|On Friday night, Bayern Munich and Hoffenheim clash at the Allianz Arena in the opening game of the Bundesliga campaign.
German champions Bayern Munich have been the undisputed heavyweights of the Bundesliga in recent seasons, winning the title in six consecutive seasons.
New Bayern head coach Niko Kovac will be looking to make a winning start to his Bundesliga career with the Bavarian giants.
The home side finished the Bundesliga campaign in a strong manner, winning eight of their last ten league matches. A shock 4-1 defeat against Stuttgart in their final league game of last season ended a run of six straight league wins.
Bayern’s Bundesliga games towards the end of the campaign were high scoring, as their last ten league games produced over 2.5 goals.
Die Roten have a formidable home record in the Bundesliga, losing just one of their last 39 league games at the Allianz Arena. Bayern’s recent home games in the German top-flight have been high scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in eight of their last nine outings.
Hoffenheim have been difficult to defeat in the Bundesliga of late, losing just one of their last 11 games in the German top-flight. Julian Nagelsmann’s side has also won four of their last five league games.
The visitors have been highly prolific in the German top-flight, scoring at least two goals in seven of his last ten league games.
Hoffenheim’s form on their travels in the Bundesliga has been inconsistent of late, as they have won just twice in 12 away games in the German top-flight. A poor defensive away record has contributed to that poor recent away record, as the visitors have conceded at least two goals in eight of their last 12 away games.