This weekend’s Bundesliga matchup at PreZero Arena will feature TSG Hoffenheim and Bayern Munich.
Last Friday, Hoffenheim defeated helpless Schalke 04 3-0 to snap a three-game league winless streak.
Andre Breitenreiter’s side never seemed in doubt as Munas Dabbur doubled their advantage on the stroke of half-time, with Robert Skov converting two penalties on either side of half-time. That victory propelled them to 4th in the standings.
Meanwhile, Bayern defeated Freiburg 5-0 on Sunday to overtake their rivals and move into the second position in the standings. Five different goal scorers contributed to Julian Naglesmann’s team’s victory in the unusually one-sided match, including Serge Gnabry, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Leroy Sane, Sadio Mane, and Marcel Sabitzer.
Date and kickoff time
Saturday, October 22nd 2022
UK (BST) 2:30 PM
CEST: 3:30 PM
Eastern Time: 09:30 AM
Central Time: 08:30 AM
Mountain Time: 07:30 AM
Pacific Time: 06:30 AM
Gulf Standard Time: 5:30 PM
Indian Standard Time: 7:00 PM
Hoffenheim vs Bayern Munich live stream and TV channel
UK and Ireland: N/A
US: ESPN+, ESPN App
Australia: Kayo Sports, beIN SPORTS 3, beIN Sports Connect, Foxtel Now
Canada: Sportsnet East, Sportsnet Ontario, Sportsnet Pacific, Sportsnet West, Sportsnet Now Plus, Sportsnet Now
Egypt: beIN Sports HD 3, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, TOD
France: beIN Sports 2, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, Free
Germany: Sky Sport Bundesliga 1, Sky Go, Sky Sport Bundesliga 3, WOW, Sky Sport Top Event
India: Sony LIV, SONY TEN 2, SONY TEN 2 HD, JioTV
Netherlands: Viaplay Netherlands
New Zealand: beIN Sports Connect New Zealand, Sky Sport 7 beIN Sports
Nigeria: Startimes World Football, Canal+ Sport 3 Afrique, StarTimes App
Norway: Viaplay Norway, V Sport 1
Portugal: Eleven Sports 4 Portugal
South Africa: Startimes World Football, StarTimes App
Kevin Vogt will be unavailable for Hoffenheim’s encounter against Bayern on Saturday after receiving his fifth caution of the year against Schalke. As a result, he will be suspended for one match.
In Breitenreiter’s back three, Kevin Akpoguma might take the place of Vogt, with Kabak moving into the centre position. Sebastian Rudy, though, would be needed in a position he has previously played against his old team.
Choupo-Moting has scored three goals in two starts over the past week, and Nagelsmann is likely to keep him in the starting lineup even if Kingsley Coman is back after missing the previous league game due to suspension.
Due to a shoulder injury, Manuel Neuer has missed Bayern’s previous three games; however, he should be fit enough to return to goal. Bouna Sarr and Lucas Hernandez are still receiving medical attention.
Hoffenheim Bundesliga form
W, D, D, L, W
Bayern Munich Bundesliga form
D, L, W, D, W
Hoffenheim predicted lineup:
Baumann; Akpoguma, Kabak, Nsoki; Skov, Promel, Geiger, Angelino; Baumgartner; Rutter, Dabbur
Bayern Munich predicted lineup:
Neuer; Pavard, Upamecano, De Ligt, Davies; Kimmich, Goretzka; Gnabry, Musiala, Mane; Choupo-Moting
Hoffenheim 1-2 Bayern Munich
Hoffenheim has the talent and momentum to put Bayern to the test, but I believe the visitors to emerge victorious in the end.
Nagelsmann’s team appears to have recovered from their dismal run of performances in September, and they will be intensely focused on closing the gap at the top of the standings before the World Cup starts next month.