Category Archives: Previews

Bundesliga Match Day 13 Picks


Is there a gambling axiom about changing your mind at the last moment and how one should never do this? Well, I changed both my picks for matchday 12’s Sunday matches, after I drafted my piece, explaining the picks because I talked myself out of my original thoughts. I was certain I had just spared myself two Sunday losses. Instead, Schalke finished […]

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Bundesliga Match Day 12 Picks

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Well, if anything about the Bundesliga is remotely predictable, it’s that my picks of matches are almost always awful. MatchBundesliga Match Day 12 picks reverted to their normal state of “why do you keep doing this to yourself?” Just two picks correct out of the nine matches —  my all-time worst match day to date. I have to believe I will […]

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Europa League Preview: Match day 4

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It’s the fourth matchday in the UEFA Europa League. Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 could be on their way to the next round, while Augsburg desperately need a win. Dortmund face FK Qäbälä at home in Group C. Die Borussen are leading the way with seven points and beat Qabala on the road 1-3, with a hat-trick from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. […]

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Bundesliga Match Day 10 Picks


How did that happen? After nailing the Friday-night match and getting two more from the early Saturday action, it seemed a new personal-best in picking Bundesliga matches was a shoo-in. I mean, I needed just one more! If I’d gone with my instinct to not pick draws, I might have had Saturday’s late game. Had I gone with a reverse-jinx […]

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The triangle is broken – Borussia Dortmund and the Odyssey to Azerbaijan

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After last weekend’s 2:0 victory in Mainz Borussia Dortmund now has to travel to the edge of Europe. It is interesting that such countries like Azerbaijan belong to Europe. But it could be worse. With Astana for example the Champions League has a debutant from Kazakhstan which really feels like middle Asia. Even after some research it is hard to […]

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Bundesliga Match Day 9 Picks


Have I mentioned that the Bundesliga is the least-predictable major football league in Europe? I’m certain I have, but it bears repeating . . . if only to help me laugh about how incredibly poorly I’m doing with my picks of Bundesliga matches. Back-to-back match days hitting at 22.2% make me glad I’m not risking my livelihood knowing how the […]

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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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