Predicting some upsets, previewing MD 31 of the Bundesliga

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And then there were FOUR . . . match days remaining in the Bundesliga season, that is. After some midweek DFB cup action, the Bundesliga returns for match day 31 with several exciting derbies. While the Hertha-Bayern and the Schalke-Leverkusen match-ups are probably going to be the most-aesthetically appealing, we will first look at the relegation battles and potential upsets which are just […]

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Preview: Liverpool FC vs. Borussia Dortmund, Leg 2

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Liverpool will welcome Borussia Dortmund to Anfield on Thursday for the second leg of the Europa League quarter-finals. The first leg saw Borussia Dortmund only managing a 1:1 draw against a defensively well marshalled Liverpool side at the Signal Iduna Park, in which the Reds scored a vital away goal, meaning the visitors will need to score at least one goal to […]

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“Welcome home, coach” – Jürgen Klopp and his return to Westfalenstadion in Dortmund

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The legend is coming back to his stadium. It is easy to understand that the figure of Jürgen Klopp has a certain importance in Dortmund. He will always have this status. Always! I remember a slip of the tongue before the final of DFB-Pokal in 2008. Borussia Dortmund had to face FC Bayern München and Jürgen Klopp worked for German […]

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The Bundesliga gets back to work – previews and predictions for Matchday 28

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After what seemed like an eternity of an international break, where we learned that Germany can look average defensively versus a speedy counterattacking England team and can dominate Italy’s C squad, the Bundesliga is thankfully returning.  Let’s give a shout out to Leverkusen twitter before getting to our 10 predictions for Matchday 28! Dieser Moment, wenn die Länderspielphase endlich vorbei […]

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Predicting Matchday 27 of the Bundesliga

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Whew! We are still catching our breath after that remarkable Bayern comeback against Juventus in Wednesday’s Champions League, but it’s Thursday and the Europa League is upon Leverkusen and Dortmund (who will get to play on Sunday against Stuttgart and Augsburg respectively), as die Werkself looks to overturn a two goal deficit against Villarreal at home, while a diet BvB team […]

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FC Schalke 04 vs Borussia Mönchengladbach Preview

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With three-quarter of the season in the books, the Bundesliga is entering its home stretch and while the title race appears academic, there is still much jockeying for the European spots. It begins on Friday night in Gelsenkirchen, where the enigmatic Schalke 04 entertain the rising Borussia Mönchengladbach in a matchup of two former Paderborn managers named Andre: Schubert (2009-11) and Breitenreiter (2013-15) […]

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