The fans may not be back yet, but football is. Matchday 26 gave us a small taste of what is soon to come from leagues around Europe once they return, but for now, the Bundesliga is back again this weekend. Bayern and Dortmund dominated last week, while Gladbach and Leverkusen gave us attacking spectacles. This week, there are even more interesting matchups, but first, let’s review last week’s predictions.
To recap, we got four points for predicting the correct winner, ten points for predicting correct score and winner, and zero points for doing neither.
Table After Week One:
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So here are our predictions for this week’s matches:
Hertha Berlin – Union Berlin
Matheus Cunha came back alive last weekend, and expect more of the same against Union Berlin. The forward is capable of playing across the front four, meaning Union are in trouble.
SC Freiburg – Werder Bremen
These two are curious customers. Milot Rashica will need to revive his side now for them to avoid their looming relegation.
Paderborn – Hoffenheim
Like Werder, Paderborn need to kick on immediately. Hoffenheim will want to keep pushing for the 6th spot. Don’t expect an upset.
Hoffenheim will need a reaction after last week’s poor result. Expect one here.
Wolfsburg – Borussia Dortmund
Haaland and co. rose to the occasion of Rivierderby last weekend, so expect them to keep steamrolling as their stars return to fitness.
Borussia Moenchengladbach – Bayer Leverkusen
This may be the weekend’s best matchup, as two of the league’s most attacking outfits go head-to-head. Hop on the Havertz wagon now, or forever hold your peace. That being said, don’t underestimate Gladbach’s trident of Pléa, Thuram, and Embolo.
Bayern Munich – Eintracht Frankfurt
The champions returned straight back to business last weekend with a 2-0 victory against Union Berlin. Expect more of the same this time around.
Schalke 04 – Augsburg
Both sides suffered defeats in the first round of matches back after the Bundesliga’s return, so they will be looking to bounce back this weekend. Expect a tight affair.
Mainz – RB Leipzig
The last time these two sides met, Leipzig ran out as 8-0 winners.
Köln – Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf will be desperate for a win in their quest to avoid relegation, while Köln are aiming to keep the pressure on those in the Europa League spots.