It’s not often that Bayern München fans have to wait until Sunday to watch their team play. They will be hoping that, for want of a better expression, 'good things come to those who wait' when they welcome 17th-placed TSG Hoffenheim to the Allianz Arena this afternoon. On paper, the game is somewhat of a foregone conclusion with Bayern having won eleven and drawn four of their last 15 meetings with the Baden Württemberg side. With that said, you would not want to rule out Hoffenheim completely. Huub Stevens' side scored within nine seconds of their match against Bayern before Christmas (a joint league record), and have the best chance-conversion rate out of any team in the league this season (56%). They will have to be on top of their game though, as Bayern have not conceded in five matches at their home ground. With Dortmund securing a 2-0 win over Ingolstadt yesterday afternoon, the pressure will be on Bayern to get all three points in front of their expectant home fans. Kick-off: Sunday, 17:30 CET.
The earlier kick-off sees VfL Wolfsburg welcome 1. FC Köln to the Volkswagen Arena. They'll fancy their chances too, having not lost any of the last seven matches against them. Neither team will be entirely pleased with their season so far. The Wolves are currently 11 points worse off than at this stage last season and Köln will be looking to regain the form they showed at the beginning of the season. Interestingly, the game may well come to life in the closing stages - Wolfsburg have scored eleven times after 75 minutes so far this season, and Köln ten times. Regardless of when the goals come, both sides will be desperate to get all three points after losing their opening matches after Christmas against Eintracht Frankfurt and VfB Stuttgart respectively. The pressure is on. Kick-off: Sunday, 15:30 CET.