Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Bayern Munich play host to Heidenheim at their Allianz Arena in a David-vs-Goliath clash. The Bavarians rolled over Borussia Dortmund 4-0 in Der Klassiker and it is no wonder the bookies see them as favourites to beat Heidenheim in front of home fans. Joshua Kimmich misses out through suspension, while all Matthijs de Ligt, Tarek Buchmann, and Gabriel Marusic remain on the sidelines with injuries. As always, a man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Harry Kane, who looks unstoppable at the moment.
Heidenheim, on the other hand, desperately needed a win against Stuttgart and they managed to get one, with the team regaining a much-needed confidence. When the two teams met in the DFB Pokal three years ago Bayern Munich defeated Heidenheim 5-4, but Thomas Tuchel’s men should register a routine win over the newcomers this time out. All Marvin Pieringer, Thomas Keller, and Elidon Qenaj are out of contention with injuries for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Harry Kane):
Widely regarded as one of England’s best strikers at the moment, Harry Kane enjoyed a meteoric rise at Tottenham Hotspur, scoring 21 Premier League goals during the 2014/2015 campaign to be voted PFA Young Player of the Year.
The highly rated striker went on to surpass that achievement the following season as he helped Tottenham Hotspur mount a serious title challenge for the first time in club’s recent history and he made seamless transition to international football. Kane scored four goals in his first ten appearances for England to prove he was here to stay and at the same time established himself as a first choice striker in Roy Hodgson’s squad ahead of the Euro 2016 finals.
Kane is a modern striker, who is extremely dangerous in the opposition box, but it was some outstanding goals from distance as well as link-up play with teammates that earned him an excellent reputation in world football. Kane is expected to lead both Tottenham and England in years to come, that is if he can resist the lure of top European clubs that continue to cast admiring glances his way.
Highlighted Team (Bayern Munich):
Over the years Bayern Munich have established themselves as one of the most successful European clubs. The Stern des Sudens (Star of the South) are the dominant force in German football and it has to be noted that the Bavarians clinched their 26th Bundesliga title in 2016. Bayern Munich have won 18 German Cup trophies, while winning the Champions League (European Cup) five times.
The German giants clinched the Intercontinental Cup in 1976 and 2001, while lifting the FIFA Club World Cup trophy in 2013. Bayern Munich was founded in 1900 by eleven football players and their leader was Franz John. The Bavarians host their rivals at Allianz Arena (75,000), the stadium that was built in 2005.
Fellow Bavarian sides TSV 1860 Munchen 1860 and Nurnberg are regarded as Bayern Munich’s fiercest rivals, but the rivalry between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern is big as well. The likes of Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Franz Beckenbauer, Lothar Matthaus, Oliver Kahn, Gerd Muller and Giovane Elber are famous footballers who played for Bayern Munich in the past.