29th round of Bundesliga. In this post tips and review of Saturday matches.
HOFFENHEIM - BAYERN MUNCHEN
After last defeat in Oporto on Wednesday, Guardiola will probably make some turnover for the next Bundesliga match against Hoffenheim since Meisterschale is very close: 10 points above Wolfsburg with 6 matches left to play.
Considering the injuries of Alaba, Robben, Ribery and Schweinsteiger, there is not much choice and some players are forced to play.
Hoffenheim is not living a good period: 7 goals conceded in the last 2 Bundesliga rounds.
It is clear that Hoffenheim has defensive lacks and in our opinion even a Bayern with lots of absences can have the best.
GOAL should be another good choice since Hoffenheim has scored 43 goals in 28 matches, conceding 45 goals.
HOFFENHEIM: Baumann, Beck, Strobl, Bicakcic, J.-S. Kim,
Rudy, Polanski, Schwegler, Volland, Roberto Firmino, Schipplock.
BAYERN MUNCHEN: Reina, Rafinha, Dante, Badstuber, Juan Bernat, Xabi Alonso, Lahm, Rode, M. Götze, T. Müller, Pizarro.
BAYER LEVERKUSEN - HANNOVER
Hard to bet against Bayer: 6 win in a row, scoring 16 goals and conceding only 2. Schmidt is making a great job and the squad has a very solid defense, able to keep the goal unbeaten for the last 3 matches played.
Hannover hasn't won for the last 12 matches and usually show bad performances when playing away.
BAYER LEVERKUSEN: Leno, Hilbert, Toprak, Jedvaj, Wendell, L.
Bender, Castro, Bellarabi, Calhanoglu, Son, Kießling.
HANNOVER: Zieler, H. Sakai, Marcelo, Felipe, C. Schulz, Schmiedebach, Andreasen, Briand, Stindl, Kiyotake, Joselu.
1 (1.37, Sporting Bet)
BORUSSIA DORTMUND - PADERBORN
Klopp has confirmed he is not going to be Borussia's coach for the next season, but it doesn't mean he doesn't want to end in a good way, obtaining the qualification for the next Europa League and winning the DFB Pokal.
Borussia is not the great team of the last seasons but we think they should win against a Paderborn which really struggles in its away matches: 3 away losses in a row and they have never scored in the last 7 away games.
BORUSSIA DORTMUND: Weidenfeller, Sokratis, Ginter, Hummels,
Schmelzer, S. Bender, Gündogan, Reus, Kampl, H. Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang.
PADERBORN: L. Kruse, Heinloth, Rafa Lopez, Hünemeier, Hartherz, Ziegler, Koc, Bakalorz, Vrancic, Ouali, Lakic.
HERTHA BERLIN - KOLN
Both teams have 33 points, 6 above relegation zone.
Hertha hasn't lost for the last 6 matches due to a improved defensive phase but the attack has some troubles without the injured Ben-Hatira, Cigerci, Hosogai, Ronny and Schieber.
Berlin's team has collected 5 UNDER 2.5 in the last 6 appearances.
Koln has simply the 4th worst attack in Bundesliga and at the same time the 6th best defense.
HERTHA BERLIN: Kraft, Pekarik, S. Langkamp, Brooks,
Plattenhardt, Skjelbred, Lustenberger, Beerens, Haraguchi, Stocker, Kalou.
KOLN: Horn, Brecko, Maroh, Wimmer, Hector, M. Lehmann, Vogt, Nagasawa, Risse, Osako, Ujah.