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Borussia and Kickers go Bach to the Future

by Conor Garratt

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 […]

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Preview: the 146th Revierderby is Upon Us

by Travis Timmons

Borussia Dortmund and FC Schalke 04 headline match day 23 with the 146th incarnation of Germany’s famed Revierderby.  Bundesliga.com 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 […]

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

by Adrian Sertl

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 […]

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Match Preview: FC Bayern München – 1. FC Köln

by Bundesliga Fanatic Staff

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. […]

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

by Linus Vedmar

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 […]

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Match Preview in Tandem: Hertha BSC -SC Freiburg

by Bundesliga Fanatic Staff

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 […]

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Schalke-Mönchengladbach Preview: A Tough Call at the Veltins

by Conor Garratt

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 […]

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Köln Looking to Replicate Away Success at Home Against Stuttgart

by Randall Hauk

Depending on how you look at it, Wednesday’s battle between 1. FC Köln and VfB Stuttgart is either a relegation fight or one of the prime fixtures of the match day. Or both . . . As an Aufsteiger, Köln is an automatic candidate for relegation. Even though they’ve not looked the role, for the most […]

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Bayer Leverkusen-Borussia Dortmund Preview: A Crucial Kickoff for Both

by Chase Ruttig

At the start of the 2014/15 Bundesliga campaign, few pundits or supporters would have predicted anything other than both Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund competing to chase FC Bayern as usual in the Champions League places come the winterpause. That didn’t come close to happening as the well documented struggles of BvB have brought a […]

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Englische Woche Preview: Hoffenheim vs. Leverkusen

by Linus Vedmar

TSG Hoffenheim will be looking to earn three new points today when the club welcome Bayer Leverkusen to the Rhein-Neckar Arena in Sinsheim. TSG begun their Bundesliga campaign in an impressive fashion, not losing a single game until match day 10 when Borussia Mönchengladbach proved to be too strong for the blue and whites. The […]

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