Hoffenheim face Bayern Munich at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena on Friday, Jan. 18. Here’s all the info you need to watch.
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. Regardless of how his team finish the season, these will be the last months in charge for coach Julian Nagelsmann, who announced back in June that he will join Leipzig in the summer
The club will be without the distraction of European football in the second half of the campaign, having finished bottom of a tough Champions League group. Although they’ve yet to make any signings this January, Vincenzo Grifo, Steven Zuber and Kevin Akpoguma have been allowed to go out on loan to Freiburg, Stuttgart and Hannover respectively
In the run-up to the game, Bayern manager Niko Kovac has claimed that James Rodriguez is “playing for his future” at the club. That seemed a peculiar statement to make, given that it isn’t clear whether Rodriguez even envisages a future in Munich.
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.
The Bundesliga match between Hoffenheim and Bayern Munich will be broadcast live on FS1. Live streaming is available on FOX Sports GO, which you can access with your cable or satellite subscriptions, either online or through the FOX Sports app.
Bayern are presently six points behind Dortmund, who face a tricky visit to Leipzig on Saturday.