundesliga player stats for goals scored this term with 21 in 15 appearances. But the Bavarian giants are certainly going to need to improve defensively based on their matches before the winter break.
However, Bayern’s stats show how impressive they have been this term. They have picked up 38 points from 15 matches, which marks their best start to a Bundesliga season since 2015-16. Meanwhile, Bayer have scored in each of their last 64 home matches on the Bundesliga schedule.
The Bayern Munich standings see them sit second at present, and their chances this weekend may be negatively impacted based on their recent results at the start of a calendar year. Bayern have failed to win their first match in each of the last two years.
The previous year didn’t end as Hoffenheim would have been hoping, as they went two without a victory in the Bundesliga. However, they remain in the hunt for a European finish this term. They come into the round sitting level on points with sixth-placed Eintracht Frankfurt, and three points adrift of the top five.
Wins have been hard to come by based on the recent Hoffenheim scores, as they have picked up maximum points in just one of their last five matches in the competition. Defensively, they will certainly need to improve this weekend if that trend is to change.
Hoffenheim have already allowed 30 goals in the league this term, which is the most of any side in the top eight positions in the league standings. However, only the top four have scored more goals in the Bundesliga than the visitors this weekend.
The German side have landed just a single win from their last seven, with that success coming against Bochum on matchday 14. Over the same period, only rock-bottom Darmstadt have collected fewer points. A return to their form before this period will be required, as they had previously won five from seven in the Bundesliga.
Bayern Munich vs Hoffenheim Head to Head
It’s little surprise to see Bayern Munich as the clear favorites on the Bundesliga odds available, as they have suffered just one defeat in 15 league home matches against Hoffenheim. Over that spell, the Bavarians have picked up eleven wins, with three matches ending in draws.