Bundesliga Predictions | Round 9 – Borussia Dortmund host Bayern Munich & Xabi Alonso’s Bayer Leverkusen face Schalke

In this weekly feature, hosts of the Gegenpressing podcast Stefan Bienkowski and Manu Veth face off with their predictions for the forthcoming Bundesliga matchday fixtures. It’s three points for a correct score and one point for a correct result. Who will come out on top at the end of the season?

Manu’s Game of the Week: Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich

Hard not to pick the Klassiker this week, especially after Stefan went for Leverkusen against Schalke. Having said that, the game finally needs to live up to its hype, which ultimately means Dortmund need to show up. The Black and Yellows were good against Sevilla this week but Bayern seem to be resurgent and I just feel that the Rekordmeister will once again edge this match. Also one to watch, and it might be the better game, is the Rheinderby between Borussia Mönchengladbach and FC Köln.

Manu’s predictions:

  • Hoffenheim 2-2 Werder Bremen
  • Bayer Leverkusen 4-1 Schalke
  • Mainz 0-4 RB Leipzig
  • Bochum 1-3 Eintracht Frankfurt
  • Augsburg 1-1 Wolfsburg
  • Borussia Dortmund 0-2 Bayern Munich
  • Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-2 FC Köln
  • Hertha Berlin 0-2 Freiburg
  • Stuttgart 1-3 Union Berlin

Stefan’s Game of the Week: Bayer Leverkusen vs Schalke

Although all eyes will be on “Der Klassiker” or the other derby on Sunday, dare I suggest fans of the league keep one eye on Schalke’s trip to the BayArena this weekend. Hosts Bayer Leverkusen have just appointed one of the most interesting head coaches in the Bundesliga in years – arguably the most high-profile since Pep Guardiola or Carlo Ancelotti arrived in Munich – and in Xabi Alonso the club will be hoping to see an instant turnaround in fortunes. Against lowly Schalke, they may just get it.

Stefan’s predictions:

  • Hoffenheim 2-2 Werder Bremen
  • Augsburg 1-2 Wolfsburg
  • Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 Schalke
  • Bochum 0-2 Eintracht Frankfurt
  • Mainz 0-2 RB Leipzig
  • Borussia Dortmund 1-2 Bayern Munich
  • Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-2 FC Köln
  • Hertha Berlin 1-2 Freiburg
  • Stuttgart 1-3 Union Berlin

Scores after MD8Manu – 40, Stefan – 31.

Listen: Gegenpressing: The Bundesliga Podcast – MD9 Preview: Alonso arrives at Leverkusen, Bayern Munich face fresh Dortmund test.


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