Hoffenheim vs Bayern prediction and betting tips - May 18, 2024
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Hoffenheim vs Bayern prediction and betting tips - May 18, 2024

Tournament: Bunderliga 1
Location: Rhein-Neckar-Arena
Match date: 18.05.2024

On May 18, 2024, in the 34th round of the German Bundesliga 1, Hoffenheim will host Bayern Munich. The home team is still hoping to secure seventh place and qualify for European competitions. Meanwhile, the Munich giants are ending a disastrous season and concluding an unsuccessful partnership with Tuchel.

Key Statistics and Trends:

  • Hoffenheim has earned 7 points in their last three home matches.
  • Bayern, despite Kane's 36 goals in the Bundesliga, has not won any trophies since his arrival.
  • Bayern has lost both of their last away matches and has only won 2 of their last 10 away games.

Hoffenheim - Form Analysis:

They are trying to improve at the season's end. The "Kraichgauer" started the season promisingly with many wins. However, their performance declined sharply, causing Matarazzo's team, initially in the top four, to drop out of the European competition zone. However, their rivals have also faltered towards the end, and good home results have kept their hopes of at least seventh place alive until May. Their 6-0 thrashing of Darmstadt highlighted their potential, with goal difference possibly playing a crucial role.

Bayern - Form Analysis:

They risked falling to third place. The "Southern Star" could have compensated for many failures with the Champions League. They reached the semi-finals, and after a draw in Munich, Alfonso Davies opened the scoring in Madrid. But Real Madrid turned the game around in the final minutes. Controversial refereeing and a crucial mistake by Neuer, leading to Joselu's equalizer, were significant factors. Prioritizing this match led to a loss at Stuttgart, narrowing the gap to 2 points. They then refocused to beat Wolfsburg 2-0.

Hoffenheim: Team News

Nsoki, Berisha, John, and Geiger are unavailable to assist their teammates.

Bayern: Team News

Gnabry was injured in Spain and might miss the Euros. Previously, Buchmann, Boa, Raphael Guerreiro, Sarr, and Coman were sidelined.

Hoffenheim - Bayern: Potential Starting Line-ups:

Hoffenheim (possible line-up): Baumann - Akpoguma, Kabak, Grillitsch - Bülter, Stach, Prömel, Kramaric, Kadeřábek - Bayer, Bebou.

Bayern (possible line-up): Neuer - Mazraoui, Dier, de Ligt, Kimmich - Pavlovic, Laimer, Davies, Musiala, Sané - Kane.

Previous Matches:

In the last 5 head-to-head encounters, Hoffenheim only managed a draw once, last spring, against the Munich giants.

Free Prediction for Hoffenheim vs. Bayern on May 18:

This is the final round, and while both sides have motivation, it's not overwhelming. We expect a game with moderate pace and a final total of "under 4.0 goals" (odds – 1.86).