Bundesliga match-day 28 preview
We’re set for the first midweek games since Budesliga returned some days ago, home advantage seem to have been eradicated maybe due to the lack of fans at the stadium.
Our match stats, preview, and predictions have been compiled and ready to be served.
Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich
Dortmund welcome Bayern Munich to the Signal Iduna park for second Der Klassiker match of the 2019-20 Bundesliga season.
Hefty classical fixtures such as this one are what we signed up for as lovers of the beautiful game of football and hopefully, we’ll be rewarded with topnotch football come Tuesday.
Let’s take a look at the record and history between these two teams as we attempt to foretell the outcome of the game.
Dortmund have won their last six Bundesliga matches scoring 15 goals and conceding once.
Bayern Munich have won their last six league matches too, scoring 22 times and conceding five times.
The Bavarians are unbeaten away from home since December 2019 when they lost 2-1 to Borussia M’gladbach.
Dortmund a haven’t lost an home fixture since April 2019, the last time they conceded at home was in January this year.
They’ve won their last five games at home, keeping four cleansheets in the process.
Bayern Munich have won five of the last seven games between these two teams, the Bavarians have however lost their last two away outings against Dortmund.
The both teams to score call haven’t happened in the last 3 recent games between them, we expect that trend to end in this game.
Prediction: Dortmund 1-3 Bayern Munich
Bayer Leverkusen vs Wolfsburg
In game-week 27, Wolfsburg slipped against Dortmund. The two teams behind them Schalke and Freiburg failed to take advantage, it seems like no team wants to finish 6th in the Bundesliga this season.
Leverkusen’s midfield general has become their main source of goals in the last two matches.
Bayer Leverkusen are unbeaten in all competitions since they lost to Hoffenheim in February, they’ve played 12 matches since then, winning 11 games and drawing once.
Wolfsburg only loss in 8 Bundesliga matches was against Dortmund in match-day 27.
Wolfburg are undefeated in five of their recent away matches.
Leverkusen have won five consecutive home games.
We are certain to see goals in this game.
Bayer Leverkusen have the edge in this regard especially when they play at the BayArena.
Leverkusen have won 14 times against Wolfsburg when they play at home [14W, 6D, 2L].
Prediction: Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 Wolfsburg.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Freiburg
Two teams struggling for fettle, Eintracht Frankfurt’s poor form has seen them drop to 14th place, four points above the relegation playoff spot.
Freiburg are further up the table in 7th place, they have a chance to qualify for next season’s Europa league if they get their acts together.
Eintracht Frankfurt have one win in five [1W, 4L], Freiburg’s record is not any different with 1 win, 1 draw and 3 losses in 5 games.
Freiburg have won only one of their last six away games [1W, 2D, 3L].
Eintracht Frankfurt have won four of their last five home games.
Freiburg have won one of the last five meetings between these two teams.
Eintracht Frankfurt have won 2 of the last 3, when they play on home patch, they’ve won 10 times, drawn 2 times and lost 5 times against Freiburg.
Predicition: Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 Freiburg
Werder Bremen vs Borussia M’gladbach
Bremen are second from bottom, six points away from safety.
M’gladbach are 5th on the log, not really sure what their ambitions for the season is although they’re almost guaranteed a spot in Europe.
Bremen pulled off a shocking win away at Freiburg last Saturday, but that’s only their first win in five outings.
M’gladbach on the other hand have won three of their last five, losing only to Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen.
Werder Bremen have won none of their last five Bundesliga home games, the margin of defeats have been disappointing to say the least.
Borussia M’gladbach haven’t lost away from home since their 2nil loss to Schalke in January.
Werder Bremen have an overall better head-to-head record, but considering the recent trends and matches between these two M’gladbach have the edge.
M’gladbach are unbeaten against Werder Bremen in over 3 years winning 5 and drawing 2 of the 7 matches between them.
Prediction: Werder Bremen 1-2 Borussia M’gladbach
Leipzig vs Hertha BSC
Timo Werner hit top gear with a hat-trick against Mainz as Leipzig returned to winning ways.
Hertha BSC thumped Union in the Berlin derby 4nil to maintain their 100% record since the return of the Bundesliga.
Leipzig have drawn 3 of their last five league matches, winning 5nil in each of the other two games.
Hertha have won 2, drawn 2 and lost 1 of their last 5 games.
They’ve scored seven goals in their last two matches and conceded none.
There has never been a draw between these two, Leipzig have won six of the last seven including all four of the recent fixtures between them.
Liepzig have six wins in eight games against Hertha BSC losing the other two.
They [Liepzig] have scored 26 goals and conceded 9 in the process.
Prediction: Liepzig 3-1 Hertha BSC
Hoffenheim vs Köln
Two points separare both teams on the table, Köln fought from 2 goals down to draw 2-2 against Fortuna Dusseldorf.
Hoffenheim could only manage a 1-1 draw away to Paderborn in match-day 27.
Hoffeheim are winless in their last five Bundesliga games.
Köln have 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in 5 matches.
Köln’s last two games have ended in a 2-2 draw.
Interestingly, Hoffenheim have only drawn once on home patch this season.
Köln have drawn the same number  of game away from home this season.
Hoffenheim have won the last 3 fixtures between these two teams by a combined score of 11-1.
Köln last beat Hoffenheim in 2016 and it was in extra time.
Hoffenhiem have won their last 3 games against Köln conceding just once.
Prediction: Hoffenheim 2-1 Köln
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Schalke
Dusseldorf continue their streak of draws with a 2-2 scoreline against Köln in game-week 27.
The fact that they threw away a two-goal lead against Köln in game-week 27 makes it even more disappointing.
Schalke have been shambolic in every sense of the word recently.
They’ve conceded seven goals in the last two games and scored none.
Four draws and one win make up Dusseldorf’s last five outings.
Schalke have one point out of a possible 15 in the last five games. they’re winless in six of their recent away games.
Schalke have won three of the last seven between these two teams [3W, 2D, 2L].
Fortuna Dusseldorf have scored in all 3 of the recent matches against Schalke.
Dusseldorf have scored seven goals in the last two games.
Prediction: Fortuna Dusseldorf 1-2 Schalke
Augsburg vs Paderborn
Schalke were stunned by Augsburg who prior to that game were on a four-game losing streak.
Paderborn have drawn their last two games but still sit bottom of the Bundesliga table, nine points away from safety.
Augsburg have four losses in five games [1W, 4L], they’ve lost 3 of their last 5 games at home [1W, 1D, 3L].
Paderborn have three losses in five matches [2D, 3L], they’ve won 1 of their last five away games [1W, 2D, 2L].
Augsburg have won four of the last seven meetings between these two teams including 2 of the last 3.
Paderborn have never beaten Augsburg away from home [3W, 2D]
Prediction: Augsburg 2-0 Paderborn
Union Berlin vs Mainz
The Berlin Derby left a sour taste in the mouth of Union after they got thrashed by Hertha BSC 4-0.
Mainz got a similar treatment from Liepzig as they were battered 5nil.
Union Berlin are winless in five games [1D, 4L], Mainz have one win in five games [1W, 2D, 2L].
Mainz have 2 wins in their last 5 away from home, Union Berlin have won once in five home games.
Union Berlin have won twice, drawn once and lost four times in seven games against Mainz.
Mainz have won 3 of the last 5 games between these two games.
Both teams have found the back of the net in the last three meetings between Mainz and Union Berlin.
Prediction: Union Berlin 1-2 Mainz
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