Category Archives: Previews

DFB Pokal 2015/2016 First Round Matchups

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The first round of the 2015/2016 DFB Pokal tournament will kick off on the weekend of August 7, with matches running through the 10th.  Holders VfL Wolfsburg will take their first step towards a repeat championship when they are guests of Stuttgarter Kickers, while 2014/2015 finalists Borussia Dortmund will take their first step under the helm of new coach Thomas Tuchel, away to another […]

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Holstein Kiel v 1860 München – Can the Storks upset the Lions?


This season has seen a few unlikely promoted teams, most notably FC Ingolstadt and SV Darmstadt into the Bundesliga. A team from the most northern federal state of Schleswig-Holstein could be added to that list as a potential new team in the Bundesliga 2. Tonight, Holstein Kiel play the first leg in the relegation playoff as the 3rd from the […]

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Preview: SV Darmstadt 98 vs. FC St. Pauli


Dreams will come true at SV Darmstadt’s Stadion am Böllenfalltor on Sunday. SV Darmstadt is in the hunt for a Bundesliga spot, and can clinch direct promotion for the first time since 1981 if they win. On the other hand, St. Pauli are fighting for their survival in the 2. Bundesliga, and must win in order to save their season from a heartbreaking relegation. […]

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The “It’s Cool to Think Der Klassiker Doesn’t Matter” BVB-Bayern Match Preview


Fancy yourself a cool kid now, huh? Think you’re too cool for gettin’ all excited about Saturday’s BVB-Bayern der Klassiker match in Dortmund, eh? Think again. You know you’ll be watching. You can’t help it. And it’s totally okay. Remember the good old days just a season or two ago when der Klassiker was the Bundesliga’s best show in town? […]

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Borussia and Kickers go Bach to the Future


When Borussia Mönchengladbach make the trip to the Sparda-Bank-Hessen-Stadion in Offenbach on Wednesday, for the Third Round of this season’s DFB-Pokal, it will have been nearly sixteen years since the clubs famously met for the first time in the competition at the same stage, and under similar conditions. Borussia will still be firm favourites, Offenbach the underdogs from the lower, […]

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Preview: the 146th Revierderby is Upon Us


Borussia Dortmund and FC Schalke 04 headline match day 23 with the 146th incarnation of Germany’s famed Revierderby. rightfully bills this clash as critical, not just because it’s Germany biggest derby, but also because of the table position implications involved. It’s showtime! Hinspiel After the last Revierderby, S04 won 2-1 and passed up BVB in the table and BVB’s inglorious slide to the […]

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Breisgau Bulletin – Leverkusen Preview, Mehmedi züruck, and Big Karim


In one of Saturday’s early fixtures, Freiburg travel the 450 or so kilometres North for a visit to the BayArena to take on Bayer Leverkusen. Die Breisgauer will be looking to build on their mini 2-match unbeaten run and further extricate themselves from the foot of the Bundesliga table. Leverkusen, on the other hand, will attempt to shake off a […]

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Match Preview: FC Bayern München – 1. FC Köln


Rick Joshua and Randall Hauk get together to bring you a preview of Friday night’s Bundesliga battle between FC Bayern München and 1. FC Köln. Hinspiel Rick: The meeting last September at the Mungersdorf (yes, I still call it that) saw Bayern overcome a spirited-but-toothless Köln with two goals, one on either side of halftime. While this wasn’t exactly a […]

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Preview: Monday’s St. Pauli – Greuther Fürth Matchup

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After a dreadful start to the league campaign, FC St. Pauli has started to collect the always so important points. The Hamburg-club ended the autumn by defeating VfR Aalen, and began the Rückrunde by drawing away to SV Sandhausen. Monday’s task is to add an eighth loss to Greuther Fürth’s season, and thus climb above the relegation zone. However, that mission […]

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Match Preview in Tandem: Hertha BSC -SC Freiburg


Sunday’s early game in the Bundesliga pits relegation battlers Hertha BSC and SC Freiburg against each other in a must-win match for both teams. With just eight points separating seventh from eighteenth in the table, a win and the three points it provides would go a long way towards securing safety. Bundesliga Fanatic club bloggers Jack Grimse and Adrian Sertl break […]

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Schalke-Mönchengladbach Preview: A Tough Call at the Veltins


The Bundesliga’s been back a matter of a week and already it’s hard to remember what that pesky Winterpause felt like – how did we last so long without football? Friday evening will play host to yet another exciting game in the German top flight, and indeed one of the key games of Matchday 20 – especially when looking at […]

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