Bundesliga

Hoffenheim vs Bayern Munich: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Craig Vickers
Bayern Munich celebrate
Bayern Munich celebrate / Alex Grimm/GettyImages
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Bayern Munich will be keen to build on their Champions League mauling of Red Bull Salzburg in midweek when they travel to face Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga.

Julian Nagelsmann's side hit their Austrian counterparts for seven in the second leg of their Champions League last 16 tie, with Robert Lewandowski grabbing a 12-minute hat-trick.

The Bavarians sit nine points clear at the top of the Bundesliga - albeit having played a game more than second place Borussia Dortmund - although they will be all too aware of the threat of a Hoffenheim side currently occupying a Champions League position in the table.

Here's everything you need to know about the game.


How to watch Hoffenheim vs Bayern Munich on TV/live strea

When is kick off? Saturday 12 March, 14:30 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? PreZero Arena
TV channel/live stream? Not for broadcast in the UK, ESPN+ (US), Sportsnet NOW (Canada)
Highlights? Sky Sports Football YouTube channel, Bundesliga YouTube channel
Referee? TBC
VAR? TBC


Hoffenheim team news

Hoffenheim boss Sebastian Hoeness has a host of injury concerns, with Fisnik Asllani and Havard Nordtveit set to miss out.

Sebastian Rudy (hamstring), Robert Skov (thigh) and Dennis Geiger (head) are also doubts, although defender Benjamin Hubner is expected to return after recovering from a Covid-19 infection.


Bayern Munich team news

Leon Goretzka
Goretzka has been missing for Bayern Munich / Alexander Hassenstein/GettyImages

Nagelsmann's side are continuing to feel the pinch of Leon Goretzka's absence in midfield, with this weekend expected to come too soon for the German's injury return.

Elsewhere, Corentin Tolisso has not featured since the 4-1 win over Greuther Furth after sustaining a hamstring injury, while Alphonso Davies will be unavailable.


Hoffenheim vs Bayern Munich head-to-head record

Bayern were on the receiving end of a 4-1 drubbing the last time they travelled to face Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga.

Hansi Flick's side were able to exact revenge in the reverse fixture when they ran out 4-1 winners of their own, while Bayern also hit Hoffenheim for six without reply when the teams met back in February 2020.

Indeed, there has been an average of five goals per game over the last five meetings between these two in the Bundesliga.


Hoffenheim vs Bayern Munich score prediction

Bayern will be in buoyant mood after their 7-1 thrashing of RB Salzburg in midweek and, as noted, they do have a history of racking up the goals against Hoffenheim in this fixture.

However, recent domestic performances have left a lot to be desired for Nagelsmann's men, struggling to maintain their intensity after a bright opening half hour in the 1-1 home draw with Bayer Leverkusen last time out.

Bayern should have sufficient quality to back up their midweek European success, but don't expect goals galore like in previous meetings.

Prediction: Hoffenheim 0-2 Bayern Munich


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