Tip Hoffenheim - FC Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich made a slow start to the season but menacingly their form had picked up in the weeks leading up to the winter break. They have moved up to second in the Bundesliga six points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund. Bayern have had two poor runs of form this season but it all changed in December with five straight league wins scoring 13 goals and conceding just one. They have the best away record in the league with seven wins and two defeats winning their last three since a costly loss at Borussia Dortmund.
Hoffenheim are seventh in the table and a run of six draws in a row have seen them slip down the table. They are two points off the Europa League places but six adrift of qualifying for the Champions League they competed in this season. Home form has seen them win three, draw four and lose twice. Those three wins have come against sides who are currently in the bottom eight. Only two of their last eight home games have ended in victory and the tip here is for a Bayern Munich victory,
Key points Hoffenheim - FC Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich have won their last five league games.
Hoffenheim have drawn their last six league matches.
Hoffenheim have only won two of their last nine home league games.
Bayern Munich have the best away record in the Bundesliga.
Conclusion Hoffenheim - FC Bayern Munich
The Bundesliga returns and it could be a key week in the battle for the title. Bayern Munich are six points adrift of Borussia Dortmund who travel to third-placed Leipzig. Munich have recovered from a couple of poor runs and have won their last five league games. They probably didn't want the winter break to happen but have a good chance here of getting a sixth successive win. Hoffenheim have drawn their last six league games and have patchy home form. Go for an away win here.
Hoffenheim FC Bayern Munich Prediction published on January 16, 2019