Bundesliga Predictions | Round 18 – Leaders Bayer Leverkusen travel to Leipzig

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: Darmstadt vs Eintracht Frankfurt

My match of the week is the Hessen Derby between Darmstadt and Frankfurt. The atmosphere at the Stadion am Böllenfalltor should be electric for this one but on the pitch I think this game might be a pretty clearcut affair. After all, Darmstadt have really struggled in the Bundesliga this season and Frankfurt were on point against Leipzig on matchday 17. The new pieces Donny van de Beek and Sasa Kalajdzic should be even further up to speed, which makes me think the Eagles will easily win this game.

Manu’s Predictions:

  • Freiburg 1-1 Hoffenheim
  • FC Köln 0-2 Borussia Dortmund
  • Bochum 1-2 Stuttgart
  • Heidenheim 2-1 Wolfsburg
  • Darmstadt 0-3 Frankfurt
  • RB Leipzig 1-2 Bayer Leverkusen
  • Bayern Munich 4-0 Werder Bremen
  • Gladbach 3-1 Augsburg

Stefan’s Game of the Week: RB Leipzig vs Bayer Leverkusen

My game of the week has to be the topspiel between Leipzig and Leverkusen. Xabi Alonso’s side will have to be at their very best to beat a Leipzig side that looked far better last weekend than their 1-0 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt would suggest. However, with Florian Wirtz and Jonathan Tah expected to return to the starting XI, I suspect this will be another impressive performance in a big game from this Leverkusen side and will ultimately lead to them claiming all three points.

Stefan’s Predictions:

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

Scores after MD17: Manu – 116, Stefan – 116

Listen – Bundesliga MD18: Preview and Predictions

GGFN x Manuel Veth & Stefan Bienkowski


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