Category Archives: Previews

Champions League MatchDay 2 – German Club Preview


The elite of German football return to European duty this week as this year’s Champions League group stage continues. Bayern, Wolfsburg, Mönchengladbach and Leverkusen all take their place on the elite stage and four enticing match-ups await on Tuesday and Wednesday. The action is previewed here for you…… Tuesday 29th September Barcelona v Bayer Leverkusen It’s for nights like these […]

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Match Preview: Bayern Munich v VfL Wolfsburg

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The first ‘Englische Woche’ of the season serves up what promises to be a great match between last season’s champions Bayern Munich and their challenger and DFB Pokal winners Wolfsburg on Tuesday. The week six fixture allows Bayern Munch the chance to gain a little revenge over Wolfsburg for their August Super Cup defeat on penalties. To be fair to Bayern, everything they […]

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Match Preview: 1.FC Köln v Borussia Mönchengladbach


The Bundesliga serves up a fascinating Rhine derby this weekend with 1.FC Köln hosting Borussia Mönchengladbach at the Rhein-Energie Stadion. Talking points abound ahead of Saturday’s clash with more than just local bragging rights on offer. Köln go into the weekend derby looking for their first home win over the Föhlen for ten years and it they will be confident […]

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Bundesliga Match Day 5 Picks


When I posted my debut picks column last week, Fanatic contributor (and known sports gambler) Chase Ruttig opined that my picks were “fade material.” Being a known not-gambler, I had to do a bit of research to learn that what he was essentially saying was that my picks were just good enough for someone to go against them and cash […]

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Can Frankfurt’s Alex Meier make the difference in a tough matchup with Köln?


The Bundesliga is back after the international break and the closing of the summer transfer window, and Saturday sees a mouth-watering clash between the Eagles of Eintracht Frankfurt and the in-form Billy Goats of 1FC Köln at the Commerzbank Arena. Frankfurt with Armin Veh back at the helm have made a good start to the new Bundesliga season and did […]

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Bundesliga Match Day 4 Picks

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Sports gambling provides fans some interesting ways to look at upcoming matches, even if your personal stance on the notion of wagering money on the outcome of a sporting contest runs along the lines of “a fool and his money are soon parted.” Odds and lines provide insight into what oddsmakers (i.e. people whose livelihoods depend on them having a […]

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Bundesliga Week Four Preview


Bundesliga action returns after the international break, and with a number of clubs investing in a bit of last-minute transfer window business, a number of new faces will be on show this weekend. Nine fascinating clashes await and we preview all the action for you here. Friday September 11th Borussia Mönchengladbach v Hamburg The week 4 action kicks off on […]

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Match Preview: Scotland v Germany


Having come through their test against Poland on Friday, Germany now top Group D and have the chance to further cement their place at the summit with another three points up for grabs against Scotland on Monday. The result and performance against the Poles in Frankfurt was very pleasing with Mario Götze in particular reminding people of the immense quality […]

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Bundesliga Match Preview: Bayern Munich v Bayer Leverkusen

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There’s a real heavyweight clash on Saturday as two of the Bundesliga’s Champions League participants go head-to-head at the Allianz Arena. Pep Guardiola’s FC Bayern Munich take on Roger Schmidt’s Bayer 04 Leverkusen in what should prove to be real clash of intellect and style. With both teams having taking full points so far this season something will have to […]

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