Prediction and odds for the game: Hoffenheim (7/1) v Bayern Munich (2/7)
We are backing Serge Gnabry as an anytime scorer at odds of 19/20
When: Saturday 29th February 2020, Kick-off
Where: The PreZero Arena
On Saturday afternoon, Bayern Munich face a possible test of their Bundesliga title credentials when the Bavarians visit Hoffenheim.
The home side is just two points outside the European spots in the Bundesliga. However, a poor recent run of form in the German top-flight has hampered their hopes of a top-six finish.
Last time out in the Bundesliga, Alfred Schreuder’s team picked up a very creditable point at title-challenging Monchengladbach, who have a formidable home record. The draw means that the home side are without a win in three Bundesliga outings, although it ended a mini-run of two straight defeats.
A failure to keep the opposition out has been one of Hoffenheim’s main problems of late, as Hoffenheim have kept just two clean sheets in their last 13 league matches.
The best word to use to describe Hoffenheim’s home form of late in the Bundesliga is ‘inconsistent’. They have won just twice in seven league matches at the PreZero Arena while suffering four defeats in the process. Their recent home games in the Bundesliga have been high-scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in seven of their last eight matches.
The Bavarians have hit top form of late and last time out recorded an empathic 3-0 win at Chelsea in the last-16 of the Champions League. The win at Stamford Bridge means that the reigning German champions are unbeaten in their last 12 matches in all competitions.
Bayern’s recent record in the Bundesliga has been formidable, as they are unbeaten in their last nine outings in the German top-flight, having recorded eight wins in the process.
There is no secret to their recent good results. The key is their awesome attacking prowess, as the Bavarians have scored at least twice in all eight of those recent league wins. Striker Robert Lewandowski tops the scoring charts with a very credible 25 goals in 23 Bundesliga appearances.
Bayern have a strong recent away record in the German top-flight, as they have won five of their last six away matches in the Bundesliga, including their last four on their travels. The visitors have also scored at least three goals in their previous four games on the road in the Bundesliga.
Bayern are big favourites to win this clash, so offer very little value in terms of betting. We are however backing Serge Gnabry as an anytime goalscorer at odds of 19/20. The winger has been on good form this season and added to goal tally last time out against Chelsea.
The other bet we are backing is the over 3.5 goals at odds of 4/6, as both these teams tend to be involved in highly entertaining games.
Verdict: We are backing Serge Gnabry as am anytime goalscorer at odds of 19/20 and/or 3.5 goals to be scored at odds of 4/6. (All odds are taken from Bet365).
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