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  • October 1, 2011
  • • 9:30 AM
  • • Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena, Sinsheim
  • Referee: T. Kinhöfer
  • • Attendance: 30150
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Bundesliga Preview: Hoffenheim - Bayern Munich

Bundesliga Preview: Hoffenheim - Bayern Munich

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Goal.com previews the action as the Bavarians take on the Sinsheim outfit looking to extend their remarkable winning streak and tighten their grip on first place.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

HOFFENHEIM

Starke
Beck, Vorsah, Compper, Braafheid
Rudy, Kaiser
Obasi, Firmino, Babel
Sigurdsson
BAYERN MUNICH

Neuer
Rafinha, Boateng, Badstuber, Lahm
Luiz Gustavo, Schweinsteiger
Robben, Muller, Ribery
Gomez
Holger Stanislawski will have to do without the services of defenders Matthias Jaissleand and Manuel Gulde, midfielders Sejad Salihovic, Fabian Johnson and Boris Vukcevic as well as striker Vedad Ibisevic. Youngster Dominik Kaiser is set to deputize for the Bosnia-Herzegovina midfielder, while Gylfi Sigurdsson is expected to spearhead the attack.

Partners in crime Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben are set to finally reunite right from the start, meaning Toni Kroos is likely to settle for a place on the bench. Following his impressive performance against Manchester City, Jerome Boateng is set to retain his place in the team, meaning Daniel van Buyten would make way for the returning Holger Badstuber.

Defender Breno and striker Ivica Olic have been ruled out of the match as they are still recuperating from injuries.

DID YOU KNOW?
  • Hoffenheim has never won against Bayern Munich, drawing twice and losing four times.
  • In the last home game against the Bavarians, Vedad Ibisevic scored the fastest goal in the Sinsheim outfit's history in the Bundesliga. It took the Bosnia-Herzegovina striker just 36 seconds to pierce Bayern Munich's defense, but his team could not hold on to the lead, and eventually lost 2-1.
  • Hoffenheim's Edson Braafheid joined from the Bavarians in last season's winter break together with David Alaba, while Luiz Gustavo went the other way. Since then the Austria international returned to Bayern and is set for a reunion with his former club.
  • Bayern Munich has twice won against Hoffenheim thanks to an injury-time strike.
  • The Bavarians have conceded only one goal in their opening seven games in the Bundesliga, a record bested only by Stuttgart in season 2003-2004.
  • Jupp Heynckes has yet to win as Bayern Munich coach against Hoffenheim. In his second spell as coach of the club, he managed a 2-2 draw against the Sinsheim outfit, with the Bavarians twice coming from behind through Franck Ribery and Luca Toni after goals from Demba Ba and Carlos Eduardo.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Hoffenheim

Bayern München

Wins
0
1
4
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim HOF
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Hoffenheim
Draw
FC Bayern München BAY
FC Bayern München Bayern München
95%

Top 3 Predictions

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim HOF
0 - 3
FC Bayern München BAY
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim HOF
0 - 2
FC Bayern München BAY
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim HOF
0 - 4
FC Bayern München BAY

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