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Daily Schmankerl: A prediction for Bayern Munich vs. Hoffenheim; Transfer news on Christian Eriksen and Alderweireld; Beer-proof Adidas?; and MORE!

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It’s GAME DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

VfL Wolfsburg v TSG 1899 Hoffenheim - Bundesliga Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images

Bayern vs. TSG 1899: A prediction (Bavarian Football Works)

It has been a heck of a few weeks for Bayern Munich as the Bavarians are rolling and gaining confidence as the roster seems to be settling in under Niko Kovac. The universe would not quite be “right” if Bayern Munich was not suffering through at least a handful of injuries, so Kovac will going into this game against Hoffenheim without Leon Goretzka, Fiete Arp, Lucas Hernandez, and David Alaba.

Even with the banged up corps, Bayern Munich should be able to out-muscle Hoffenheim, which simply does not have the talent or depth to contend with the Bavarians. One x-factor — as always — is if Hoffenheim opts to sit back, park the bus, and just hope they can catch a make-shift Bayern Munich back-line on a counter-attack or two for goals. it could happen...but probably won’t.

I’d expect Bayern Munich to be able to break though the Hoffenheim back-line no matter who Kovac decides to start. On the bright side for the visitors, Sebastian Rudy will be back in Munich and he does have some very capable teammates in Pavel Kaderabek and Florian Grillitsch, but Hoffenheim just will not have enough to keep pace with the Bavarians.

Prediction: Bayern Munich 4, Hoffenheim 0

Send that beer over here (@FCBayernUS)

Okay @FCBayernUS, we like your tweets. In fact, we really like them. You did not, however, need to PROVE those sneakers were “beer-proof.” I would have believed you without the demonstration.

Because of this display of beer abuse, I am reaching out to you with a special message:

Every single hour in the FC Bayern Munich United States offices, a beer is needlessly dumped on ‘beer-proof’ sneakers.’ I helped complete the life’s mission for over 300 beers last year (give or take a few cases), but for hundreds of others (in your office apparently), help came too late.

Hi. I’m Chuck Smith. Can I be an angel for a helpless beer? Every day beers are spilled, dumped or even worse, neglected. And they are crying out for help. Join my colleagues at BFW and provide us with a monthly gift right now. For just a few beers a month you can make a difference — and send us to bed happy, drunk, or both.

More Tottenham fallout (Transfer Market Web)

Another day, another star player primed to make an exit from London. Okay, so this one has been rumored for quite a while, but the timing of these whispers resurfacing only adds to the craziness surrounding Tottenham Hotspur after getting wrecked by Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

Christian Eriksen joins Harry Kane on the list of players who might be looking for an exit:

According to Daily Star, Danish international midfielder Christian Eriksen (27) is more and more inclined to leave Tottenham mid-season, as long as the right offer kicks in. To this end, Spurs star’s entourage are about to travel to Spain, and bring on Real Madrid transfer talks with Merengues execs.

But wait, there’s more! (Transfer Market Web)

Manchester United is taking a close look at Tottenham center-back Toby Alderweireld:

While Tottenham might be facing a huge key-player diaspora in a matter of less than a year, Manchester United management, according to Sky Sports UK, are ready for another run at Belgian international center-back Toby Alderweireld (30). Playing for Spurs since 2014/15, former Ajax and Atletico Madrid backliner is still tracked by Juventus and AS Roma as well.

WTF (@ESPNFC)

Leverkusen’s social media accounts are very good (@bayer04_en)