The German Bundesliga is getting to the business end of the season as the first round has ended with the second round of matches commencing on Friday night. Borussia Dortmund still sits at the summit of the table with Bayern slowly catching up with them. These are Sir Kay’s Predictions for this weekend’s fixtures.
Hoffenheim vs Bayern (Friday 7:30 pm):
Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann will make history as he becomes the youngest manager to reach 100 Bundesliga appearances as the 31-year-old’s side host second-placed Bayern Munich. Niko Kovac’s men have shrugged off their worst start to the first half of a season as they have won their last 5 matches in the league. Lewandowski will be looking forward to the clash as Oliver Baumann has been tagged his favorite Goalkeeper since he has scored 14 goals past the Hoffenheim shot-stopper. I’ll go for Bayern win here though I really like Nagelsmann’s tactics as a coach.
Sir Kay Predicts: Hoffenheim 1-3 Bayern
RB Leipzig vs Dortmund (Saturday 5:30 pm)
League leaders Dortmund travel out to the Red Bull Arena to take on Leipzig. The hosts haven’t been spectacular this season as they have already found themselves eliminated in the Europa League and are 11 points behind Dortmund with the second round just about to commence. The home advantage could do Leipzig a big favor here as they are yet to lose at home this season and will be counting on Yussuf Poulsen to get them the maximum points here. Dortmund will have other ideas here though as they have been in superb form this season and will draw confidence from their 4-1 humiliation of Leipzig in the first round. It is a difficult call here but I’ll just lean towards Dortmund here because of their recent form.
Sir Kay Predicts: RB Leipzig 2-3 Dortmund
Schalke 04 vs Wolfsburg (Sunday 5 pm)
Wolfsburg will be looking to end their 8 match winless run at the Veltins Arena when they come up against Schalke 04 this weekend as they have lost 7 and drawn 1 against the Royal Blues. Wolfsburg will have to be wary here as Schalke has scored in their last 21 home games against Wolfsburg. Wolfsburg will have an eye on the top four since a win here and a favoring result in the game between Leipzig and Dortmund could see them close the gap on Leipzig in fourth. I’ll go for a Schalke win here because of their home records as they do count in these kinds of games.
Sir Kay Predicts: Schalke 2-1 Wolfsburg
Other Matches to be played and their predictions:
VfB Stuttgart 2-2 Mainz
Eintracht 3-1 SC Freiburg
Hannover 96 1-3 Werder Bremen
Augsburg 2-1 Fortuna
Bayer Leverkusen 2-2 Borussia Mönchengladbach
Nürnberg 1-2 Hertha Berlin
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