Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(41) 15 Goals 57 (94)
(27) 14 Assists 55 (78)
(6.6) 6.7 Average Ratings 7.4 (7.2)
26.2 Average Age 26.9
182.4 Average Height (cm) 183.6
(0.8) 0.7 Shots pg 1.3 (1.3)
(52%) 51% Aerial Duel Success 55% (60%)
(0.8) 0.8 Dribbles pg 1 (1)
(1.9) 1.7 Tackles pg 1.3 (1.5)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in 1. Bundesliga.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Sejad Salihovic Out 6.82
Chris Out N/A
Matthieu Delpierre Out 6.86
Sebastian Rudy Out 6.88
Boris Vukcevic Out 6.89
Andreas Beck Out 6.81
Eugen Polanski Out 6.72
Player Reason Status Rating
Rafinha Out 6.76
Holger Badstuber Out 7.19

Team News

  • Jannik Vestergaard will replace the injured Matthieu Delpierre at centre-back.
  • At right back, Andreas Beck is suspended as and should be replaced by Patrick Ochs.
  • Daniel Williams and Tobias Weis will most likely play in central midfield, with Eugen Polanski suspended as well.
  • Manager Kurz will most likely start with only one striker against a very strong team like Bayern.
  • Daniel van Buyten and Jerome Boateng compete for a spot at centre-back.
  • Javi Martinez could be rested, with Luiz Gustavo starting alongside Bastian Schweinsteiger.
  • Thomas Müller and Franck Ribéry could start on the flanks again, with Xherdan Shaqiri and Arjen Robben dropping to the bench.
  • Mario Gomez and Mario Mandzukic both have a chance to play up front.

Prediction

  • Hoffenheim have lost their last three games in a row, including a very important match against relegation rivals Augsburg. They have not found their rhythm under new manager Kurz, despite spending huge amounts of money on new players in January.
  • Bayern are in top form and won the DFB Pokal quarter-final against Dortmund during the week. They are 17 points clear in the league and have a 3-1 advantage on Arsenal in their Champions League tie as well. Manager Heynckes needs to keep his team focused now.
  • Expect Bayern to dominate the game from the start. If Hoffenheim do not improve massively, they will face another disappointing defeat and lose further points in their race for safety.
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Latest Comments

 
  • @Patricovic you talk about the past, ardalan about 2013 and he is right. who cares the masterships from from aston villa if they are now placed 18th ;)

  • bayern is the best team in world right now! no doubt!

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