Bayern Munich find themselves in the unusual position of playing catch up in the Bundesliga, with their first match after the winter break a trip to Hoffenheim.
Though Niko Kovac’s side finished 2018 in fine form, they trail Borussia Dortmund by six points and can ill-afford a slip against opponents who are chasing European football next season.
Hoffenheim went into the winter break seventh in the table, although their performances probably deserved better, with a failure to convert their chances efficiently costing them points. Hoffenheim should boast a strong squad for this encounter, though Lukas Rupp is injured.
Benjamin Pavard has been signed for £31.5m from Stuttgart in the current transfer window but won’t join until the summer, and Bayern’s unseemly pursuit of Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi has yet to prove successful. Alphonso Davies could make his full debut here, while Franck Ribery looks set to miss out after he tore a hamstring during Bayern’s winter training camp.
When and where will the Hoffenheim Vs Bayern Munich, Bundesliga 2018-19 take place?
Hoffenheim vs Bayern Munich, Bundesliga 2018-19 match will start at 01:00 AM IST on January 19 at WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena.
Which channel will telecast Hoffenheim Vs Bayern Munich, Bundesliga 2018-19 match?
Hoffenheim vs Bayern Munich, Bundesliga 2018-19 match will be broadcasted on Star Sports networks in India.
How to Watch the live streaming of the Hoffenheim Vs Bayern Munich, Bundesliga 2018-19 online?
The live online streaming of Hoffenheim Vs Bayern Munich, Bundesliga 2018-19 will be available in India with the subscription on Hotstar web while it’s available for free on mobile app of Hotstar.
Goalkeepers: Baumann, Stolz
Defenders: Vogt, Adams, Hubner, Bicakcic, Nordtveit, Hoogma, Posch, Kaderabek, Brenet
Midfielders: Geiger, Demirbay, Grillitsch, Schulz, Amiri, Bittencourt, Baumgartner
Forwards: Hack, Nelson, Kramaric, Joelinton, Belfodil, Szalai, Otto
Baumann; Nordtveit, Vogt, Hubner; Kaderabek, Demirbay, Grillitsch, Schulz; Bittencourt, Szalai, Kramaric.
FC Bayern Munich:
Goalkeepers: Neuer, Ulrich
Defenders: Kimmich, Sule, Hummels, Alaba, Boateng
Midfielders: Martinez, Gnabry, Goretzka, James, Rafinha, Rodriguez, Davies, Thiago
Forwards: Coman, Lewandowski, Muller, Wagner
Neuer; Rafinha, Boateng, Sule, Alaba; Kimmich; Gnabry, Goretzka, Thiago, Coman; Lewandowski.