Hoffenheim vs Bayern München Preview and Prediction – May 18, 2024

In a pivotal Bundesliga match-up set for May 18, 2024, Bayern Munich faces off against Hoffenheim. With Bayern fighting to secure second place, anything less than a victory could see them drop to third in the league standings.

Match Preview

Hoffenheim will host Bayern, aiming for their third consecutive Bundesliga match without a loss.

Hoffenheim earned four points from their last two matches, drawing 1-1 with RB Leipzig and beating Darmstadt 6-0.

Bayern recently won 2-0 against Wolfsburg, following a 3-1 loss to Stuttgart.

Thomas Tuchel’s team gained 12 points from their last six league matches, outscoring opponents 14-8.

Hoffenheim earned 10 points from their last six matches, scoring 17 goals and conceding 12. They earned 20 of their 43 points at home this season.

Hoffenheim’s defense struggled this season, allowing 64 goals, the third-most in the league.

However, Hoffenheim’s offense scored 62 times, making them the sixth-best attack in the league.

Bayern has the league’s best attack, led by Harry Kane. They scored 92 goals, with Kane contributing 36, accounting for 39% of their goals.

Bayern’s defense allowed 41 goals, the fourth-best in the league. They kept two clean sheets in their last five Bundesliga matches.

Hoffenheim kept one clean sheet in their last six games, against already-relegated Darmstadt.

Hoffenheim hasn’t beaten Bayern in their last six meetings across all competitions.

Bayern won 3-0 earlier this season at home, with Jamal Musiala scoring twice and Kane adding a third. Hoffenheim’s Grischa Promel was sent off.

The last six matches between these teams had over 1.5 goals each. Musiala is Bayern’s second-highest scorer with 10 goals, the only other Bayern player in double digits.

Musiala’s 10 goals highlight Bayern’s reliance on Kane this season, likely contributing to their trophyless season.

Prediction & Analysis:

Despite an impressive display from Hoffenheim’s attack, their shaky defense might prove costly against Bayern.

With Bayern’s scoring prowess, we predict Hoffenheim to concede three times.

However, a closely contested match is on the cards, with Bayern emerging victorious with a 3-2 win.

  • Hoffenheim 2-3 Bayern München
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