Due to huge investments of the SAP owner Dietmar Hopp several top players like Roberto Firmino, Sebastian Rudy or Kevin Volland are engaged at the TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. Still they have not managed to qualify for international football since being promoted to the Bundesliga in 2009. This dream might come true this season as three of the four DFB-Pokal semi-finalists are among the top 3 of the Bundesliga table. Therefore it is very likely that also the 7th league position will qualify for the Europa League and Hoffenheim stand on this 7th place at present. It has become obvious during the last weeks that Bayern Munich are having a creativity problem without their two world class wingers Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery. Both have injury problems, both did not play in the recent Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal matches and they will not play on Saturday as well. The FCB got heavily beaten 1:3 by Porto in the Champions League on Wednesday, they will host Porto in the re-match next Tuesday. Bayern are by far the best away side in the Bundesliga (10-3-1), they conceded just seven away goals, four of them when losing 1:4 in Wolfsburg in the first match of the year.
* - Odds correct at time of publication, and are subject to change.
- PickBayern win
- Odds-149 Sportingbet
- Match result0-2 (+6.70)