Hoffenheim v Bayern Munich betting: Upset on the cards as champions face stern test

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Having proved worthy opponents for the Bavarians last season, Al Hain-Cole expects Nagelsmann's team to extend their strong home record on Saturday

Bayern Munich will be aiming to maintain their 100 per cent start to the Bundesliga season when they travel to the Rhein-Neckar-Arena to take on Hoffenheim on Saturday.

Having beaten Bayer Leverkusen and Werder Bremen in their two opening league games, Die Roten are clear 4/9 (1.44) favourites with bet365 to extend their winning streak to seven in row in total here.

However, Julian Nagelsmann’s men ran out 1-0 winners when the sides met on this ground last time out, and are on offer at 13/2 (7.50) to come out on top for the second consecutive clash on home soil.

Franck Ribery Bayern Munich 2017

Two of the hosts’ last three league fixtures have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 7/2 (4.50) on bet365 - who are live streaming the game for UK-based customers - for them to claim an impressive point once again in this one.

While they may have finished a full 20 points behind them in fourth place in the final standings, few teams gave the champions as much trouble as Die Kraichgauer in individual encounters last season

As well as that 1-0 victory in front of their own fans, the surprise package also claimed a hard-fought draw on their trip to the Allianz Arena - making them the only side to earn a superior head-to-head record against Carlo Ancelotti’s outfit in the last league campaign.

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With this in mind, the Rhein-Neckar-Arena faithful will be feeling more confident than most of seeing a relatively evenly matched encounter against the usually dominant opponents, particularly given their team’s strong home record.

Having won six and lost none of their last 18 league fixtures in their own back yard, odds of 9/5 (2.80) are well worth backing on Hoffenheim avoiding defeat for the third game in a row against Bayern Munich on Saturday.

Hoffenheim to win or draw at 9/5 (2.80) for a 1pt stake with bet365

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