The 2018-19 Bundesliga season begins on Friday when reigning champs Bayern Munich welcome Hoffenheim to the Allianz Arena. Bayern will play its first official league match with new manager Niko Kovac, who played for the club as a player and led Eintracht Frankfurt to the German Cup title a season ago
Bayern vs Hoffenheim
Three games for the German champions last week, and despite the fact that they could only get one goal against a semi-pro side like Drochtersen, Bayern Munich have already scored 10 goals in total this season.
Lead by Ribery, Muller, Robben, Thiago and Lewandowski, Kovac will have a strong attacking side with a lot to prove after the disappointing result last week. No injuries have been reported and that means the Bavarians should be starting with their best 11 when Hoffenheim visits the Allianz Arena this weekend.
On the flipside, Hoffenheim produced an excellent result in their DFB Pokal tie last week against Kaiserslautern with Joelinton scoring a hat-trick for his side. Die Kraichgauer have also been a bogey side for Bayern in recent times, having lost to them twice in the last five – but those were played at the Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena. Nagelsmann could have his men score in this tie, but winning it will be far-fetched.
Prediction: Bayern 3-0 Hoffenheim