Prediction and odds for the game: Bayern Munich (1/8) v Hoffenheim (10)
We are backing over 3.5 to be scored
When: Wednesday 05th February 2020, Kick-off 7:45 PM
Where: The Allianz Arena
On Wednesday night, Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich host Hoffenheim at the Allianz Arena in one of the best biggest ties of the last 16 of the DFB Pokal.
The Bavarians are in red-hot form after an inconsistent start to their campaign overall. A 3-1 victory at Mainz last time out moved Bayern Munich back to the top of the German top-flight. The win last time out means that the home side has now won their last straight seven matches in all competitions, having scored at least two goals in all seven wins.
The home side has returned to business as usual at the Allianz Arena of late, winning their last four matches on home soil in all competitions, while scoring at least two goals in each win.
Surprisingly, Bayern have a good recent record in the DFB Pokal, as you would expect, as holders, they are unbeaten in eight games in the competition, having recorded seven wins in 90 minutes and one in extra time. They have also won five of their last six German Cup games at the Allianz Arena.
The visitor’s big objective this season in Alfred Schreuder’s debut season in the dugout is to finish in the Champions League spots. Currently, they are six points outside those lucrative top-four positions. Finishing in the Bundesliga’s top six would also be regarded as a good season for the visitors.
Hoffenheim head to Bavaria in good form, as a 2-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen last time out means they have won four of their last five competitive games. Schreuder’s team has also been relatively prolific of late, scoring at least two goals in all four of those recent wins.
Another encouraging factor for Hoffenheim is that they have won six of their last seven matches on their travels in all competitions.
One of those six away wins came in the last round of the DFB Pokal, in a 2-0 defeat of Duisburg. However, when it comes to the cup, the visitors have an inconsistent recent record, winning just two of their last five outings in the competition, all of which have been away from home.
Hoffenheim do not have a great record against Bayern historically. However, they did win at the Allianz Arena back in October. That win proves that the visitors can mix it with the German giants on their own patch.
Bayern Munich look unstoppable at the moment, especially in attack, which is why we are backing the over 3.5 goals scored. We are also backing both teams to score, as Hoffenheim have proven dangerous in attack of late too in the German top-flight.
Verdict: We are backing the over 3.5 goals scored at odds of 8/13 and/or both teams to score at odds of 10/11. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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