Posted September 30, 2013 by tipsterAdmin in Sport News

Bundesliga Weekend Preview(05 October 2013 – 06 October 2013)


Match Preview: Wolfsburg vs. Braunschweig 

Match Date: 05 October 2013 (local time)

Venue: Volkswagen Arena


Online betting odds heavily favor Wolfsburg to clinch the victory against Braunschweig. After losing to Bayern, the battle against Braunschweig is Wolfsburg’s opportunity to collect more points and ensure its survival in the league.


In what could have been a draw, Wolfsburg ended up surrendering to the Bavarians. A 1-0 victory best describes the (demise) suffered by the Wolves when they faced the reigning champion.


The above-mentioned defeat was the 4th for Dieter Hecking and his squad and while it is true that their current form is short of being satisfactory, the club has the chance to redeem itself when they meet against Braunschweig.




Speaking of Braunschweig, the Lions are yet to make a load roar in Bundesliga. Already at the bottom of the relegation zone, the club has not won any of its last 7 matches. Except for a draw against Nurnberg, the club struggles to survive in the league.


The Verdict : Wolfsburg 2-0 Braunschweig

With Braunschweig’s current form, facing the team is an opportunity to add more points or to remain in Bundesliga. As for Wolfsburg’s case, their upcoming battle is a great chance for them to add more points under their belt.
On the other hand, Braunschweig’s only option as of the moment is to secure a victory. Another loss and this signals the club’s early exit in Germany’s top-flight league.


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Match Preview: Schalke vs. Augsburg 

Match Date: 05 October 2013 (local time)

Venue: Veltins-Arena


Slowly but surely, Schalke recovers from its slow start this season. The injury-stricken club up its ante in the league, following the entry of Kevin Prince Boateng, who gave them more attacking options. Just recently, the Royal Blues ended their match against Hoffenheim with a 3-3 draw. The result may be average in nature. But given the fact the 4-0 thrashing that they received from Bayern, the above-mentioned draw foresees a good start.




Similar to Schalke, Augsburg’s last match also ended in a draw. Although the club took a few shots, they were nonetheless, on target. What is even more impressive was the fact that the draw was against a stronger club, Borussia Monchengladbach.


The Verdict: Schalke 2-1 Augsburg

Despite having a better form, Augsburg’s matches against Schalke saw them wave the white flag. The best that they can pull-off against the Royal Blues is a draw. Moreover, the club has been having problems with their away matches. As a matter of fact, the club has already lost 6 of their last 7 away matches. Such scenario readily explains why sports betting sites pick Schalke as heavy favorite.


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Match Preview: Borussia Mönchengladbach vs. Borussia Dortmund 

Match Date: 05 October 2013 (local time)

Venue: Borussia-Park


Not even a frustrating transfer deal prevented Robert Lewandowski from being Dortmund’s hero. The club’s most recent matches saw Lewandowski up the ante for Jurgen Klopp and the rest of his men when he fired crucial goals that handed the victory over to Dortmund.
Lewandowski’s seemingly unstoppable attack in the pitch sends strong warnings to its upcoming rivals, Borussia Mönchengladbach. Despite shaving the home court advantage, the club cannot afford to be too complacent as they are pitted against a sports betting site favorite.


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Borussia Dortmund currently tops the Bundesliga table with 6 wins and a draw. On the other hand,  Borussia Mönchengladbach  is not too far. Occupying Bundesliga’s 7th spot, the Foals have 3 wins, 3 losses and a draw under its belt.


The Verdict: Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Borussia Mönchengladbach


The results of their previous encounters are evenly spread out. Both have had their equal share of victories, defeats and draws. It is very likely that the match ends in a draw. However, Dortmund’s superior form will help the club make it pass through Mönchengladbach. To note, Dortmund remains undefeated in its last 7 matches whereas Mönchengladbach is still, looking for a more consistent performance.


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Match Preview: Mainz 05 vs. Hoffenheim

Match Date: 05 October 2013 (local time)

Venue: Coface Arena


A 4 consecutive defeat raises the red flag for Mainz 05. With the tournament getting tougher, a 5  straight loss will threaten their existence in Bundesliga.


Just recently, the newly promoted Hertha Berlin thrashed the club with a 3-1 victory. Despite Nicolai Müller’s attempt to make a strong start during the match, his shot was Mainz 05 ‘s sole goal. The Old Lady made a late rally that eventually landed them on one of Bundesliga’s top spot.


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On the other hand, Hoffeinheim’s past performance was a bit stronger than that of Mainz 05. Although it ended with a draw, Hoffenheim gave Schalke a match, which readily pushed the latter into their limits. Although the stalemate accumulated just a single point, it nonetheless, made some improvement in Hoffenheim’s ranking in Bundesliga.


The Verdict: Mainz 1-0 Hoffenheim

With both clubs in dire need of a victory, one can only expect a down the wire match. There is even a possibility for the encounter to end in a draw. However, a closer look into the clubs’ previous encounters showed Mainz getting the upper hand over Hoffenheim. The latter may have a better form, yet, Mainz is simple one of Hoffenheim’s waterloo.


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Match Preview: VfB Stuttgart vs. Werder Bremen 

Match Date: 05 October 2013 (local time)

Venue: Mercedes-Benz Arena


Coming off from a commanding victory over Braunschweig, the Swabians prepare for another victory during their Werder Bremen encounter.


VfB Stuttgart’s most recent triumph gave them a boost in the ranking. The 4-0 did not only gain them 3 extra points, but also a better goal difference. Following their 3 defeats, the Swabians’ current performance speaks of nothing but improved performance.


Meanwhile, Werder Bremen was just a goal away to steal the spotlight from Nurnberg. The battle ended in a draw with Nurnberg making a late rally in the match. Fortunately, the draw hardly impacted Werder Bremen’s rank in Bundesliga. They may be a little lower than the Swabians, but this does not totally dismiss them putside of the competition.


The Verdict: VfB Stuttgart 2:1 Werder Bremen

Although the Swabians current form makes them an automatic sports betting site favorite, the club cannot be too complacent in the match. Werder Bremen is known for its strength in creating goal-scoring opportunities. They will easily cause an upset if given the chance to do so. Perhaps, this also explains why neither Werder Bremen nor VfB Stuttgart has dominated their previous encounter. Technically speaking, they are in equal footing. But if there is anything that makes VfB Stuttgart a stronger club, this is no other than its current and impressive form.


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Match Preview: Bayer Leverkusen 05 vs. Bayern Munchen 

Match Date: 05 October 2013 (local time)

Venue: Bay Arena


A clash between two titans is about to take place as Bayern Munchen and Bayer Leverkusen settles their differences at Bay Arena.


Both clubs are coming off of a celebrated victory. The Bavarians proved that they are stronger than Wolfsburg after their narrow 1-0 win. Rising to the occasion, Thomas Muller scored Bayern’s winning goal. Bayer, on the other hand, shares the same exhilarating experience with the Bavarians.


Sidney Sam and Simon Rolfes gave Bayer the early lead when the two scored goals alternately. Fortunately for the club, Hannover failed to counter the early attacks and therefore, resulted to Bayer’s easy victory.


Bayer and the Bavarians both exhibit an impressive form. The Bavarians are unbeaten in all of their matches. But a draw seems to taint its almost perfect record. Meanwhile, Bayer’s side also glistens with high potential. Winning 6 of their last 7 matches, Sami Hyppia however, has failed to maintain a clean track when Schalke released 2 winning goals.




The Verdict: Bayern Munchen 2:1 Bayer Leverkusen

The Bavarian’s current form is not the sole reason behind being chosen as sports betting site favorites. Their impressive performance is not only apparent in the domestic league, but also in the international scene such as the Champions League, for example. It also evident that Guardiola’s 4-1-4-1 works well for the club and they will most likely stick to that formation when they meet Bayer.


To note, the Bavarians were successful in 22 of their 24 last matches and there is a possibility for them to continue the winning streak. But then again, Guardiola and his men should be very careful, as Bayer is at its strongest when it plays at home. Not only did they win 5 of their 7 last home matches, the club has also managed to keep a clean sheet.


Unfortunately for Bayer, the Bavarians have now fully adjusted under their new manager and it is evident how they became more cohesive. Bayer cannot be too confident and so is Bayern.


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Match Preview: Nürnberg vs. Hamburger SV 

Match Date: 06 October 2013 (local time)

Venue: Grundig Stadion


Nürnberg will try to salvage itself from the relegation zone at the expense of Hamburger SV. But for the Red Shorts, the feeling is simply mutual as they too want to move up sin the ranking and this is through thrashing Nürnberg.


The Club (Nürnberg) currently thrives through draws. Majority of its matches resulted to defeats and they have yet to find their own potion of winning formula.




As for the Red Shorts’ case, they too are desperate for another victory. Despite thrashing Braunschweig, Hamburger remains at the bottom of Nürnberg as the former’s current record shows an overwhelming number of losses.


The Verdict: Nürnberg 2-0 Hamburger SV

Nürnberg’s last 3 matches ended in a draw and there is a strong likelihood that this scenario will take place in the match. However, knowing that Hamburger has been conceding at least 2 goals, there is a strong possibility that Nürnberg will take advantage of such situation. This is their opportunity not only to score a victory, but also to collect more points.


Although Hamburger foresees a similar need to that of Nürnberg, their current form barely elicits their ability to overcome their upcoming opponent, thus making Nürnberg a clear favorite of different sports betting sites. 


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Match Preview: Freiburg 05 vs. Eintracht Frankfurt 

Match Date: 06 October 2013 (local time)

Venue: Mage Solar Stadion


Freiburg will try to impose their domineering presence in the league as they desperately move out of the relegation zone while its upcoming opponent, Eintracht Frankfurt is one the verge of improving its rank in the Bundesliga table.


It is a bit disappointing to know that Freiburg, the club, which finished on the 5th spot is now lingering in the relegation arena. Surprisingly, they have not won any of their match for this season and thrives with draws. Seven (7) matches came along their way and half of them resulted in defeat, while the other three (3) were disappointing draws.




On the other hand, Frankfurt has 2 victories to boast, 2 draws and 3 defeats. Although defeats overpower the victories, still, it presents a better and stronger form.


The Verdict: Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 Freiburg

There is no question why Frankfurt is pegged as heavy favorites of sports betting sites. Sitting on the  13th spot, they are in a better shape to clinch a victory despite playing in foreign soil.



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