Category Archives: Previews

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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Bundesliga Match Day Two Preview

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Just as B follows A and night follows day, Week 2 of the new Bundesliga season is upon us after an entertaining round of matches last weekend. Nine more mouth-watering clashes await and we preview all the action for you here… Friday August 21st Hertha Berlin v Werder Bremen Friday’s game sees a meeting of two teams, who had differing […]

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Match Preview: Borussia Dortmund v Borussia Mönchengladbach


It’s the battle of the Borussia’s this weekend as the Bundesliga season kicks-off for Dortmund and Mönchengladbach at the Signal-Iduna Park on Saturday evening. A new era gets underway for the Schwarzgelben with Thomas Tuchel looking to quickly exercise the ghost of Jürgen Klopp and get the club back into the upper echelons of the league. Finding themselves rooted to […]

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2015/16 Season Preview: FC Augsburg


Fußball-Club Augsburg 1907 e.V. Nickname: die Fuggerstädter. Founding: 1907. Ground: WWK Arena (30,000 capacity). Colors: Red, white, and green. Rivals: Bayern Munich. 2014-15 Finishes Bundesliga: 5th place (49 points, 0 GD), qualified for the Europa League. DFB Pokal: 1st round exit (0-1 loss to Magdeburg). Top Goal Scorer: Rául Bobadilla (10 goals). “60-second dossier” Number of Matches won by 2 […]

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2015/16 Season Preview: Bayer 04 Leverkusen


Bayer 04 Leverkusen Nickname: Die Pillendreher, Die Werkself, Vize-kusen. Founding: 1 July, 1904. Ground: BayArena. Colors: Black and Red. Rivals: FC K*ln, Borussia Moenchengladbach, and Uli Hoeness. 2014-15 Finishes Bundesliga: 4th place. DFB Pokal: Quarter-final exit (so bitter). UEFA Champions: Round of 16 exit vs. Atletico Madrid (also bitter). Top Goal Scorer: Karim Bellarabi (12). “60-second dossier” Number of Matches […]

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2015-2016 Season Preview: Hertha Berlin


Full Club Name: Hertha BSC Nickname: Die Alte Dame (the Old Lady) Founded: July 25, 1892 Ground: Olympiastadion Berlin (built 1934-36; renovated for the 2006 World Cup) Club colors: blue and white Primary Rivals: none; sometimes 1. FC Union Berlin Fan Friendship: Karlsruher FC Trophies: German League (2): 1930, 1931 2. Bundesliga (3): 1990, 2011, 2013 Intertoto Cup (5): 1971, […]

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2015/16 Season Preview: 1.FC Kaiserslautern

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1. FC Kaiserslautern Nickname: die roten Teufel (The Red Devils) Founding Year: 1900 Stadium Name: Fritz-Walter-Stadion (49,780 capacity) Colors: Red and White Rivals: Karlsruher SC, SV Waldhof Mannheim, 1. FC Saarbrücken, Eintracht Frankfurt, Bayern München and 1. FSV Mainz 2014-15 Finishes 2. Bundesliga: 4th place (56 points, +14 GD) DFB Pokal: 3rd Round (0-2 AET loss to Bayer Leverkusen) Top […]

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2015/16 Season Preview: Borussia Dortmund


Borussia Dortmund (BVB) Nickname(s): die Schwarzgelben, die Borussen. Founding: 1909. Ground: Signal Iduna Park (81,359). Colors: Black and Yellow. Rivals: Schalke 04. 2014-15 Finishes: Bundesliga: 7th place (46 points on 13 wins, 7 draws, 14 losses and a +5 GD). DFB Pokal: Final (lost to VfL Wolfsburg 1-3). UEFA Champions/Europa League (if applicable): Eliminated in first knockout round by Juventus (1-5 on aggregate). Top […]

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2015/16 Season Preview: Werder Bremen

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SV Werder Bremen Nickname: Die Grün-Weißen Founding: 1899 Ground: Weser Stadion (37,000 capacity) Colors: Green shirts, white shorts, green socks 2014-15 Finishes Bundesliga: 10th place. DFB Pokal: 3rd round exit. Top Goal Scorers:  Franco di Santo (13), Davie Selke (9), and Zlatko Junuzovic (6). “60-second dossier” Number of Matches won by 2 or more goals: 3 Number of Matches won by 1 […]

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