Bundesliga Predictions | Round 2

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: Bochum vs Borussia Dortmund

My match of the day is the Ruhrderby between Bochum and Borussia Dortmund. With Schalke once again gone from the Bundesliga, this is the big derby in Ruhrpott. It is also a game that Dortmund struggled with last season and after exercising the ghosts last matchday against Köln at home, the Black and Yellows will want to set the record straight against their junior rivals.

Manu’s Predictions:

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

Stefan’s Game of the Week: Borussia Mönchengladbach vs Bayer Leverkusen

I can’t look beyond Borussia Mönchengladbach vs Bayer Leverkusen. Fresh off a gruelling clash with RB Leipzig, Xabi Alonso’s hopeful side face back-to-back tests as they make the trip to Borussia Park in what will most likely be labelled a “derby” by only one set of fans. Antipathy from the home support aside, I think this should be a really fun game between two much-improved teams. Leverkusen should bag the three points but it won’t be easy for them.

Stefan’s Predictions:

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

Scores after MD1: Manu – 6, Stefan – 11

Listen – Bundesliga MD2: Preview and Predictions

GGFN x Manuel Veth & Stefan Bienkowski


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