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Mia San Meister: It’s a Great Day at the Bavaria!

FC Augsburg 1-4 Bayern Munich

Six Bundesliga titles in six years.

Bayern Munich are once again the German champions after beating Augsburg in a thrilling game that sent betting websites into a frenzy.

The Bavarians trailed early in the game after a sloppy Niklas Sule own goal on 18 minutes; however, they answered back like true champions and delighted the football betting faithful with two goals each on both sides of the interval.

James Rodriguez, who is establishing himself as another online betting darling at the Bavaria, stepped up big time for Bayern as he scored one and assisted on the other to help the club win their 27th trophy of the Bundesliga era.

Following Sule's own goal, Corentin Tolisso headed home a 32nd-minute equaliser off a Joshua Kimmich assist. Rodriguez then quickly followed it up with a close-range finish, taking advantage of a brilliant backheel from Juan Bernat to give Bayern the lead.

The quick one-two punch from Bayern sucked the life out of Augsburg at WWK Arena, and it turned to a one-sided affair from then on as the Bavarians pulled away for good. Arjen Robben scored their third goal of the game with a laser from 14 yards, thanks to a cut-back from Rodriguez just moments after the hour.

Sandro Wagner rounded off the scoring for Bayern on 87 minutes with a clinical header off a Sebastian Rudy corner.

The title win capped a great turnaround for Bayern, who were five points adrift after a poor start earlier in the season. Carlo Ancelotti was eventually sacked and Jupp Heynckes came out of retirement to rejuvenate the club's season.

On the other games, Hamburg kept their survival hopes alive with a 3-2 upset of second-placed Schalke. Relegation-battlers Mainz 05 and FC Koln, in contrast, didn't help their chances after they shared the spoils with a 1-1 draw.

Elsewhere, Monchengladbach took down Hertha BSC, 2-1, to stay in pursuit of European football, while Hannover 96 and Wolfsburg got all three points in their respective matches to pull further away from the relegation dogfight.

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The Big Five are Still so Hot for Football Betting!

The major powers of Europe have flexed their muscles, with four of the big five league titles already snapped up by the giants of the game.

Barcelona, Manchester City, Bayern Munich, and PSG have been crowned champions of the lands they survey, and the football odds on Serie A’s Juventus joining them are shortening by the day. But there’s plenty to entertain football betting fans as the lesser mortals up and down the leagues fight for European recognition, and some, their very survival in the top flights.

La Liga

Having dominated right from the off it’s Barca’s league once more, with 32-goal Lionel Messi leading the way. But how the Catalans must be wishing they could have held on to a three goal lead against Roma. With a domestic double completed, Ernesto Valverde’s side must feel like they threw away a golden chance to win the Champions League, too.

This weekend it’s El Clasico, arguably the biggest derby in world football, and a chance for Real Madrid to keep the pressure up on Atletico for second place. But it’s a big ask at the Camp Nou, where Barca are favourites at 1.89 with a -0.75 goal handicap and Los Blancos at 2.04 with that start. Both Madrid clubs will join Barca in next season’s Champions League, along with Valencia, while Villarreal and Real Betis look good for Europa qualification.

At the bottom, it’s a done deal with Malaga, Las Palmas and, most surprisingly Deportivo La Coruna on the way out.

Premier League

With Manchester City crowned Champions, one of the most intriguing battles in the Premier League is an individual tussle for the golden boot. Player of the Year Mo Salah is four ahead of Harry Kane, but the Spurs man is keen. He only needs the ball to brush his leg hair on its way in to claim the goal; such is his hunger to prove he’s as good as Mo!

Spurs will likely join Liverpool and Manchester United in the Champions League places, unless Chelsea can make up a five point gap. The Blues will probably have to be happy with Europa football, along with Arsenal and Burnley.

18th-placed Southampton have the best chance of escaping the bottom three, at the expense of either Swansea or Huddersfield, who have a shocking run-in. If the Saints fail, coach Mark Hughes may get the blame for taking two clubs down, as his former team Stoke looks pretty much doomed along with West Brom!

Serie A

Serie A is in Juventus’ hands, four points clear of Napoli and the Bianconeri is a clear favourite on betting sites to win a seventh successive Scudetto. There’s a big race in Serie A for the mantle of top scorer, with Lazio’s Ciro Immobile, on 29 and Inters’ Mauro Icardi on 27, hoping to fire their teams to Champions League qualification. Roma is in there too and Inter has the most ground to make up, four points behind the Rome duo.

Atalanta and Milan are chasing for a Europa place, while at the bottom, with Hellas Verona set to join Benevento through the trap-door, it looks like a three-way battle for survival between Chievo, SPAL and Cagliari, though Crotone and Udinese aren’t safe quite yet.

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Napoli suffered a nervous collapse after they all but threw away their hopes of winning the Serie A title

Bundesliga

It’s hard to recall when Bayern won the league it’s that long ago, and Jupp Heynckes’ men will be gutted they went out of the Champions league to Real Madrid. But six Bundesligas on the bounce is some achievement.

Beneath the champions, there’s a battle royal going on for European qualification, and in the depths, a tense finale looming in the relegation fight. That’s where you can find the best football bets. Bayer Leverkusen and Hoffenheim are fighting it out for the final Champions League place, while anyone down to Hertha Berlin, in tenth, can still qualify for Europa football.

Cologne are down, and the remaining relegation places are likely to be filled by Hamburg and Wolfsburg, but Mainz and Freiburg aren’t out of the woods yet.

Ligue 1

PSG have regained the crown as King of France, with the form of league top scorer Edinson Cavani pivotal to their success. Kylian M’Bappe is trying to persuade Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante to join him in Paris as the revolution gathers pace.

But, in the meantime, the form team is Lyon, with seven league wins on the run catapulting them into second place and pole position for Champions League qualification. Monaco and Marseille are also in the frame and just two points separate the three teams with two places available.

It’s any two from six to join Metz in a fall to Ligue 2, with Lille, Troyes, Toulouse and Strasbourg in the most peril.

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It’s all About Niko in the Final!

DFB Pokal Final: Bayern Munich vs Eintracht Frankfurt

Well it’s Final Day in Berlin on Saturday, as FC Bayern aims to complete a domestic double in the DFB Pokal climax against Eintracht Frankfurt.

Football odds and recent form tell us the League Champions should lift the Cup at the Olympiastadion, but that isn’t the half of it…

Talking Points

The Cup Final will be graced by the Bundesliga’s finest, in Bayern colours, always good for a football bet. But all eyes will be on the touchline where Germany’s best team’s new coach will be, doing his level best to beat them. Eintracht’s talented manager, Niko Kovac, is switching Frankfurt for Munich in the summer; what a chance to show them who’s boss!

Bayern have a dressing room full of stars and 46 year old Kovac will need to assert his authority quickly, which he could do with a win on Saturday. But every player in a Bayern shirt will be out to show the incoming boss just what they can do before Kovac takes over at Bayern in July.

The former Croatia star played for Bayern between 2001 and 2003 and knows the club well enough to make a fast start, but the timing of his departure from Eintracht has annoyed his current employers, who believe Bayern have derailed the end of their season.

We love a bit of bite in a Cup Final!

Kevin-Prince Boateng ready to defy betting odds to give Eintracht coach Niko Kovac a farewell he could not forget
Kevin-Prince Boateng is in search of a first trophy in Germany

And Kovac will be relying on bite on the field if his Eintracht players are to spring a surprise on the top dogs. Serbian striker Luka Jovic has weighed in with eight league goals since his arrival on loan from Benfica, but the biggest threat to Bayern could come in the six foot three frame of target-man Sebastian Haller. The French forward has top scored for Frankfurt with nine goals and he’s a real handful, fourth in the Bundesliga list of duels won, coming out on top in the challenge 411 times during the season, and winning more than his fair share in the air.

Kevin-Prince Boateng can provide the ammunition, and he has rallied his team-mates following defeat to Schalke in the run-up to the final, saying: “We must not let this pull us down now. I’m proud of the troupe. The final is a highlight and we can still make it. It’s going to be tough, but that Bayern can lose is something we saw today.”

Indeed, in outgoing manager Jupp Heynckes’ last league game the champions fell to their first home defeat in two seasons, being thumped 1-4 by Stuttgart, despite enjoying 80 per cent possession. The 72 year old boss is in his fourth spell at the club and would dearly love to end on a high. And failure to land a place in the Champions League has made his players equally determined to see of Eintracht in style.

Winger Franck Ribery has vowed to deliver the cup for Bayern fans for a 19th time, by adding victory over Eintracht to the league. In top scorer Robert Lewandowski the favourites have a man in spectacular form, and I wouldn’t bet against him on Saturday.

History

Well, history certainly favours Kovak’s future team rather than his current, with 18 DBF-Pokals already won Bayern are ready to snatch the trophy back from Borussia Dortmund. And, of course, they know exactly how to do that, winning it three times in the last five years. In contrast Eintracht have won it four times… not bad… but not since 1988. Kovac did steer his team to the final last year, but couldn’t stop the wait extending to 30 years.

Head to heads don’t give the underdogs much comfort either. Eintracht has a one-in-seven record against the champions, winning just six of 42 meetings.

Bayern have won the last three clashes, scoring eight and conceding one, the last being a 4-1 drubbing at the Allianz Arena, though three of the goals came late in the game and Sebastian Haller proved he can breach the Munich defence.

Online betting pundits back Ribery to step up his game in the DFB Pokal Final
After signing a new one-year deal last week, Franck Ribery has vowed to win the DFB Pokal Final vs Frankfurt

What are the Odds?

Could Kovac really inspire the rank outsiders to scupper Bayern’s assault on a fourth domestic double in six years? Well, it needs a handicap betting move to even things up according to our football betting offers at SBOBET.

Two goals look to be about the right margin, with Bayern at 1.91 to win with a -1.75 goal handicap. Eintracht is available at 2.01 with that start.

If the Frankfurters can last 45 minutes then a draw at half time will pay 2.79, while an unexpected half time lead for Eintracht is 6.80, Bayern is 1.63.

2-0 is the most likely score at 6.40, and a repeat of last month’s 4-1 is at 12.50.

But it’s all about Niko, and if his team is still in it after 90 minutes the story gets even bigger. So Eintracht, double chance to win or draw, is 3.65.

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Money, Money, Money on Planet Football!

Just when you think another benchmark cannot be set, the football news blows fans away by the cost of the latest mega-money deal.

Value is one thing and cost is very much another.

It’s always been that way.

From the very first eye-catching deal to the current one, inflation has always played a part. But the sums involved nowadays have soared to heights no betting tips could ever envisage.

Yet the market which has spiralled beyond recognition in recent years still shows no sign of abating in the run-up to the new club season.

He may not play like one of the best players in the world – certainly, his World Cup showing was hugely disappointing with some of his antics bordering on cheating – but Neymar remains the most expensive footballer of all time.

His £198-million move to Paris Saint-Germain last summer is the benchmark, and the Parisian giants would surely accept nothing less should any other club wish to acquire his services this summer.

Football News: Kylian Mbappe and Paul Pogba amongst the most expensive players in the world
Kylian Mbappe and Paul Pogba named in the most expensive XI

However, Qatari-owned PSG must be mightily relieved they agreed the signing of Kylian Mbappe last summer rather than now after his World Cup to remember.

He has now usurped Neymar as the star name in the capital of romance following his exploits in Russia. If the bidding was starting again, it would certainly cost more than the £166 million they agreed with Monaco nearly 12 months ago.

Indeed, the move would have happened earlier but was initially a loan deal to ensure the French champions avoided financial fair play pitfalls.

Then there’s Phillipe Coutinho, one of Neymar’s replacements at Barcelona who swapped Merseyside for Catalonia in January for £105 million. The deal could reach £142 million with add-ons, still lagging some way behind Neymar and Mbappe.

Barcelona certainly used the Neymar money as quickly as possible, parting with £97 million for Ousmane Dembele who, aged 20, briefly became the second-most expensive footballer of all time.

After his injury woes during his debut season, Barca will hope to see a lot more of him in the months ahead.

The tag of the most expensive footballer in the world had briefly stuck with Manchester United’s French World Cup-winning midfielder Paul Pogba who made the move from Juventus two summers ago for £89 million.

That figure now seems relatively low key when you think what has followed.

Although even two of the big money moves last season did not quite reach that figure.

Pogba’s friend Romelu Lukaku has been an instant hit as his new club-mate after United also parted company with £75 million to scoop up the Belgian strike from under Chelsea’s noses, while Virgil van Dijk is the most expensive defender in the world after Liverpool paid Southampton the same amount for the Dutchman’s services.

In the end, Chelsea turned their attention to Alvaro Morata who arrived in west London from Real Madrid for £60 million – although his tenure, certainly to date, has not been as productive in front of goal as Lukaku’s first 12 months.

Morata, incidentally, replaced Diego Costa who re-joined Atletico Madrid for just under £50 million.

The two clubs absent from this column so far are European champions Real Madrid and the biggest spenders of them all, Manchester City.

That is because it’s a number of years since Madrid broke transfer records – recruiting Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009 from Man Utd for £80 million and then following it up by snapping up Gareth Bale from Spurs for £85 million.

Both have been brilliant acquisitions and proof that money can buy you quality and success.

The fact Ronaldo, 34 in his next birthday, has just been sold to Juventus for even more money - £88.3 million – is a masterstroke from Madrid where he scored 450 goals and won numerous honours en route to becoming the best player on the planet.

It will be some time before there is a more successful transfer deal in world football than that provided by CR7 (twice) – he was also immense as Sir Alex Ferguson picked him up for just £12 million as David Beckham’s replacement at Old Trafford in 2003.

Whether Ronaldo can inspire the already-prolific Gonzalo Higuain to new heights at Juve next year remains to be seen. If he does, coupled with profitable shirt sales, the deal may seem common business sense.

As for City, they are regularly spending big, backed by their lucrative Kuwaiti owners, although have yet to enter the top 10 list.

Football News: Riyad Mahrez move to Manchester City from Leicester City
Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez join Manchester City for a club-record fee

Riyad Mahrez (£60 million), Aymeric Laporte (£57m), Kevin de Bruyne (£55m), Raheem Sterling (£49m), John Stones (£47m), Kyle Walker (£45m), Bernardo Silva (£43m), Leroy Sane (£37m), Ederson (£35m), and Nicolas Otamendi (£32m) are all big-money recruits as they bid to become established at the top of the European game.

Add Liverpool making Brazilian international Alisson the most expensive goalkeeper in a world-record £65 million deal, and the period of the most expensive transfers in world football shows no sign of easing.

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Bundesliga Team Analysis: New Bayern Munich, Same Old Hunger

The 2018/19 season is a redefining year for Bayern Munich. With a new boss and the obvious shift from buying well-established players to developing young talents, the Bavarians are starting to build for the future.

However, that doesn't mean they won't be in contention for the title in the Bundesliga this upcoming season. They are still the reigning German champions; and with a plethora of world-class players at their disposal, Bayern Munich can afford to transform the club all while competing (or dominating) at the top level.

Making changes is always a risky business, but fans can expect Niko Kovac and his new charges to find a way to take over the league once again. After all, in Germany, the Bavarians are synonymous with success.

Key Strengths

Bayern Munich are the best team in the Bundesliga—that has been the case for six years now. And after winning a record sixth straight league title last season, all signs point that they are going to make another history with a seventh consecutive German championship trophy.

They have all the weapons, anyway.

The Bavarians, then under legendary coach Jupp Heynckes, finished 2017/18 as the league's leading scorers by a wide margin. They hit 92 goals, 26 more than Hoffenheim who had the second-most markers with 66.

Fortunately for the team, things are unlikely to change for them in the offensive end. Robert Lewandowski—who top-scored the club and the league with 29 goals—chose to remain at the Allianz Arena after months of doubt about his future.

For what it's worth, the Pole international bagged a hat-trick in their 5-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt in the DFL-Super Cup.

With Lewandowski back in the fold and appearing to be committed, Bayern have their frontline of Lewy, Sandro Wagner, Thomas Muller and James Rodriguez intact.

Despite the transfer rumours, Robert Lewandowski eyes to give glory to Bayern Munich in the new Bundesliga season
Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski celebrates after scoring a hat-trick against Eintracht Frankfurt during the German Super Cup

The four players accounted for 51 of Bayern's goal last year, so it's only right to expect the most successful German club in history to keep firing again when the new season opens.

On the other hand, it's worth noting that this Bavarian team has great quality between the sticks. Manuel Neuer, oft-considered as one of the best goalies of all time, is back and healthy again, which should be a cause for concern for any team.

A look at Neuer's back-up, Sven Ulreich, should give opponents more headaches. Ulreich impressed last year as a deputy for the injured Neuer, and he is undoubtedly tough to break as other German top-flight teams learned last season.

Major Weaknesses and Concerns

Defence has often been the weakest link in the team, that despite having the best defensive record—only 28 goals conceded—last campaign.

It doesn't help that, according to Bundesliga 2018 news, centre-back Jerome Boateng is 50-50 to leave the club.

Boateng has been slowed down by nagging leg injuries, but he's a dangerous defender when healthy and is even capable of creating for his teammates. Niklas Sule has stepped up in the centre-back post and will be Kovac's first choice for the position, but losing Boateng would still be a blow.

Joshua Kimmich, David Alaba and Mats Hummels all had an up-and-down campaign last year, so they need to play more consistently if Bayern are to compete not only in the Bundesliga but also in the Champions League.

Another concern for Bayern is adjusting to Kovac's football philosophy. The Bavarians found success in recent years with their possession play that emphasises ball control and plenty of short passes, but Kovac mainly uses a direct play approach that requires players to use intensive pressing and to score immediately after getting the ball.

It worked for him at Frankfurt as he led the team to a DFP-Pokal championship over Bayern, but it remains to be seen if the reigning champs can adjust well to the change in tactics.

Key Players to Watch

Only a handful of players can boast becoming back-to-back top scorers in the German top flight, and Lewandowski has a chance to join those elite few in his quest for Bundesliga immortality.

However, he is not the only one fans need to keep an eye on this upcoming season. Real Madrid loanee and Colombia international James Rodriguez is coming off an impressive first year in Germany, and expectations are higher this time following his spectacular World Cup stint.

James Rodriguez hopes to lead Bayern Munich in the new Bundesliga season
Colombia star James Rodriguez kicks the ball during a friendly match against France last March

The youngsters shouldn't be forgotten too. There's Leon Goretzka who had an amazing year with Schalke, as well as Serge Gnabry and Renato Sanches who are now a year older and a year more experienced after their loan spells.

There's also Corentin Tolisso. After learning from the now departed Arturo Vidal and winning the World Cup with France, the 24-year-old is set for a breakout season.

Fearless Forecast

A seventh straight Bundesliga crown is the likely result. The SBOBET football odds on Bundesliga 2018 betting have Bayern as clear leaders to secure the league title, and I am not betting against that.

However, I expect them to struggle a bit in the opening weeks. Furthermore, I don't think they will win by the same 21-point margin as they did last campaign, especially with the likes of Schalke, Hoffenheim and Dortmund showing their intention to win.

 

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Bundesliga Team Analysis: Time for Dortmund to #BVBelieve

Borussia Dortmund may have hit the reset button this summer, but they made it clear they are still here to compete for silverware.

After what could be described as their worst campaign in recent memory—finishing fourth with only 55 points—Dortmund now head to the 2018/19 season in the Bundesliga with renewed optimism and confidence under new manager Lucien Favre.

BVB retooled well this summer too, and while it may take time before they can familiarise themselves with the new faces, there's no doubt they have what it takes to return to contention for the top three or two spots.

Key Strengths

Favre's appointment as Dortmund manager couldn't be more perfect. His emphasis on using more attacking football fits well with the team's philosophy, raising hopes that he can replicate or even surpass what the team has achieved during the reign of Jurgen Klopp.

The Swiss tactician is yet to win a trophy in the German top flight despite his stints with Hertha Berlin and Borussia Monchengladbach; however, he has often exceeded expectations and is undoubtedly capable of bringing out the best in any team he handles.

In fact, he led both Berlin and Gladbach to European competitions, with the latter making it to the Champions League for the first time after finishing third in the 2014/15 season.

Luckily for Favre, he has all the tools he needs to deliver the best Bundesliga 2018 results at Signal Iduna Park. Youngsters such as Sancho and Christian Pulisic are both on the rise and could be in for a breakout year under their 60-year-old manager.

Attack remains a concern, particularly now that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Michy Batshuayi are no longer with them. However, while they lack a central striker, it can't be denied they are still oozing with offensive quality with the likes of Marco Reus, Mario Gotze and Maximilian Philipp.

Marco Reus will be one of the focal points of offense for BVB this Bundesliga season
Marco Reus celebrating Borussia Dortmund's goal

For what it's worth, Reus produced one of his best years when he played for Favre with Gladbach back in the 2011/12 season. The now 29-year-old forward scored 18 goals in 32 appearances for the Foals back then to help the team finish fourth.

Major Weaknesses and Concerns

The Dortmund backline needs massive improvement. Under Peter Bosz and Peter Stoger last season, the team conceded a total of 47 goals in 34 matches.

To give you a clear picture of how awful that is, 16th-placed Wolfsburg allowed 48 goals while the likes of Werder Bremen, Hertha Berlin, Eintracht Frankfurt, VfB Stuttgart and Bayer Leverkusen conceded fewer goals each.

It's bound to improve this season under Favre who still employs a sensible defensive approach despite his attacking football philosophy. However, with new signings Abdou Diallo and Manuel Akanji forming part of the central defence, there will surely be growing pains and communication problems—as seen in the pre-season.

Furthermore, Favre isn't happy with his midfield and even said they need to "improve tactically" if they want to mount a sustained challenge in the domestic and European competitions.

"When we lose the ball, we have a problem," Favre said via Bundesliga.com. "Sometimes we have to play more simply instead of taking risks."

Key Players to Watch

Reus and Philipp will likely handle the goal-scoring duties, and it will be interesting to watch how they will perform. As mentioned, Reus had one of his best years under Favre, so he will be hoping to reproduce that success this time around.

Meanwhile, Philipp had a spectacular year with Dortmund and even managed to tally nine goals and an assist despite playing in only 20 games (no thanks to injuries). The 24-year-old German will be crucial for Dortmund, though he needs to remain healthy.

Axel Witsel is another player to watch out as he could be the midfield sparkplug that Dortmund oh so crave. The 29-year-old should pair up well with Shinji Kagawa—one of the standout Bundesliga performers in the World Cup—to form a potentially dangerous midfield partnership.

Fearless Forecast

Alex Witsel and the whole Borussia Dortmund squad need to step up if they want to redeem themselves in this year's Bundesliga
Alex Witsel celebrating Belgium's third-place finish in this year's World Cup final

SBOBET football odds have Dortmund as runners-up in Bundesliga 2018 betting. Bayern Munich are well poised to dominate again, leaving BVB chasing the tail of the German champions once again.

If everything goes well and according to plan, Dortmund are capable of challenging the top dogs for the league title. Nonetheless, there will certainly be problems and challenges, and it's blind optimism not to expect any issue especially after their summer reboot.

With that said, I predict them improving from their standing last year, but not to the level that they can threaten Bayern for the title. A second-place finish is possible, but I have them fighting it out with Schalke, Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig until the final weeks.

 

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Bundesliga Team Analysis: One Last Shot for Nagelsmann’s Die Kraichgauer

There aren't a lot of teams in the German top flight not named Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund that the neutral fan can easily support. After all, there aren't a lot of sides that have made a lot of noise outside Germany besides the two club giants.

If you're looking for a new club to support in the Bundesliga, I suggest giving Hoffenheim a try. Their accomplishments in Germany's top football league over the past few years have made them into a worthwhile club to follow. They have also grown enough that the SBOBET odds for them have gone better over the past couple of years.

Things are interesting for Hoffenheim in the coming season as this is the swan song of the man that brought them from irrelevance to relevance to the German footballing public. They will be trying to win the against the ever-consistent Bayern Munich, a challenging Dortmund outfit, a young but competitive RB Leipzig side, and the rest of the top-flight clubs.

Will Die Kraichgauer be able to somehow snatch the title in their possibly last competitive year in a good while? Or will they see off their influential boss bring joy to his new club without taking his own club to the Promised Land?

Key Strengths

Hoffenheim's biggest asset is their attacking power. They have a prolific scoring unit that can easily overcome any Bundesliga defence. Their 66 goals over 34 league games is a high ratio, only behind Bayern Munich's outrageous 92 strikes.

In fact, they failed to score goals on only three occasions: Stuttgart, Hannover 96, and Hamburger SV were the only teams to render them scoreless last season. That's how good they were as an effective attacking superpower in the German league.

Moreover, many of their key players haven't packed up and left the team so far in the transfer window. Andrej Kramaric, Pavel Kaderabek and Benjamin Hubner are more than ready to carry the team forward on the offensive and defensive end of the football game.

Finally, the prodigious talents of Julian Nagelsmann should be able to take the team far into the season once more. The fact that their gaffer got a call from Real Madrid about taking over the hot seat from Zinedine Zidane. Under his guidance, the club can definitely aim to keep their losses to less than eight.

As long as he is the man manning Hoffenheim from the touchline, the Bundesliga 2018 betting odds for this club will always be good.

Major Weaknesses and Concerns

While the move won't happen until next season, the Bundesliga's youngest coach inevitable move to RB Leipzig is a long-term concern for the club's competitiveness for the next five to ten years. If they cannot find a decent manager to continue the attractive football Nagelsmann has built during his stint, they will definitely find themselves in danger of falling off the Bundesliga pantheon.

Another issue would be the impact of the players they did lose in the summer window. Mark Uth, the 14-goal star for Die Kraichgauer, joined Schalke on a free. Serge Gnabry was also a key player last year who has returned to his parent club in Munich. Moreover, the club hasn't made a lot of eye-catching transfers so far. They need to find the most suitable replacements if they want to remain competitive.

Finally, consistency is key for this club. They cannot pull off big victories against giants like Bayern, RB Leipzig, and Borussia Dortmund only to struggle to score against Hamburg and Stuttgart.

Key Players to Watch

Andrej Kramaric now focus on Bundesliga after a good season with Croatia in World Cup
Andrej Kramaric prepares as Hoffenheim battles against Bayern Munich

Andrej Kramaric is part of a superb Croatia team that surprised many a team before putting up an admirable resistance against the French. He should be coming back to Bundesliga football with supreme confidence after scoring a goal in Russia. Moreover, he will be looked upon to carry the team in terms of scoring.

Ishak Belfodil was brought in from Standard Liege for €5.5 million and will be counted on to share the scoring burden with Kramaric. He is yet to repeat his 11-goal season in 2016/17, but Nagelsmann should be able to bring out the best out of this centre-forward.

Benjamin Hubner will be counted on to lead the defence with his leadership. With the loss of attacking firepower they experienced in the offseason, Nagelsmann's defenders should be able to hold the backline to give the attackers enough leeway.

Fearless Forecast

It will be a bittersweet season for neutrals and fans that will search Bundesliga 2018 news pages for updates about Hoffenheim.

They should be able to compete for Champions League football, but they won't be able to make enough chase against Bayern this term. The difference in roster quality is just too big, and the bigwigs at the club haven't made enough investments to match the quality of players Bayern has.

However, they should be able to battle Schalke, Leipzig, and Dortmund for the second-place finish. If everything goes well in Nagelsmann's swan song with Hoffenheim, they should be able to end the season as runners-up without any problems.

 

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Bundesliga Team Analysis: Tough Season Ahead for Overachieving Schalke

The Royal Blues had a really brilliant season in Domenico Tedesco's first year in charge, but can they keep it up in the 2018/19 campaign?

Schalke finished as runners-up to Bayern Munich last year, and though they were not even close from winning the title, their rise from 10th to second and return to Champions League football give their fans something to cheer about.

However, the Bundesliga is set to be tougher for them this time around. With the departure of some key players and increased demands due to European football, fighting for the top four might prove to be trickier than what they expect.

Key Strengths

Tedesco's rise to prominence was surprising but well-deserved. After all, he is the main reason the team secured a return trip to European football after a year that saw them finish with more losses than wins —and almost the same number of draws!

His pragmatic approach and tactical fluidity worked well for the team, and that style should be a key driver for another title pursuit or, realistically, another top-four finish.

The Gelsenkirchen-based squad is also one of the best defensive teams in the league, finishing with the third-most menacing defence last season. They conceded just 37 goals, only one behind VfB Stuttgart and nine behind Bayern Munich. In fact, they had 13 clean sheets and conceded more than two goals on just 10 occasions.

It should also help the team that they were able to sign Senegal international Salif Sane from Hannover. An experienced Bundesliga defender, the 27-year-old centre-back is undoubtedly brimming with confidence right now after his stint with Senegal in the World Cup.

Sane is a versatile player capable of playing all defensive positions, so his addition to a defensive line composed of Naldo, Matija Nastasic, Baba Rahman and fellow new recruit Hamza Mendyl should only tighten things at the back for Schalke even more.

Major Weaknesses and Concerns

For a well-balanced team like Schalke, it's confusing to see their midfield severely lacking in quality—though that might not be surprising for Royal Blues fans who are already used to seeing their club sell or let go of their best players on a yearly basis.

Leon Goretzka's departure will surely hurt Schalke's quest for Bundesliga supremacy
Leon Goretzka challenges Felix Klaus during a Bundesliga match between Schalke and Hannover last season

Indeed, the departure of their top midfielder Leon Goretzka and promising 22-year-old Max Meyer is a huge blow to the team that now lacks a clear leader in midfield.

Suat Serdar (from Mainz 05) and Omar Mascarell (from Eintracht Frankfurt) were brought in as replacements, but the two are yet to perform consistently at a high level. Besides, just like in other teams, the new boys need some time to adjust and get used to Schalke football.

Aside from the midfield, Schalke's frontline can also benefit from some improvement. The team lacks variety offensively, scoring most of the time through set pieces. While that is not wrong, they need to find a way to score from open play especially if they are to mount a legitimate title challenge.

Mark Uth, who top-scored Hoffenheim with 14 league goals in 2017/18, will be crucial for the Schalke offence. Now, Tedesco must look for the best approach to utilise and maximise their prized signing of the summer.

Key Players to Watch

Naldo remains one of the team's best players, and Schalke will certainly lean on his leadership skills to guide them as they try to manage the demands of domestic competitions and Champions League football.

The 35-year-old defender, who will turn 36 this September, was voted the 2017/18 Bundesliga "Outfield Player of the Season." He is a great all-around player—even scoring seven times last year while finishing as the league's top tackler—and hasn't shown any sign of slowing down.

Guido Burgstaller is also a key member of Schalke. After leading the team in scoring with 13 goals in all competitions, the Austrian forward is expected to improve and increase his offensive production.

Schalke welcome the additional firepower of Mark Uth as they look to replicate their Bundesliga form from last season
Mark Uth in action during Hoffenheim's Bundesliga match against eventual champions Bayern Munich

It remains to be seen how Burgstaller will fit alongside Uth, but hopes are high that their combination up front will give the team better Bundesliga 2018 results.

Fearless Forecast

Schalke didn't come close to winning the title in the past season, and I don't think they will be any closer this year. The Bundesliga 2018 betting odds at SBOBET put Schalke behind Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, and I think that's just right.

The Bavarians are still the team to beat in the German top flight, while the deeply talented Dortmund are poised to return to relevance with the arrival of master tactician Lucien Favre.

It shouldn't help Schalke that they will be playing in the Champions League this year, which means Tedesco will need to rotate his squad more often than he did last year. And did I mention that the 32-year-old boss has no prior experience managing a Champions League team?

Schalke are strong and have a competitive squad, but I think they'll have a difficult time this year. A top-four finish—at third or fourth—is my prediction for Schalke, though I won't be surprised to see them dropping out of the best four (case on point: the 2016/17 Bundesliga runners-up RB Leipzig).

 

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Bayern vs Hoffenheim: A Big Battle to Open the Bundesliga!

Bayern Munich vs Hoffenheim

The Bundesliga is back, and its opening fixture couldn't get any better as the top two attacking teams of last season meet to get the 2018/19 campaign going.

Bayern Munich are in search for a seventh straight league title, and all signs point they are on their way to extend their championship run under new coach Niko Kovac. With a plethora of world-class players at his disposal, Kovac's biggest and, perhaps, only enemy is himself.

Hoffenheim, however, will be keen to stop the Bavarians in their quest for immortality. And they have more reason to win now more than ever, in a year that could be possibly their last window of opportunity before manager Julian Nagelsmann leaves for RB Leipzig.

Talking Points

Although Bayern might have wished for an easier opposition on opening day, they have everything going their way already and couldn't ask for a better situation. After all, they still have their star man in Robert Lewandowski and will be playing in front of their home fans in the Allianz Arena.

Lewandowski scored 29 league goals for the Bavarians en route to winning the top-scorer prize. And following his forgettable performance for Poland in the World Cup, he is undoubtedly eager to bounce back and prove his worth.

For what it's worth, Lewandowski has netted seven times in 14 matches against Hoffenheim. He has also never failed to score in the opening game of the German top flight in the past three seasons, scoring a total of five goals in that stretch.

Furthermore, Bayern are one of the best teams at home. In fact, they only lost one league game at home in the past year—a 3-1 defeat to  Stuttgart in the final game of the campaign, which is something that shouldn't really be counted as it had no bearing for them with the title all but secured.

The only concern for the team is adjusting to Kovac's football philosophy. As noted in our team overview about Bayern, Kovac prefers a direct play with emphasis on intensive pressing and quick scoring, contrary to Bayern's possession-oriented approach that brought them success in recent years.

Bayern are capable of thriving in any style. That's just how deep they are. However, as what we have seen in their 1-0 win over fourth-tier side SV Drochtersen/Assel, they need time to get acclimated to the new type of football that Kovac brings.

On the other hand, Hoffenheim know they are the underdogs when they visit Munich. Unfortunately, they are likely to miss some key players. According to the latest Bundesliga 2018 news, midfielders Nadiem Ameri, Kerem Demirbay, Dennis Geiger and Lukas Rupp, as well as defender Benjamin Hubner, are all out due to injuries and fitness issues.

It doesn't help that they are no longer with their 2017/18 leading scorer Mark Uth who bolted to runners-up Schalke 04 on a free this summer.

If there's one silver lining for the Sinsheimers, it's that they might not need to look further for Uth's replacement. Joelinton, who spent the past two years on loan at Rapid Wien, returned to the team and impressed immediately with a hat-trick and an assist in the German Cup against 3.Liga squad FC Kaiserslautern.

Manager Julian Nagelsmann hopes to start the new Bundesliga season on a high note by beating Bayern Munich
Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsmann gestures towards his players during their Champions League game against Liverpool last August 2017

Of course, the young Brazilian forward will have a hard time breaking through the best defence in the league, but he has shown enough to make the Bavarians cautious of him.

History

Nagelsmann's side is only one of four teams to have beaten the German giants last term, taking down the then Carlo Ancelotti-coached squad 2-0 at WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar Arena in their September encounter. Nonetheless, it was Uth who scored both of their goals in the game.

Moreover, the last time they met in Munich, the reigning champions came out 5-2 winners behind goals from Lewandowski, Jerome Boateng, Kingsley Coman, Arturo Vidal and Sandro Wagner. Out of the five scorers, only Vidal is no longer with the team.

The two clubs have split their past five meetings, claiming two victories each and the other ending up in a draw. Hoffenheim have the advantage in recent head to head though, having won twice in their last three match-ups.

Betting Tip

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Bayern Munich vs Hoffenheim Hoffenheim Asian Handicap +1.75 @ 2.01
August 25, 02:30 (GMT+8)

The Bayern-Hoffenheim match is going to be a cracker, that despite the Bundesliga 2018 odds at SBOBET pointing to a one-sided affair.

Bayern often start strong. That has been the case in the past two years. But with a new boss at the helm and the team still lacking real-game experience together with their new recruits, the Bavarians are expected to take things slowly.

Don't get me wrong, I believe Bayern will win this tie, albeit by only one goal and not as high-scoring as their last game. With that said, I'm putting my money on Hoffenheim on Asian Handicap betting.

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Bundesliga Dortmund vs Leipzig: BVB and the Yellow Wall vs RB Leipzig

Borussia Dortmund vs RB Leipzig

The 81,000-capacity Signal-Iduna-Park will be bouncing on Sunday as the Bundesliga kicks off with the 25,000-fan Yellow Wall as big and bold as ever.

Bundesliga Dortmund vs Leipzig is always a huge fixture, and as the season opener, it’s a humdinger! The fans in the South Stand are the most famous in European football and they’ll make a wall of sound as they try to roar their team on to victory.

SBOBET is proud to partner the Bundesliga’s best-supported club, but for this game, we’ll be impartial as always! The Dortmund vs Leipzig odds point to a home win, but it promises to be a hard-fought battle. Dortmund finished last season in the final Champions League spot but left it to the very last day, and sixth-placed Leipzig were just two points behind.

Talking Points

New BVB coach Lucien Favre’s first objective is to improve on last season; he has worked hard in the recruitment department, notably bringing in Abdou Diallo from

Mainz in a €28-million deal. The France U21 skipper has arrived in Dortmund with a five-year deal which Favre hopes will see him become a fan favourite at centre-back.

Skipper Marco Reus has said the most important acquisition of the summer period was Axel Witsel from Tianjin Quanjian. The Belgian midfielder has previously been linked with a move to Juventus, and he scored a dramatic 95th-minute winner in the 2-1 cup winner over Greuther Furth last week.

Favre has also brought in Morocco star Achraf Hakimi from Real Madrid, as well as Thomas Delaney from Werder Bremen and Marwin Hitz from Augsburg. The big question is how quickly can the boss mould his new recruits into a formidable team when he himself has just arrived at the Signal-Iduna-Park?

Dortmund fans have high expectations following recent success under Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp which included several domestic triumphs and culminated in a 2013 Champions League final appearance against FC Bayern.

This is a working city with a large-scale redevelopment of industrial space and breweries producing millions of litres of beer a year. They love their beer and they love their football team, and the Yellow Wall will be noisy and expectant come Sunday.

That’s something the visiting Leipzig players will have to deal with. And they have to do it without one big player of the last couple of seasons, following the departure of battling midfielder Naby Keita to Liverpool. Anfield boss Klopp has had a dig at Leipzig, saying it’s not a city with a great football heritage and may not have been the natural home for the Guinean, who doesn’t speak German. That won’t be lost on Leipzig fans who know which Klopp’s favourite Bundesliga club is.

Their own team may not have as rich a heritage, but Leipzig did take their place as the biggest rivals to FC Bayern in 2016/17, picking up second place in the top league.

They couldn’t repeat that feat last time out but made a Europa place with a solid season. Die Roten Bullen did beat the Champions so are always a danger, but Champions League and Europa commitments ultimately proved too much for them to mount another successful top-four challenge.

Hoffenheim boss Julian Nagelsmann has been hired to take the club forward next year, and so Ralf Rangnick is sitting in the hot seat and he has plenty to work on. He has been recruiting from South America, bringing in Uruguayan left-back Marcelo Saracchi and, alongside new Brazilian winger Matheus Cunha, he has impressed in pre-season.

Bundesliga Dortmund vs Leipzig: Emil Forsberg returns to club duty after splendid World Cup duty
Leipzig star Emil Forsberg controls the ball in match vs BK Hacken

Leipzig’s 2017 success was built on a prolific strike partnership of Timo Werner and Emil Forsberg who plundered a whopping 55 league goals between them. Can they do it again? Well, Rangnick is trying to provide the service. As well as bringing in Cunha, Rangnick has been pursuing 20-year-old Everton winger Ademola Lookman and would love to bring him in before the transfer window shuts at the end of the month. But the Goodison Park club is demanding £28m plus add-ons.

History

The Roten Bullen have a humble heritage compared to their hosts. Second place in 2017 is the pinnacle of Leipzig’s achievements, compared to BVB’s eight titles.

But Rangnick’s team is living in the present, and recent Dortmund vs Leipzig results have been in favour of the visitors with the head-to-heads reading two wins to one and one drawn. The two sides met at the Signa-Iduna-Park in October 2017 and Leipzig ran out 2-3 winners on that occasion, the departed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring both the home side’s goals.

In the run-up to the game, Dortmund followed up a friendly 1-0 win over Serie A giants Lazio with that Cup first-round win over Greuther Furth. Leipzig won their cup match against Viktoria Koln, but have a Europa playoff qualifier against to Zoria Luhansk to contend with before Sunday, though Rangnick is expected to rotate his squad for the trip to Ukraine.

Betting Tip

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Borussia Dortmund vs RB Leipzig Borussia Dortmund 1x2 @ 1.78
August 27, 00:00 (GMT+8)

European commitments made life difficult for Leipzig last season, and while these are early days and legs are fresh, the longer preparation time available to Favre could work in his favour.

BVB recruited well while Leipzig’s business may not yet be completed, and there is a steely determination in Dortmund to recapture former glories.

An alternative view would be to look at the draw at 3.65 or a Double chance Leipzig or Draw at 1.92. But I think the Yellow Wall will be deafening, especially if the outcome is a 2-1 win…and that’s available at 7.40.

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Bundesliga Wolfsburg vs Schalke: Can Die Knappen Start the Season Strong?

VfL Wolfsburg vs FC Schalke 04

Football season is finally making a return to Germany, and the first week is bound to be an explosive opening salvo for many of the league's most avid fans!

There are big matches to watch out for such as the Dortmund-Leipzig duel or the tantalizing Bayern Munich-Hoffenheim clash. While not all clashes will be as intriguing as these two battles, there's enough excitement to go around!

Bundesliga Wolfsburg vs Schalke will be intriguing to watch for many fans of the German top flight. Wolfsburg just escaped relegation with a strong performance against Holstein Kiel and will be hopeful of better times this season with a positive result against the 2017/18 Bundesliga runners-up.

Meanwhile, Schalke will be coming off an impressive season and will be hoping to keep the good times rolling. However, things will be difficult for them as many of their competitors made some big reinforcements. They have to win this first game in order to get things rolling.

Which side do the SBOBET tips support? This piece will help you piece together a sensible answer.

Talking Points

Schalke is booked by our SBOBET Bundesliga 2018 expert to struggle in repeating their second-place finish this year, and the judgment is made with good reason. They experienced a drain in talent and haven't made convincing business in the summer window to justify them ending this season at second.

Thilo Kehrer is probably the biggest loss for the Royal Blues. The 21-year-old was their second-most important defender, and he moved to Paris Saint-Germain this summer for €37 million. Leon Goretzka was another painful loss for the side, joining defending Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich on a free transfer. Crystal Palace drew away Max Meyer on a free, also limiting their potential on the attack.

Domenico Tedesco did everything he can to patch up the holes on the roster made by these big departures. Suat Serdar and Omar Mascarell were brought in with the hopes of reinforcing the defence and midfield. Hamza Mendyl's arrival from Lille will hopefully bring some width and reinforce Bastian Oczipka.

However, it doesn't seem like Tedesco is happy with his done deals so far. With the football press reporting the club's approaches for Joao Mario and Danny Rose, it does seem like they are planning to further solidifying the club's defence and ensure the fact that they can do what they've done the past season.

Daniel Caligiuri will be the man that will try to pull things together for the club moving forward. With many of their star players gone, it will be up to him to keep the attack dangerous on the offensive end.

Meanwhile, there's much to be desired for Wolfsburg. They almost dropped off the Bundesliga table after winning only six games and losing thirteen of their games. If it weren't for their fifteen draws, they could have easily ended the season at the bottom of the table.

One of the only positives Bruno Labbadia can see out of the club's poor outing was the fact that none of his key players last term was poached by other clubs. He was able to focus on bringing in players that will help the squad score goals and keep the backline strong against the best of Germany's attackers.

Among the most eye-catching acquisitions were Daniel Ginczek and Wout Weghorst, purchased €14 million and €10.5 million respectively. The scoring talent of these two should be able to help the Wolves grab more goals than their disappointing tally of 36 last campaign. On the defensive end, they added Jerome Roussillon and Marcel Tisserand.

Ignacio Camacho will be relied upon for defence with his effectiveness in the air. Joshua Guilavogui will also be important for the club, as his performance in the midfield was important in keeping the club up.

SBOBET Tips are expecting Wolfsburg to suffer defeat against Scalke
Labbadia's new squad will face Schalke to open Bundesliga this season

History

While Wolfsburg fans hope that the Volkswagen Arena will be more than enough to turn the tables against their guests, the most recent Wolfsburg vs Schalke results suggest otherwise. Die Knappen have won five of their last six meetings, one of which was a depressing 4-1 defeat at VELTINS-Arena.

The other result was a draw in their first Bundesliga meeting of the season. Schalke easily dominated, with Nabil Bentaleb converting a penalty shot in the first half. It seemed like a sure win for the Royal Blues, but Divock Origi scored a wonderful goal at the death to split the points.

In terms of recent form, both teams will be coming in with good form. Wolfsburg drew with Norwich City, lost to Olympique Lyon, and convincingly won against Ajax and Napoli. Meanwhile, Schalke was equally productive in their preseason, garnering great victories against Hebei CFFC and Fiorentina.

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VfL Wolfsburg vs FC Schalke 04 Schalke 04 Asian Handicap -0.50 @ 2.38
August 25, 21:30 (GMT+8)

While everyone's legs are still fresh and there's yet a minute of football to be played, I still don't see Wolfsburg getting it all together in time for the start of the season. Labbadia added a lot of talent and will take a lot of changes before these players can fully gel with the team and move the way he wants them to. Schalke should be able to easily take care of things away from home.

If you think Wolfsburg will be able to get one goal in front of the Royal Blues before buckling in the second half, Over 2.50 Goals offer an interesting option at 2.14. Correct Score of 1-2 is also tempting at 8.50.

However, if you believe that the Wolves will be able to take Schalke by surprise, a Draw at the 1X2 market is hard to miss at 3.10.

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An Outstanding Bundesliga Opener for Kovac’s Bayern Munich!

Bayern Munich 3-1 Hoffenheim

Few expected thought that Bayern Munich would lose in the opening fixture of the new Bundesliga season, but I don't think fans expected the result to be this one-sided!

Niko Kovac's reign at Bayern started at the right foot when the club unleashed a one-sided domination of Julian Nagelsmann's Hoffenheim. While the visitors showcased admirable stuff with their physical play and hunger for the attack, the Bavarians were just too good on the day to be beaten by them.

With Arjen Robben and Robert Lewandowski playing like absolute gods, there's no question among the SBOBET Bundesliga fans on who the reigning kings of German football are. Kovac can easily

Highlights of the game

Bayern dominated much of the game's first twenty minutes, living up to pre-match Bayern Munich vs Hoffenheim odds. Hoffenheim then began to string together passes through the middle to give Germany keeper Manuel Neuer a bit of a quick workout. While Nagelsmann's Hoffenheim began to connect their passes as the game progressed, it was obvious to everyone that Bayern was the superior team.

FC Bayern suddenly scored the first Bundesliga goal of the season in the 23rd minute. Joshua Kimmich fired a corner in the near post. The ball headed straight past the defenders and into the head of Thomas Muller. He headed the ball towards the bottom-right corner, far from Oliver Baumann's reach.

Bayern Munich have never lost a Bundesliga match where attacker Thomas Muller scores
Thomas Muller’s header on the ball from the corner

Bayern continued to dominate the first half in terms of content, but Hoffenheim haven't lifted the white flag just yet. In a blitzing counter, Joelinton almost put the club back on equal grounds. He had a shot at goal and only the keeper to beat, but his shot flew just past the right post.

David Alaba and Kingsley Coman had chances to seal the first set of Bundesliga 2018 results in Bayern's favour in the first half, but few things went amiss. Muller didn't reach Alaba's cross in time, and Baumann denied Coman of his first goal of the season.

Coman was more unfortunate in a way, as he was tackled hard in the last minutes of the half and injured his left foot. In the end, the physio team deemed him unfit to play the rest of the game and take him out of the match.

The second half started with an increased sense of physicality. Nagelsmann showed why he got Real Madrid's attention when the 1899 played harder football against the defending champions under his instructions. However, Arjen Robben and Robert Lewandowski showed off their class, as their efforts almost resulted in goals.

Hoffenheim soon managed to make it equal in the 58th minute. Adam Szalai got the ball near the box, did some great footwork to lose his marker, and slot the ball past Neuer for the equaliser. It was a brilliant individual display from the 30-year-old Hungarian.

The Bavarians continue to dominate possession despite the physicality, but the visitors are doing well at the Allianz Arena. Kevin Vogt picked up a knock in the midst of the battle and also had to be taken off the pitch.

Allianz Arena saw a thrilling end to the game as Bayern started showing their dominance. Robert Lewandowski, who reiterated his commitment to the club, took a penalty attempt that Baumann saved. Robben blitzed past the defence to get the rebound and the goal. However, the VAR caught him offside and deemed the shot be taken again. This time, though, Bayern's ace smashed the ball in.

Thomas Muller also had a brilliant goal go in but was once again denied by the VAR. Baumann once again had to pull the club from another ditch when James Rodriguez found some space inside the box to slot the ball in. However, Arjen Robben ended Hoffenheim's suffering when he finally got a goal in the 90th minute of the game.

Key Statistics

With this victory, the Bavarians now extend their opening-match winning streak to six games. The last time the Bavarians lost an opening game at the Bundesliga was back in 2011/12 when Borussia Monchengladbach beat them 0-1.

Bayern's lead over Hoffenheim also ballooned in the league head-to-head: the Bavarians have now won 14 times, drew five, and lost two. Bayern's winning streak against the 1899 at their stomping grounds also extend to 11 games.

Bayern dominated the game they were expected to win, having the lion's share of the ball and making twice of Hoffenheim's eight goal attempts throughout the match. They also had more corners and free-kicks. Hoffenheim got four yellow cards and were extremely lucky not to get one of their carded players sent off.

What's next?

The SBOBET Bundesliga community would have to wait an entire week if they want to see the defending champions play more league football. Their next game would see the Bavarians make the trek to Stuttgart, a team that ended the previous season on a high. Fans have something to keep them busy, though: MLS side Chicago fire will be playing a friendly with them on the midweek.

Julian Nagelsmann questions the penalty given to Bayern Munich in the second half in the Bundesliga opening
Julian Nagelsmann prior their match against Bayern Munich

Meanwhile, Nagelsmann would have to pull his troops together and look onwards to the next match. Freiburg barely made it out of the relegation zone and may be easy pickings for the team, but he has to whip his boys into shape and make them focus on the task ahead.

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Wolfsburg Win a Wonderful Bundesliga Thriller!

Wolfsburg 2-1 Schalke

If every Bundesliga game would be as dramatic and controversial as this opening-day tie between Wolfsburg and Schalke, the German top flight is definitely the football league to watch!

Plenty of SBOBET predictions -- including mine -- tipped the previous season's runners-up to pull a narrow victory against a Wolfsburg team that barely escaped the drop to the 2. Bundesliga last May. However, it seems like the tables were turned as the Wolves played fantastic football against the Royal Blues.

Schalke had to rely on tough football to get the hosts off-track, but late drama ensured that the three points stayed in Wolfsburg.

Highlights of the game

Wolfsburg vs Schalke betting tips were a bit difficult to navigate ahead of the game as both sides looked to be equal in quality. The first twenty minutes of the game saw both sides trading blows as they tried to establish their pace and dominate the match.

Wolfsburg then put on a dangerous attempt in the 22nd minute. William, who got carded early in the game, fired a good strike after getting a free kick. However, he found his shot stopped by Ralf Fahrmann. The 29-year-old pulled off a world-class save to push the ball out of play. The corner the Wolves got didn't result in anything significant.

Wolfsburg began gaining momentum as the first half wore on, and they were soon able to find the back of the net in the 33rd minute. Maximilian Arnold fired a corner, and the Schalke defence scrambled to keep the green shirts in the middle of the penalty box at bay.

However, the ball went to the far post and went straight to the unguarded John Brooks. The American then headed the ball into the goal, beyond Fahrmann's outstretched hands.

Schalke tried to get even immediately, starting an attack at the left part of the pitch. The ball was crossed and immediately headed towards the goal, but Koen Casteels made a superb save to stop the equaliser.

Schalke then tried to force the draw and hit the Wolfsburg defence by surprise, but the defence performed well. Meanwhile, the hosts were connecting more of their passes, playing beautiful possession football.

The second half started with Schalke mounting aggressive attacks to start the half on the right foot, but Wolfsburg's defence denied any easy opportunities for their guests. Meanwhile, Wout Weghorst almost doubled the lead with a dangerous header in the 56th minute.

Matija Nastasic receives a straight red in their Bundesliga game against Wolfsburg
Schalke's Matija Nastasic given a straight red for a high challenge

The game then went off the rails after a streak of rough plays from both sides saw referee Patrick Ittrich put his cards to use. Guido Burgstaller was slapped with a yellow card for roughhousing. Former Manchester City man Matija Nastasic made a hard foul that warranted an instant red. Wout Weghorst was initially given a red for his unsportsmanlike behaviour, but the VAR showed that he only reacted to Burgstaller's push on him; he was slapped with a yellow card instead.

Schalke finally had a chance to equalise in the 79th minute after the Wolfsburg defence fouled hard close to the danger zone. Naldo fired the free kick, but the ball hit Renato Steffen instead and flew out of the pitch.

Their attack didn't end there. They dispossessed Wolfsburg and mounted a lightning-quick counter. The attack saw Breel Embolo with the ball and put in a powerful strike for the equaliser. Casteels managed to push it away for the corner.

The subsequent corner was as equally chaotic. Casteels had to pull off another brilliant save, but Brooks made a horrible foul in the process. Ittrich pulled out his red card once more and pointed to the spot. Nabil Bentaleb took the spot-kick, and Casteel could not pull off another save as they finally equalised in the 86th minute.

When it seemed like the game would end in a draw, Wolfsburg got the winner at the death. A beautiful lob pass saw Yannick Gerhardt with the ball and try a strike. Fahrmann did well to run out of his line and save it, but Daniel Ginczek was there to grab the rebound and slot the ball in an empty net.

Key Statistics

Wolfsburg dominated the game more than what the final score implies. They had almost 60% of the time with the ball and made 10 shot attempts with seven of those on goal. They connected 324 of their 432 passes while playing beautiful possession football. It seemed like Kaylen Hind's absence wasn't a complete loss for the Wolves at all.

Ittrich pulled out his cards an astonishing nine times throughout the game as both teams got heated in the second half. While it seemed like the Miners were the more physical side, the Wolves actually got more fouls and yellow cards than their opponents.

Schalke's defence has to tighten up after Fahrmann had to make five saves. If they don't sort out their defensive issues, they might not repeat their impressive run last year when they won 47% of their away games.

What's next?

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Schalke's Nabil Bentaleb celebrates scoring their first goal

Counting the preseason and the DFB Pokal, Wolfsburg's winning streak is now up to four. They will hope to extend their streak against a strong Bayer Leverkusen side that finished fifth last season. There will likely be a trove of Bundesliga 2018 highlights in this game as well.

Meanwhile, Schalke's defensive problems in this game mean that the acquisition of Sebastian Rudy is a must. It isn't known if the transfer will be completed before the end of the window and their upcoming clash with Hertha Berlin, but Domenico Tedesco must have it done as soon as possible.

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Bundesliga: BVB Up and Running

Borussia Dortmund 4-1 RB Leipzig

Lucien Favre got his first win as BVB coach as he watched his side beat Leipzig 4-1 with all but one of the goals coming in the first half.

After being stunned by a first minute Leipzig strike Dortmund piled forward to put the game to bed before the break. It was the final match of Round One in the Bundesliga and the most eagerly anticipated. And the first 45 minutes certainly didn’t disappoint.

New coach Favre will be delighted with this win. BVB has rebuilt over the summer and is set for an assault on the title, and the whole club, owners, fans, coach and players were desperate for a fast start.

The opening day Bundesliga 2018 results saw wins for FC Bayern and Eintracht Frankfurt and BVB was in no mood to lose early ground.

Highlights of the Game

It’s the biggest stand in the Bundesliga and the Yellow Wall is legendary in its support, but the 25,000 fans in the South Stand, along with the rest of the Stadium couldn’t quite believe their eyes when Leipzig went ahead in the very first minute.

Jean-Kevin Augustin found himself with space in the box and he fired low and true into the bottom left-hand corner to stun the home crowd into temporary silence. And then a minute later Yussuf Poulson had a chance to make it two but his header flew wide.

BVB settled themselves down and gradually began to pass the ball around with some authority, and Marco Reus put Thomas Delaney through but the Danish midfielder’s shot from a tight angle was saved. But the Yellow Wall didn’t have too long to wait and it erupted on 21 minutes when Marcel Schmelzer crossed for Mahmoud Dahoud to plant his header low into the corner of the net.

Timo Werner and Emil Forsberg have been a prolific partnership up front for RB Leipzig and the Swede tried his luck from distance to put Leipzig back in front but saw his shot saved.

Then, as Leipzig looked to go in level at the break, within the blink of an eye they were 3-1 down. First, on 41 minutes the hapless Marcel Sabitzer put through his own goal, and then, on 43, new signing Axel Witsel was on hand to poke the ball home from a corner.

Marco Reus has said Witsel is the most important signing of the summer and the new man is already justifying his skipper’s faith.

The Bundesliga 2018 odds have Dortmund as clear second favourites behind FC Bayern and that looked pretty sound after a helter-skelter first 45 minutes.

Leipzig came out fighting at the start of the second half and when Werner crossed for Lukas Klostermann the defender saw his fierce shot saved in the top corner. A flurry of Leipzig corners followed and Forsberg was also denied by a good save.

But BVB weathered the storm and began to take control again towards the hour mark. Reus was at the centre of much of the hosts’ good play and Thomas Delaney came close to making it four, heading just wide from a Christian Pulisic corner.

Leipzig’s 19-year-old signing Matheus Cunha tried to conjure a comeback and he put Bruma in on the left side of the box but his shot was saved.

Marco reus seals the victory for Borussia Dortmund over RB Leipzig after scoring his 100th career Bundesliga goal
Marco in action for Borussia Dortmund versus RB Leipzig in their Bundesliga season opener

Reus continued to pull the strings and he created a chance for Dahoud but the German striker couldn’t get his second. And then the captain got his own reward in injury time, finishing off a fast break with a shot from the left-hand side of the box into the opposite corner, to make it a near-perfect start.

We’re only one game in, but hey, Dortmund is top of the league.

Key Statistics

The SBOBET odds had Dortmund to win at 1.82 and it was pretty much nailed on by halftime. Leipzig was well in the game with 53 per cent possession and 11 shots to 10. But it’s goals that matter and those stats are pretty damning for Die Roten Bullen.

Werner and Forsberg plundered 55 goals between then in Leipzig’s superb season, when they finished seventh in 2017, but they didn’t really get a sniff here.

There were five goals the last time Leipzig visited Dortmund but on that occasion, in October last year, they ran out 2-3 winners.

BVB has levelled things up now in recent meetings, making it two wins each and one drawn, and they’ll expect to nudge ahead in the return.

What’s next?

It’s onwards and upwards for Favre as he takes his BVB away to Hannover 96 next Friday, before entertaining Eintracht Frankfurt at the Signal Iduna Park.

RB Leipzig has a crucial Europa tie against FC Zorya, having drawn the away leg 0-0; before hosting Fortuna Dusseldorf in the Bundesliga. Despite the scoreline, Ralf Rangnick won’t panic after this display and we can expect to see Leipzig get into their stride sooner rather than later.

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Dortmund Hope to Make a Big Bundesliga Lead at Hannover

Hannover 96 vs Borussia Dortmund

The BVB have announced their intention to take the Bundesliga as theirs this season, and their re-emergence as favourites to wrestle the league title away from Bayern Munich is a good thing that will make German football a must-watch for any sporting fan.

While Der Klassiker is not going to come knocking until November, the BVB can build on their good start and build their lead at the top of the table. Their next opponents in Hannover 96 are not the toughest competition if we directly compare them to the Red Bulls. However, they will surely try to make life painful for the current league leaders.

Of course, the BVB can easily thump Hannover, but supporters of Die Roten will remind you of the brilliant start they had last season. And there's nothing more viable for an underdog than a big dog tooting its own horn before the game has even begun.

Talking Points

Can Axel Witsel lead Borussia Dortmund to victory vs Hannover 96
Axel Witsel scoring in his debut game vs RB Leipzig

There was much excitement coming ahead of the new season for Dortmund fans. Lucien Favre's arrival has brought about a resurgence of attacking football that was thought to have left the Signal-Iduna-Park. The pre-season looked promising for the Yellow Wall after the BVB showed their wares against some of Europe's best clubs in the International Champions Cup.

The first big test of the new-look Dortmund came at the very first day of the season when they squared off against RB Leipzig. Sure, the Red Bulls of East Germany lost quite a few of their important players during the summer window, but they still gave Dortmund difficult games during the times they squared off in the footballing calendar of yesteryears.

It is then that Dortmund showed us a game befitting of their giant status that dominated the Bundesliga 2018 news cycle. While Jean-Kevin Augustin was the first one to score for the BVB, it didn't take long for the team's preseason form to kick in and impose their rule on their guests and send them back home with a 4-1 bruise on their record.

Everything was on point, and all of the key players for the club performed as expected. Christian Pulisic has established himself as a legitimate star in the Bundesliga with his piercing runs. Marco Reus, Marcel Schmelzer, and Mahmoud Dahoud also played terrific football in the season opener.

The transfers made by the club have also shown their impact in the game. Axel Witsel scored in his Bundesliga debut, and Thomas Delaney was also a strong presence in the centre of the pitch, making tackles and ensuring that nothing is easy for the Timo Werner-less Red Bulls.

Meanwhile, Hannover will be hoping that their latest stint at the top of Germany's football pyramid will become a long and productive one. They tried prying away former Wolfsburg defender Timm Klose after losing Salif Sane, but the move apparently broke down. However, they soon found their centre-backs in Josip Elez and former Stoke man Kevin Wimmer.

They also improved the spine of their formation, getting former Hamburger SV men Walace and Bobby Wood alongside Takuma Asano from Arsenal. If everything goes well and their signings live up to the bill, they could see themselves splitting the points against Dortmund.

History

The BVB are heavy underdogs for this match, but I don't think they are as weak as it may seem.

Games between the two giants have always been rather competitive, and fans could always count to see some goals out of this matchup. The last six matches between these two saw 20 goals go in, and we can expect more of those to come in when these two play each other on the weekend.

Dortmund have won most of their last six fixtures thus far, the highlight of which was a 2-4 drubbing of Hannover in September 2015. However, it is also important to note that Hannover handed Dortmund the same game in their return to the Bundesliga last year. That game was a special one for the many supporters of Die Roten as that win capped a fantastic start to their season.

Moreover, things are looking interesting as they enjoyed a superb preseason that saw them win against Udinese and Athletic Bilbao. If the BVB don't take this seriously, they could see themselves get burned by this inspired Hannover squad.

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Hannover 96 vs Borussia Dortmund Over 3.00 Goals @ 1.96
September 1, 02:30 (GMT+8)

Both sides always make for some entertaining football that promises nothing but great offensive action. With the attack-oriented Favre at the helm of Dortmund, it wouldn't be surprising to see some top-heavy action as both teams try to outscore each other. The Bundesliga 2018 odds at SBOBET promise

Given this nature of the games these two play, it is possible that we will see goals in the first half. I reckon that the visitors could end the first half with a lead of their own, making their 2.20 odds at the First Half 1X2 market extremely viable.

If you believe the hosts could pull off another upset like they did last year, Hannover +0.75 @ 2.20 is available. Dortmund --1.25 @ 2.35 is also there if you think the BVB are due of another 4-2 victory against Hannover.

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A Bundesliga Question: Can Stuttgart Stop Bayern At All?

VfB Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich

There's something unique about facing a strong squad in any team sport. You know that you will be smarting all over after the game is done, and it would be understandable if you would be afraid of facing them.

However, the allure of beating a favourite and being a part of a giant-killing would make you the toast of the town and the stars for the week. The prospect of beating down a giant easily makes the gargantuan effort for the feat worth it.

That's how Stuttgart might look at their coming Bundesliga battle against Bayern Munich. Sure, Bayern are the defending champions of the league for six straight years while they spent a gap year at Bundesliga II in 2016/17. The odds all point to the Bavarians taking this thing by the horns and easily winning over them.

It's the prospect of beating these talented players that should motivate Tayfun Korkut's men to chase the win in their stomping grounds at the Mercedes-Benz-Arena. Whether they manage to actually beat their visitors, however, is another matter that needs to be addressed altogether.

Talking Points

If there were any concerns about how Bayern Munich will perform under Niko Kovac, their strong league opener against Hoffenheim silenced those murmurs and showed the entire world that nothing has changed: they are still the team to beat in Germany, and all of the Bundesliga 2018 highlights coming out now and in the futures will definitely have a Bundesliga shirt at the forefront.

That game showcased the overall squad strength the Bavarians have. Thomas Muller is still as effective as ever as the innovator of the raumdeuter role. Arjen Robben is still a threat to score despite his age, and the fact that he snagged a goal after coming in as a sub is a testament to his skill. Talented players in James Rodriguez, David Alaba, and Joshua Kimmich make up for a tough Bayern squad that can take on the best the world has to offer.

Robert Lewandowski, once thought to be leaving the club in the summer, has decided to stay and refocus on capturing the title. Whatever issues he had with the club are now gone, and he is ready to grab some goals for the Bayern crest.

The Bavarians have just found out who their opponents in the Champions League will be, and it will definitely have an effect on their match preparations for this match, no matter how little that impact may have on the defending champions. And while them being distracted against Stuttgart is something that isn't likely to happen, they should take whatever advantage they can find.

While they aren't the toughest side one can see in the Bundesliga, they have turned the Mercedes-Benz-Arena into a fortress. Out of the 17 home games they played at home last season, the only ones to take more than one point from them at home were Bayer Leverkusen, Schalke, and Bayern. Even Bayern's victory was hard-earned, with Thomas Muller finally breaking the 0-0 deadlock in the 79th minute.

Moreover, they have an exciting squad of players to root for. While many of the casual fans may not recognise many of the names in the roster, they have been productive and managed to sneak in wins that helped them finish just outside the Europa League.

 Benjamin Pavard is expected to carry on his impressive World Cup stint to Stuttgart's Bundesliga campaign this season
Benjamin Pavard celebrates his goal for France during Les Bleus' World Cup match against Argentina

Moreover, they have the exciting Benjamin Pavard lining up in the defence. No one can forget that beautiful belter of a shot against Argentina that won him the best goal honours at the recently concluded World Cup. The 22-year-old is so talented that even premier striker Edinson Cavani foresaw what he would become when he was still a Lile player.

With these storylines to go upon, how can you not get excited about this clash?

History

SBOBET predictions heavily favour the Bavarians, but a quick history lesson tells you to beware the threat that is Stuttgart.

Their last six matches were overwhelmingly in favour of Bayern Munich, the highlight of which was the 4-0 thrashing they gave Die Schwaben in the year they got relegated. If we just look at those, it would seem that the Bavarians are heavy favourites to win this one again.

However, their last two matches were indicative of how strong Stuttgart have become. Their 1-0 win in December 2016 showed how strong Stuttgart were at the back. Moreover, the return fixture saw Stuttgart smack Bayern to the tune of 1-4 and walk away from the Allianz Area with all of the three points.

That loss was one of the four Bayern suffered this season, and that is a fact none of us should forget.

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We all know that Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich betting tips are tilted towards the Bavarians, and that comes with good reason. After all, they cruised past Hoffenheim while Stuttgart stumbled out of the gates. The losses of key players like Daniel Ginczek could have also added to the stinging diagnosis of betting experts.

However, I don't think their defence has changed much from last year, and I'm pretty confident that they can hold Bayern to a 1-0 loss like last time. As long as they manage to keep their defences up, a draw is not far from their sights.

If you do trust Bayern to do the job well and finish with a two-goal lead, a -1.75 handicap is available at 2.06. The 1X2 market has a tasty offer for a draw: a split at SBOBET is at 4.80.

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Hannover Excite the Bundesliga With A Battling Draw

Hannover 96 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

The Bundesliga season has just started and we've already had an upset happen on our watch!

Borussia Dortmund, considered heavy favourites to lift the league title, faced their first major debacle when they split the points with an impressive Hannover 96 side.

Many SBOBET predictions, including those made by yours truly, saw this game as a free-scoring affair that the BVB would eventually triumph. However, Die Roten played no-nonsense football and didn't allow room for their guests to find any comfortable room in their stomping grounds.

Highlights of the game

Hannover started the game well, stopping Dortmund's attack in the early minutes. Hannover's brand of possession football is slowly building up their confidence and is stopping Dortmund from mounting any of their lightning-quick attacks. However, they weren't able to do anything against a defence led by Axel Witsel, one of the stars in Dortmund's win against Leipzig.

While Dortmund cannot bring the ball past their own half, the game hasn't reached a situation where their defence has been cracked by the hosts. Dortmund were tightly organised, and Witsel's presence in the middle that any attacks Die Roten mount through the middle were quickly smothered and extinguished.

A long ball from the left saw a bit of a scrap happen in the Hannover box. Maximilian Philipp powered a shot to goal, but the linesman raised his flag. Linton Maina immediately made his presence known after the dead ball. His consecutive attempts forced the defence to pull off defensive plays.

 Maina, who came up through Hannover's youth system and impressed Manchester United scouts, then continued making an impact to the game. Whenever he had the ball on the right, Thomas Delaney and Marcel Schmelzer scramble to stop the 19-year-old who made his senior debut against Werder Bremen.

It's late in the first half that Dortmund start to impose their will. Hannover then began to commit fouls in order to stop the flow of the game from fully turning in Dortmund's favour. Hannover still try to threaten the goal.

The first clear-cut chance of the game then happened in the 40th minute of the game. Marco Reus started a piercing run from the right to the inside and suddenly found himself in open space. He fired a shot to the bottom-left corner, only to be denied by Michael Esser's world-class saves. He had another shot a few minutes later, but it was the crossbar that would deny him next.

Takuma Asano, a  loanee from Arsenal, was brought in for Hamburger SV loanee Bobby Wood. The American immediately made his presence known when Maina and Hannover made dangerous attacks at the start of the second half. Wood's speed has proven to be an annoyance for the Dortmund backline.

Borussia Dortmund had to wait until the 60th minute until they had another real crack at goal. Marco Reus took the free kick, starting a scramble that almost ended with a goal from Philipp if it weren't for the post. He then sustained a broken nose due to a clash of heads with a Hannover defender during the scrap.

Dortmund had another shot at goal when Marius Wolf was all alone with the football and made a pass. However, the Dortmund captain was caught in an offside position, meaning that the possible goal made in the run would have been invalidated, anyway.

Hannover almost had the lead in the 78th minute: a corner from the right side saw the ball float past everyone and end up in Anton's feet. The centre-back kicked the ball to the goal, but a Dortmund shirt managed to deflect it away.

Jadon Sancho was taken in the 79th minute to shake things up front for the Hannover defence, but the defence of Die Roten are just too organised to concede now. Lukasz Piszczek connected with Sancho's free kick, but the shot safely landed in Esser's hands.

The game didn't end well for Dortmund as they failed to create more chances against Dortmund. Moreover, Wolf had to end the game on the grass as he was hit on the face by accident.

Key Statistics

The last four meetings between these two sides saw 20 goals go through the net, giving punters the impression that goals will come in spades in this match as well. However, the game defied many pre-match Hannover vs Dortmund betting tips and saw no ball fly past the keeper.

This draw also extends the winless streak the BVB have been enduring since March 2018. Dortmund's winless tally is currently at six, and losses and draws are split at three apiece. Lucien Favre needs to find a way to solve Dortmund's away issues fast or he will face the ire of the Yellow Wall.

Moreover, Hannover's defence oriented formation effectively smothered Dortmund on defence while helping them keep possession on the attack. They had 54% of the possession, blocked four shots, and got four corners.

What's next?

This draw will have a profound impact on the Bundesliga 2018 results, and we might see Bayern Munich stand at the top of the table once Game Day 2 is over. Dortmund must win against Eintracht Frankfurt if they want to keep the lead Bayern might gain as slim as possible.

Meanwhile, Hannover will face another tough outfit in RB Leipzig. The young and hungry Red Bulls will be out for blood, but I don't think they can easily score goals against this indomitable Hannover side. If they can stop the team that tore them to shreds, what more can they do?

 

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Bayern Munich Top Bundesliga Again with This Win

VfB Stuttgart 0-3 Bayern Munich

This game was the prime opportunity for Bayern Munich to take the top spot at the Bundesliga, and Niko Kovac's Bavarians definitely made sure to remind everyone that they are still the team to beat in German soil when it comes to top football.

The Bavarians followed the script set by SBOBET's punting experts to the T and never let go of the lead. While their hosts put up a valiant fight against them, there was no chance in this universe that their line-up could actually battle against Bayern's overpowered XI.

With Borussia Dortmund, unfortunately, drawing their second game against Hannover, the lead is now on Bayern Munich's clutches. It remains to be seen if we will ever see their stranglehold on the top spot loosen up a bit this season.

Highlights of the game

Bayern Munich knew that they would be standing at the top of the league with a win against Stuttgart, so they started the game with the pressure to keep on pounding the sturdy Stuttgart defence that has done well against the defending champions for a good while.

Niko Kovac has decided to put an interesting yet powerful trio at the front of the Munich offence. He placed the powerful Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben beside Robert Lewandowski to outmuscle the very crowded Stuttgart formation.

Bayern Munich Thomas Muller got his second goal in 2018 Bundesliga in their match against Stuttgart
Thomas Muller reacts after getting a goal

While Thomas Muller had to play from the midfield, he still made sure that the Stuttgart defence will be wary of his approaches. His seventh-minute effort was more than enough of a reminder for Tayfun Korkut's men: his whips to the penalty area gave the defenders enough of a scare.

Of course, the team isn't just about Lewandowski and Muller. Robben's corners from Bayern's overwhelming attacks also added to the pressure. Jerome Boateng's passes from the defence, David Alaba's crosses, and Joshua Kimmich's long-range efforts were also some of the things that the defence had to contend with in the first half.

Die Schwaben did well in holding off the Bayern attack for as long as they did. They tried doing something with the ball whenever they do get a grasp of it. However, it seemed like Bayern just got their number and kept dispossessing them before they ever got to threaten Manuel Neuer. Boateng, who was linked to PSG during the summer window, made sure that not a single shot would threaten Neuer.

It seemed for a while that Stuttgart would upset the Bundesliga 2018 odds and head to half-time with a draw, but Leon Goretzka made sure that Bayern will be rightfully ahead before the break. Bayern made it seem like they were going to the right, but Muller and Lewandowski quickly passed the ball to Goretzka in the middle. The 23-year-old wasted no time and immediately slotted the football past Ron-Robert Zieler for the goal.

From this moment on, everyone at the Mercedes-Benz-Arena knew that the game was Bayern Munich's to lose. The Bavarians had two great chances to double the lead before heading to the locker room. Goretzka almost managed to get a brace, but his shot barely went wide of the right post. Mats Hummels managed to break free from his marker for a fine header, but Zieler made sure that there would be no more goals going through.

The Stuttgart faithful hoped that the half-time break would somehow change the momentum of the game, but David Alaba's cannon-like shot in the 49th minute warned the crowd that their fortunes have not gone up just yet.

Zieler pulled off another brilliant save after blocking Thomas Muller's glancing header in the 56th minute, but he could not stop Bayern alone. Lewandowski eventually doubled the lead with his heroics. His calm demeanour throughout the process of getting the second goal proved just how focused the Poland captain is on his duties.

Muller finally sealed Stuttgart's fate when he secured the third goal for Bayern in the 76th minute. He was set up beautifully by Lewandowski to head to the left and engage the keeper on a one-on-one. Of course, Muller would not miss from within 20 yards.

Key statistics

The victory, which was expected by pundits, gives the Bayern Munich faithful a lot of things to brag about. They have avenged their 1-4 embarrassment against Stuttgart when they visited the Allianz Arena last season.

Moreover, this has been the tenth time since March 2018 that they have won by two or more goals in the league. The last time they won by only a single goal was in February against Wolfsburg.

The three goals scored by Bayern are instant locks to this week's Bundesliga 2018 highlights, but the stat sheet will make your eyes pop even more: Bayern dominated 68% of the possession, made 23 goal attempts, had 12 corners, and made a total of 664 passes.

What's next?

Bayern will be squaring off against Bayer Leverkusen next. Given the horrible start Bayer are currently experiencing, I wouldn't be surprised to see Bayern give their guests another pounding. However, Kovac's men are probably focusing on their upcoming Champions League game against Benfica.

Bundesliga Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich: The Swabians struggles to get a score against the Bavarians with only 4 goal attempts
Stuttgart Anastasios Donis, Gonzalo Castro and Bayern Munich Mats Hummels fights for the ball

Meanwhile, Stuttgart will be looking to bounce back from their consecutive losses by getting something against fellow strugglers Freiburg. They will be playing this fixture away from home, but they need to get things rolling if they want to negate their poor start to the season.

 

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BVB Aim High in the Bundesliga

Borussia Dortmund vs Eintracht Frankfurt

Football returns to the Signal Iduna Park as Borussia Dortmund host  Eintracht Frankfurt in a heavyweight Bundesliga clash.

BVB boss Lucien Favre is working to build a team capable of taking on the league champions Bayern Munich, who are going for a seventh successive win. And last year’s DFB Cup winners, Eintracht, are always ready to provide a stern test.

The 81,000-capacity stadium will be packed and the Yellow Wall will be deafening in its role of roaring the Dortmund team on. Victory will mean that Favre’s charges will go top of the league, maybe only for a day, but that’s where the whole city wants to be.

Talking Points

Bundesliga 2018 odds have pitched BVB as potential title winners, but a frustrating 0-0 draw away to Hannover was a small setback, following a great home win to RB Leipzig.

There were few chances at either end as the Hannover team made it difficult for BVB, though Dortmund skipper Marco Reus and Max Philipp came closest for the visitors, both crashing the woodwork.

After the first two rounds of Bundesliga 2018 results which saw two wins each for FC Bayern, Hertha Berlin and Wolfsburg, BVB are fourth and ready to make an assault on the leading three. And Favre has some stellar talent at his disposal led by Reus.

Their £20 million-star buy Axel Witsel already has two goals in his bank and looks capable of being the creative force behind BVB this season. And in midfield, Favre has a real jewel in 23-year-old Julian Weigl. Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola sees him as a natural successor to Fernandinho in a defensive midfield role, but he will have to pay around £68m for the young star if he intends to swoop at Christmas.

And young English winger Jadon Sancho is an exciting talent, featuring off the bench in BVB’s first three games and providing two assists. These are early days for the 18-year-old, but his junior coach in the English league has likened him to Neymar. If he can reach the heights of Brazil’s captain, then England—and maybe BVB—will have some player on their hands.

Eintracht Frankfurt boss Adi Hutter wants to bounce back on their next game following their defeat to Werder Bremen
Eintracht Frankfurt boss Adi Hutter gestures to his players during their clash with Werder Bremen

The man tasked with masterminding a shock result at the Signal Iduna Park is new Eintracht boss Adi Hutter. The former Austrian international became the first Austrian coach to win a league title abroad, taking Young Boys to the title and breaking Basel’s eight-year domination of the Swiss Super League in the process.

So impressive was Hutter’s achievement in Switzerland that he was rumoured to be a target for FC Bayern, had the Bundesliga champions failed to land Niko Kovac. But Kovac heading to Munich has opened the door for Hutter to bring his coaching skills to Frankfurt.

He’s had a mixed start: an opening day win in Freiburg was followed up by a home defeat at the hands of Werder Bremen which left Eintracht in ninth place. But a win will lift them into the top four, and anything other than defeat will mark very decent progress for Hutter.

Attacking midfielder Ante Rebic will be a key man for Eintracht if Hutter can persuade him to stay in Frankfurt. Following a two-year loan, the combative tackler has signed a four-year contract. However, he has been tracked by top Premier League clubs Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur after a series of battling performances in Croatia’s incredible run to the World Cup final.

Midfielder Jonathan de Guzman can still open up a defence, having provided a goal for French striker Sebastian Haller in the season opener. And experienced winger Nicolai Muller knows where the goal is, as he was also on target following his summer switch from Hamburg.

History

BVB are the Bundesliga’s best-supported club with a rich history, having won the league title eight times (the most recent successes in 2011 and 2012)  and the DFB Cup four times (the last one in 2017).

The highlight of Eintracht’s 2017/18 season was their DFB Cup Final win over FC Bayern in which Rebic scored a brace. It was a first major trophy in 30 years for the one-time Bundesliga champions.

The hosts come into the game with more momentum, having won four and drawn one in the last five, while the Frankfurt club has won two and lost three—though they have back-to-back away victories.

Both teams have warmed up with big club friendly wins, BVB 0-6 at Osnabruck and Eintracht 0-5 at Ederbergland.

The head-to-head record is very much in BVB's favour, with 24 wins to Eintracht’s ten and only ten draws.

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Borussia Dortmund vs Eintracht Frankfurt BVB -1.25 @ 1.99
September 15, 02:30 (GMT+8)

The SBOBET odds point to a home win at odds of 1.44, while you can get 4.30 on a draw and 7.00 for a surprise away win.

Frankfurt are available at 1.94 for a win with the +1.25 start, but I think BVB have too much ammunition and the Yellow Wall will have a good night.

We should see plenty of goalmouth action as BVB reach for the top. Each of the last five games between these two teams has yielded three goals or more, and for the weekend match, Over 3.00 goals is at 1.92.

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Wolfsburg vs Hertha: Winning is the Name of the Game in the Bundesliga

VfL Wolfsburg vs Hertha Berlin

Wolfsburg and Hertha Berlin are the surprise packages of the 2018/19 Bundesliga season, and they will both look to get the better of each other in hopes of keeping their perfect record intact.

The Wolves and the Berliners are two of only three teams—the other being league-leaders Bayern Munich—to win the opening two games of the new campaign. They are tied for second with six points each and are actually on equal terms on goal difference.

Hertha have a solid history against the Wolves and will certainly look at their head-to-head record as a source of confidence. However, the Wolves have been on a tear offensively and could spell trouble, considering that their recent victories were no fluke either.

Talking Points

The season may still be young with just two games in the new German top-flight campaign, but the Bundesliga 2018 results speak volume on how impressive and surprising Wolfsburg have been in the opening weeks.

Bruno Labbadia's charges kicked off their campaign with a bang, edging out last year's runners-up Schalke 04 in a thrilling 2-1 affair at Volkswagen Arena. They followed it with a comprehensive 1-3 away victory at Bayer Leverkusen to make it two for two.

To put their victories into better perspective, Wolfsburg barely avoided relegation from the top-tier competition last campaign while Schalke and Bayer were both top-five teams. The Wolves finished 16th, only two points ahead of 17th-placed Hamburger SV, while the Royal Blues claimed second and Bayer fifth.

Put simply, Wolfsburg weren't even expected to win any of their opening games of the campaign—much more score five goals after a season that saw them record the fourth worst offence in the league.

Last season surely looks behind them now and Labbadia did a great job turning things around after taking over the club on February 2018.

While the Wolves lack a big-name star to contend with other heavyweights like Bayern, Dortmund and Schalke, they make it up with a total team effort and a football that revolves around the idea "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts."

Four different players have scored Wolfsburg's goals so far, with one scored via an own goal. Centre-back John Brooks and striker Daniel Ginczek were both on target against Schalke while Wout Weghorst and Renato Steffen scored their maiden Bundesliga goals in Matchday 2.

First-choice keeper Koen Casteels is also set to return for Wolfsburg after missing their last match to attend the birth of his daughter.

Hertha BSC boss Pal Dardai is ready to face Wolfsburg who also have an unbeaten record in the Bundesliga
Hertha BSC manager Pal Dardai shouts instructions to his players during a DFB Cup match

Hertha Berlin, on the other hand, have been sensational as well, but their wins are a little less impressive given that their first match was against newly promoted Nuremberg—a game that saw them score only one goal.

They did beat Schalke two goals to nothing though, proving that they have their defence to lean onto in crucial fixtures.

Pal Dardai, nonetheless, has some fitness concerns that he needs to address. Skipper Vedad Ibisevic and defender Maximilian Mittelstadt picked up knocks and it remains to be seen if they can recover in time for the Saturday clash.

Meanwhile, centre-back Karim Rekik is out after sustaining an adductor injury in their match with Schalke earlier this month.

Hertha's second-leading top scorer in 2017/18 Davie Selke is set to return following his lung operation last July, but he is expected to take things slow after two months without football.

History

As mentioned, Hertha have a pretty solid record against Wolfsburg, going unbeaten in their last five meetings with the Wolves. Interestingly though, the Old Lady of Germany won just twice and drew the other three.

Both of their fixtures last season ended in a draw, with their fight at the Volkswagen Arena ending in a 3-3 stalemate after Wolfsburg led twice. Unfortunately for both sides, most of the scorers in that game are either gone, injured or a doubt.

Mario Gomez and Divock Origi scored one each for Wolfsburg in that six-goal thriller, but both players are now gone. On the other hand, Ibisevic and Rekik were on target for Berlin, but as cited earlier, the former is currently a fitness doubt while the latter is injured and out.

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VfL Wolfsburg vs Hertha Berlin Wolfsburg 1X2 @ 2.14
September 15, 21:30 (GMT+8)

There's no doubt this match can go either way, but I like what I have seen so far from Wolfsburg.  Labbadia's men are favourites to win the game on Bundesliga 2018 betting, with the SBOBET football odds putting them well ahead of the visiting capital club.

The Wolves are well-organized and are playing with more hunger, something that fans haven't seen since the club's 2015 runners-up finish.

Sure enough, it's unlikely their bright start will last for long. Nevertheless, the way they are playing right now should help them overcome a Hertha side that is expected to have a hard time due to their injury woes.

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BVB are Top of the Bundesliga…for Now!

Borussia Dortmund 3-1 Eintracht Frankfurt

They are in the top spot for at least a day, and their passionate fans will have a great night after BVB saw off a stiff challenge from Eintracht.

After a relatively quiet first half, the game exploded in the second after being lit up by Abdou Diallo’s first goal for BVB. First, Sebastien Haller grabbed an equaliser before BVB came back with a vengeance through Marius Wolf and Paco Alcacer.

On this evidence, SBOBET fans of the Bundesliga have a great season to look forward to and these two teams will be right in the thick of it.

Highlights of the game

Eintracht started brightly, and Filip Kostic forced a save on six minutes with a low shot destined for the corner. And despite dominating possession, BVB failed to test the Eintracht keeper in the opening half-hour. But they plugged away and eventually, the chance came for the opener.

Diallo gets the rebound and strike the ball low earning the opening goal for Dortmund vs Eintracht in the Bundesliga
Borussia Dortmund Abdou Diallo about to score after getting the rebound

The goal arrived on 36 minutes when defender Abdou Diallo headed a Marius Wolf corner towards goal and then managed to scramble the ball home with his second attempt for his first BVB goal, following his £28m switch from Mainz. The Yellow Wall erupted and the Signal Iduna Park has a new hero.

With no Ante Rebic, Eintracht were a bit short of penetration in Dortmund’s half, and there was little to show at either end in the early exchanges of the second half. Lucien Favre made a change on the hour, bringing on his exciting young winger Jadon Sancho to replace the injured Jacob Bruun Larsen.

Haller did good to finish the counter attack for Eintracht before Wolf restored the lead for Dortmund in the Bundlesliga
Eintracht Sebastien Haller celebrates after scoring the equaliser against Dortmund

Adi Hutter responded by making an attacking double substitution, bringing on Jonathan de Guzman and Luka Jovic. That gave his side some impetus, and midway through the second half, they were level. And it was the in-form Sebastien Haller who fired into the bottom-left corner and beyond the reach of Roman Burki.

Then it was Favre’s turn to play his hand again, bringing on star man Axel Witsel, and the hosts were ahead again moments later. But it was the youngster Sancho who made the difference, putting in Marius Wolf to fire the ball home. Eintracht’s equaliser was wiped away within just four minutes.

The 2018 DFB Pokal Cup winners have plenty of fight and big-game players, and De Guzman quickly got into the game, winning a free-kick. But when the opening came, Kostic blasted high and wide.

And it was game over, on 88 minutes, when Paco Alcacer collected a corner outside the box and fired a beauty home low into the bottom-left corner to send the BVB fans wild.

Job done!

BVB are an ambitious club, and the Bundesliga 2018 odds give them a decent chance of interrupting the FC Bayern domination. This kind of performance, particularly the response to the equaliser, certainly bodes well for them.

Key statistics

An away draw with Hannover is the only setback so far for BVB, but at times it looked like they’d be frustrated again tonight. But the short odds of around 1.44 on a home turned out to be on the money.

BVB dominated the first half with 66 per cent possession, but there were very few chances at either end with only five shots in total between the two sides, three of which were for the hosts.

Eintracht saw more of the ball in the second half, but the shot count was firmly in BVB’s favour at ten to five, and crucially six to two on target.

That’s five wins and a draw in the last six games for Dortmund but four defeats in six for the Frankfurt club. They showed enough at the Signal Iduna Park, though, to suggest they’ll be at the right end of the table before too long, but they didn’t have enough to stop BVB getting the 25th win over Eintracht in 45 meetings.

What’s next?

Lucien Favre and his players will have one eye on the Bundesliga 2018 results that roll in over the weekend while they prepare for the week ahead.

Then BVB set off on the road and have two big challenges ahead. First, Favre will be keen to get his Champions League campaign off to a healthy start when his side heads to Belgium to visit Club Brugge. And then it’s back to Germany and off to Hoffenheim to take on another of the Bundesliga’s fancied teams.

Meanwhile, Adi Hutter’s Eintracht are in the Europa League which means Thursday football, and it’s a visit to the hotbed of Marseille before returning home to welcome another heavyweight to Frankfurt when RB Leipzig come to town.

 

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Golden Awards: The Best of the Best of FIFA 2018

Wolfsburg 2-2 Hertha Berlin

I may have said a couple of times that there are a few football leagues that bring as much excitement as the Bundesliga. The quality of football being played and the number of superb talents playing in the German top flight so far this season have made Bundesliga 2018 odds difficult to predict!

And this game between two clubs with brilliant league starts is a testament to how exciting Bundesliga football can be! Bruno Labbadia and Pal Dardai fielded two equally impressive XIs that played equally impressive football!

The end of this exciting game is one that will be talked about for days on end!

Highlights of the game

Hertha Berlin's Ondrej Duda scores a stunning free kick vs Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga
Ondrej Duda celebrates scoring Hertha Berlin's second goal with the fans

The match had a fiery start as Wolfsburg tried to make the most out of their strong form at home that started late last season. Jerome Roussillon almost grabbed a goal on three minutes when he fired a first-time shot to the Hertha Berlin net. His powerful effort was somehow saved by Rune Jarstein, resulting in a corner that was defended well by Die Alte Dame.

Wolfsburg, a club looking to be progressive on and off the pitch, would continue to try and break through the walls built by Dardai's 4-1-4-1. The extremely crowded midfield meant that those attacks didn't result in much success for Die Wolfe. However, it wasn't like they didn't get any more chances to score.

William broke free from his marker and launched a mid-range rocket towards the top-right corner. The Norway international had to pull out another impressive save from his locker in order to prevent Berlin from conceding another goal.

From that point on, the game became a tussle for control as both teams tried to gain a sure advantage and score the first goal of the match. Referee Christian Dingert had to pull out a yellow card against Marko Grujic for a rough tackle.

Berlin didn't hesitate to risk getting carded as they continued hitting Wolfsburg with hard fouls. Their tactic eventually got the better of their hosts as they began to settle to their rhythm and slowly enforce their will against their opponents.

They almost turned their momentum to a goal at the end of the half when Salomon Kalou fired a well-placed shot to the bottom-right corner. However, Koen Casteels was more than ready to meet the ball and pulled off a superb save to end the half with neither team getting the lead.

The start of the second half almost seemed like a mirror image of the first half as Wolfsburg once again overwhelmed the guests with continuous attacks. William, Roussillon, and Gerhardt tried everything they could to bring some cheer to the home fans, but the Berlin wall stood tall.

It was then that Hertha Berlin found a goal in the 61st minute to validate their defensive brilliance thus far. Javairo Dilrosun intercepted the ball from Wolfsburg and made a blitzing run with the rest Berlin's attacking unit supporting him. He then fired a bullet of a ball to the bottom right hand of the goal. There was nothing Casteels could do as Berlin's travelling fans celebrated their sudden 0-1 advantage.

 Wout Weghorst tried to even out the playing field three minutes later with a first-time shot, but Rune Jarstein was just a big block in between the sticks with another diving save. Valentino Lazaro had a shot at equalising when he blasted the ball to the top bins, but Casteels made sure that their predicament didn't get any worse.

From that point on, Wolfsburg were desperate to at least salvage a draw and kept on pounding the Berlin backline. Roussillon almost equalised in the 85th minute with a ferocious strike that was stopped by Jarstein.

It was from that point on that the fame got incredibly intense. Dingert awarded Wolfsburg a penalty after a rather controversial foul by Arne Maier. Yunus Mali outwitted Jarstein and scored the equaliser. Ondrej Duda one-upped Malli's steely spot-kick with a brilliant low free kick, catching the Wolfsburg wall and Casteels off guard.

And just when it seemed that the game was done and dealt with, Admir Mehmedi managed to beat the offside trap and score the final goal of the game on 93 minutes.

The whole stadium trembled at the level of football displayed by the two sides. The two managers congratulated each other for the brilliant game they witnessed. It is definitely a prime example of why SBOBET fans just love watching Bundesliga football!

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Wolfsburg dominated the ball during the first half, getting as much as 72% possession during the first twenty minutes of the game. The game eventually balanced out with a 60-40 split in possession. The goal attempts are as proportionate as their time with the ball (15 to 9), but Berlin were far more effective on the attack.

 Here's an interesting nugget: Wolfsburg's last seven Bundesliga games prior to this match saw both sides score over 2.5 goals. This includes their superb comeback against Schalke. The result continues that impressive feat for Die Wolfe.

What's next?

Admir Mehmedi celebrates scoring his first goal for Wolfsburg in Bundesliga
Wolfsburg's Admir Mehmedi celebrates scoring their second goal with his teammates

Let's hope that this string of impressive Bundesliga 2018 results doesn't come to a screeching halt. And it looks like the good times will keep on coming as there are interesting fixtures up ahead.

Wolfsburg will be playing Freiburg and Borussia Monchengladbach at home with a trip to Mainz sandwiched in between. Meanwhile, Berlin have a tough challenge in Bayern Munich at the end of the month, but it could be postponed.

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Bundesliga Hoffenheim vs Dortmund: BVB Ready to Show Who’s Boss

Hoffenheim vs Borussia Dortmund

Two title hopefuls come face to face, on Saturday, when Lucien Favre takes his in-form Borussia Dortmund to 1899 Hoffenheim.

The Bundesliga Hoffenheim vs Dortmund clash is the one to watch this weekend, and there’ll be a great atmosphere at the 30,000-capacity Rhein-Neckar Arena. The Dortmund fans will travel down the Rhine in numbers as always, in the hope of cheering their team on to another three points.

But it won’t be easy. Since arriving in the Bundesliga in 2008, Hoffenheim have improved steadily and even finished above their opponents on the final day last season. Not to mention that they boast, for now, one of the best young coaches in world football, Julian Nagelsmann.

It promises to be an intriguing battle, so let’s take a look at the form, which players to watch, who’s had the better of recent meetings…and the SBOBET tips.

Talking Points

Lucien Favre’s team has made a strong start in the Bundesliga, currently sitting second and just two points behind FC Bayern Munich in top place. An away stalemate with Hannover frustrated Die Schwarzgelben but, other than that, it’s been a perfect month.

And they head to Hoffenheim, having got their Champions League campaign off to a winning start too with a victory over Club Brugge. It was a testing night as they had to wait until 20-year-old Christian Pulisic climbed off the bench to net an 85th-minute winner.

Favre gave a place to exciting teenager Jadon Sancho against Brugge. At 18, he looks a real prospect, but BVB fans will have to be patient and not put too much expectation on the young winger’s shoulders. These two players may well start on the bench again, but the hosts will still have plenty to contend with.

BVB have plenty of firepower with Marco Reus leading the frontline, while big summer signings Thomas Delaney and Axel Witsel have already made a big impact and are expected to continue their rise in Dortmund.

Hoffenheim need to make the most of the talent of Coach Julian Nagelsmann before his inevitable move to Leipzig next summer. He’ll have his work cut out to prepare his team for this clash after they conceded a late equaliser to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League last night.

Die Kraichgauer won the last meeting between these two teams, 3-1, at the end of last season—a result which meant both teams qualified for the Champions League on goal difference.

So BVB have a score to settle.

Andrej Kramaric eyes to defy the odds and win over BVB in the upcoming Bundesliga Hoffenheim vs Dortmund match
Hoffenheim's Andrej Kramaric trains ahead of their Bundesliga match against Borussia Dortmund

Andrej Kramaric was on target in that game, and he will be a goal threat as always. The Croatian striker has scored over 30 for Hoffenheim since his 2016 arrival, at a ratio of better than one in three.

The hosts have some big lads in their ranks. Striker Adam Szalai helped himself to a brace in a recent 3-1 home win against Freiburg, and Kramaric scored again. While skipper Kevin Vogt is a towering presence, at just over 6-foot-4, in the Hoffenheim midfield.

Look out for the Hoffenheim-Dortmund updates right here at SBOBET. We think this game will be well worth a watch!

History

Not so long ago, it was inconceivable that these two teams’ paths would cross; however, a meteoric rise from the fifth tier of German football in 2000 to the Bundesliga in 2008 has changed all that. Doing it all with the help of the financial muscle of software mogul Dietmar Hopp hasn’t made Hoffenheim the most popular of sides, but they’re here to stay like it or not!

Two defeats in three have left Hoffenheim 11th after three games, but both were away from home. And the hosts have gone the last six home games unbeaten, with four wins and two draws.

But then BVB have been strong on the road, with five wins and a draw from the last six away games. The head-to-heads are in the visitors’ favour too, with ten wins to five and seven draws.

It’s a tough one to call, so where do we go with our Hoffenheim vs Dortmund predictions?

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Hoffenheim vs Borussia Dortmund Dortmund Draw No Bet @ 1.88
September 22, 21:30 (GMT+8)

The Dortmund giants have already conceded two points, and there’s a real danger of them dropping more in Hoffenheim. Home advantage means we could easily see any one of three results, with the hosts at 2.72 to win, BVB at 2.49 and the draw 3.30.

The visitors come into the game in good form though, and they have more quality and depth in their squad. With that said, I think they’ll have the better of this clash. And there might well be plenty of goals.

Four of the six Bundesliga matches involving these two teams have yielded four or more, and the odds on Over 3.00 goals is understandably at 1.87, with Under available at 2.03.

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Bundesliga Preview: Eyes on the Prize in the Battle of the Unbeaten!

Hertha Berlin vs Borussia Monchengladbach

Hertha and Gladbach are two of only seven teams to stay undefeated in the Bundesliga after three games. Now, they will put that record to the test when they play at Olympiastadion in the German capital.

The two teams have identical records with seven points (two wins and one draw) and the same goal difference. In fact, both clubs have scored five goals each and conceded two as they share the third spot with Wolfsburg.

The Berliners and the Foals will surely look to get ahead of each other in their quest to get the top spots in the league, and the prospect of going number one—even just for a brief period—should motivate the two dreamers to go all-out in what is already brewing to be an exciting encounter.

Talking Points

Real deal or not?

If it isn't obvious by now, both teams mean business in the league. While they were mid-table last year, they are proving right now that they are ready to contend for European football.

Sure, it's still too early to say that their bright start is for real, but it's difficult to ignore the spirited performances they displayed three games into the 2018/19 season.

Gladbach grabbed the headlines of Bundesliga 2018 news before it even started, beating fifth-tier side BSC Hastedt by 11 goals in the first round of DFB Pokal. ELEVEN GOALS—behind hat-tricks from Thorgan Hazard, Raffael and Alassane Plea.

Dieter Hecking's men followed that display with a 2-0 drubbing of Bayer Leverkusen in the league opener before drawing 1-1 with Augsburg in Matchday 2. After that, the Foals returned from the international break with a bang and piled more misery on the struggling Schalke 04 to keep their record intact.

Hertha, for their part, opened the season on a high note with back-to-back wins over new boys Nuremberg and Schalke. They were one of only three teams to win their first two games of the season, though their streak was halted when they drew with Wolfsburg the last time out.

The Berliners, however, proved in the game against the Wolves what they are made of. They led twice in the match and almost pulled off a victory if not for a spectacular goal from the home team's Admir Mehmedi on injury time.

Ondrej Duda scores the opening goal for Hertha against FC Schalke 04 in Bundesliga
Ondrej Duda celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal against FC Schalke 04

It remains to be seen how long the two clubs can maintain their hot start, but all signs point they are not yet ready to slow down.

Balanced offence, strong defence

Much of the success of the two teams was founded on rock-solid defence. After finishing as two of the worst defensive teams in the league in the 2017/18 campaign, Hertha and Gladbach have shown much improvement on the defensive end without sacrificing their mid-tier offence.

As mentioned, Hertha and Gladbach have scored five goals each, good enough to allow them to win games. However, it is their defence that makes the difference. Their two goals conceded is the best in the league at this point, tied with Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Mainz.

Sure enough, that will be tested once again when they meet.

Hertha seem to be the better team in that department with their two clean sheets, but Gladbach have not conceded more than one goal in the competition.

Rise of Duda

Both sides have quality attackers, but all eyes will be on 23-year-old midfielder Ondrej Duda who has been sensational so far for Hertha Berlin.

The Slovakia international scored just once last year, but he already surpassed that mark as he went on target for the Berliners in their last two outings. He bagged a double to pace the team to victory over the Royal Blues then added one more in their draw with Wolfsburg.

He is now the club's leading scorer this year, and Gladbach will surely be cautious of the threat he brings. Duda undoubtedly has the talent, and the confidence he has gained makes him an even more formidable opponent.

Hertha are expected to rely on the young Dudinho to lead their attack once again, and it's up to Gladbach on how they will limit him and stop his scoring streak.

History

Their home-and-away fixtures last season produced plenty of drama and goals, though it was Hecking's men who won both matches.

Their last meeting, at the Borussia Park, saw Gladbach stage a stunning second-half comeback to cut a one-goal deficit and come out with a win. Meanwhile, in their game at the Olympiastadion, the Foals thrashed the home team with three first-half goals en route to a 2-4 victory.

In their last five league matches, Gladbach have won four times while Hertha took only one victory—a 3-0 home win in 2016.

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Hertha Berlin vs Borussia Monchengladbach Monchengladbach 1X2 @ 2.76
September 23, 21:30 (GMT+8)

The Bundesliga 2018 odds at SBOBET slightly favour Hertha Berlin, thanks in large part to their recent showings. Nonetheless, I'm not writing off Gladbach—not with their history and squad depth.

Considering their much-improved backlines, I think this match will be a lot closer than their previous battle at the capital. However, I believe Hecking's men know the formula against Berlin, and that should show when they play.

Besides a Gladbach victory, I predict a low-scoring affair here. With that said, there is some value in Total Goal 2-3 that pays at 1.91.

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Bayern Munich vs Schalke: Back to Bundesliga for the European Dreamers

Schalke 04 vs Bayern Munich

A classic encounter awaits football fans as Schalke 04 and Bayern Munich return to regular Bundesliga programming after the Champions League opener.

Last year's runners-up host the reigning German champions in a highly anticipated game at Veltins-Arena. Bayern are still undefeated and will fancy their chances against a team that hasn't won against them in the past seven years.

Schalke, on the other hand, will look to get a morale-boosting win after what could be described as a tumultuous start to their domestic campaign. They are currently bottom of the league after three straight losses, but there's no better way for them to bounce back and regain confidence than a win against the best German team out there.

Talking Points

The 2018/19 campaigns of last year's best teams couldn't be more different. While Bayern picked up where they left off after winning their sixth straight league title, Schalke have since fallen from grace and are in an early battle for survival.

Domenico Tedesco's Royal Blues have lost three straight, one against Wolfsburg who barely managed to stay in the top flight last campaign. They bowed down to Hertha 0-2 and almost went scoreless against Gladbach if not for a Breel Embolo consolation goal in injury time.

While fans will blame their offence and lack of attacking options—particularly after the departures of Leon Goretzka and Max Meyer—their defence is the bigger issue.

They have conceded two goals in each of their past three domestic matches. To make matters worse, they never led in those games and even allowed the opponents to score within 15 minutes twice.

Sure enough, summer signing Mark Uth must start producing offensively for Schalke if they want to win; however, Tedesco also needs to get back to the tactical fluidity that he's known for and find a solution to their defensive woes—especially against a Bayern team that has already scored nine Bundesliga goals.

Schalke 04 coach Domenico Tedesco gestures during a Bundesliga match
The exit door could soon be opening for Schalke's Domenico Tedesco

The Bavarians are on a tear offensively and are averaging three goals per game. They have been solid defensively as well, conceding just two goals in three matches.

Robert Lewandowski, with two goals and one assist, will be the usual threat he is as Bayern look to make it four out of four. Unfortunately for Schalke, it's not only the Pole that they must be cautious of when they meet.

Thomas Muller has been a consistent goalscorer for the champs as well, while James Rodriguez seems ready to start again after coming off the bench in their opening three games. The Colombia international was at the heart of the much-improved Bayern attack last year, and his return to the Starting XI is no good news for Schalke.

Rodriguez started and impressed in their 2-0 Champions League win over Benfica, assisting Renato Sanches for his first competitive goal for the club. And after such brilliant and clinical performance, the 27-year-old on-loan midfielder is expected to continue his ascendancy and grab the Bundesliga 2018 highlights and headlines.

History

The past 17 meetings between the two sides have been all about Bayern. Out of those encounters,  Bayern never lost, winning 14 and drawing the other three.

Their matches last season paint a clearer picture of how dominant Bayern have been against Schalke. While the Royal Blues finished second, they were far from contending for the league title. Tedesco's charges lost both their home and away fixtures against Bayern, finding the back of the net just once and conceding five in the process.

Even more remarkable for Bayern, their visit to Veltins-Arena in 2017/18 saw them hit three unanswered goals. Lewandowski bagged one, while Rodriguez scored and assisted on the other as they sealed a 3-0 win en route to another title run.

Schalke last won against Bayern in 2011, a 0-1 victory in the DFB Pokal. Their last Bundesliga victory against the Bavarians was eight years ago when they still have Jose Jurado and Benedikt Howedes.

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Schalke 04 vs Bayern Munich Bayern Munich Asian Handicap -1.50 @ 2.09
September 23, 00:30 (GMT+8)

Really, who's stopping Bayern in the German top flight? They are the champions for a reason, and it's hard to argue with the Bundesliga 2018 odds that put them as overwhelming winners in their visit to Schalke.

Schalke really need a win, but confidence is something that they are not brimming with right now. Even us here at SBOBET don't see them winning in any way.

The best that they could hope for is a draw, but I'm not expecting that to happen especially after their Champions League display against Porto.

Furthermore, I don't expect their defence to improve immensely—things like that just doesn't happen overnight. With that said, I predict Bayern to score at least three goals and come out with a huge win.

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Bundesliga: All Square in Battle of the Top-Four Hopefuls

Hoffenheim 1-1 Borussia Dortmund

It was billed by some as a clash between two of English football’s brightest talents, Reiss Nelson and Jadon Sancho.

As it turned out, only one of the England Under-19 forwards featured in this Bundesliga 2018 encounter and he entered the fray to help ensure his side earned a share of the spoils.

Considering both sides qualified for the Champions League last season on goal difference, a close contest always looked a likely prospect in the Rhein-Neckar Arena in Sinsheim.

Highlights of the game

It’s probably true many SBOBET fans have not heard of either player, but Hoffenheim and Borussia Dortmund were only too well aware to snap up the prospects, Nelson on a season-long loan.

After he provided one of the Bundesliga 2018 news stories last weekend, after scoring on his debut – at 18 years old and 280 days the youngest scorer in the division this season – it was Sancho’s turn to take the headlines as Dortmund salvaged a point.

The 18-year-old came on with an hour played and Dortmund deservedly trailing to a Joelinton goal from the edge of the box just a minute before the break.

Dortmund had struggled to create chances, perhaps not too surprising given they were without on-loan Barcelona striker Paco Alcacer (injured) and Mario Gotze (out of favour).

Gotze, who figured for Dortmund in pre-season, may not have a future at Dortmund under new manager Lucien Favre.

Joelinton and Croatian frontman Andrej Kramaric were lively and the hosts, who also saw an Ermin Bicakcic goal correctly disallowed (but the decision to chalk off the Bosnian’s header took a rather long time), saw their hopes of victory increase just under quarter of an hour from time when French defender Abdou Diallo was shown a red card for grappling with Kramaric.

Even with the benefit of VAR, the decision seemed harsh!

Whether Sancho, who says he has much to prove at Dortmund and his team-mates felt they could muster an equaliser with 10 men is unclear. But they certainly were determined, and the introduction of Sancho and Maximilian Philipp led to skipper Marco Reus getting more involved in the play.

It paid off six minutes from time when the visiting captain got in behind the home defence and crossed for American international Christian Pulisic to tap the ball home and claim a second important goal in four days.

10-man Borussia Dortmund remain unbeaten in Bundesliga
Hoffenheim owner Dietmar Hopp watching the game in the stands

He had also netted a late winner against Club Brugge in the Champions League in midweek.

There was nearly even later drama.

Almost immediately, Reus crossed again and Philipp was inches away from converting.

Then, with the clock showing the first of three minutes of stoppage time, home midfielder Nico Schulz’s cross-cum-shot fell into the path of substitute Ishak Belfodil, but he fired the ball over the crossbar.

A draw between two of Germany’s four Champions League representatives and a result which suggests their battle for a top-four finish this time around may well be equally as close.

Key statistics

Hoffenheim have now gone seven games unbeaten at home (four wins, three defeats).

Nelson, who is on loan from Arsenal, is one of seven young English players plying their trade in the Bundesliga this season.

Dortmund are now unbeaten in seven games on the road (five wins, two draws).

In the build-up to this game, Hoffenheim owner Dietmar Hopp announced earlier in the week that he is to press charges against more than 30 Dortmund supporters who directed defamatory or insulting chants and banners against him. It relates to a match between these two sides on the final day of last season.

Software mogul Hopp has regularly been the target of insults from some sets of fans after financing Hoffenheim's rise from the village leagues to the Bundesliga.

What’s next?

The Bundesliga 2018 betting odds all favour Bayern Munich for the top prize, but these two sides are certainly making an impact and ensuring more illustrious rivals to sit up and take notice.

Hoffenheim have a busy fortnight ahead.

They travel to Hannover 96 in midweek before taking on RB Leipzig a week from today – the seeming destiny of coach Julian Nagelsmann next summer.

English champions Manchester City are the visitors in 10 days time, and then German Cup holders Eintracht Frankfurt are in town before the international break.

Newly promoted Nuremberg await Dortmund next before a trip to Bayer Leverkusen.

Then it’s two home games in four days for Favre’s men who host AS Monaco in the Champions League and welcome FC Augsburg to the Westfalenstadion.

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Hertha Berlin Give Bundesliga a Game to Remember!

Hertha Berlin 4-2 Borussia Monchengladbach

There are few people who would argue with you if you say that the Bundesliga is one of the most exciting football leagues in all of the world. The German top flight has produced plenty of unforgettable moments that would have any sports fan immediately fall in love with the beautiful game.

The fourth round already saw plenty of intriguing Bundesliga 2018 results happen that already has plenty of football fans buzzing and raving about the quality of action the league has to offer. However, I think everyone can agree that the most outstanding result of the weekend so far has to be the high-scoring duel between Hertha Berlin and Borussia Monchengladbach.

The 51,852 fans present at the Olympiastadion experienced a rollercoaster of emotions as the 90-minute affair saw six goals come in from both sides. To the delight of the home crowd, it's their team that managed to pull off an incredible show as they are the ones who managed to come away with the three points.

This is definitely one match that plenty of Bundesliga and SBOBET fans will be buzzing about for the next couple of days. After all, it's not every day that we get to see such a high-scoring game like this!

Highlights of the game

The match between these two unbeaten sides began with the guests putting on a strong impression. Thorgan Hazard attempted a dangerous attack in the fourth minute. Eden Hazard's brother weaved through the Berlin defence to get into the box and fire a shot that narrowly missed the target.

It didn't take long or Hertha Berlin to return a warning shot, though. Ondrej Duda managed to get hold of a precise cross to the box and head it towards goal, but the shot attempt flew wide of the goal.

Die Fohlen soon began to take control of the pace of the game and began hounding the defence to make them make a mistake and open up for scoring opportunities. Their complete control of the ball forced the Blue-Whites to foul hard.

The first real scoring opportunity came in the 28th minute when Niklas Stark tripped a Monchengladbach player inside the box. Referee Markus Schmidt pointed to the spot, and Hazard coolly converted the penalty by aiming at the top of the goal mouth.

However, it didn't take long for the dejected Berlin fans to feel confident as Berlin immediately equalised. Marvin Plattenhardt produced a beautiful cross from the left. Vedad Ibisevic headed the ball towards the opposite direction, far beyond the outstretched hands of Yann Sommer.

The newly acquired Javairo Dilrosun from Man City proves he’s going to become big in Bundesliga after their recent win
Javairo Dilrosun celebrates their goal with his teammates

The stands weren't allowed time to mull over Ibisevic's goal as the Old Lady struck again to give them the lead. Javairo Dilrosun lofted another cross from the left side of the field. This time, it was Valentino Lazaro who headed the ball to the far post. There was nothing the Switzerland keeper could do as he was caught out of position.

Berlin ended the first half in smiles as they had multiple chances to double their lead before the first half ended. They saw less of the ball in the second half due to Monchengladbach's desperation to catch up, though.

Gladbach, who were clinical against Schalke last week, soon found themselves on the back foot when the Blue-Whites caught them unawares for a 63rd-minute counter. Salomon Kalou blitzed up the right, held the ball to wait for reinforcements, and passed fed the ball to a rushing Ibisevic who easily scored his brace from a yard away.

It seemed for a bit that Berlin would be celebrating or the rest of the game when Monchengladbach got them at the edge of their seats again. Patrick Herrmann sent a brilliantly unassuming cross into the box. Alassane Plea connected with the ball and headed a powerful ball towards the goal. It bounced kindly off the crossbar and into the net.

Things seemingly got worse for the Olympiastadion when Marko Grujic had to be subbed out due to injury. However, Dilrosun and Duda ended the game with the winner on 73 minutes. The Dutch winger attracted the defence with his dribble, passed the ball to the open striker. The Slovakian attacker had enough daylight to target his shot and slot it past Sommer.

Berlin are now one of the five remaining Bundesliga clubs that haven't lost a game. The resilient spirit they showcased against Wolfsburg is handed out in spades this game, and plenty of Berlin fans left the stadium happy that their team won another tough match.

Key statistics

The teams were fairly equal when it came to possession, but Berlin's home advantage became obvious when you look at the attacking stats. The Blue-Whites had 16 shot attempts compared to Monchengladbach's 13. They also had seven shots on target, three more than Die Fohlen.

They were also equally impressive on the defensive end. They blocked five of Monchengladbach's five goals, made fewer fouls than the opposition, and made 14 tackles.

At the helm of the backline is the young defensive star, Arne Maier. The 19-year-old was a solid rock on defence, leading the team with four tackles, two aerials won and a 7.44 rating. This stat line completely justifies the interest Europe's biggest clubs have on the young prospect.

What's next?

Borussia Monchengladbach will have a chance to redeem themselves against Eintracht Frankfurt. The Eagles haven't had the best start to the season, and it should be completely easy for Dieter Hecking's men to overwhelm their guests and return on the win column.

Meanwhile, Pal Dardai's Hertha Berlin will be making the trip to Northwestern Germany to face another overachieving side in Werder Bremen. Of course, the Bundesliga 2018 odds may not look great for them on this game. However, I have more than enough reason to believe that they can get the three points on hostile territory.

 

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Bundesliga Highlights: More Misery for Struggling Schalke!

Schalke 04 0-2 Bayern Munich

The fall continues for Schalke 04, and after Matchday 4, they couldn't go any lower.

The Royal Blues remain winless in the Bundesliga and now go bottom following their defeat to the vastly superior and league-leading Bayern Munich.

Niko Kovac's Bavarians dominated and were in the front foot throughout, and Schalke were made to pay for their porous defence after allowing James Rodriguez score within 10 minutes and set the pace for another clinical Bayern victory.

Highlights of the game

There were low expectations for Domenico Tedesco's men heading into this game at Veltins-Arena. After all, everything has been in a downward spiral for them since their defeat to a relatively weaker Wolfsburg side in the opener.

Sure enough, Schalke didn't surprise and proved the Bundesliga 2018 predictions right as they succumbed to Bayern in a game that should have been a great battle between the two best teams of the 2017/18 campaign.

It didn't take long for Bayern to stamp their authority against their closest title chasers last year, with Rodriguez finding the back of the net as early as eight minutes.

The Colombia international, who was making his first league start of the campaign, proved his place in the Bayern Starting XI as he headed home from a Joshua Kimmich corner to give the defending champions the lead.

Rodriguez continued to threaten the Schalke defence and almost added another one to his tally on 25 minutes only to see his attempt saved by Royal Blues goalkeeper and skipper Ralf Fahrmann.

James Rodriguez has led Bayern to victory after hitting an early goal against Schalke 04 in recent Bundesliga game
Bayern Munich star James Rodriguez celebrates with teammates after hitting an 8th-minute goal against Schalke in Bundesliga Week 4

David Alaba, meanwhile, had a golden opportunity to make it two for Bayern at the half hour. However, his free-kick from 30 yards—which could have been one of the goals of the season and one of the key Bundesliga 2018 highlights—hit and bounced off the crossbar.

Rodriguez spurned another glorious chance early in the second half when he managed to shoot wide off an open net, but Bayern wouldn't be denied of their second goal. While Breel Embolo came close to levelling matters for Schalke, Robert Lewandowski put an end to their hopes of a comeback.

After Alessandro Schopf fouled Rodriguez inside the box in the 64th minute, Lewy took the ensuing penalty and swiftly converted from the spot to keep Bayern's 100 percent record intact.

It didn't help Schalke that Weston McKennie suffered a serious-looking injury, which was later diagnosed as a deep bone bruise. Nonetheless, Bayern were clearly the better team and, in fact, could have won by more goals.

Key statistics

Post-match statistics show how Bayern overwhelmed Schalke. While the scoreline might suggest that it wasn't a one-sided affair, the numbers say otherwise.

Kovac's side had the lion share of the possession with 75 percent and completed 563 of their passes, a  far cry from Schalke's 185 completed passes. Furthermore, Bayern also had seven shots on target (out of 14 attempts on goal) while the home team only had two real chances to score.

Interestingly, while Schalke's offence is known for set pieces, the team failed to get even one single corner. On the contrary, Bayern had eight corners—one of which, as mentioned, resulted to a Rodriguez goal.

Speaking of Rodriguez' goal, his shot is now Bayern's fastest of the season. Their previous quickest goal this year was Corentin Tolisso's 10th-minute equaliser in their 3-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen last week.

For Lewandowski, his spot kick is his 14th goal in 16 outings against Schalke. His first against the Ruhr club came way back in 2010 when he was still with Borussia Dortmund.

Robert Lewandowski has pulverised Schalke 04 after hitting Bayern's second goal during Bundesliga week 4
Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski controls the ball against Schalke 04's Salif Sane during a Bundesliga clash at Veltins Arena

There's also some milestone reached in the game. Manuel Neuer made his 350th Bundesliga appearance while his Bayern teammate Thiago Alcantara made his 100th.

What's next?

Bayern Munich will look to maintain their immaculate record when they host FC Augsburg next week. The Fuggerstadter have only one win in four games and are coming off a 3-2 defeat to the still unbeaten Werder Bremen, so the SBOBET football odds on the game are unsurprisingly swinging in Bayern's favour.

After the Augsburg game though, Bayern could face their biggest test yet when they visit the German capital to play current second-placers Hertha Berlin.

On the other hand, Schalke 04 are slated to play Freiburg who only have one win so far. Nevertheless, while that should be a winnable game—on paper—for the Royal Blues, they will still be cautious of Christian Streich's men, especially with the team fresh from a morale-boosting win over a high-flying Wolfsburg side.

 

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Dortmund vs Nuremberg: Bundesliga Title Chase Continues for BVB

Borussia Dortmund vs Nuremberg

After failing to get all three points in their draw with Hoffenheim, Borussia Dortmund will now look to get back on track as they continue their bid for the Bundesliga title.

Lucien Favre's men are still undefeated after four league games, but they had quite a scare over the weekend as they trailed for the most part against the Sinsheimers before settling for a 1-1 draw behind a late Christian Pulisic equaliser.

Sure enough, BVB can no longer afford to lose any more points if they want to stay in the hunt for the German top-flight trophy. However, while newly promoted Nuremberg look easy preys on paper, Favre and his charges cannot underestimate Der Club after their big win over Hannover.

Talking Points

Dortmund are currently in third place with eight points out of a possible 12. However, while they will be happy with that fairly bright start to the season, they cannot relax yet as Bayern Munich and Hertha Berlin are ahead of them in the standings.

In fact, Bayern now have a four-point lead over Dortmund as they remain unbeaten in the Bundesliga with four straight wins, the latest a convincing victory over last year's runners-up Schalke 04.

BVB know that any more slip-up could jeopardise their attempt to dethrone the reigning champions, so they need to get maximum points when they host Michael Kollner's new boys.

Fortunately for Dortmund, they have the talent and weapons to do so, especially with Pulisic continuing his rise as one of the league's best players and most reliable strikers.

Pulisic is often seen as the future of not only USA football but also of BVB, and he is showing that he's ready to take that role with Dortmund. The 20-year-old has been pivotal for the team in their last two games, twice scoring late to help BVB.

In their Champions League match with Club Brugge, the American sensation came off the bench in the 69th minute and scored 16 minutes later to fire Dortmund to an opening victory in the tournament. He then followed it up with a rescue act in their high-profile match with Hoffenheim, grabbing the Bundesliga 2018 highlights with a leveller six minutes before time.

With the way Pulisic is playing, Dortmund will be happy to know they have someone they can rely on when the going gets tough.

Can Christian Pulisic once again show that he's one of Bundesliga's best players by leading BVB when they play Nuremberg?
Christian Pulisic celebrates after scoring Borussia Dortmund's first goal against Club Brugge in the Champions League

Not to mention that they also have the likes of Axel Witsel, Marco Reus and rising teenage phenom Jadon Sancho who can also produce when it matters.

Nuremberg know very well the threat their opponents bring, but they will be hoping to carry the momentum they have following their win over Hannover—the team that, interestingly, held Dortmund to a goalless draw in Matchday 2.

Their victory over Die Roten was a bit controversial after the visitors' Miiko Albornoz was sent off midway through the first half. Nevertheless, a win is still a win, and they will be looking to display the same spirited performance when they visit the famous Signal Iduna Park.

History

This match-up at Signal Iduna will be the first meeting between the two sides since 2014.

Nuremberg spent the last four years at 2.Bundesliga before getting promotion last campaign when they finished second in the competition.

Dortmund, however, dominated for the most part in their encounters from 2010 to 2014, with the club winning all but two of their nine league meetings during that stretch. The other two that didn't end up with a Dortmund victory were both 1-1 draws.

The only win over Dortmund that Nuremberg can show over the last eight years is a 4-2 friendly win way back in 2012. The last time Nuremberg actually beat BVB in the Bundesliga was in 2007—a 2-0 victory at Max Morlock Stadion.

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Borussia Dortmund vs Nuremberg Total Goal 2-3 @ 2.09
September 27, 02:30 (GMT+8)

While Nuremberg have a fighting chance, especially if they show the same defensive intensity they had against Hannover, I still agree with the Bundesliga 2018 odds that put Dortmund as the overwhelming winners.

SBOBET also favours BVB to come out on top, with the club given a huge handicap on Asian Handicap betting just to even the playing field.

Dortmund have everything they need to succeed here, and while they still have a lot of work to do defensively, I believe they can handle a team that averages only one goal per game. Besides, Nuremberg haven't faced a top-five team yet.

I predict BVB to win in a one-sided affair, though my tip is a Total Goal 2-3 as it provides the best value.

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Bundesliga Preview: Bayern Face a Tough Challenge in Berlin!

Hertha Berlin vs Bayern Munich

If you want to find an exciting football league to watch and bet on, there's no better league to check out than the Bundesliga!

The German top flight has always delivered top-quality games full of action and drama. There are always interesting storylines to talk about prior to the games, and the aftermath always leaves fans waiting with bated breath until the start of the next game.

The coming match between Hertha Berlin and Bayern Munich are also piquing the interest of fans. The buzz come from multiple angles.

Hertha Berlin's superb start to the season hit a roadblock when they suffered a shocking loss away from home. However, Bayern Munich's first dropped points of the season were the most surprising nugget of the midweek games. Nobody expected the mighty Bavarians to fall, but exhaustion does take a toll on the body.

Will Berlin be able to make use of the Olympiastadion crowd to pull off another superb upset? Or will Niko Kovac be able to pull his team through the rough patch they were on and get back on winning ways?

Talking Points

Javairo Dilrosun continues to impress in Bundesliga
Javairo Dilrosun celebrates scoring Hertha Berlin's first goal with team mates

Many were surely surprised and fascinated with the way the Bayern-Augsburg game turned out. It's probably amusing to fans that Felix Gotze, brother of former Bayern man Mario Gotze and academy product of the Bavarians, scored the late equaliser to deny the points from Bayern.

The tie interrupted an impressive five-game winning streak that saw the Bavarians score at least two strikes. However, it is important for all of us to remember that Kovac didn't put out his strongest squad due to the tight schedule. Sandro Wagner started in place of Robert Lewandowski, and Mats Hummels was also taken off the starting XI.

There's no reason to expect an immediate bounce-back from the Bavarians. There should be no reason for the Croatian gaffer to field his full-strength squad to play in the game. There's no reason to expect a repeat of Bayern's humiliation of Schalke if Lewandowski makes his start.

Hertha Berlin may not be the most intimidating opponents for Bayern this season, but the squad's attacking unit is performing exceptionally well. They have almost the same goal count as Bayern, and it doesn't seem like they'll stop scoring any time soon.

It is definitely concerning that Hertha Berlin buckled against Werder Bremen to the tune of 3-1. We need to take this big loss with a grain of salt, though. They are undoubtedly better when playing in front of the home crowd, and their 4-2 triumph over Borussia Monchengladbach is proof of that.

Moreover, they have quality players that can match Bayern for every strike they make. Valentino Lazaro has become an important cog to their attack and defence since joining them for €7.50 million in the summer. Vedad Ibisevic is finding the back of the net while Rune Jarstein started the season with a sublime defensive performance against Nuernberg.

Javairo Dilrosun is also a coup of an acquisition for Pal Dardai. The Manchester City academy product, who came to the club on a free transfer, has made a splash in his maiden voyage at German football. The 20-year-old winger has scored twice and supplied for three more, making him the highest-rated player among the Blue-Whites after only three appearances this season.

 He is the biggest Bundesliga 2018 news for the supporters of Berlin, and they will hope that he will work his magic against the indomitable Bayern Munich.

History

The head-to-head history between the two of them aren't the prettiest to look at, and the odds definitely favour the visitors.

They have played 64 games, and Bayern won 37 of those games. A good deal of those games was won at home, with only 12 games snatched on away games. Meanwhile, Berlin have gotten six wins and 14 draws in front of their home fans.

While Munich are completely overwhelming Berlin, it is interesting to see the last three games the two sides played out. The first draw was a 1-1 split at the Olympiastadion. The second one was 2-2 at the same venue. The most impressive draw is the most recent one in February, where Berlin managed to hold the Bavarians to a goalless draw at the Allianz Arena. Moreover, they did that against a full-strength Bayern side.

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Hertha Berlin vs Bayern Munich Hertha Berlin +1.75 @ 1.83
September 29, 02:30 (GMT+8)

The Hertha Berlin vs Bayern Munich odds point towards a win for the visitors, but I ask that the SBOBET Bundesliga 2018 fans consider a punt for the Blue-Whites.

Berlin have the talent to at least go toe-to-toe with the German top flight's strongest colossus. With Ibisevic and Dilrosun starting the season on fire, there should be no reason for both teams to at least find the back of the net.

I predict that Bayern should be able to score at least two goals, but Berlin should be able to sneak in a strike to keep the contest close. I am also not putting an upset out of the question as Kovac's final XI prior to the start of the match can determine the outcome.

If Lewandowski and company play in their full strength, there is no question of a Bayern victory. However, I don't think Berlin will be afraid at all. They should be able to keep up with the league leaders in the scoring department.

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BVB vs Nuremberg Highlights: Superb Seven and Reus Bundesliga Century

Borussia Dortmund 7-0 Nuremberg

Borussia Dortmund are back in the title chase, and man oh man, they are back with force!

After their humbling draw with Hoffenheim last week, it looks like Lucien Favre and Dortmund are ready to challenge Bayern Munich at the top of Bundesliga as they thrashed newly promoted Nuremberg at the Signal Iduna Park.

The pre-match Bundesliga 2018 odds had BVB as the overwhelming favourites, but their seven goals were no less surprising especially against a team that hasn't conceded more than one goal in their first four outings in the German top flight.

Highlights of the game

Six players scored in an impressive night for BVB, with captain fantastic Marco Reus leading the charge for the rising club.

Michael Kollner's Nuremberg had moments of brilliance and were unfortunate not to find the back of the net even once, but the Dortmund victory was beyond doubt as the home team showed that they are a cut above their opponents in all areas.

Jacob Bruun Larsen opened the scoring—and the floodgates—off a sensational Christian Pulisic assist in nine minutes, and they never looked back from there and ripped the visitors apart with another goal in the first half and five more after the break.

Reus, who was handed the captain's armband before the 2018/19 season, doubled the team's lead 23 minutes later with a missile shot from the top of the box. The 29-year-old forward could have made it 2-0 sooner, but his 10th-minute close-range effort was saved by Fabian Bredlow.

Nuremberg showed more spirit on the offensive end after Larsen's goal, with Yuya Kobo and Virgil Misidjan threatening BVB. However, they were made to pay for their lack of clinical finishing when Reus slammed the ball home for his 99th BVB strike.

It was all Dortmund once again after the restart, and the home crowd didn't need to wait for long to see the team get an insurmountable lead.

Reus sparked a BVB counter-attack on 49 minutes and turned provider for 19-year-old debutant Achraf Hakimi who sent a blazing low shot to the bottom right corner. Reus then made it four to nothing with a relatively easy tap-in from Bruun Laarsen, having taken advantage of a long ball from Thomas Delaney that caught Nuremberg off guard.

Jadon Sancho scores to help Dortmund give Nurnberg a Bundesliga welcome
Jadon Sancho in action during Borussia Dortmund's Champions League match against Club Brugge

Manuel Akanji piled more misery on Nuremberg and scored in the follow up after Bredlow deflected Pulisic's header. Teenage phenom Jadon Sancho then grabbed the Bundesliga 2018 highlights as he brought BVB to seventh heaven with a goal and an assist in the last five minutes of play.

With the visitors having seemingly given up hope, Delaney sent another long ball to the Nuremberg box which Sancho easily converted for his first league goal of the campaign. The 18-year-old then teed up Julian Weigl to round up the one-sided encounter.

Key statistics

While it's astonishing to see Nuremberg concede that many goals given their record, BVB were simply on a different level. And that is clear with the post-match statistics that show the home team dominating possession (70 percent) and having 20 shots, 10 of which are on target.

BVB's performance was a first for this season, with no other team yet scoring six or more goals in one game.

Reus was terrific throughout, and his 100 goals for BVB put him among the club's greatest players list. Only six players in Dortmund history have scored more than the German international.

Moreover, with his goals in the game, Reus has now scored against 17 of the 18 Bundesliga teams—with Fortuna the only club missing to complete the list.

Sancho's strike, meanwhile, was his second for Dortmund since joining the club in the summer of 2017.

It was a terrific night for the likes of Akanji, Bruun Larsen and Hakimi too, as their goals in the game were the firsts in the German top flight.

What's next?

Borussia Dortmund face the surging Bayer Leverkusen next who are on a three-game winning streak in all competitions. The odds on SBOBET between the two are already tight—with Favre's side given only a slight advantage—but BVB will certainly look at their dominant win over Nuremberg as a source of confidence.

It's the Champions League after that as Dortmund eye to beat Monaco in hopes of breaking their deadlock with Atletico Madrid in the Group A standings.

Michael Kollner couldn't prevent Bundesliga powerhouse Dortmund to dominate his squad
Nuremberg boss Michael Kollner looks troubled during a match against Borussia Dortmund in Bundesliga

Nuremberg, on the other hand, host fellow newcomers Fortuna Dusseldorf for their next league game. Both sides have one win, two draws and two defeats, so their match at the Max-Morlock-Stadion is expected to be a tight affair.

 

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Wolfsburg vs Gladbach: Big Fight for the Bundesliga Top Five

VfL Wolfsburg vs Borussia Monchengladbach

Wolfsburg and Gladbach are in an early chase for the European places, and they need every win and point they can get as they look to solidify their places in the Bundesliga.

The two clubs are off to a surprising start, both losing just once in five league outings. However, the season is far from over and things are about to get tougher for them, especially if they are serious about challenging for European football next term.

The Wolves are currently fifth, but they failed to get all points in their stalemate with top-five rivals Mainz 05. Meanwhile, Gladbach bounced back from their defeat to Hertha Berlin last week and are now oozing with confidence following their 3-1 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt.

Talking Points

Wolfsburg have home-court advantage in this game, but they know they need more than just the huge crowd cheering for them if they want to beat a Gladbach side that has already taken three wins out of five.

After starting the campaign with two straight victories against Schalke 04 and Bayer Leverkusen, Bruno Labbadia's charges have since fallen back to earth and are winless in their last three outings.

They did well to pull out a 2-2 draw with Hertha Berlin earlier this month, but a defeat to Freiburg ruined their momentum as they found themselves drawing with Mainz the next game and dropping to fifth after going as high as second.

Admir Mehmedi has scored two of the team's last three goals—including the crucial equaliser against the capital club—but Wolfsburg seem to have lost their bite in recent games. In fact, in their match with the O-Fives, they failed to find the back of the net even once despite having 12 shot attempts.

Not to mention that they had 11 corners in that game, all while getting the lion's share of the possession.

Admir Mehmedi is spearheading Wolfsburg to an intense Bundesliga battle with Gladbach
Wolfsburg's Admir Mehmedi controls the ball against Fabian Lustenberger during their Bundesliga clash with Hertha Berlin at Volkswagen Arena

Sure enough, the team was a little unlucky not to convert from their chances, but Labbadia certainly needs his squad to be more clinical in front of the goal if they want to put up a fight against their other top-five rivals like Gladbach.

Dieter Hecking's side may have lost to Pal Dardai's men, but unlike Wolfsburg who struggled to stay composed after a setback, they used the defeat as a springboard to improve their game.

The Foals haven't slowed down too, having scored in each of their games so far this campaign.

Making things even better for Gladbach, they have Alassane Plea and Thorgan Hazard who have been remarkable in grabbing the Bundesliga 2018 highlights. Plea has already hit three league goals and has turned provider once, while Thorgan has lived up to his "Hazard" name with two markers and one assist.

On paper, the two teams looked evenly matched; however, when it comes to form, it's clear which club is one step ahead.

History

Wolfsburg got the better of their last five encounters, winning three times, drawing once and losing the other.

They split their matches last year, though, with both teams winning by a 3-0 scoreline in their home fixtures. Gladbach won behind goals from Lars Stindl, Raffael and Christoph Kramer, while the Wolves had Yunus Malli, Daniel Didavi and Josuha Guilavogui putting their names on the scoresheet.

Unfortunately for both sides, out of the six scorers, only two are expected to feature in their weekend meeting at Volkswagen Arena. Stindl and Raffael are both sidelined for Gladbach due to injuries, while Didavi is no longer with Wolfsburg after his summer return to Stuttgart.

Wolfsburg skipper Guilavogui, on the other hand, is sidelined as he recovers from the serious knee injury he sustained in their league opener against Schalke.

One interesting note: Wolfsburg haven't won in their last two home games in the Bundesliga while Gladbach are winless on the road in the same stretch.

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VfL Wolfsburg vs Borussia Monchengladbach Monchengladbach Draw No Bet @ 2.17
September 29, 21:30 (GMT+8)

There's little separating the two teams at SBOBET, but the Bundesliga 2018 odds are slightly leaning towards a Wolfsburg victory.

While that is expected given their home-court advantage and dominance in recent head-to-heads, Wolfsburg's current form is undoubtedly a cause for concern. Besides, it's really hard to support them after conceding three goals against Freiburg.

Meanwhile, I like what I have seen so far from Gladbach. Sure, they were quite disappointing in the Berlin game, but I think they have a way better offence than Wolfsburg.

I have Gladbach winning this one by a small margin, and I think the worst result for them would be a draw.

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Hertha Berlin Shocks Bundesliga with a Superb Win

Hertha Berlin 2-0 Bayern Munich

Everyone expected this Bundesliga duel between Hertha Berlin and Bayern Munich to be a tough one. After all, Bayern uncharacteristically drew in their previous league game. One can blame Niko Kovac's rotations, but the tight schedule of games forced the Berlin native to shuffle his players and keep them fresh.

The Hertha Berlin vs Bayern Munich betting tips had the league leaders as favourites due to the insane quality of their players. However, they weren't able to make the most out of their chances as Berlin pulled the rug on them.

Highlights of the game

The match began with Bayern Munich a lot of purpose on the attack. Hertha Berlin had no illusions coming into the game, and they tried to make most of the possession they get from the German giants.

Bayern were eager to erase the bitterness they experienced against Augsburg and tried to leverage the advantage by getting the first goal. The Bayern backline didn't allow much in the way of Berlin, while their Blue-White counterparts were struggling to contain the prolific league leaders from completing any of their attacks.

The first real threat made by Bayern was made in 14 minutes. James Rodriguez fired a corner that was met by Jerome Boateng. He headed the ball towards the left side of the goal, but the ball went narrowly wide.

It would seem like Bayern would be the first to get on the scoreboard, but they soon found themselves on the back foot when Berlin pulled a fast one on them.

Captain Vedad Ibisevic scored his 32nd Bundesliga goal for Hertha Berlin
Vedad Ibisevic ready to kick from the penalty area

Salomon Kalou headed a powerful cross towards the right post in the 22nd minute, forcing Manuel Neuer to make a stunning save. However, the visitors weren't able to fully clear the ball. Jerome Boateng then made a poor tackle that forced referee Marco Fritz to point to the penalty spot. Vedad Ibisevic fired the spot kick to the left, opposite the direction Neuer picked.

Bayern knew that they had to score if they want to keep themselves in the game, and they stepped up their game accordingly. Renato Sanches, who is finally starting to impress team-mates with the potential he exhibited in the 2016 Euros, made plays alongside Joshua Kimmich, Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery. However, the Berlin defence was able to stifle any clear-cut opportunities.

It did seem like the half would end with Berlin taking the one-goal lead, but Ondrej Duda had other plans. Kalou set up Valentino Lazaro inside the penalty box. The Austrian drew the defence to allow the rising Slovak star enough room for a shot. He made the pass, and Duda fired a first-time shot that flew near-post and into the roof of the net.

Kovac knew that ending the game with this scoreline would become huge Bundesliga 2018 news, and he made the adjustments at the half-time break in order to turn the tide and push for a 2-3 comeback.

They almost got the ball rolling when Thiago Alcantara met a 50th-minute corner to fire a fantastic header towards the bottom left corner of the goal. However, the Pal Dardai's Berlin side was more than ready to handle Bayern's set pieces and kept the ball out of the goal.

Thomas Muller came in for the struggling Robben, while Serge Gnabry came on for Sanches. The two immediately made their presence known on the attack. Gnabry almost scored himself a goal when got enough space from a corner and kick the ball goalwards. However, Thomas Kraft was able to contain the former Arsenal man's efforts.

The Bavarians could sense the clock winding down, and they did everything they could to at least start a run and end the game with another draw. Sandro Wagner, Kovac's final substitution of the day, blasted off the ground to meet another corner attempt to head the ball to the bottom left. Unfortunately for the Bayern fans that made the trip to the capital, Kraft was able to keep the ball out of his goal.

That turned out to be the final chance for Bayern Munich as they weren't able to do anything even after getting four minutes of additional time. Fritz blew his whistle. The Olympiastadion came to life. Dardai embraced his coaches and players. The Bavarians walked dejectedly off the pitch. The SBOBET Bundesliga 2018 market is rattled.

Bayern Munich lost their first Bundesliga game in humiliating fashion. This is one game Hertha Berlin supporters will not stop yapping about for the rest of the season.

Key statistics

Hertha Berlin have been undefeated in their first four league matches, one of which was a superb game against Wolfsburg. Their triumph over the league leaders is a very important three points in their campaign for European qualification. It also erased the bitter pill they had to swallow against Werder Bremen.

Bayern Munich have no one to blame but themselves. The possession was split 30/70 in their favour, they had 25 shot attempts, and had 14 corner kicks. There were plenty of opportunities for them to snag the victory, but they didn't come through.

What's next?

Bayern Munich won their 4 Bundesliga matches prior to Niko Kovac’s new rotation
Niko Kovac looking disappointed with the result of the match

Bayern Munich would have to put their league worries aside and focus on the Champions League as they welcome Ajax to the Allianz Stadium. They will have their shot at redemption against Borussia Monchengladbach on the weekend.

Meanwhile, Hertha Berlin will have an entire week's rest before they see any footballing action. They have a shot at claiming the top spot of the Bundesliga when they play Mainz next.

 

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Bundesliga Preview: This is the Chance for BVB to Take the Top!

Bayer Leverkusen vs Borussia Dortmund

There is more than enough reason for the ever-faithful fans of Borussia Dortmund to look forward to their upcoming Bundesliga clash against Bayer Leverkusen.

They just came off probably one of their most dominating performances in recent memory, reminding everyone that they are serious contenders to break the Bayern Munich hegemony, placing themselves in a very comfortable third place. Moreover, their rivals just suffered a huge knock on their title defence.

Meanwhile, Bayer Leverkusen are just getting things rolling. They have ended their three-game rut with a winning streak of their own. However, it is important to note that their recent victories weren't as easy as what the final score suggests.

Heiko Herrlich knows that Lucien Favre's BVB will be tough customers that will be hard to contain on any given day. He should also know that a team that could be looking beyond the game is a rather easy side to beat.

This game could either be a stepping stone for the BVB or a rock that would trip them up if they're not careful.

Talking Points

Before we proceed to any other point, let me get this off my chest: Borussia Dortmund's 7-0 dismantling of new boys Nurnberg is nothing short of amazing and was easily the biggest Bundesliga 2018 news among the midweek games. Games of that sort don't come often, and it's always big news when such a landmark game happens this early in the season.

Many of Dortmund's key players had their hand on the one-sided onslaught, but Marco Reus' brace was the most significant statistic among the countless ribbons that can be identified in Dortmund's game. The 29-year-old captain reached his 100th goal with the BVB after finishing his second goal into the bottom-right corner.

Of course, he isn't the only man that Herrlich should be wary of. Christian Pulisic is quickly growing to become one of the best young talents in Europe, and the American had a hand in Dortmund's first goal against Nurnberg.

The American wasn't the only outstanding youngster among the BVB roster. Jadon Sancho, the young Englishman who is making waves at his home country with his potential, also scored his first goal in this game. There's no way to go for the Englishman but up, and Premier League sides are probably salivating at the opportunity of acquiring the Dortmund product.

It's no wonder many clubs fear Dortmund due to the divine mix of promising youth and superb veteran talent available for the Swiss tactician to play around with. They are currently living up to the high pre-season expectations set upon them by fans and pundits, and there's no reason to believe that they have the ability to finally break Bayern's yearly monopoly of the Bundesliga crown.

Bayer youngster Kai Havertz is expected to be the future of the Bundesliga outfit
Kai Havertz scores the winner for Bayer Leverkusen against Mainz

However, it isn't like Bayer Leverkusen will just roll out the red carpet and let them score more than five goals. This is a proud club that was once competing for the top of the table just a couple of years ago. The BayArena expects a quality game from their stars, and that's exactly what Die Werkself will try to supply.

Sure, they may not have the core that rattled the Bundesliga's SBOBET fans a couple of years back, but they have more than enough talent to put up a good fight. Dominik Kohr is at the heart of the Bayer midfield. Kevin Volland is still banging in goals like nobody's business. Leon Bailey is an effective attack option from the wings. Paulinho, who was brought in for €16.65 million, is a future stud that is getting playing time from Herrlich.

The most eye-catching player in this team is also their second-youngest player. Kai Havertz is an outstanding youngster that already has a goal and assist under his belt at 19 years of age. Havertz, who has made his debut for the senior side just recently, is in the middle of a hype storm and is already anticipated as one of the most exciting young Germans to grace the professional stage.

If Havertz manages to play his usual game, there should be no problem for Leverkusen to try and pry away a point.

History

The head-to-head history between the two sides is rather interesting. They have played 78 games in total, and Dortmund have only won 29 of those games. Leverkusen are not far behind with their 27 victories, and the remaining 22 ended in a draw.

However, it's the most recent games that are most titillating to the stat-heavy fanatic. Borussia Dortmund won four of their last six matches, including a 0-1 away win at the BayArena. While Leverkusen did win their October 2016 clash with Dortmund, that was their only win their last 11 home league matches against Dortmund.

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Bayer Leverkusen vs Borussia Dortmund Asian Handicap Dortmund -0.25 @ 2.19
September 30, 00:30 (GMT+8)

This will surely be a close match, as predicted by the pre-game Bundesliga 2018 odds. The BVB have struggled to win against Di Werkself at the BayArena over the past couple of games. Moreover, the quality showcased by Kai Havertz is not something to scoff at.

However, it is also important to remember that Dortmund also have quality youngsters of their own that can compete with the best of them. They also have the advantage when it comes to the number of quality players. We haven't even talked about Axel Witsel, Paco Alcacer, Lukasz Piszczek, and Manuel Akanji.

I am more than confident in Dortmund's ability to close this game, and there's no reason for SBOBET fans to not go for them as well. I am sure that they will end the weekend at the top of the Bundesliga table.

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Bundesliga Review: Another High-Scoring Classic!

Wolfsburg 2-2 Borussia Monchengladbach

The German top flight has been one of the more entertaining football leagues in European football due to the usual high-scoring nature of the games. The level of competition between the sides is also getting smaller, evidenced by Bayern Munich's shock defeat to Hertha Berlin.

The Wolfsburg vs Borussia Monchengladbach match had all the makings of a superb Bundesliga game. Both sides have prolific attackers that can score goals. They have also performed well at the start of the season, only losing one of their five league games.

While the Bundesliga 2018 odds saw this match as a high-octane match that could end either way. While the match did end up the way everyone expected them to, it is still rather exhilarating to see a high-scoring fixture pop up.

While the fans at the Volkswagen Arena were frustrated that the game ended in such a manner, they cannot deny that the two clubs showed quality class worthy of the competition. Nobody is really complaining after walking away from a match like that with a point in hand.

Highlights of the game

This contest, that is the final of three consecutive games played over the past ten days, began with much purpose from both sides. Wolfsburg were trying to recapture the superb form they had against Schalke and Bayer Leverkusen with a win here, while Gladbach did everything they could to continue the brilliant form they had against Eintracht Frankfurt.

The goals came quickly in this match, and the visitors were the ones to strike first. A brilliant counter saw Alassane Plea with the football. He drifted closer to the edge of the penalty box before unleashing a curler of a strike. The ball went to the top-right corner, and there was nothing Koen Casteels could do about it.

However, the celebrations were quickly cut short when Renato Steffen quickly put the hosts back in contention. Wolfsburg dispossessed Die Fohlen in their own half, and the ball ended in the midfielder's feet. He dribbled a bit before whipping in a low effort to the bottom-right corner. Like his opposite number, Yann Sommer was unable to save the ball as it drove straight to the net.

With the 12th-minute equaliser, the momentum was stripped off Gladbach's grasp and we found ourselves in an entertaining football game. Thorgan Hazard, Plea, Oscar Wendt, and the rest of the players on the pitch tried to get the lead. Unfortunately for them, the first half ended without much fanfare happening.

Hazard, who is slowly becoming a player of his own in the German top flight, opened the second half with an impressive strike of his own. Patrick Herrmann dribbled through the middle to approach the goal, attracting the backline. He then made a through pass to the left, and Hazard fired a bullet that went straight to the roof of the net.

The entire Volkswagen Arena was stunned by the opening goal, but they didn't have to wait long before they equalised again. Another quick counter saw four green shirts blitzing up towards the opposing goal. Wout Weghorst, who once dreamed of playing for Liverpool, struck a shoddy cross that went straight to the goal.

The game was once again even, and the entire stadium was on their feet. The mere attacking quality the two teams displayed is enough to make Bundesliga 2018 news.

The 24,100 in attendance saw the rest of the game as more of a skirmish. Of course, there were still intentions to score; the importance of not conceding another goal is just more important to both Dieter Hecking and Bruno Labbadia.

While this result is one that supporters of both sides are far from happy to get, they cannot deny that their sides just showcased how strong they have become. After all, both were contending for the Bundesliga title just a couple of years ago before they experienced sudden slumps.

I think everyone can be satisfied with that.

Key statistics

The game was fairly even between the two sides. Wolfsburg had 56% of the possession, but it wasn't like Gladbach weren't doing anything with time with the ball. The shot attempts are 13:10 in favour of Die Wolfe, but both sides are wasteful with their attacking efforts.

However, the game is a tale of two halves. Gladbach dominated much of the first half in terms of content, while Wolfsburg had the match rolling around their fingers in the all-important second half.

Another important statistic to note is that Gladbach conceded a lot more fouls and free kicks at 14 apiece. They were really fortunate that Wolfsburg were just inefficient when it comes to their set pieces.

What's next?

Wolfsburg will be more determined to nab a win following two consecutive Bundesliga draws
Wolfsburg players celebrate after winning against Bayer Leverkusen in Bundesliga

Both sides will have their first real break in a while and will return to Bundesliga action next weekend.

Wolfsburg will be on the road to meet Werder Bremen. It will be a tough test for them as they haven't won in four games. SBOBET odds will likely be against them. Meanwhile, Gladbach's next game is another road trip to the Allianz Arena. They better hope that Bayern Munich still haven't recovered from their shocking loss to Hertha Berlin.

 

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Ultimate Comeback! BVB Rise to the Top in Bundesliga Thriller

Bayer Leverkusen 2-4 Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund are here to win the German top-flight title, and they proved that as they beat Bayer Leverkusen in a six-goal thriller to go top of the Bundesliga.

In what would surely go down as one of the best come-from-behind victories of the 2018/19 campaign, BVB erased a two-goal halftime deficit to earn maximum points and take advantage of Bayern Munich's disastrous loss to Hertha Berlin.

Leverkusen, despite their poor record, showed they have what it takes to challenge the giants of German football. In the end, however, the game became a battle of who wanted it more.

Highlights of the game

Four goals in the final 25 minutes of play sparked an incredible turnaround for Dortmund in a game that saw them trail by two goals in the opening 45 minutes.

On-loan Barcelona forward Paco Alcacer and teenage sensation Jadon Sancho led the team to the spectacular victory at the BayArena, with the former scoring two goals and the latter providing two assists to change the flow of the game.

Bayer scored as early as nine minutes when Mitchell Weiser converted Lucas Alario's through ball into a first-touch score. Weiser made no mistake from the right flank and rifled the ball to the bottom corner with a low shot past keeper Roman Burki.

BVB had their fair share of chances in the opening frame, with Christian Pulisic and Marco Reus testing Lukas Hradecky. However, BVB were made to pay for their lack of clinical finishing and poor defending as Jonathan Tah made it two to nothing.

While the match was pretty balanced up until the closing stages of the first, Tah gave Bayer a huge advantage heading into the break as he exploited a scrappy defensive scramble in the Dortmund box following a Julian Brandt corner.

Dortmund came out with more spirit in the second, trading blows with Bayer in a furious and quick-paced opening exchange. And while the home team could have added more to their tally, the visitors found the break they needed when Jacob Bruun Larsen pulled one back with an easy-tap in after Hradecky deflected a Reus shot on 65 minutes.

The introduction of Sancho three minutes later gave BVB more spark up front, and the 18-year-old star quickly made his presence felt as he linked up with Reus to restore parity.

Dortmund then completed the BVB fightback after another substitute, Alcacer, stepped up in the 85th minute to give them the lead for the first time. The 25-year-old striker, who was playing after missing their past two league games due to an ankle injury, grabbed the Bundesliga 2018 highlights and headlines with a fine flick from close-range off an Achraf Hakimi assist.

Leverkusen tried to find an equaliser in hopes of avoiding another wasted effort, but BVB handed more embarrassment to the home team instead. Sancho teed up Alcacer on the counter and the Spaniard fired easily into an open net to complete the four-goal rally.

Key statistics

Bayer were unlucky not to come out without even a single point after their fine first-half display. Pre-match Bundesliga 2018 odds at SBOBET suggested a tight encounter at BayArena, and Heiko Herrlich's men lived up to expectations.

Post-match statistics show there isn't much difference on both team's shot attempts, with Bayer ending up with 15 to Dortmund's 16. Nonetheless, Lucien Favre's charges had just been more clinical on finishing, which gave them the advantage.

With his brace, Alcacer now has three goals in 50 minutes of action for BVB. Making it more remarkable, he has been brilliant in front of the net, having taken only four shots.

Meanwhile, Reus is now second in the league scoring charts with four goals. He scored twice in their 7-0 drubbing of Nuremberg last week, and his latest goal put him just one behind of Hertha Berlin's Ondrej Duda.

Sancho, on the other hand, is now Bundesliga's top provider with five assists, two ahead of teammate Reus and Javairo Dilrosun (Hertha) and Florian Neuhaus (Monchengladbach).

What's next?

Dortmund now head home to host AS Monaco for their second game of the Champions League. They are currently tied with Atletico Madrid for the top spot in Group A, so they will be hoping to translate their domestic success to the European competition.

Bayer Leverkusen are left disappointed after BVB sealed a come-from-behind win in recent Bundesliga match
Bayer Leverkusen players look disappointed following Borussia Dortmund's come-from-behind 2-4 win in Bundesliga Week 6

Bayer Leverkusen, for their part, will be hosting Cyprus side AEK Larnaca in the Europa League. Die Werkself last won their UEL match with Ludogorets, but after this defeat to Dortmund, they are expected to play with more urgency to get back to their winning ways.

 

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Bundesliga: Can Bayern Reverse Their Fortunes Against Gladbach?

Bayern Munich vs Borussia Monchengladbach

Bayern Munich have long been the indomitable giants of the Bundesliga. The Bavarian side is always the top-of-mind option when you ask a fan of the German top flight on which club is worth a pretty penny in German football.

However, it's no secret that Bayern are in a rut. They can't buy a win after starting the season strong, planting seeds of doubt on the SBOBET predictions that the Bavarians would easily take the German crown for the seventh consecutive year.

Niko Kovac knows more than anyone that Bayern need to stop the skid with a statement game against Borussia Monchengladbach at the Allianz Arena. However, he should also know that this Gladbach side is not a team that they can just use brute force on. A nonsensical start could easily see them end the first half on the back foot.

This significance of this game has increased over the past week, and the result of this fixture could determine whether Bayern would still have a relatively easy stroll to the Bundesliga title or they would have to duke it out with an outstanding Borussia Dortmund side for the rest of the season.

Talking Points

Kovac's reign at the most successful football in Germany has hit a sudden roadblock after uncharacteristically drawing against Augsburg. They tried to get back against Hertha Berlin, but the shocking upset in the capital quickly became the biggest bit of Bundesliga 2018 news in the weekend. Their anguish didn't end as Ajax almost ran away with the victory in the Champions League.

Kovac did admit that Bayern Munich's rampage at the top of the Bundesliga have seemingly made things too easy for them and made it difficult for them to properly gauge how good the rest of the playing field has improved. He knows that the squad would have to get down and dirty if they want to end the rut.

One of the biggest glaring points for the neutral fan is the bold rotations Kovac implemented over the two weeks. The decision to rest some of their best players, alongside the omission of James Rodriguez from the starting XI.

The situation has gotten dire that even some of the players have voiced out the need for things to change in the way they are playing the game. Of course, it's still too early to pull the plug on the Kovac project, but he definitely has to make changes fast.

Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac ready for their Bundesliga match against Borussia Monchengladbach
Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac giving instructions at the sideline during their Champions League match against SL Benfica

He must seriously consider involving James in more games. Robert Lewandowski, who failed to make an impact in Bayern's embarrassing loss in Berlin, must step up and make himself available for attacks. Moreover, the entire Bayern organisation, from the gaffer to the reserves, must recognise that the problem is existent and that they should do everything in their power to turn the tide.

This is especially true as they face a Gladbach squad that is a fighting shape that betrays their recent results. If you paid close attention to the way Die Fohlen have played thus far, there's no question that Bayern will be up for one heck of a contest.

While it is true that Hertha Berlin handed them one heck of a defeat, they more than bounced back and gave Eintracht Frankfurt one heck of a beating. Moreover, the way they kept up with Wolfsburg in their latest Bundesliga match is a testament to the steely determination Dieter Hecking's men have coming into the season.

I think the biggest revelations for Gladbach would be Thorgan Hazard's continuous growth in the left wing and Alassane Plea's dominance up front. The summer acquisition from Nice has immediately established himself as one of the league's most dangerous target men. Meanwhile, Hazard has completely transformed himself into a dangerous attacking threat that is reminiscent of his brother Eden.

They can come into this game with the perfect challenger mentality and push Bayern to toil for the three points they want to earn. If Kovac cannot whip his boys to shape, he will surely find himself in a very sticky situation.

History

I personally think prior history matters a lot ahead of this match, but their head-to-head battles point easily towards Bayern Munich winning this match. Out of the 103 matches the two sides have played, Bayern won 51 of those while scoring 196 goals in the process. Gladbach only took 23 while scoring 128 strikes.

The most recent matches they played paint a more balanced picture, however. Four of the six games were won by the home team, with the victor not going beyond two goals. The exception to the rule is the most recent game, where Bayern overwhelmed their guests with a 5-1 drubbing at the Allianz Arena.

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Bayern Munich vs Borussia Monchengladbach Borussia Monchengladbach Asian Handicap +2.00 @ 2.04
October 07, 00:30 (GMT+8)

I have no reason to doubt Bayern Munich taking the three points this game. The Bayern Munich vs Borussia Monchengladbach betting tips also point towards a Bavarian victory.

Kovac should be taking this game more seriously after tripping once again to considerably lesser opposition. Drawing against Monchengladbach is the last thing in his mind right now, and he will definitely pull out all the stops to force a Bayern win.

However, I don't think Bayern will be able to win that comfortably. The Foals have scored at least two goals over their last four games, and I don't think Plea and Hazard will want to stop wearing their shooting boots any time soon.

Moreover, Gladbach are better rested than their Bayern hosts as they have no European competition to worry about. This would be the perfect time for Kovac to make use of the rotations he made over the past week and field his best XI. However, rumours of a strained Bayern locker room suggest that this game won't be an easy win for them.

Bayern will be in for a grimy game, but they should win if they keep their noses down and not look far ahead.

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Dortmund Try to Establish Bundesliga Dominance Against Augsburg

Borussia Dortmund vs Augsburg

If you have been following the Bundesliga for the past couple of years, you understand just how big of a lead Bayern Munich have established over the past couple of years. They have always been the undefeatable kings of the German top flight, and it seemed for a while that it will take a decade and a half before they are even unseated from their lofty perch.

However, it seems like the football gods have decided to rock the boat and give the defending champions a bit of a challenge. The Bundesliga 2018 results have been quite a shock for the neutral football fan as it is not the Bavarians who are atop the table.

Borussia Dortmund find themselves at the top of the German top flight Bundesliga after Bayern Munich suffered a shock defeat to Hertha Berlin. This is the best chance for Lucien Favre's brilliant boys to build on their good fortune and establish some breathing room between them and the defending champions.

However, their next opponents will not be the easiest ones to face. Augsburg are playing some spectacular football and will be a tough challenge for the current league leaders.

Talking Points

It's hard to find any faults with the way The BVB have been playing as of late. They are playing some fantastic attacking football under Favre while also keeping their defence as solid as ever. There's no better year for Dortmund to break the monotony of German football than this year.

The moment that SBOBET fans became convinced of the BVB's claim to the throne as legitimate was during their inspired comeback win against Bayer Leverkusen. The fact that they came back from a two-goal deficit with inspired performances from their top stars is a testament to the level of attacking prowess and determination of the BVB.

Moreover, this year's Dortmund side are outstanding in other departments. They are the only team in the Bundesliga without a loss in their season so far. They are also the only outfit to have scored more than 15 goals in only six matches played. They are also tied with Bayern Munich for the least goals conceded at five.

Of course, credit can be pointed to the outstanding players donning the yellow kits of the BVB. Marco Reus is having a red-hot start to his season, as his four goals make him the second-most prolific goalscorer in the league. Paco Alcacer, the Barcelona loanee, is also finding his form with his three goals.

Of course, those two aren't the only stars that Manuel Baum has to worry about. He fortunate enough that explosive winger Christian Pulisic won't be playing due to his torn calf. However, with players like Lukasz Piszczek, Axel Witsel, Manuel Akanji and Jadon Sancho getting fantastic ratings, there's no question that the hosts will be giving his Fuggerstadt a tough time.

Borussia Dortmund will seek to bring Alfred Finnbogason and Augsburg back down to Earth when they face off in Bundesliga
Augsburg's Alfred Finnbogason during photo ops before the match

However, it isn't like everything will be gloomy for Augsburg. While they did suffer a rough patch after their opening victory against Dusseldorf, the club has somewhat found their form. The most impressive result in their season so far is their 1-1 draw against an insanely strong Bayern Munich team at the Allianz Arena.

The following fixture after that was even more encouraging. Alfred Finnbogason, their Icelandic talisman, pulled off an impressive hat-trick to beat a hapless Freiburg on his return to Bundesliga action this season. The way he dominated the Freiburg defence didn't seem like he was sidelined with a knee injury at all.

Of course, they should not just merely count on their forward to get them through the match. If Michael Gregoritsch and the rest of the midfield can supply their striker with decent passes while the Andreas Luthe-led defence manages to hold the BVB, we could be in for an interesting match.

History

These two teams haven't played each other much if we put them side by side with the other rivalries they've had, but the head-to-head offers a rather lopsided advantage towards the hosts.

Dortmund won nine of the 15 games they have played, the first of which was a 4-0 thrashing of Augsburg in October 2011. While Augsburg managed to pull off a miraculous 0-1 giant-killing in February 2015, it's pretty much assured that Dortmund have always had Augsburg's number.

However, three of the last six games the two sides have played all ended in a draw, including the latest one they played at Signal Iduna Park last season. A draw is pretty much on the cards, and Augsburg could definitely pull that off.

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Borussia Dortmund vs Augsburg Over 3.25 Goals @ 2.16
October 6, 9:30 PM (GTMT +8)

The Bundesliga 2018 odds are tilted towards the hosts, and I don't see any reason not to believe the bookies.

I see Borussia Dortmund overpowering their guests and getting by with a sizeable victory here. They are the best attacking side in the Bundesliga this season, and I don't think Augsburg have enough quality defenders and midfielders to stop the BVB.

However, I do think that Alred Finnbogason's hat-trick is not something that can easily be quenched, and I think he'll be able to score a brace at most. I still think the BVB will be able to dominate them, and a three-goal outing from Marco Reus and company is not that exaggerated of an expectation.

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Super Subs Alcacer, Gotze Shine in Dortmund’s Crazy Bundesliga Comeback!

Borussia Dortmund 4-3 Augsburg

This game is a Bundesliga classic, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

I predicted this game to be a rather tight contest as Augsburg have kept up with them over the past couple of games. It did seem at times that Augsburg will pull off an upset, but Lucien Favre's brilliant substitutions changed the flow of the game and ultimately won them the three points!

Paco Alcacer and Mario Gotze are the toast of Dortmund after such a fantastic seven-goal thriller!

Highlights of the game

The BVB started the game full of confidence after an impressive Champions League outing against Monaco. Marco Reus and company started their attacks with much purpose and were threatening to score with their quick attacking football within the first fifteen minutes.

Reus had a chance to get the ball through and challenge Andreas Luthe, but the Augsburg defence was more than ready for the captain's approach and quickly sealed off his movements. Meanwhile, Philipp Max was extra active on the attacking end of the football, as the full-back whipped in a couple of early corners and crosses from the left wing.

While Dortmund dominated much of the opening minutes, they weren't able to make the most of their chances. And it's the BVB's failure to secure an early goal that came back to haunt them when Augsburg struck first blood.

Dortmund fouled in a dangerous position, giving the Fuggerstadt a chance to score. The subsequent free-kick didn't reach any white shirt, but Dortmund's poor clearance saw the ball end up in Alfred Finnbogason's hands. The Augsburg ace will not miss from that close of a distance, and he easily beat Roman Burki for the shocking away lead.

The star attacker's goal seemingly woke the BVB up, and they have started to mount one strong attack after another. Achraf Hakimi almost equalised two minutes later after pulling off a powerful shot from the edge of the box. However, Luthe pulled off a fantastic save to deny the equaliser.

Dortmund furiously tried to snag the equaliser through the rest of the first half, and it was obvious to everyone that the BVB were the ones in control of the game. However, Augsburg's defence was resolute, and Lucien Favre headed straight to the locker room as Markus Schmidt blew his whistle to end the first half.

The famous Yellow Wall kept on roaring to cheer their team on as the second half got underway. They had more than enough belief that their lads will be able to score more goals in the half. The team matched the crowd's passion, but they were just unable to crack through the visitor's defence.

It didn't take long for the BVB to find an equaliser to respond to the fans' passion. Jadon Sancho beat the offside trap and brought the ball to the right. The 22-year-old made a beautiful low cross to substitute Paco Alcacer. The loanee from Barcelona immediately slotted the ball past Luthe for the goal.

However, this half would become a very tense one for the BVB. Andre Hahn received a beautiful cross from the right in the 71st minute to deflect the ball towards a speeding Philipp Max. The 25-year-old powered the ball past Burki and into the roof of the net.

Alcacer immediately brought the team back to the game with another sublime finish. Raphael Guerreiro supplied a beautiful pass from the set piece. Alcacer beat the offside trap and unleashed a beauty of a near-post goal. The Signal Iduna Park was electric with the Spaniard's outstanding performance.

Bundesliga News: Mario Gotze got on the scoresheet but Augsburg kept pace with them until Paco Alcacer scores
Borussia Dortmund Mario Gotze scores from the box

Four minutes later, another Favre substitute made his mark in the game. Hakimi whipped in a beautiful pass to Mario Gotze, and the polarising midfielder beat Luthe one more time. It was like a scene from a movie. The once-prodigal son produced a moment of brilliance.

The dream didn't last long, though, as Michael Gregoritsch got hold of an 87th-minute Philipp Max corner, and there was no Dortmund shirt contesting his shot. He headed the ball straight towards the net, and Burki wasn't able to keep it out. Everyone at the stadium was stunned as Gregoritsch celebrated in front of the yellow-clad audience.

It seemed like the game would end this way, and everyone got tense as the 94th minute came unto them. The last play of the game was a free kick, and Alcacer was coolly walking to the spot to take the kick.

He knew he was on fire. He fired a beauty of a curler to the right side of the goal. Luthe went the other way. The ball went in. Everyone jumped up and down. Burki ran all the way from his penalty box to celebrate with the team. Augsburg were stunned. Any doubts the Spanish national team (and the rest of the Bundesliga) have about Alcacer should be gone by now.

This game will be in a lot of Bundesliga 2018 highlights, that's for sure.

Key statistics

The second half of this instant classic gave us nothing but exciting attacking football. Six of the seven goals scored in this game was scored in the second half, with four of those being scored in the last 14 minutes of the game.

Dortmund totally deserved the three points after an outstanding performance. They had 65% of possession, made 20 goal attempts, got 22 free kicks, and forced four saves from Luthe. Augsburg also struggled to contain them: they ended the match with 22 fouls and an eye-catching seven yellow cards.

What's next?

Lucien Favre aims to continue their winning streak and hold the top spot of the Bundesliga rankings
Lucien Favre giving directions from the touch line

The Bundesliga 2018 odds for the BVB at leading betting sites like SBOBET should have dropped after such a fantastic comeback. They will have a bit of a rest during the international break, but they will be playing Alemannia Aachen in a friendly. They will then play Stuttgart away from Signal Iduna Park once the league returns to its regular programming.

Meanwhile, Augsburg's schedule doesn't get any easier. They will be facing RB Leipzig up next, and they could easily drop to as low as 13th place if they don't win here. Fortunately for them, an easier match against Hannover awaits after the Red Bulls.

 

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Bayern Munich 0-3 Borussia Monchengladbach

The two biggest games of this weekend's Bundesliga action involves Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. However, the games turned out in a different way than imagined.

The BVB came back from the brink of defeat multiple times to pull off one of the most amazing comebacks earlier in the day. It seemed like this game would be the biggest bit of Bundesliga 2018 news to come out today. However, Borussia Monchengladbach had other plans.

Die Fohlen got off into an amazing start to shock the pre-game Bayern Munich vs Borussia Monchengladbach predictions and beat the defending champions, 0-3.

This is definitely not the way Niko Kovac envisioned his maiden voyage at Bayern Munich to turn out.

Highlights of the game

Bayern were determined to get things back on track, especially after Borussia Dortmund pulled off one of the most magnificent comebacks in European club football this calendar year. The Bavarians made use of their strong wing players and fired cross after cross.

Thomas Muller threatened Yann Sommer when he caught a cross and headed the ball to a dangerous spot at goal. The Swiss keeper was able to deflect the ball outwards, but the linesman ruled Muller offside. Bayern kept on using the wings to cross the ball inside, but nothing was coming out of their attempts.

And the Allianz Arena bore witness to an unbelievable sight: the Bavarians conceded a shocking goal in the first ten minutes. Alassane PLea and Jonas Hofmann played a one-two pass to give the French striker some space. He then fired a howitzer from 18 yards that flew to the bottom right and out of Manuel Neuer's reach.

Kovac's men tried to get back into the game with an equaliser, and Joshua Kimmich's beautiful cross in the 14th minute didn't reach any Bayern player. It ended up in the feet of the Gladbach backline that easily cleared the ball to safety.

Thiago's error lead to Lars Stindl's goal in the Bundesliga match between Bayern and Gladbach
Borussia Monchengladbach's Lars Stindl celebrates scoring their second goal

Bayern's worries compounded two minutes later when Gladbach scored another poor goal. Poor defending from Mats Hummels and Thiago Alcantara led to the ball ending up at the feet of Lars Stindl striking from outside the box and past Germany's No 1 once more. The visiting Gladbach supporters are in glee as their captain, who just recovered from a lengthy injury, lead them to an unbelievable situation.

Bayern Munich are down by two goals in front of their own supporters, and sixteen minutes have only passed by in the game. However, it is still the Bavarians who are the big favourites to cruise through the match, and the subsequent attacks were steadily trying to wear down the pressing defence implemented by Dieter Hecking's Foals.

Arjen Robben got hold of a cross inside the box and fired the ball goal goalwards, but Yann Sommer was able to handle the shot without any problem. Robert Lewandowski also tested the Swiss stopper with a low-driven shot towards the middle of the goal; Sommer also managed to corral the ball without any problems.

The first half ended at that, and Kovac knew that he has a lot of adjustments to make if he wants to turn this game around in their favour. Bayern tried everything they could to wrestle back the control of the game, but the Gladbach backline wasn't planning to cede any goals.

Bayern's frustrations only grew as David Alaba had to get off the pitch due to a knock sustained during a tackle. Kovac had to make an early change and get Renato Sanches on. This was a tough substitution on Kovac's part, especially since he made two changes at the start of the second half.

Franck Ribery, frustrated with how things have turned out in the game, made a poor foul on a Gladbach player. Frank Willenborg didn't hesitate to pull out the yellow card on the winger, and Ribery was getting up to the referee's face in protest to the call. He was lucky that Willenborg didn't pull out the red for his conduct.

Robert Lewandowski has pulled off a magnificent goal to somewhat bring Bayern Munich back to the game. He was able to beat his marker and slot the ball to the bottom-right corner past Sommer, but the linesman correctly called him offside. Many of the Allianz Arena faithful were shell-shocked with the call.

The seats at Bayern's stomping grounds are slowly being vacated by the time Borussia Monchengladbach secured the victory with their third goal. Patrick Herrmann controlled Christoph Kramer's cross and pounced to the goal with a goal inside the right post.

There was deliberation as to whether Herrmann was onside, but a quick look the VAR sealed the goal. Niko Kovac's face could not be explained as the game ended in another humiliating loss. The ultras were still cheering their team on, but they know that something has to change.

Key statistics

Kovac claims he is not a terrible manager, and all of us know that he is a capable one. However, his rotational decisions over the last couple of fixtures have a direct effect on how the team has played recently. The rut is still pretty evident in this game.

Bayern had the lion's share of the ball at 72%. They also challenged Sommer with 14 shots, though he only had to make three saves. However, there was no efficiency in Bayern's attacks as Gladbach's defensive pressing prevented them from making the most out of their possession.

This was the first in seven games the two played at Bayern's home ground that the hosts weren't able to score.  Robert Lewandowski has not scored in three successive league games, the first time in two years. This is the first time since May 2015 that Bayern lost consecutive Bundesliga fixtures.

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Bayern Munich slip out of the Bundesliga top four after 3-0 defeat to Gladbach
Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski and James Rodriguez look dejected after the match

The SBOBET tips on Bayern Munich winning the league have surely taken a hit after such an embarrassing defeat. I am sure that Kovac will be desperate to finally get a positive result, and a lot of time will be required for him to make his changes. Fortunately for him, their next game against Wolfsburg won't happen until the 20th of October. Following that game will be a trip to Greece for their Champions League clash against AEK Athens. Meanwhile, Gladbach will be on a high as they head to the international break. Their next opponents will be Mainz, and they will be playing at home. And there should be no reason for them to not defeat Mainz after their sublime performance against the league's best (albeit underperforming) side.  

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Bundesliga Wolfsburg vs FC Bayern: It’s Time for Bayern to Battle

Wolfsburg vs FC Bayern

These are unfamiliar waters for Bayern fans. They aren’t about to drown just yet, but the 28-time winners of the Bundesliga are under severe pressure when they visit Wolfsburg this weekend.

If the Champions come up with anything less than a victory from the big Bundesliga: Wolfsburg vs FC Bayern clash we may even be talking crisis.

Niko Kovac’s team has fallen to sixth place after a poor run which has seen them pick up a single point in three games. That leaves them just three places above Saturday’s opponents, though the gap is four points so at least there’s no prospect of an embarrassing place-swap for Kovac.

The Wolfsburg vs FC Bayern betting odds would have us believe this could be a walk in the park for Robert Lewandowski and co; I suspect it will be anything but. The 30,000-capacity Volkswagen Arena will be bouncing when Bruno Labbadia leads his team out to face Goliath, slingshot at the ready!

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Can Wolfsburg upset SBOBET Odds and win against Bayern?
Ignacio Camacho is set to lead Wolfsburg in victory against Bundesliga champions

Do Wolfsburg have the quality to trouble Bayern?

You’d have to wonder if you take a look at the SBOBET odds for this game, but fans at the Volkswagen have high expectations. They won the league in 2009, and Die Wolfe were DFB Pokal Cup winners only three years ago. They were also runners-up in the Bundesliga as the biggest challenge to Bayern’s domination. Three years isn’t a long time, but much has changed.

Labbadia’s team hasn’t come close to beating Bayern in recent times, but he’ll be telling his players they won’t have a better chance than this for a while.

Experienced midfielder Ignacio Camacho is the engine driving Wolfsburg. The former Atletico and Malaga player gives protection to Die Wolfe back line: he’s strong in the tackle and has the ability to launch an attack in an instant. Labbadia will be looking to the 28-year-old to dominate the early exchanges as his team tries to unsettle the favourites.

In young right-back William, the hosts have some real quality. The Brazilian won Gold at the 2016 Olympics and arrived at the club in 2017 having played over 100 competitive games.

Up front, Wout Weghorst is a Dutch beast at 6ft 6in and is sure to knock the Bayern defence around. He was on target in the recent draw with Borussia Monchengladbach, as was Swiss winger Renato Steffen.

Does this group have enough skill to win on Saturday? Time will tell, but they will be no pushover.

Is Niko Kovac really under pressure so soon?

He’d better believe it!  The recent 0-3 home humiliation at the hands of Borussia Monchengladbach was a new low point for FC Bayern. There are already rumours circulating that Kovac’s job is under scrutiny, quite unbelievably after his trumpeted arrival from Frankfurt at the start of the season.

But Bayern are used to winning, and the owners and fans expect nothing less…absolutely nothing. And when you look at the riches he has at his disposal in the squad with Manuel Neuer at goal, Mats Hummels in defence and Thomas Muller up front. But his players are currently reflecting the malaise in the national team.

Even Robert Lewandowski is going through an unusually barren period in front of goal, and he didn’t get a sniff for Poland in his nation’s UEFA Nations League defeat to Italy last week.

And when Kovac looks across to Dortmund, the pressure increases further as BVB leads the race with young talent such as Jadon Sancho hitting the headlines.

Bayern’s new boss doesn’t want to be the man to hand over the title.

History

The £30-million signing of Andre Schurrle from Chelsea sparked Wolfsburg’s fantastic season in 2014/15, but this squad isn’t anywhere near that level.

In fact, the comfort for Bayern lies in the fact that neither team comes into the game in any form, while Bayern is without a victory in four, in all competitions, Wolfsburg’s winless streak has stretched to six games.

The head-to-head Wolfsburg vs FC Bayern results are massively in Bayern’s favour: of the 49 meetings, the Champions have won 38, with the hosts managing just five wins and six draws. Bayern won seven of the last eight meetings, but Wolfsburg did come from behind to draw in Munich last season.

Betting tips

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Wolfsburg vs FC Bayern Wolfsburg +1.50 @ 1.89
October 20, 21:30 (GMT+8)

Despite their recent poor run of form, FC Bayern are overwhelming favourites to win in Wolfsburg with SBOBET odds at 1.36, while the hosts are at 8.75 with the draw available at 4.60.

I think there will be goals in this clash. Five of Wolfsburg’s seven games have yielded over 2.5 while Bayern participated in four games with over 2.5. Over 3 is available at 1.92

And Die Wolfe have conceded two or more goals in the last five games, so they need to tighten up. And if they do on Saturday, they’ll give Bayern a good battle.

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Bundesliga Preview: Dortmund Can Build Their Title Chase in Stuttgart

VfB Stuttgart vs Borussia Dortmund

This year's Bundesliga season may be the one many Borussia Dortmund fans have been praying for in about two to three years. The BVB are at the top of the league table while Bayern Munich are far from the top.

The current lay of the land in the German top flight has been the most exciting it has been in recent years and is giving Bundesliga fans plenty of entertainment and drama. Dortmund have made the most out of the early-season drama and have started settling down at the top of the table.

With their biggest rivals hoping to reset their form with a visit to the Volkswagen Arena, the BVB can focus on steamrolling through the rest of the Bundesliga. Their opponents, the lowly Stuttgart, will try to mount a fierce defence at the Mercedes Benz Arena in an attempt to stem the tide and get some much-needed points to get out of the relegation zone.

However, I don't think even the players themselves believe that they can get three points from the BVB. With the way Lucien Favre's football team has been playing as of late, I wouldn't be surprised if we witness a one-sided rout of Die Roten.

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Stuttgart eyes victory against Bundesliga leaders BVB?
Will Benjamin Pavard's decision to stay in Stuttgart be enough for a good season?

It's been a while since Borussia Dortmund have looked this good in October, and it's a welcome relief for the neutral football fan that has grown tired of the hegemony Bayern Munich have established in this decade. All of the credit for the BVB's flying start to the season can be rooted to the tactical genius of Lucien Favre.

The BVB have made a cracking start under the Swiss tactician, topping the Bundesliga 2018 results as the only team yet to suffer a loss. They have played an attractive brand of attacking football that saw them score 23 goals in only seven league games.

Like any football club, they have met early roadblocks. However, they managed to respond to those challenges with a confidence as flashy as their iconic yellow kits.

If we want to encapsulate how Dortmund operate under the Swiss boss, their incredible thriller against Augsburg is the game to go to. While they cannot completely snuff out every attacking threat that comes their way, their attack-focused XI makes sure that they will be able to bounce back and win the three points at the end of the 90 minutes.

The biggest man for the club at the moment is one of the smallest in the squad. Paco Alcacer is in top form for the BVB, scoring an outrageous number of goals (6) in only three substitute appearances. Favre would be crazy not to pick the Spain international for this game.

However, the Barcelona loanee isn't the only star man for the club. One can make the argument that Axel Witsel is the most important coup of the summer window for the BVB due to the defensive stability and vision he provides from deep in the midfield. Players such as Marco Reus, Christian Pulisic, Manuel Akanji and Jadon Sancho have also ensured Favre that he will not run out of quality attackers.

Meanwhile, Stuttgart are at the bottom of the league after winning only one of their last five games. Mario Gomez is doing his best to score goals and carry Die Roten out of the early rut, but the early fixtures of the season has been tough on them.

Not everything is gloom and doom in the club, however. The rather young defensive line is doing everything they can to salvage the season, led by World Cup winner and Goal of the Tournament winner Benjamin Pavard.

After winning the biggest trophy in football with Les Bleus, there were countless offers from bigger clubs to pry him away. In a bizarre move by today's standards, Pavard chose to stay.

"I haven't forgotten that they came looking for me in Lille at a time when few people believed in me," he told the French press.

It's a beautiful sentiment for many fans, and I wouldn't be surprised if some Bundesliga fans will be cheering him on as he struggles to keep Alcacer and the free-scoring BVB away.

History

This upcoming match will be the 100th tie between the two clubs, and the results of prior head-to-head fixtures give the edge to Stuttgart. Die Roten have won 39 games, with 27 of those at home. Meanwhile, the BVB took 36 and drew in 24 of them.

Their most recent results don't look good for the Stuttgart vs Dortmund odds of the Stuttgart fan. Dortmund won eight of their last ten games, with their 6-1 thrashing of Stuttgart at the Signal Iduna Park in 2013 being their most outstanding performance.

Betting Tip

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VfB Stuttgart vs Borussia Dortmund Borussia Dortmund Asian Handicap -0.75 @ 2.09
October 20, 21:30 (GMT+8)

I don't see any reason not to pick the BVB as the winners of the game. They haven't lost a game in the Bundesliga and are on a five-game winning streak in all competitions. I don't think Alcacer's red-hot boots will stop scoring any time soon, and Reus will be more than ready to supply strikes of his own if the Stuttgart defence marks the Spaniard tightly. The Asian Handicap market at the SBOBET Bundesliga page has the best odds for this game.

If you believe that Stuttgart will be able to pull off a draw, Stuttgart +0.25 @ 2.47 is the way to go. Over 3.00 Goals is also an attractive option at 2.09. There's a huge chance that a couple of goals will be scored in this contest, so 2-3 Total Goals is a worthwhile bet at 2.03.

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Bundesliga: Super Lewandowski tames the Wolves

Wolfsburg 1-3 FC Bayern

Robert Lewandowski put in a man-of-the-match performance to get Bayern back to winning ways with a big Bundesliga victory in Wolfsburg.

The Poland hitman scored two and made the third as the league champions put Wolfsburg to the sword, winning comfortably, despite going down to ten men after Arjen Robben was sent off.

Bundesliga News: Niko Kovac says Bayern sacking rumours are untrue
Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac during the game vs Wolfsburg

In the lead-up to such a high-intensity game, the last thing Niko Kovac needed was to read that Arsene Wenger is being discussed as his replacement at FC Bayern. But his players did the talking for him on the pitch. They were favourites to win this game at odds of 1.36 at SBOBET, and in the end, they did it in some style.

Highlights of the game

Bayern have the household names in their ranks, and it was Lewandowski who had the first attempt on goal, heading straight at Koen Casteels after a good cross from David Alaba found him in space. And then James Rodriguez tested the keeper with a low drive on 12 minutes.  In a rare foray up field, Wolfsburg had an effort when Brazilian wing-back William crossed for Wout Weghorst, but the big striker headed wide of Manuel Neuer’s post.

That seemed to spark something in the Champions and they swarmed down the pitch to put Casteel’s goal under some pressure, with efforts from Joshua Kimmich and Arjen Robben. Lewandowski then brought a great save from the home keeper with a shot which was arrowing towards the top corner.

But the arch-poacher gave Casteel no chance on the half hour, taking a pass from Mats Hummels and firing his shot into the bottom-left corner. It was a smart end to a barren period for Lewandowski and a just reward for Bayern’s superiority.

Kovac will have kept the half-time Bundesliga 2018 updates from his team, the big news coming from Stuttgart where league leaders Borussia Dortmund were 0-3 up. BVB’s exciting young winger Jadon Sancho was on target again.

But Bayern could only affect what was happening in Wolfsburg, and they did just that, taking the game away from their hosts as Lewandowski pounced and scored from close range.

Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben sees red in game vs Wolfsburg in Bundesliga
Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben is shown a red card by referee Guido Winkmann

Javi Martinez had a headed chance to make it three, but Casteel saved and then, on 57 minutes there was a glimmer of hope for the hosts when Bayern went down to ten men. The experienced Robben was already on a yellow, and the referee had no hesitation in waving him on his way with a red card when he flew in on Elvis Rexhbecaj.

Then, Wolfsburg were right back in it six minutes later when Admir Mehmedi crossed for Weghorst and the 6ft-6in striker fired home. That lifted the home crowd, and it was game on with half an hour to play.

But not for long! Bayern restored their two-goal lead on 72 minutes and Lewandowski turned provider this time, setting up James Rodriguez to shoot low into the corner.

Lewandowski came close to his hat-trick with a low drive, but Casteel got down well to save at his post and despite a late flurry of activity from the hosts. Kovac’s side saw the game out with ease.

Key Statistics

Bayern have been on a poor run which has seen them pick up a single point in three games. Before the international break, the Champions were humbled by Borussia Monchengladbach in a 0-3 defeat.

But the Bundesliga 2018 odds still has them as overwhelming favourites to retain their crown, and that makes some sense on this performance.

They dominated the first half with 65 per cent possession and seven shots on goal while Wolfsburg hadn’t troubled Neuer. Both teams were skippered by their goalkeepers, and Casteel had earned his wage by the end of the game, facing 11 shots on target. Meanwhile, all Neuer had to do was pick the ball out of the net.

Die Wolfe have now conceded two or more goals in the last six games, and that’s a real worry, particularly as they have failed to win in seven. But Bayern have now won for the first time in five and climbed up to second.

The visitors stretched the head-to-head lead to 39 wins to six.

What’s next?

Wolfsburg have two away games to come now, but they could yield points with visits to bottom club Dusseldorf and then Hannover. Scoring goals isn’t such a problem for them, but keeping them out certainly is.

And it’s back to the Champions League for Bayern, off to Athens to take on AEK. Kovac’s team will then continue their Bundesliga chase with a trip to Mainz.

 

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Bundesliga Domination: Dortmund Continue Streak with a Big Win

VfB Stuttgart 0-4 Borussia Dortmund

It's fair to say that Borussia Dortmund are for real now.

There were likely early-season doubts as to whether this team would be able to continue playing such a high level of football now that everyone is settled into the season. However, the current Bundesliga leaders didn't hold back in showing that the league is theirs to lose now.

They thumped Stuttgart so hard that they made their hosts look like a 2.Bundesliga side. The number of quality plays made by the BVB throughout the 90-minute stretch is something we cannot easily scoff at.

If Bayern Munich don't step up their game, we could see this result as the starting point of Dortmund's rampage through the German top flight.

Highlights of the game

Borussia Dortmund came into this game as heavy favourites, and Stuttgart braced themselves for a long afternoon full of Bundesliga 2018 highlights in favour of the BVB. What they didn't anticipate was that one of the club's younger stars would do a number on them within the first five minutes.

Marco Reus along with Jadon Sancho and Paco Alcacer led Borussia Dortmund
Paco Alcacer celebrates with his teammates after scoring their third goal

Dortmund started a piercing run on the left in the third minute, and Marco Reus tried setting Spanish star Paco Alcacer for an early goal. A Stuttgart defender deflected the ball straight to right winger Jadon Sancho, and the Englishman fired a deflected shot that caught Ron-Robert Zieler off-guard.

Die Roten did everything they can to break the BVB defence and get an equaliser. They tried breaking through the middle, but Axel Witsel's box-to-box play ensured that they wouldn't be able to challenge the goal as cleanly as they would have liked.

Stuttgart got a couple of corners due to their attack-oriented 4-3-3 tactic, but they weren't able to come up with good replies to the Dortmund attack. Meanwhile, they had to do a bit of roughhousing and commit to sliding tackles in order to stop the BVB's momentum.

The sheer difference in class was once again on display in the 23rd minute when Marco Reus got his first goal of the day. The BVB started a blitzing attack on the right, and Lukasz Piszczek was inside the penalty box. He made a low cross to Reus, and the captain powered a shot that Zieler could not spill outwards.

The black-and-yellow nightmare didn't end there when Alcacer got his goal two minutes later. Dortmund's high pressing forced an error on the hosts, and the star loanee from Barcelona saw himself with the ball and little to no Stuttgart resistance. He took his time and chipped the ball. It beautifully floated over the keeper and into the empty net.

Content that they have built such a huge gap between themselves and their hosts, the BVB let off the gas for the bit. While they were still playing beautiful passing football, Dortmund wouldn't look threatening enough until the end of the first half.

The second half saw more attacking purpose from Stuttgart as Markus Weinzierl tried to will his lads to make a huge second-half comeback and upset the Stuttgart vs Dortmund betting odds.

His call for action was well-received by his players as they were able to stage strong attacks early in the reset. Christian Gentner was able to get to a rebound from a 48th-minute corner, but his subsequent strike went well over the bar.

Mario Gomez had the best chance to score for Die Roten when he was the first to get onto a loose pass inside the box. He fired a beautiful shot towards the bottom-left corner, but Roman Burki was more than able to save the shot.

That turned out to be the final dangerous shot attempt for Stuttgart as the BVB were able to adjust to their new attacking patterns and take control of the game completely. Borussia Dortmund were as efficient as a German supercar: they were taking control of possession, making great passes and frustrating the opposing defence.

Maximilian Philipp decided to rub salt and lemon juice to the wounds of the 59,000 devastated fans at the Mercedes-Benz Arena when he was set up to run free by Christian Pulisic on the right wing during the 85th minute. He then cut inside and made a powerful strike towards the top-left corner of the goalmouth. There was no way Zieler could have saved that.

Benjamin Pavard tried to duplicate his World Cup heroics by getting a consolation goal late in the game, but his efforts were thwarted by a tight Dortmund backline. Fortunately for the suffering fans,  Manuel Grafe decided to show mercy and only called for one minute of additional time.

Key statistics

Borussia Dortmund are on a great offensive streak as they have won their last four games by scoring at least four goals. They are now at the top of the Bundesliga table with 27 goals scored, 12 more than defending Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.

Of course, the attacking end isn't the only part of the Dortmund team that is deserving of praise. Burki made five quality saves to help the BVB keep an all-impressive clean sheet. While they weren't entirely efficient on the attacking end, the fact that they have handed Stuttgart their biggest loss in the early Bundesliga season is something fans can celebrate about.

What's next?

Borussia Dortmund players celebrates their 0-4 victory
Borussia Dortmund players celebrates their 0-4 victory

The SBOBET Bundesliga fans are waiting with anticipation for Dortmund's upcoming clash with Hertha Berlin. The sixth-place club may have split the honours in their game with Mainz, but the fact that they beat Bayern Munich 2-0 makes this game an exciting one to watch.

Stuttgart will be hoping to stop the skid against Hoffenheim, but Julian Nagelsmann wants his final year with Die Kraichgauer to end in Champions League qualification. I don't think his team will show Die Roten any mercy next weekend.

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Bundesliga: Dauntless Dortmund Ready to Make It Five in a Row!

Borussia Dortmund vs Hertha Berlin

Borussia Dortmund are currently in a four-game winning streak in the Bundesliga, and they have a chance to make it five straight and extend their lead at the top of the table when they host the up-and-down Hertha Berlin.

BVB remain undefeated in the league after eight gameweeks and are already off to their brightest start in recent memory. In fact, before this year, Dortmund haven't started a season with an eight-game unbeaten run at the turn of 2010.

They have three seven-game undefeated streaks to start the campaign, in 2013-14, 2015-16 and 2017-18. However, this season is unlike any other year, especially with a ninth league title looking closer than ever.

Hertha Berlin shouldn't be underestimated. After all, BVB have always had a hard time against the capital club. Nonetheless, Dortmund will certainly like their chance, thanks to their current form and, of course, home-court advantage.

Talking Points

Dortmund are in a whole other level this season. While they also had an impressive start last year, the difference in mentality is evident.

Many expected Dortmund to have a hard time figuring things out under new boss Lucien Favre. Also, they lost both top strikers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Michy Batshuayi, and there's no clear leader in the team following their fourth-place finish in the Bundesliga.

Nevertheless, they have exceeded expectations and have now proven their title credentials, winning six and drawing twice—against the defensive-minded Hoffenheim and the feisty Hannover 96.

Favre's charges also shrugged off all the pre-tournament concerns about their offence as they now lead the league in scoring with 27 goals. Even more remarkable, they did so while only allowing eight goals and keeping three clean sheets.

The team is not only roaring domestically though. Dortmund have also been on a tear in the Champions League, winning all of their matches so far. Most recently, they thrashed Atletico Madrid, scoring four goals against unarguably the best defence in Europe.

BVB's resounding victory over Atletico is clear proof of how far they have progressed in just a short time, and confidence is surely oozing at Signal Iduna Park right now.

Following their UCL win over Atleti, BVB are motivated to dominate Bundesliga and win over Hertha Berlin next
Borussia Dortmund players celebrate after winning 4-0 against Atletico Madrid in recent Champions League fixture

Paco Alcacer has been the biggest revelation for the club. After an unsuccessful spell with La Liga giants Barcelona, Alcacer was loaned to the German club on a deadline-day deal...and boy what a move it was for BVB!

The Spain international has only played 216 minutes for Dortmund so far, but he has already eight goals in all competitions to his name—an incredible 27 minutes per goal rate.

Alcacer has found the back of the net in their last three league games, so BVB are undoubtedly leaning on him to keep his scoring streak and help them maintain their own epic run.

It's not only Alcacer to watch for Dortmund though, especially with Marco Reus and Axel Witsel showing their leadership qualities. Youngsters Christian Pulisic and Jadon Sancho have been impressive as well and are establishing themselves as the future of BVB football.

Hertha and manager Pal Dardai know the threat that the Black and Yellows bring, but it won't be easy to close the gap between the difference in quality.

Although the Berliners took down reigning champions Bayern Munich last month, their stint this October has been far from ideal. They failed to score against Mainz 05 and allowed Freiburg to equalise and share the spoils in the following game.

Hertha are solid defensively, but they need the likes of Vedad Ibisevic, Mathew Leckie and Ondrej Duda to step up offensively if they want to grab the Bundesliga 2018 highlights and pull off an upset.

History

Dortmund and Hertha have played some tight matches in recent years, with three of their last five ending in a draw (excluding shootout).

In their two league fixtures last year, Dortmund won the game at Signal Iduna Park by a 2-0 scoreline. However, the Berliners got one back in the return fixture at Olympiastadion and played out a 1-1 stalemate.

The last time Hertha won against Dortmund was in March 2017, pulling off a 2-1  win behind goals from Marvin Plattenhardt and Salomon Kalou. Fortunately for the club, the two players remain with the team.

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Borussia Dortmund vs Hertha Berlin Under 3.00 @ 2.06
October 27, 21:30 (GMT+8)

It's easy to bet on Dortmund here. They are in great form, so it's no wonder why the Bundesliga 2018 odds are swinging in their favour.

SBOBET Asian Handicap betting even put them as overwhelming top dogs amid their great streak.

With that said, I don't see much value on directly betting on a Dortmund win. Don't get me wrong; I expect BVB to take all three points. Nonetheless, I predict Hertha to go more defensive this time given that they know they can 't hold their ground offensively.

Defence is something Hertha can be proud of, and why won't they use that, right?

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Bundesliga: Bayern’s Hopes of a Comeback Lie at Mainz

FSV Mainz 05 vs FC Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich are used to being the big dogs of the German top flight. They have reigned as kings for the better part of the decade and have firmly established themselves as a powerhouse club both in domestic and European club football.

With that being said, it is definitely odd for many Bayern fans and neutral to see their beloved club situated at a spot that is not the top of the league. There are three clubs ahead of them in the Bundesliga table, and their bitter rivals are enjoying life at the position they have called home for the past six seasons.

Fortunately for them, it's still the season's early days and there's plenty of time for them to mount a return to form. They can start their campaign back to the top when they head to the Opel Arena and lock horns with FSV Mainz 05.

Talking Points

This has been said once and this will be repeated like a broken record for the entirety of the season: Bayern Munich have no business losing in their domestic competitions because they have one of the most talented squads you can find on the face of the Earth.

They still have one of the best keepers in the world in Manuel Neuer. They have a stellar defensive line that stars Joshua Kimmich, David Alaba, Mats Hummels and Niklas Sule. They have quality wingers and midfielders to provide dominance in the middle of the pitch. Moreover, their investments in young players such as Renato Sanches is beginning to bear fruit. The breakout star of Portugal's 2016 Euro squad is making Bundesliga 2018 news with his growing importance in Niko Kovac's squad.

 However, the problem that plagued the defending champions was the fact that they couldn't buy a goal without struggling for it. It was evident in their 0-3 home loss to Borussia Monchengladbach before the October international break as Robert Lewandowski and the rest of the team's attacking core weren't able to buy themselves space to even seriously threaten the Gladbach stopper.

Bundesliga: Robert Lewandowski helps Bayern Munich defeat Wolfsburg at the Volkswagen Arena
Bayern Munich Robert Lewandowski celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Wolfsburg

It was easy to blame the club's winless streak over the past month to Robert Lewandowski's forays into the transfer market last season. It was obvious even to the uninitiated football fan that there was something off with the way the forward was moving on the pitch for both club and country during the past four weeks.

The 30-year-old forward -- who is currently leading the champions with his five Bundesliga goals -- cleared the air and insisted that his long-term future is with the club and its successes in domestic and international competitions.

Of course, words can only do so much for Bayern's fantastic ace striker. They need to make a statement to the rest of the Bundesliga after Borussia Dortmund put on a show against a valiant Stuttgart defence. Lewandowski needs to don his shooting boots again. Thomas Muller also needs to pull his weight and make an impact either as a forward or as a raumdeuter. James Rodriguez should start this game and orchestrate from the middle of the pitch.

They wouldn't have much of a problem when it comes to handling Mainz on the attacking front. After all, their top scorer is Anthony Ujah, and he scored two of the team's four goals. The backline should have no problem in dealing with a team that is severely lacking in creativity and fangs on the attack.

However, they must be determined enough to beat Mainz at the Opel Arena. Die Nullfunfer haven't lost at home this season, and they have one of the youngest sides in the league with an average age of 24.6 years. This team is more than ready to run and press the attacking Bayern players.

If Niko Kovac's men approach this game with anything other than a serious determination, they might find the rug swept under their feet.

History

Prior history points as to why the Bavarians are heavy favourites to triumph over Mainz. Of the 25 games the two sides played, 18 of them were won by the mighty Bayern. Moreover, They have scored an impressive 31 goals at Mainz' home grounds. Meanwhile, the hosts have only won four times and drew three.

Their recent encounters also point to a sweeping Bayern victory, with their September 2017 meeting ending in a 4-0 rout in favour of Bayern Munich. However, eight of the nine points Mainz have earned this season were won at home.

I won't be surprised if the Opel Arena has become a fortress that even Bayern Munich will find difficulty beating.

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FSV Mainz 05 vs FC Bayern Munich FSV Mainz 05 Asian Handicap +1.75 @ 2.02
October 27, 21:30 (GMT+8)

Mainz have been a tough nut to crack at home, and I think they should be able to mount a fierce resistance to Bayern. Of course, I still think Bayern Munich will be able to stomp their hosts, but I don't see them clicking into full gear just yet.

Given Mainz's defensive stability at the moment, I see the game ending in a one-goal victory for Bayern with Mainz attempting a late equaliser at the end of the 90 minutes. The +1.75 Asian Handicap at SBOBET offers an intriguing reward of 2.02.

There are also other interesting Bundesliga 2018 odds if you want to be risky. Over 3.25 Goals is at 2.05 if you think it can end in a 2-2 stalemate. However, the Total Goal market offers the best chances of winning, in my opinion: 2-3 Total Goals is given an attractive 2.11.

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Late Kalou Magic Denies Dortmund of Bundesliga Glory

Borussia Dortmund 2-2 Hertha Berlin

I don't think anyone even dreamt up this Bundesliga fixture.

Borussia Dortmund were the steady leaders of the league and were favoured to defeat Hertha Berlin in a low-scoring affair. With players such as Marco Reus, Maro Gotze and Jadon Sancho in the squad, there was little doubt for the BVB triumph.

However, Salomon Kalou had other plans. He decided to apply his magic late in the halves of the game that turned out to be frustrating for the hosts.

Highlights of the game

The BVB started by playing great football, continuing the stellar performance they showcased in their Champions League rout of Atletico Madrid. Achraf Hakimi fired the first salvo after some beautiful passing by the BVB in the third minute. Reus and Sancho connected for a great shot one minute later.

Of course, Hertha Berlin didn't come to the home of the Yellow Wall just to fill the numbers. Niklas Stark almost put the Blue-Whites ahead when he met a set piece ball and headed it towards the goal. Roman Burki was more than ready to save the ball, however.

The nets of the Signal Iduna weren't rattled until the 19th minute when Reus made a cutting run inside the 18-yard box to get the ball in the penalty area. He then crossed the ball to Sancho in front of the goal, and that was an opportunity the young England international would not miss. However, the VAR correctly ruled Reus' run as offside. Sascha Stegemann disallowed the goal, much to the fans' dismay.

However, it was clear from that point out that the game was Dortmund's to lose. The BVB continued dominating possession and piercing attacks to the Berlin defence. Their guests were barely able to get the ball past their own half.

Jadon Sancho has now scored five goals this Bundesliga 2018-2019 season
Jadon Sancho dashes towards the goalkeeper

Sancho was eventually able to add a goal to his stat line in the 27th minute. Mario Gotze produced a brilliant pass to Sancho during a brilliant counter-attack. The brilliant speedster slotted the ball clearly, and no VAR could deny him of the goal this time.

The first goal boosted BVB's dominance on the pitch. Hertha Berlin tried to slow the tempo whenever they had the football, but they continuously find themselves caught out by Dortmund's high-energy pressing.

However, it's not like Hertha Berlin were going to let the first half end with them a goal down. Ondrej Duda fired a beautiful curling shot that just flew wide of the right post in the 40th minute. One minute later, Salomon Kalou chested a ball down and scored against the run of play to end the first half on equal footing.

Borussia Dortmund came out of the tunnel to start the second half with the same amount of attacking fervour. However, Vladimir Darida almost swept the rug when his cross almost set up Kalou for a double. The Ivorian midfielder wasn't able to keep the ball down, though.

Hertha Berlin continued making piercing attacks to start the reset, but the BVB eventually found their groove as the half wore on. Mahmoud Dahoud, Raphael Guerreiro, Hakimi and Gotze were connecting well and were playing great football on the left.

Dortmund eventually retook the lead when Captain Reus pulled off a brilliant individual play. A steady buildup on the left ended up with Reus right in front of Rune Jarstein. He powered a low shot that got through the Danish stopper, but the ball was drifting slowly towards the net. Sancho got his brace by ensuring that the ball gets into the net, but he immediately ran to his captain in celebration.

Guerreiro was almost able to make it 3-1 in the 78th minute, but his shot was stopped by Jarstein. Jacob Brunn Larsen also missed a prime opportunity to score. Hertha Berlin began to threaten a comeback in the game's dying embers with threatening crosses. David Selke almost equalised in the 88th minute when he fired a close header, but Burki pulled off a fantastic save.

Berlin had a chance to equalise when Selke was brought down by Dan-Axel Zagadou in the last minute of regulation. Kalou took the spot kick and equalised in extra time. Christian Pulisic tried to convert a late winner, but it was too little, too late.

Pal Dardai and the Blue-Whites celebrated for a battling performance. Meanwhile, Zagadou and the rest of the BVB are left wondering with what could have been.

Key statistics

There's no question that Hertha Berlin mugged Borussia Dortmund of the three points. They had 58% of the ball, made 19 goal attempts, had 18 free kicks and eight corners. They forced their opposing keeper to make three saves and the defence to commit 15 fouls.

If there's one thing the BVB fans can take away from this game is that they are spoiled with two exciting young wingers in Sancho and Pulisic. Sancho scored his first professional brace in this game, and that is welcome Bundesliga 2018 news for England fans. The 18-year-old now has four goals and six assists in three starts and six substitute appearances.

What's next?

Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund vs Hertha Berlin: Marco Reus’ goal was ruled offside according to VAR
Marco Reus looking disappointed after their 2-2 draw match against Hertha Berlin

Bayern Munich are slowly creeping back to the top spot after a dominant display against Mainz. Outright Bundesliga 2018 odds at SBOBET still favour the Bavarians to defend their title. However, Dortmund can turn this around by beating Wolfsburg at the Volkswagen Arena. They have to beat Union Berlin in the DFB Pokal first, though.

Meanwhile,  Hertha Berlin will take the momentum of this result forward as they try to take down Darmstadt in the DFB Pokal and Leipzig in the league.

 

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Bundesliga: Bayern Smell Blood

Mainz 1-2 FC Bayern

FC Bayern moved to within two points of the top of the table with a narrow win in Mainz thanks to a goal in each half.

Most of the 33,000 fans at the Opel Arena leapt to their feet when Jean-Paul Boetius equalised Leon Goretzka’s opener, but Thiago deservedly gave Bayern the points.

FC Bayern are used to being the top dog in the Bundesliga, but before a ball was kicked Niko Kovac’s team trailed BVB by four points. That has now reduced as Dortmund conceded a late equaliser at home to Hertha Berlin.

Despite a relatively unimpressive start to the season, the Bundesliga 2018 odds have held FC Bayern up as the overwhelming favourites to retain their title. That certainly won’t change any time soon.

But for Mainz head coach Sandro Schwarz, another defeat means a slide down the table.

Highlights of the game

All eyes were on Bayern to see if they could recapture their league-winning form away to a side well out of touch. The visitors did have the better of the opening exchanges but couldn’t break down the Mainz defence as David Alaba and Jerome Boateng both shot wide of the goal from distance.

Serge Gnabry had his effort charged down as did Leon Goretzka while Bayern continued to press. After an uncharacteristic barren spell, Robert Lewandowski spectacularly returned to form against Wolfsburg last week. But he, too, was denied by a determined Mainz defence. And as Bayern kept up the pressure, Lewandowski fed Alaba; the Austrian fired over again.

Bundesliga Mainz vs Bayern Munich: Thiago Alcantara’s goal was disallowed due to a foul by Lewandowski that preceded it
Referee Harm Osmers cancels Thiago Alcantara’s goal after checking video replay

Finally, the visitors thought they had broken through when Gnabry passed to Thiago Alcantara, and the Spaniard shot low into the bottom corner just after the half-hour. However, the VAR overturned the referee’s decision and cancelled out the goal. But when Goretzka took a pass from Joshua Kimmich, he too fired low and true into the corner, this time with VAR approval! 0-1.

The Germany midfielder has shown great promise since his arrival in Munich, following a summer switch from Schalke, and this goal will give him even more confidence.

With Bundesliga 2018 news spreading around the ground that leaders Dortmund were being held 1-1 by Hertha, it seemed a Bayern win could keep them well in touch. Die Nullfunfer had barely been in the game in the first half, so it was Bayern’s to lose.

FSV Mainz 05 Jean-Paul Boetius equalised against the visitors but they failed to beat them in their Bundesliga clash
Jean-Paul Boetius scores equaliser in the 48th minute

Hmm. So when Mainz drew level just three minutes into the second half, Kovac must have been wondering how his half-time talk had gone wrong so soon. But the home crowd didn’t mind one jot. They went simply wild as Daniel Brosinski put in a dangerous cross and Jean-Paul Boetius poked the ball home.

That goal breathed confidence into the hosts, and the game became more end-to-end, with FSV’s Levin Oztunali coming close with a long-range effort. But Bayern’s lead was restored on the hour when Lewandowski fed Thiago, and his goal wasn’t ruled out by VAR this time.

With 15 minutes to go, Bayern had a flurry of chances to put the game to bed: Lewandowski and Renato Sanches had shots blocked, while Mainz keeper Florian Muller kept out efforts from Javi Martinez and Niklas Sule.

Key statistics

The hosts started the game in 12th place and without a win since mid-September, and they have now taken just two points from the last six league games. One thing the two teams had in common was that they’ve both recently been thumped by Borussia Monchengladbach: Bayern 0-3 and Mainz by 4-0 only last week.

It was no surprise then that FSV Mainz were way out there as 12.50 underdogs with the pre-match SBOBET odds, with Bayern at 1.24 and the draw 5.40. But they were in the game from the first minute to the last with a determined and dogged defence.

It was one-way traffic in the first half as FC Bayern enjoyed 66 per cent possession and had 13 shots to Mainz’ two, though only two of those shots were on target.

That pattern continued in the second 45 with the shot count increasing to 23 to five, though Bayern worked Muller harder with five shots on target.

What’s next?

Next up for FSV Mainz is Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga, and that will be another tough test for Schwarz’ men. Bremen started the season in fine form, up in the top four.

Meanwhile, FC Bayern entertain Freiburg in the Bundesliga before returning to Champions League action with the visit of AEK Athens. The champions still aren’t firing on all cylinders, but they are clicking through the gears.

 

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Bundesliga Preview: Dortmund and Wolfsburg Clash in Big Contest

VfL Wolfsburg vs Borussia Dortmund

It's an exciting time to be a Borussia Dortmund fan, and supporters can only hope that only good things keep on coming for their beloved BVB.

They are still holding the top spot of the Bundesliga, but the defending champions aren't that far off as Bayern Munich managed to win two of their last matches. Meanwhile, they were denied of the three points when they played the league's latest game day.

I'm sure that Lucien Favre was frustrated with how things went and will be looking to extend their run with another win, and his men should be more than willing to do that. However, they must do everything they can to guard against complacency.

While Wolfsburg just recently managed to stop a seven-game winless streak, it cannot be denied that they are looking their weakest at the moment. Die Wolfe need to pull off a superb result if they want to ruin Dortmund's day!

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Bundesliga: Wout Weghorst will lead his team VfL Wolfsburg as they face Borrusia Dortmund
VfL Wolfsburg striker Wout Weghorst celebrates his goal versu Bayern Munich with his team mate Admir Mehmedi

Borussia Dortmund's performance against Hertha Berlin is a curious one for several reasons. The Swiss tactician's approach to the game was implemented fully by the players on the pitch as they managed to enjoy a lot of the football for huge chunks of the game.

However, they weren't able to convert many of their shot attempts to actual goals as Berlin were able to somewhat keep a solid wall against Dortmund's attacks. Moreover, Salomon Kalou was able to steal the points away from Dortmund when he converted two important attacking chances for the Blue-Whites.

Fortunately for Favre, he has the luxury to just brush the result off and keep their eyes focused on the long run. They are the only club left in the competition that is yet to cede a loss to rival clubs, and it's their other draws against Hoffenheim and Hannover 96 that allowed Bayern Munich back to the conversation.

Moreover, he has plenty of quality players ready to play at his beck and call. Marco Reus is a stable presence in the Dortmund attack and will surely help the squad prepare for a tough match at the Volkswagen Arena. Players such as Marcel Schmelzer, Christian Pulisic, Achraf Hakimi and Axel Witsel have brought a perfect mix of youthful edge and veteran leadership to form strong XIs for Favre.

He also has two outstanding aces that have added plenty of goals and quality to the side. Paco Alcacer has blossomed for BVB ever since leaving Barcelona on loan, and his return from injury is surely going to add the attacking quality they badly missed against Berlin.

Another star player that bloomed for the BVB this season is Jadon Sancho. The young winger has also shown his world-class potential and has built himself a good place in Dortmund's starting XI. Dortmund fans are bracing for big Bundesliga 2018 news as bigger clubs are already looking into Sancho.

With Dortmund close to full strength on the attack, they can now concentrate on toppling the struggling Wolves. Wolfsburg just endured a six-game winless streak that included a humiliation at home against Bayern Munich.

Of course, Favre would be a fool to let off the gas pedal as Wolfsburg are still a good team if you let them play their game. They have a talented frontman in Wout Weghorst, who just scored against Dusseldorf. If they let him connect to the ball, they may find themselves with a big Dutch problem.

Moreover, putting balls at the back of the net is not a problem for this club. They have been able to pull off high-scoring draws against Borussia Monchengladbach and Hertha Berlin. Moreover, their last two games have a combined five goals scored and no goals conceded.

It's no exaggeration to say that Wolfsburg are in top form and can bite Dortmund where it hurts if they're not careful enough.

History

Forty-four games have been played between these two sides, and Dortmund are understandably the bigger favourites by the history books and Bundesliga 2018 odds. Dortmund won 24 of their meetings, with 14 of those won at home. Wolfsburg won ten, and the remaining ten fixtures were draws.

Wolfsburg's recent form is giving them hope, however. They were able to keep clean sheets against Dusseldorf and Hannover despite playing away from home. The big question is whether their defence can weather a big Dortmund storm and come out unscathed.

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VfL Wolfsburg vs Borussia Dortmund Borussia Dortmund Asian Handicap -0.75 @ 2.21
November 03, 22:30 (GMT+8)

I think Alcacer's return will be a huge boon for the BVB. Whether he starts on the pitch or the bench, we can surely expect goals from the Spaniard. And should the game be decided by the number of goals scored, there's no question that Borussia Dortmund have the definite edge.

If you're looking for other options, however, it's not a bad idea to check the SBOBET Bundesliga market. Given how these two teams have scored over 2.5 goals in their last ten Bundesliga games, it's not hard to bet on the Over Under market: Over 3.00 Goals is at 2.08.

If you think Wolfsburg will be able to end the first half in a deadlock, it's a good bet to put money on the First Half 1X2 market: VfL Wolfsburg get a good 3.95 from leading bookies such as SBOBET.

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Bundesliga Highlights: Captain Reus Pulled Dortmund Past Die Wolfe

VfL Wolfsburg 0-1 Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund came to this Bundesliga game against Wolfsburg with a bit of pressure. It was important for them to win against the Wolves if they want to keep Bayern Munich off their tails and avenge their frustrating result against Hertha Berlin.

It seemed like the game was doomed to end as another tie during the second half, but a strong outing for the BVB saw them keep the top spot.

Moreover, their captain was the toast of many Dortmund pubs as he scored the only goal of the game.

Highlights of the game

Both the BVB and Die Wolfe knew that the visitors are the favourites according to pre-match Wolfsburg vs Borussia Dortmund predictions. They lived up to the predictions by starting the game with much purpose from the wings. Expecting the onslaught, Wolfsburg weathered the storm for the first five minutes.

Jadon Sancho took multiple corner attempts to force the first goal for the Bundesliga leaders, but the Wolfsburg defence was steady during the opening minutes of the match. Wolfsburg eventually got to besieging the Dortmund goal as William, Josip Brekalo and Wout Weghorst led the Wolves on the attack.

 However, they weren't able to break the Dortmund backline that has proven itself to be one of the most efficient defences in the Bundesliga. Moreover, the BVB managed to get ahead of Wolfsburg in the 27th minute thanks to brilliant play from their captain.

Marco Reus got his sixth goal of the Bundesliga season with his fine header against VfL Wolfsburg
Marco Reus celebrates after scoring a header

Sancho had the ball deep in the right of the Wolfsburg penalty box and allowed his team-mates to position themselves inside the box before making the long cross. Thomas Delaney connected with the football and headed it to the free Marco Reus. The captain then coolly slotted the ball home. The Volkswagen Arena was rendered quiet for a good thirty seconds.

Wolfsburg knew that they had to equalise before the half is over if they want to have an easier time in the second half, and that's exactly what they did. They hounded the Dortmund defence time and time again, forcing Dan-Axel Zagadou and Delaney to commit hard fouls that got them carded.

At the end of the half, however, it almost looked like Borussia Dortmund were going to score again. The BVB were connecting once more. Their sheer dominance on the football had the Wolves defending with everything they had in order to avoid a difficult 2-0 ditch.

The first half ended with no one else scoring and Dortmund ahead on points. Bruno Labbadia has a tough job against him as they have to stop a team with the likes of Reus, Sancho and Paco Alcacer while looking for a scoring opportunity themselves.

The second half began with Achraf Hakimi looking to add to his team's superb goal tally this season, but the Wolfsburg defence was able to collect the ball and mount an attack of their own.

What ensued within the next ten minutes of the reset was a midfield battle for both teams as Wolfsburg continued their attempt to defy Wolfsburg vs Dortmund predictions. Maximilian Arnold almost pulled off an equaliser from 25 metres. Unfortunately for him, he missed the left post by a single hair.

After Arnold's threatening 58th-minute attempt, Dortmund continued to dominate possession by making short passes to keep the ball beyond Wolfsburg's reach. However, the Wolves have a small victory as the amazing Alcacer wasn't able to make his mark on the field. He was subsequently taken off by Favre in the 78th minute.

Wolfsburg could taste the equaliser and pushed the Dortmund backline to their utmost limit during the last minutes of the game, continuously pushing forward to challenge Roman Burki's clean sheet. However, Dortmund were able to keep their defensive wall solid and cruise to the end of the match for a comfortable 0-1 victory at the Volkswagen Arena.

Key statistics

This victory now extends Borussia Dortmund's incredible unbeaten run to 18 games in all competitions, including friendlies set before and during the season. The impressive run of form is a testament to the superb attacking football that they have been playing under Favre.

This also means that the BVB won six of their last seven matches. What makes this game a bit concerning for the BVB was the winning margin of four of those six victories. They have dominated the Wolves by at least three goals during the stretch between April 2016 and August 2017. However, this could also mean that Wolfsburg are slowly getting better as a football club.

BVB didn't dominate the game the same way they did during their frustrating draw against Hertha Berlin. While they had 56% possession and 12 shots on target, only one of those shots were on target. However, their defence was on point as Burki made three great saves and the defence managed to block five shot attempts.

What's next?

[caption id="attachment_132444" align="aligncenter" width="750"]Lucien Favre’s team now have a four point advantage over rivals Bayern Munich ahead of Der Klassiker next weekend Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre giving reminders before the match[/caption]

There are still many Bundesliga 2018 highlights to come, and Dortmund will be providing the most exciting one yet! They will be facing Bayern Munich for the latest chapter of Der Klassiker, and this six-pointer could very well decide which club will stand atop the tight league table. They have to beat Atletico Madrid in the Champions League beforehand, though.

Wolfsburg have a chance to get back to winning ways when they face Hannover 96 next. Last season's overachievers are now struggling to get out of the relegation zone, so this should be an easy three points for the Wolves.

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Der Klassiker: Time To Prove Dortmund’s Bundesliga Credentials!

Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich

Der Klassiker has always been the biggest draw in the Bundesliga, and that should be the case again this year as the two arch-rivals add another chapter to their long and storied rivalry.

It's slightly different this time, however. While the past few years had Bayern Munich at the spotlight—with the Bavarians using the match as a way to cement their dominance in the league—it's Dortmund at the forefront today.

BVB are currently leading the German top flight, and this is perhaps the most important fixture for them yet as they aim to show the world that there's a new king in town.

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BVB: The Ultimate Attack

Saying that Dortmund are on fire would be an understatement. They have been on an absolute tear offensively, and it's just scary to think what they can do (read as: how many they can score) when they are clicking on all fronts.

They have already scored 30 goals in 10 league matches played, and that easily translates to a staggering three goals per fixture!

Notably, they hit seven goals against new boys Nuremberg last September. They followed that performance with a run of three-straight matches with four goals made, against Bayer Leverkusen, Augsburg and Stuttgart.

Paco Alcacer is lighting it up for BVB as he leads them in goals this Bundesliga season
Paco Alcacer plays around an Atletico Madrid player during their Champions League clash

Paco Alcacer (seven goals) and Marco Reus (six goals and three assists) lead the team in scoring, and they will be tasked again to lead the frontline against the reigning champions. However, as Axel Witsel noted, they are not the only ones to watch out.

"Our young players are able to bring some madness into our game, and this madness can create amazing things on the pitch," Witsel told Bundesliga.com as he describes the team's youthful attack.

Bayern Hot, Dortmund...Not?

Make no mistake, Dortmund are brimming with confidence in the domestic league. Nonetheless, their first defeat of the season—at the hands of Atletico Madrid in the Champions League—couldn't be timed any worse.

That result meant that BVB have just two wins in their last four outings in all competitions, with one ending in a draw (2-2 against Hertha Berlin). Moreover, it should also be noted that they needed extra time to fend off Union Berlin in their DFB-Pokal match-up earlier this month.

While some would say that their defeat to Atletico is just because they are gearing up for this derby with Bayern, it still sends the wrong message.


RELATED: Untimely Defeat? Dortmund Fall to Atletico Ahead of Big Derby Day!


Moreover, for Bayern Munich, they will see it as a sign of vulnerability. After all, it should be remembered that Dortmund's 2017-18 Bundesliga campaign went downward spiral after they suffered their first league loss last year.

On the other hand, the Bavarians have already turned their season around and are now eyeing for the top spot. They are currently third, taking seven points out of a possible nine in their last three league games.

Also, they haven't lost an away game in four road matches now, the latest a 1-2 Cup win at Bremer Brucke against SV Rodinghausen.

Here Comes Lewy!

Dortmund may have the edge offensively, but Bayern will be confident they can hold their ground on that end. Besides, Robert Lewandowski is finding his stride for Bayern just in time for this highly anticipated encounter.

Lewy have only scored five goals in the Bundesliga, but he recently scored a brace in their Champions League match against AEK Athens—seemingly sending a message to BVB that he's coming for his former club.

Interestingly, Lewandowski notched five goals and an assist in four Der Klassiker matches last year. Moreover, he has three goals in seven appearances for Bayern against Dortmund at the Signal Iduna Park.

First Klassiker, Big Pressure for Favre and Kovac

While the talk is all about the players and their current forms, the managerial battle is also worth taking a look.

Both Lucien Favre and Niko Kovac will be coaching in their first Der Klassiker, so the pressure to deliver is certainly high on the two managers.

Favre has brought a well-calibrated offence and defence to Dortmund, and that will be tested against Bayern Munich.

The 61-year-old coach has also made great signings over the summer, bringing in Witsel and Moroccan international Achraf Hakimi, as well as a defensive rising talent in Frenchman Abdou Diallo.

Teenage sensation Jadon Sancho has quickly bloomed under him too, becoming a significant contributor for the team with five goals and a team-high seven assists in all competitions.

It remains to be seen if Dortmund and the players can play like they usually do against Bayern, but if there's any game that will prove that Favre made the right moves, it is this one.

Bayern are performing below expectations this Bundesliga season, that's why they need to get a morale-boosting win against BVB
Lucien Favre and Niko Kovac face-off in the first Der Klassiker of this season

On the other hand, Kovac hasn't had the ideal start to his managerial career at Bayern. There were even rumours that he would get sacked after the team went on a three-game winless run and dropped all the way down to sixth.

The Croatian boss could really use a win in this all-important fight to ease some pressure on him. Also, victory here will see them cut Dortmund's lead to just one!

History

Recent history is on Bayern's side. As mentioned, they met four times last year, with the Bavarians winning all matches.

Remarkably, Bayern beat them 6-0 in their last meeting. Lewandowski scored a hat-trick in their battle last March, grabbing the Bundesliga 2018 news headlines and highlights in the process.

Dortmund did play out a draw in the Super Cup, but they eventually lost in the shootout to start what could be described as a one-sided rivalry.

BVB did beat Dortmund in 2017 though, a 2-3 win at the Allianz Arena for a Cup match. However, the last time Dortmund took down Bayern in the Bundesliga was in 2016.

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November 11, 01:30 (GMT+8)

The Bundesliga 2018 odds at SBOBET are pretty tight between the two. Despite Dortmund's form, Bayern Munich are still given a slight advantage.

The Bavarians have the experience and championship mentality—having won the title in the past six years—and that surely counts for something. They just know how to play on the big stage.

Dortmund will be hungry for victory though, and they have shown enough to make fans believe they can finally end the reign of the defending champions.

With that said, I predict this one to be a close encounter with less than three goals. I am not counting out a Dortmund win, but I really see a draw here. Maybe a 1-1 stalemate isn't a bad bet to make too!

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Bundesliga: Can Werder Bremen Upset the League Once More?

Werder Bremen vs Borussia Monchengladbach

It's not an exaggeration to say that the first half of this year's Bundesliga has been one of the most interesting periods of time that has happened in the German top flight for quite some time.

Borussia Dortmund are on the top of the Bundesliga while Bayern Munich are trying to get back to their rightful place after stumbling during the last couple of months. Moreover, the top eight places of the league are separated by only a couple of points. A few Bundesliga 2018 results could easily change how the table looks like.

Der Klassiker is undoubtedly the game of the weekend. However, the duel between Werder Bremen and Borussia Monchengladbach is the most interesting.  Gladbach are currently ahead of the defending champions on goal difference while Bremen are at the final Europe spot. An unfavourable result for either side could result in both of them skidding down the table, making this an important match to play.

Which side will triumph at the Weserstadion? Let's figure out.

Talking Points

Can Borussia Monchengladbach stay on the second spot of Bundesliga table as they visit Weserstadion?
Thorgan Hazard aims to continue playing great for Borussia Monchengladbach as they face Werder Bremen

The Bremen Crowd Want More Eggestein!

It's quite surprising to a couple of German football fans how strongly Bremen have started their season thus far. Just a season ago, Die Werderaner were right in the middle of the league, winning 10 and drawing 13 of their games. It was just surprising for many to see just how much the squad has grown over the summer.

However, I think the rapid improvement they have enjoyed in the first 10 games of the season can be attributed to one man: Maximilian Eggestein.

The 21-year-old from Hannover is having a roaring start to his season. He has scored four goals and garnered Man of the Match honours in his ten starts for the club. The fact that he is the club's high scorer becomes all the more impressive when we consider the fact that he is usually the right-central midfielder in Florian Kohfeldt's 4-3-3 formation.

His long shots from the edge of the penalty box and his crisp passes has made him an indispensable presence in the side. He has become so good for Bremen that some are even calling for Joachim Low to cap him for the country's next international competitions.

Of course, we have to remember that Bremen have lost their last two league games, one of which was a humiliation done by Bayer Leverkusen at their own home. However, this year's Bremen midfield is as solid as ever and should have no problems in mounting a decent challenge to the second-placed Monchengladbach.

Gladbach Want to Keep the Good Times Going

I cannot emphasise how many of Borussia Monchengladbach's fans feel ecstatic about the way things are going for their squad as of late. They have been playing fantastic football as of late, and fans can only dream that this run of form continues throughout the season.

Their season has had a couple of highs and lows, the lows being mind-boggling defeats to Freiburg and Hertha Berlin away from home. However, their victories and draws have been just as impressive. Their 0-3 decimation of Bayern at the Allianz Arena is one fans have been talking about for days on end.

Their successes on the pitch can be directly pointed to the players on the pitch. Thorgan Hazard, Jonas Hofmann and Lars Stindl have been playing out of their skins this season, and Alassane Plea has been a worthwhile investment on Dieter Hecking's end.

If they want to end the season at the top, Gladbach must-win games against interesting opponents such as Bremen.

History

Bremen and Gladbach have played 99 football games prior to their weekend clash, making this centennial match a must-win for footballing and sentimental reasons. The hosts have won 40 of their games, but Gladbach aren't far behind with their 37 victories.

However, recent head-to-head results point to a Gladbach victory. Four out of their last five matches were secured by Die Fohlen in fairly comfortable fashion. However, the latest result was a high-scoring affair as both sides got two goals apiece.

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Werder Bremen vs Borussia Monchengladbach Borussia Monchengladbach Asian Handicap +0.25 @ 1.83
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It wouldn't be bad to back Werder Bremen as bookies like SBOBET gave them the small advantage in their Bundesliga 2018 odds over their guests. However, their last two forays against Bundesliga competition have been pretty successful. Given how they lost horribly against Leverkusen and Mainz, I doubt that they will be able to win against their guests without struggling a fair bit.

While Gladbach haven't had the perfect stint after defeats to Freiburg and Leverkusen, they have managed to bounce back with an impressive home win against Fortuna Dusseldorf. I don't think the quality possessed by Gladbach can be stopped by Bremen's defence.

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Bundesliga Highlights: Plea is the Man for Gladbach’s Big Win

Werder Bremen 1-3 Borussia Monchengladbach

I swear you cannot write this up.

It's the tail-end of the first half. The Bundesliga tie between Werder Bremen and Borussia Monchengladbach seems to be going nowhere. All of a sudden, Alassane Plea made a wonderful solo effort and scored the first of his hat-trick!

If you're looking for Bundesliga 2018 highlights, look no further than this game. Plea showed us how a proper Bundesliga striker should score!

Highlights of the game

Thorgan Hazard contributed in Gladbach's win over Werder Bremen in Bundesliga
Monchengladbach's Thorgan Hazard and teammates celebrating their victory

Borussia Monchengladbach should be able to keep Bayern Munich away from second place if the club manages a win against Bremen, so Die Fohlen were eager to get the game rolling and played at the Weserstadion as if it was the Borussia-Park.

Both sides were trading blows in the game's first minutes as they tried to get into scoring in the game's early minutes. The first bit of action, however, didn't come for Gladbach until the 15th minute: a shoddy clearance by the Bremen defence saw the ball end up in front of Tobias Strobl's feet. He then fired the ball towards the goal, but his attempt flew just wide of the left post.

From that point on, though, it seemed that Gladbach had control of the match flow. Thorgan Hazard, who has a growing reputation in European football, was heavily involved in the attacks, but his passes and runs haven't resulted in anything significant for the guests.

However, it wasn't like Die Grun-Wieben were just letting their fans witness them get run over by Gladbach time and time again. Their hot young talent in Maximilian Eggestein was involved in a number of attacks, one of which was a powerful long-range shot in the 21st minute. However, His shot went narrowly wide.

It did seem for a bit that Bremen managed to wrestle back some shred of control in the match as both sides were struggling to break through their opposing defences. However, Florian Kohfeldt's lads weren't able to keep Alassane Plea mum any longer.

The French striker, who was marked in the pre-match piece as one of the most dangerous target men in the Bundesliga, was able to latch onto a ball after a lack of productivity from his team. He managed to lose his two markers and launch a beautiful curling shot past Jiri Pavlenka. The travelling fans were obviously delighted with the progress.

Not much action happened from the 39th-minute goal until the end of the first half. However, Plea wasn't planning on stopping his goal-scoring streak anytime soon.

It seemed like he wore his scoring boots today when he scored his second goal literally minutes after the reset. Hazard and Plea, two of the team's stars, connected for the 48th-minute goal. Eden's younger brother fired a low cross that went to Plea; the Frenchman immediately hit the ball and whizzed past Pavlenka for the second goal.

The live Bundesliga 2018 odds at SBOBET were immediately changing due to the progress. Plea hasn't scored in three games, and the bookies weren't really looking on him to score. But his two goals before fifty minutes changed all that.

He made it three in the 52nd minute after a bit of brilliant play from the team. After dispossessing the hosts in the midfield, they managed to run the ball down the left wing. Oscar Wendt fired a beautiful low cross to the open Plea who tapped the ball into the net to get his hat-trick.

Just when it seemed like Bremen were destined for another drubbing, Nuri Sahin gave the Weserstadion a reason to celebrate. Against the run of play, Ludwig Augustinsson fired a low cross to the open Turkish midfielder. His low-driven shot immediately whizzed past Yann Sommer to rob him of the clean sheet.

Die Grun-Wieben were immediately motivated after the move and started playing more passing football. The travelling Gladbach fans were worried that another high-scoring draw was in the cards for them.

However, the Gladbach defence were able to hold their ground and keep Bremen's attacks away from the goal. The game eventually ended after three minutes of added time to end the game for the extremely ecstatic Gladbach side. Plea happily takes the match ball as he walks back to the showers.

Key statistics

Bremen weren't able to make the most of their home and possession advantage. They shot 20 goal attempts on 54% possession, five more than the guests' attempts. However, Gladbach were the more efficient side with six of their fifteen shots being on target.

However, it wasn't like Bremen weren't playing any defence at all. They made Gladbach commit seven offsides, and their seven fouls saw them become aggressive in the face of a deficit. However, the fact that they didn't convert much of their attempts to goals was their undoing.

What's next?

Bremen need to snap their losing streak if they want to keep themselves in contention for the European spots. However, next opponents in Freiburg and Bayern Munich will be as tough as they come. Kohfeldt must win against Freiburg if they want to keep their place.

Meanwhile, Plea and Gladbach are more than happy to keep second. They have a relatively easy match against Hannover coming up, but RB Leipzig will be an interesting challenge for them. Will they keep standing on second by the end of the month?

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Bundesliga Highlights: Alcacer, Reus Shine in Big Der Klassiker Win

Borussia Dortmund 3-2 Bayern Munich

This is a Der Klassiker match to remember.

This game was seen to be a tight one, and the SBOBET Bundesliga market can't pick a sure winner. Even our Bundesliga piece couldn't really separate the two German football giants apart.

For the away fans, this was supposed to be their statement game as they have been inconsistent as of late. However, Paco Alcacer and Marco Reus had other plans as they dragged Niko Kovac's team through the rain-drenched pitch of the Signal Iduna Park.

This is a deserved win for the BVB.

Highlights of the game

Marco Reus plays a vital role in Borussia Dortmund's Der Klassiker match against Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich
Marco Reus celebrates after hitting an equaliser for Borussia Dortmund during Der Klassiker match against Bayern Munich

Niko Kovac made the curious decision to not use James Rodriguez for the match. The Colombia international, who is the fifth-best player in the side according to the ratings, would have helped with piercing the usually strong Dortmund midfield open.

However, the Bayern XI would have to make do with what they have and somehow find a way to connect the football to Robert Lewandowski. They spent the first minutes running the ball through Franck Ribery, but the Frenchman wasn't able to find his Polish ace amongst the tall Borussia defenders.

Dortmund weren't letting up on the attack as well as Marco Reus had a scoring chance in the tenth minute. The captain received a precise pass inside the box and took the shot early. The ball was flying towards the goal, but national team stopper Manuel Neuer was there to cover for him.

The two sides continued to trade blows, and fans can feel the electricity at the Signal Iduna Park rising. Both teams are aggressively attacking, a goal could be smelled from a mile away. They feel that this high-intensity match would produce goals.

And that's exactly what Robert Lewandowski delivered when he scored in the 26th minute. The Bavarians were able to get to get the ball back in Dortmund's own half, and Serge Gnabry immediately fired a cross into the box. Lewandowski masterfully left the young Dan-Axel Zagadou in the dust to head the ball past Marwin Hitz. The small gallery of Bayern fans erupted into loud cheers deserving of a club of such stature.

The rest of the first half went the way of Bayer. Ribery was almost about to make it two goals in the 33rd minute, but Hitz pulled off an incredible save to deny Bayern's own Napoleon of the wings. The content of the rest of the half was obviously in Bayern's favour as well: the BVB can't help but panic as they were constantly pressed by Bayern shirts for the possession of the football.

The Yellow Wall of the Signal Iduna Park, however, was far from scared with the current flow of the game when the first half ended. The Dortmund defence has been leaky from time to time, but Lucien Favre has been able to turn games around with the side's outstanding attacking scheme.

The adjustments the Swiss tactician made immediately turned to goals when he made a rough tackle on Marco Reus. The referee immediately pointed to the spot, and the captain took the football. He made a superb penalty as he sent Neuer the other way for the penalty.

The live Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich odds took another turn when Lewandowski scored again. A quick scuffle at the right side of the penalty box saw Joshua Kimmich alone with the ball. He lobbed the ball to Lewandowski, and the Pole would not miss from such a distance.

There is a bit of controversy for this goal for there are calls that Kimmich was actually offside when he got the ball. Zagadou was out of the pitch when he got the football. However, Favre didn't challenge for a VAR, and the goal stood.

However, the game got into higher gear when Favre called for Paco Alcacer to take his spot up front. Many are looking forward to the battle of the strikers as both Lewandowski and Alcacer have flourished through the first ten Bundesliga fixtures.

However, it was the Dortmund captain who scored again for the BVB. The build-up to the goal was slow, but Lukasz Piszczek's cross went straight to Reus' feet. The open Reus trusted his guts and fired the half-volley towards the goal. The ball curled enough to escape Neuer's outstretched hands. It was truly a world-class goal.

Fans who were eager for more Alcacer magic didn't have to wait long after Reus' brace. The Dortmund defence were quick to dispossess the football from Ribery and mounted a counter on the right wing. Axel Witsel unleashed a beautiful through pass to the open Alcacer, who ran all the way to the goal. He made Neuer stutter a bit before tricking him for the winner.

The action didn't stop there, however, as both teams were still trying to score. Fans home and away were thrilled with the showcase being made. Robert Lewandowski's third header at the literal end of the match was disallowed because Dortmund brilliantly caught him offside.

With the many Bundesliga 2018 highlights available from this match, I don't think fans will stop buzzing about this for some time.

Key statistics

Bayern Munich had 57% of the possession throughout the game, but the clear lack of a creative figure in the middle didn't help them out that much. The heavy reliance of Niko Kovac's side on wing play resulted in only nine goal attempts and three on-target shots. While Dortmund weren't able to do any better with their 11 goal attempts, at least five were on target.

This edition of Der Klassiker was a very physical one, as three players from each side managed to get carded. Dortmund were the slightly better defensive team as they made 21 tackles to Bayern's 19.

What's next?

Borussia Dortmund players celebrate after beating Bayern Munich in recent Bundesliga match
Borussia Dortmund players celebrate after beating Der Klassiker rivals Bayern Munich, 3-2, in Bundesliga Week 11

Bayern would have to come to terms with the fact that they aren't as strong as they used to be. Kovac needs to either start James against Dusseldorf or do something drastic to get them back on the consistent road again.

In the meantime, the result is a huge pick-me-up for the BVB after a stinging defeat in the Champions League. They still need to focus against Mainz after the international break if they want to keep things going.

 

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Bundesliga Preview: This is Dortmund’s Game to Lose!

Mainz 05 vs Borussia Dortmund

The Opel Arena will welcome one of the most dominant attacking forces in the Bundesliga as FSV Mainz 05 will welcome Borussia Dortmund to the Opel Arena on the weekend.

The top of the Bundesliga table is tight as ever, but Dortmund's emphatic victory earlier in the month has given the BVB some much-needed breathing space between them and the defending champions in Bayern Munich.

Dortmund need to keep the good times rolling and win against a good Mainz team if they want to keep their top spot in the table. Of course, Die Nullfunfer and the rest of the Opel Arena will be doing everything to make life tough for the league leaders, but such is the fate of those who want the top.

This game is definitely BVB's to lose. The question now is whether they will let themselves be affected by the internal and external pressures or they will thrive and show us another fantastic showing of team football.

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Dortmund Zero in on the Top Spot

Tensions were high at the Signal Iduna Park ahead of the season's first Der Klassiker. The moment the final whistle was blown and the final score was 3-2 in favour of the hosts, Lucien Favre, the Yellow Wall and the entire city were jumping up and down in jubilation.

Now that the biggest contest of the year is done and dealt with for the foreseeable future, Dortmund can now focus on cementing their position at the top of the table while ensuring that they stay at the top of their Champions League group.

The formula behind Dortmund's sterling start to the season is shown as plain as day on the pitch. Many of the top Bundesliga 2018 highlights show just how deadly Dortmund become when their slow build-ups become quick attacks at the opposite third where either a Paco Alcacer, a Marco Reus or a Jadon Sancho will slot the ball in.

Moreover, there is plenty of youth in this Dortmund team. Christian Pulisic, who is currently rumoured to make a January move away from the club, is a fantastic bench option for the Swiss boss. The backline, led by 19-year-old Dan-Axel Zagadou, is showing plenty of defensive talent despite its knack for making awful errors. The deep-lying midfielders, usually Axel Witsel and Thomas Delaney, have acted as great keys for Dortmund's low conceded goal numbers.

Honestly, it seems that there's nothing that can stop Borussia Dortmund from continuously establishing their dominance in the German top flight this season. Even their injury list is comprised of only one person. There is nothing that should be stopping the BVB from taking the three points in Mainz.

Mainz on the Road for an Upset

Mainz battle Dortmund as they look to extend their Bundesliga winning streak to three games
Mainz players celebrating a goal

It does seem like Mainz, who are currently ninth in the Bundesliga table, have no chance with SBOBET fans. However, it's not like the BVB are indestructible gods whose desires cannot be denied. All Sandro Schwarz has to do is to look at Dortmund's tight duel with Augsburg to figure out the weaknesses of his rivals' tactics.

If they stop the slow build-up play and take control of the football from Dortmund's half, they have a great chance of getting surprise early goals that could easily upend the game's momentum. While this will require a lot of running from his players, pulling this off could set them up for the biggest result of the weekend.

However, Mainz need to finish their chances if they want to keep themselves in the game. Their defeat to Bayern Munich a month ago showed just how ineffective of an attacking side they are.  Jean-Philippe Mateta's three goals are the highest in a club that is the joint-second-lowest goal haul in the German top flight.

The only thing keeping them in the top half of the table is their defence. They've only allowed 12 goals in 11 games, the same number of their guests.

If the tactic to unnerve the Dortmund team was to even work, they need to convert their chances. Given the way they are now, however, I don't think that's going to happen.

History

Borussia Dortmund are a tough cookie to beat in the Bundesliga, and I don't think Mainz can do anything about it. Their last defeat in the league was a last-day heartbreak to Hoffenheim, where they played a different system under a different manager. They play with purpose now, and the results have been pretty one-sided so far.

Mainz have done well after their Bayern loss when they won against Bremen and Freiburg. However, a loss here could see them sink out of the top ten and into 12th place if everything goes wrong for them.

In terms of head-to-heads, Dortmund have the lead with their 13 victories in 24 games. However, it is important to mention that Mainz defeated Dortmund at the Signal Iduna Park in May thanks to goals from Ridle Baku and Yoshinori Muto.

Betting Tip

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Mainz 05 vs Borussia Dortmund Borussia Dortmund -1.00 @ 2.08
November 24, 22:30 (GMT+8)

I don't see any reason why I should veer away from the favourites as there are intriguing Bundesliga 2018 odds in the Asian Handicap market.

While they do have an upcoming Champions League clash, they should have enough depth in their squad to handle both Mainz and Club Brugge. Given the way Dortmund won against Brugge away from home, I don't see them having any difficulties here.

they should have enough talent to at least beat Mainz 2-0. There is the possibility of Mainz snatching back a goal, of course, but I don't think they can break through the increasingly confident Borussia backline.

If you are interested in looking at the other markets, the Over Under market has some interesting offers. If you think Mainz will pull off another 2-1 upset, the Correct Score for that is available at 17.50. Meanwhile, a 0-2 Dortmund win is at 8.50.

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Bundesliga Review: Dortmund Scrape Through a Tough Battle

FSV Mainz 05 1-2 Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund were given a scare when Mainz 05 played incredible football during their superb Bundesliga clash. Despite being booked as the favourites, the BVB struggled to break through Mainz's defence while they were forced to defend deep.

However, goals from Paco Alcacer and Lukas Piszczek ensured that the league leaders would remain on top of the table. The quality of Bundesliga 2018 highlights you will find if you watch this game in full is amazing: both sides played great football that is deserving of the hype it got ahead of the game.

Highlights of the game

Borussia Dortmund were big favourites ahead of the game, and the quality of play and possession they showcased during the first minutes of the game was something to behold. The visitors had control of the ball for much of the game's early minutes.

The BVB had an early crack at goal when Axel Witsel, a key man in Dortmund's Der Klassiker win,  had a great opportunity to score. The Belgium international volleyed from point-blank range in the fourth minute only to see the ball end up being saved by Robin Zentner. Marco Reus had his moment six minutes later when he met a bullet of a cross. Unfortunately for the captain, the ball whizzed wide of the right post.

Dortmund continued to dominate possession from that point on. However, Mainz reminded Dortmund that they were still the away team from time to time. The Karnevalsverein threatened from the 18th to the 20th minute as they attacked the Dortmund goal time and time again. Unfortunately for them, Roman Burki and the Dortmund defence didn't look stressed at all as they handled Mainz's attacks.

Witsel gave the Opel Arena crowd a good scare when he unleashed a powerful shot right outside the box, forcing another beautiful save from Zentner. However, it was from that point on that Mainz began playing comfortably, threatening Dortmund's dominance on the attack. Aaron Caricol's 27th-minute bullet forced another fantastic save from Burki.

Both teams had opportunities to score from dangerous free-kicks. Reus and Daniel Brosinski took free-kicks from just outside the penalty box and fired straight to the goal. However, both keepers managed to hold onto the football without any problem.

As the first half was coming to an end, the aggressive play from both sides increased as they were hungry for a goal. Mainz especially were playing dangerous football that looked to upset the league leaders while Dortmund were stepping back a bit on the attack. The Dortmund backline was managing to keep Mainz away as the half ended in a goalless tie.

Sandro Schwarz was obviously happy with the way things are going for Mainz, and he likely instructed more of the same from his lads as the second half began. Jean-Philippe Mateta, the club's top scorer, almost put Mainz forward when he drilled a beautiful shot in the 47th minute, but his attempt was blocked by the Dortmund defence.

Mainz continued their barrage as good ball movements in the part of the Karnevalsverein produced another dangerous attack for Dortmund five minutes later. Danny Latza found himself in the receiving end of good passing, but his shot attempt flew wide of the right post.

The game continued to flow Mainz's way as they maintained control of the football. They continued making play after play while Dortmund are obviously stifled by the overwhelming pressing game implemented by their hosts. Meanwhile, Mainz were just playing their brand of football.

Paco Alcacer came on as substitute to break the deadlock on the 66th minute in Bundesliga
Paco Alcacer celebrates scoring Borussia Dortmund's opening goal

However, the first goal of the game would come the moment Paco Alcacer came onto the pitch. The Spanish striker, who has recently become a permanent fixture in the club, made a powerful run in the 67th minute while the ever-fantastic Reus was running with the football on the right. The captain made the pass, Alcacer beat the offside trap, and he punched in the opener.

However, Dortmund's celebrations didn't last long as Robin Quaison fired an equaliser. A beautiful through pass from Alexander Hack saw the ball end up in Quaison's feet. He then made a superb low-driven shot past Burki to set the Opel Stadium alight with cheers from the home fans.

Mateta almost upset the pre-game Bundesliga 2018 odds and gave the team the go-ahead when he got into a long ball and made a shot towards goal. Unfortunately for him, his sudden shot flew just wide of the right post.

The winner was soon determined in the 76th minute. On the edge of the Mainz penalty box, a scuffle for the ball was occurring. The ball ended up on the feet of Lukasz Piszczek during the chaos, and the right-back fired a high shot that kindly hit the crossbar and into the goal. The small segment of Dortmund fans that were in the crowd was elated with the second goal.

Mainz tried their best to force a late equaliser, but the Dortmund backline was resolute in their defending and was able to finish the game with a resounding 2-1 triumph.

The game was an important triumph for Dortmund as they continue to establish their dominance at the top of the league. However, this was also a superb showing from Mainz. The hosts shouldn't hold their heads down because they played better football than the winners.

Key statistics

Borussia Dortmund had 64% of ball possession, but Mainz's superb defensive scheme forced them to make only 11 shot attempts. Meanwhile, Mainz were especially dangerous as their 15 shots troubled the Dortmund backline plenty of times.

Roman Burki had to make six key saves in order to secure the three points, while the BVB as a whole had committed 11 fouls. However, their defence was on point as they caught the Mainz attack in their offside trap four times.

What's next?

Mainz's Robin Quaison cancel Paco Alcacer's goal for Dortmund in Bundesliga
Mainz's Robin Quaison celebrates with teammates

SBOBET punters and passionate Bundesliga fans will be looking forward to the next games for these two teams.

Dortmund have an interesting game ahead when they play against Club Brugge in what would be a game that will secure their spot in the knockout stages. They would then face Freiburg in the league next. Meanwhile, Mainz will have a chance at redemption against Fortuna Dusseldorf and Hannover 96.

 

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Bundesliga: Can Dortmund Continue The Streak?

Borussia Dortmund vs SC Freiburg

Borussia Dortmund are the only undefeated team in the Bundesliga, and they will look to keep that pristine record when they play Freiburg at Signal Iduna Park.

BVB have been simply unstoppable this campaign. While there were low expectations on their title chances after an exodus of strikers and the appointment of a new manager, they have shown this year that they are more than ready to contend.

Now, they have their eyes set on the German top-flight title—the all-important silverware they last held seven years ago.

The current league leaders are riding a three-game winning streak in the competition, and Freiburg certainly have their work cut out.

Talking Points

After UCL, BVB's eyes now in Germany!

Dortmund are through to the Champions League Round of 16 with one game to spare. With that said, they can now focus on their domestic campaign and try to extend their four-point lead over surprise chasers Borussia Monchengladbach.

Lucien Favre's men recently played out a goalless draw with Belgian team Club Brugge in the UCL. And while the match didn't feature their usual swashbuckling style, it was a rather cosy outing as they got the one point they needed to qualify.

The North Rhine side currently lead Germany's top-tier with 30 points and 35 goals. To put their scoring display into better perspective, the bottom three clubs—VfB Stuttgart, Fortuna and Hannover 96—have a combined 36 markers.

BVB are expected to return to regular programming when they head home to play Freiburg, and getting over the burden of qualifying in their European spell should ease some pressure and allow them to play to their full potential.

Bundesliga: Lucien Favre is doing great as Borussia Dortmund head coach
Lucien Favre giving instructions to his players from the touchline

Paco Alcacer and the super-subs

Paco Alcacer is a man on a mission and it's just suitable to say that he came, he saw and he conquered.

The former Barcelona man, who made his move to the German league permanent, has been the man in most Bundesliga 2018 highlights. He leads the competition in scoring with nine goals, tied with Frankfurt duo Sebastien Haller and Luka Jovic.

Remarkably, eight of his goal tally came off the bench, making him Bundesliga's highest-scoring super-sub right now.

In the presence of Alcacer, BVB have the most goals (12) scored by substitutes. In league history, the most number scored by subs is only 17, set by Werder Bremen in the 2006-07 campaign and Bayern Munich in 2013-14.

BVB undoubtedly have the depth needed to win the title, and that is their biggest strength this season.

Freiburg, hapless and hopeless?

Freiburg know the threat that Dortmund bring; however, they know very well that they don't have enough tools to counter their soaring opponents.

Christian Streich's men have only won once in their last eight competitive matches. And while four of that ended in a draw, it has been a common theme for them to collapse defensively. In fact, they are the sixth team with the highest goals conceded.

Moreover, despite their position (11th), 12th-placed Bayer Leverkusen and 13th-ranked Augsburg have performed better offensively.

The only source of confidence for Freiburg is their recent performances against Werder Bremen and Bayern Munich. Both fixtures ended in a 1-1 draw, with Freiburg leading for the most part against Bremen and scoring an 89th-minute equaliser versus the Bavarians.

History

Interestingly, the home-and-away fixtures between the two clubs in 2017-18 both ended in a stalemate. Freiburg held Dortmund to a goalless draw in their first encounter, while their second meeting saw the then Peter Stoger-led side squander a one-goal lead before coming back for a 2-2 draw.

It's a well-known fact, though, that Dortmund are always challenging to handle at home. They are still undefeated at Signal Iduna Park in all competitions this year, making the task even more daunting for Freiburg.

Not to mention that Streich's charges have only one win in five Bundesliga away games this season.

Betting Tip

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Borussia Dortmund vs SC Freiburg Borussia Dortmund Correct Score 2-0 @ 6.80
December 01, 22:30 (GMT+8)

It's a real David-vs-Goliath matchup, with the Bundesliga 2018 odds pointing to a one-sided affair. Asian Handicap betting at SBOBET is further proof of that, as Dortmund are handed more than a one-goal handicap just to even the field.

I think Freiburg will focus more defensively here—like they did against Bayern and Bremen—but it's doubtful if they can hold their ground against unarguably one of the best Dortmund sides ever.

Although Freiburg can pop up some surprises from time to time, I don't think it will be here. Not in front of the Yellow Wall anyway.

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Bundesliga: Which Club Should Stand Under Dortmund’s Shadow?

RB Leipzig vs Borussia Monchengladbach

If you're looking for something exciting to watch this weekend that doesn't feature the big names in European football, the Leipzig vs Gladbach game may just be the perfect Bundesliga fixture for you to catch.

These two clubs don't have much to go for when it comes to prestige and recognition in the international stage, but both teams aren't losing out to Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich when it comes to the number of superb players and the quality of fantastic football they have displayed at the German top flight.

The winner of this important duel will see themselves edge closer to the league leaders and mount some pressure on the BVB. However, both teams know that winning against their opponents isn't exactly a walk in the park.

Which side will be able to play their usual brand of football and leave the Red Bull Arena with smiles on their faces? Join us as we check the latest Bundesliga 2018 updates and predict how this match will pan out.

Talking Points

Gladbach hot on Dortmund's trail

If you point a gun to my head and ask which club has been the surprise performers thus far in this Bundesliga season, I would shout Borussia Monchengladbach at the top of my lungs without so much as batting an eye.

The club that finished ninth in the table last season made a couple of key acquisitions in the summer that paid dividends for them. The Foals experienced the biggest returns in Alassane Plea. While they paid a hefty €23 million to get the 25-year-old, his eight goals and 7.22 match rating is more than enough to make him a worthwhile purchase. His hat-trick against Bremen is enough evidence of his class.

Besides Plea, Michael Lang has also proven himself to be a vital cog in the Monchengladbach defence, firmly establishing himself as the starting right-back. These acquisitions have helped Thorgan Hazard play with more freedom and less pressure.

Moreover, a perfect symphony of factors has made Gladbach as one of the most legitimate title contenders for this season. Tactical tweaks and squad depth have turned this team around and help them win a lot of their games.

Everything is going right for Die Fohlen at the moment, and it seems like nothing's going to stop them from getting the three points. However, they have to remember that their opponents are still the Red Bulls.

Leipzig see red, want Gladbach's spot

Leipzig forward Yussuf Poulsen added another goal during the Bundesliga match against Leverkusen
Leipzig's Yussuf Poulsen celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the Bundesliga match against Leverkusen

The memory of RB Leipzig's sudden surge and finish below Bayern Munich during the 2016/17 season is still fresh in the memories of many a Bundesliga fan. The combination of exciting young players and thrilling tactics saw the young Red Bull-sponsored team threaten the Bavarians of their title.

However, they have since struggled to repeat their feats since then. Their early-season rout against Dortmund was not a good sign for Leipzig, but this young team kept their head down and quietly kept themselves in the conversation while Dortmund and Munich were making all of the noise in the SBOBET Bundesliga 2018 markets.

While they lose Emil Forsberg to injury, they have plenty of quality young players that helped them secure six wins so far this season. Yussuf Poulsen has especially thrived in the Swede's absence and has made himself a standout player in this very young and impressive Leipzig team.

Both Poulsen and Timo Werner have six goals to their name respectively, and both of them are keeping their team in the last Champions League place. However, they've got Bayern Munich and Hoffenheim breathing down their necks, and they need help from the rest of the team in order to keep the good times rolling.

Ralf Rangnick has quite a task ahead, but he has to make a way to make his team triumph against a very dangerous Gladbach team.

History

RB Leipzig don't instil much confidence in the casual punter if we look at their recent form. They failed to win their last two Europa League group games, and they failed to win three of their last five games.

Meanwhile, the lack of European football is doing Gladbach a lot of favours. With only the domestic leagues to focus on, they won four of their last five matches in the league by at least two goals. Their away triumph against Bayern Munich in October was especially memorable for the players and fans.

If we look at their head-to-head matches, Leipzig have the lead with their two victories in their four matches. However, I don't see this year's Gladbach side to add another notch to their loss column against the Red Bulls.

Betting Tip

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RB Leipzig vs Borussia Monchengladbach Borussia Monchengladbach +0.25 @ 2.33
December 2,2018 22:30 (GMT+8)

I have full confidence that Plea and Hazard have what it takes to bring the pain to an inconsistent Leipzig team. I believe Leipzig still haven't figured out how to keep themselves fresh in a busy schedule, and Die Fohlen's superb form ahead of this match gives me no doubt that they would at least steal a point at the Red Bull Arena.

There are other interesting RB Leipzig vs Borussia Monchengladbach odds at SBOBET if you want to earn more.

I see this game having quite a number of goals go in, making 2-3 Total Goals a viable pick at 2.06. With that Being said, Under 3.00 Goals is a worthwhile pick at 2.05. If you believe in Gladbach's ability, their 1X2 odds offer high rewards of 3.90 odds. If you believe Leipzig can finish the first half ahead, though, going for their First Half 1X2 punt will reward you with 2.48.

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Bundesliga: Dortmund March On

Borussia Dortmund 2-0 SC Freiburg

A goal at the end of each half gave Borussia Dortmund another win to keep them at the top of the Bundesliga table with a huge 33 points from 13 games.

Marco Reus and Paco Alcacer hand Dortmund three points in the Bundesliga
Dortmund's Marco Reus celebrates after scoring a penalty during the Bundesliga match against SC Freiburg

Over 81,000 fans packed into the Signal Iduna Park to watch the league leaders dominate Freiburg from start to finish, although it took until injury time for Paco Alcacer to finally see the stubborn visitors off after Marco Reus had given the hosts a first-half lead. Freiburg held Bundesliga champions FC Bayern to a 1-1 draw recently, with Lucas Holer scoring a last-minute equaliser, and the visiting fans must have thought they might just perform another great escape until Alcacer’s 91st-minute strike.

The latest Bundesliga 2018 odds have BVB as favourites to lift the title and end a period of FC Bayern dominance, but head coach Lucien Favre knows there’s a long way to go. But for now, his team has a seven-point lead, and fans will be anxiously keeping up with the Bundesliga 2018 updates tomorrow when second-placed Borussia Monchengladbach visit Leipzig. What a game that will be at the Red Bull Arena, and you can catch up with all the highlights tomorrow right here at SBOBET.

Highlights of the game

The hosts came into this game having just qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League and riding high in the Bundesliga. The massed ranks in the Yellow Wall fully expected the win.

Jadon Sancho has made six assists and scored four goals so far in a superb start to his season, and he was the first to have a shot in anger, firing one straight at Freiburg keeper Alexander Schwolow from outside the penalty area. And he then played in Jacob Bruun Larsen, but the striker’s shot was blocked.

Christian Streich’s team has been shaky in defence, conceding 20 in the first 12 league games, and Sancho continued to torment them. He shook off a challenge and crossed on 12 minutes for Mario Gotze, but his header flew wide. Gian-Luca Waldschmidt had a long-range shot for Freiburg, but it was a rare foray into the Dortmund half as the hosts continued to press. Gotze and Marco Reus were both denied from close range.

Dortmund have been scoring for fun so far this season: Paco Alcacer is in red-hot form and joint top of the Bundesliga scoring chart with nine goals at the start of the weekend, while Marco Reus was just one behind with eight. And when Freiburg’s resistance was finally broken on 40 minutes, it was Reus who put away his ninth.

Jadon Sancho got the better of Dominique Heintz, and the defender tripped the England starlet to give Reus a chance from the penalty spot. He happily fired the ball down the centre of the goal.

Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Buerki jumps for the ball that hits the bar during the Bundesliga game against SC Freiburg
Freiburg's best effort came when Jerome Gondorf hit the crossbar

Freiburg came so close moments after the restart when the visitors were awarded a free kick and Jerome Gondorf’s fine effort bounced back off the crossbar. That was a warning for the hosts, and they came out for the second half in search of a second goal to calm the nerves. Reus had a shot saved, and Axel Witsel fired high and wide when his captain put him in.

But as the game wore on, Freiburg continued to defend bravely to stay in the match. Lukasz Piszczek came near to settling the match on 79 minutes, though, when his long-range effort struck the crossbar.

Then, as the game moved into injury time, it was that man Alcacer who confirmed the win, slamming the ball home when Piszczek found him in space in the box.

Key Statistics

BVB came into the fixture in commanding form at the top of the Bundesliga and have now made it four league wins on the bounce, while the visitors have now failed to win in five in all competitions.

The 2-0 win was a fair reflection of a game which BVB dominated, with 67 per cent possession and 11 shots to five, four to one on target.

But Favre will be most pleased by the way his side used the ball, with over 90 per cent passing accuracy, as well as getting another three points!

What’s next?

Next Saturday, a buoyant BVB head to Schalke; they then travel away to Monaco the following Tuesday, already in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Freiburg have another tough test at home to RB Leipzig who were sitting in fifth place at the start of the weekend before that big clash with Monchengladbach. Streich’s team is down to 12th and is in need of a win sooner or later, or they will have to start looking over their shoulders.

 

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Bundesliga: Timo at the Double to Give Leipzig a Big Win

RB Leipzig 2-0 Borussia Monchengladbach

A first-half double strike from Germany star Timo Werner gave Leipzig a priceless 2-0 victory over Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga match of the day.

The big Bundesliga 2018 news from Saturday was that Borussia Dortmund had beaten Freiburg to go seven points clear of Monchengladbach at the top of the league, and whether that weighed heavily on the Foals is a matter of speculation, but they never really looked on their game after going two goals behind.

That was disappointing for the visiting supporters who have some fine players in superb form, who just didn’t do the business on the day.

This was a big game for SBOBET football fans in the German league, as both these teams are in the Champions League places and are now only a point apart in second and third, so it was a heck of a win for the hosts in front of a passionate crowd at the Red Bull Arena.

Highlights of the game

It took just three minutes for the hosts to go ahead when Werner bagged his first goal. Marcel Sabitzer found the Germany striker with space to fire the ball low into the corner and send the home crowd wild.

Thorgan Hazard is in fine form for Monchengladbach and tipped to finish the league season as the Bundesliga top scorer; and he stretched his legs a minute later, almost getting on the end of a long ball from keeper Yann Sommer, but as he was about to seize the moment up went the offside flag.

Hazard then tried to create something for Florian Neuhaus, teeing him up just outside the penalty area, and his shot was well saved by Peter Gulacsi in the bottom corner. Alassane Plea has been an inspired signing for the Foals and his eight goals so far have gone a long way towards paying off the hefty 23M Euros it took to bring him to their club. And he was busy, laying a ball off for Denis Zakaria but his shot flew just past the top right corner.

The visitors continued to press and Hazard played a superb through ball which Lars Stindl reached, but his shot was saved. But as all the visitors’ first-half efforts came to nothing, Leipzig struck again and it was that man Werner again. On 44 minutes Yussuf Poulson found Werner and his shot was saved at the near post, but there was nothing Sommer could do a minute later as Poulson gave Werner another chance and this time he slammed the ball home to give Leipzig a flattering two-goal lead.

Monchengladbach needed a quick response in the second half as the game swung back and forth. But Leipzig had the first attempt on goal when the lively Sabitzer picked up a pass from Ibrahima Konate but his low shot towards the corner was smartly saved by Sommer.

Bundesliga: Borussia Monchengladbach have been thrashed by RB Leipzig
Alassane Plea in action for Borussia Monchengladbach during their match against RB Leipzig

Then as the visitors launched an attack, Plea again tried to inspire a fightback, passing to Florian Neuhaus, but his shot from a tight angle skidded narrowly wide. Sommer was called into action again saving a low effort from Sabitzer, and then Poulson linked up well with Werner, but his hat-trick attempt flew past the left-hand post.

Leipzig started to get a stranglehold on the game and the visitors created little in terms of chances as the match wore on, in fact, the hosts looked more likely to add to their lead. Konrad Laimer teed up Sabitzer but his left-footed shot was saved. And in injury time Sabizter put in Poulson who found space in the centre of the penalty area but his effort went narrowly wide.

Key Statistics

This was a huge win in terms of the Bundesliga league table lifting Leipzig to third and a point behind their visitors, while Borussia Dortmund has stretched their lead at the top to seven points. The Bundesliga 2018 betting markets are starting to see a real possibility of the title moving away from Munich.

It was an even first half with the visitors dominating possession, but Leipzig having more shots, seven to five, while each team had three shots on target.

The visitors still saw more of the ball in the second half but made few inroads while Leipzig threatened Sommer’s goal more, with 14 shots to seven and six to four on target, so by the final whistle I’d say the 2-0 scoreline was fair enough.

What’s next?

Leipzig has a chance to keep their good run going away to Freiburg, who were beaten by BVB yesterday and are in poor form, dropping to 13th place in the table

Monchengladbach is at home to Stuttgart, two places below Freiburg, and the Foals should get back to winning ways.

 

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Revierderby: Time for a Bundesliga Payback!

Schalke 04 vs Borussia Dortmund

Dortmund failed to beat Schalke in their two Revierderby fixtures last season. However, the current Bundesliga leaders are ready to change that when they meet again at Veltins-Arena.

Schalke, who finished second last season and eight points ahead of fourth-placed BVB, are struggling and have failed to meet the high expectations that come with being a top-four team. They have only four wins so far and could find themselves in the battle for relegation if they don't improve.

Meanwhile, Dortmund took the league by storm with their unbeaten start to the campaign. There were initially outsiders to win the title this year, but Lucien Favre has done a great job catapulting the team from pretenders to legitimate contenders.

Sure enough, the Royal Blues—when everything clicks—are capable of holding their ground against the Yellow Wall, but are Dortmund really going to mess up against an out-of-sorts squad?

Talking Points

Seriously, who could ever forget about the epic 4-4 draw between these two clubs last season?

Back then, Dortmund appeared to be on their way to an easy victory after scoring four massive goals in the opening 25 minutes. In typical Revierderby fashion—one founded on hard work and dedication—Schalke pulled off what seemed to be impossible and clawed their way back with four strikes in the final 35 minutes of play.

In hindsight, that was a telling sign of how the campaign would go down for both teams.

RELATED: [FLASHBACK] Highlights of Schalke's 4-4 Draw vs Dortmund

Sure enough, a repeat of that memorable stalemate is unlikely...but it makes for an interesting storyline that will undoubtedly be mentioned in most Bundesliga 2018 news.

Schalke went on to win the reverse fixture at home, 2-0, thanks to goals from Naldo and Yevhen Konoplyanka. Unfortunately, they won't have their hopes up on replicating that success, especially with their offence severely lacking variety and playmakers.

Domenico Tedesco will attempt for a giant-killing as they face the Bundesliga leader in Revierderby
Domenico Tedesco giving commands from the touchline

Domenico Tedesco's men have only scored 14 times through 13 matches this 2018-19, which puts them on pace to make just 32 this year—far from their 53-goal tally last year. Moreover, they have already conceded 18, making their regression even more noticeable.

It doesn't help that Swiss forward Breel Embolo (metatarsal fracture) and former Hoffenheim frontman Mark Uth (thigh muscle strain) are both expected to be sidelined due to injuries.

In contrast, Dortmund are on the rise and seem unstoppable right now, especially with the worries of qualifying for the next round of the Champions League out of their minds.

Favre's charges are fresh from taking down Freiburg 2-0 to stay undefeated and get their fourth straight league victory. Both Paco Alcacer and Marco Reus were on target to propel BVB to what is unarguably their best start in recent memory.

Dortmund, especially the players who were with them last year, are certainly raring to take their revenge on Schalke. And they have a great chance to do so now that they have the momentum on their side.

Super-sub Alcacer continues to impress and has now hit 10 markers, the best tally in the Bundesliga. Furthermore, Reus isn't far behind with nine (on top of four assists), good enough for joint second top-scorer with Frankfurt's Sebastien Haller.

Christian Pulisic's calf injury is concerning, but Dortmund have enough depth with the likes of Axel Witsel, Jadon Sancho, Mario Gotze and Jacob Bruun Larsen capable of picking up the slack.

History

As mentioned, Dortmund failed to beat Schalke last year. To be more precise though, BVB's winless run versus the Royal Blues stretches back to 2016.

The last time Dortmund won against Schalke was in 2015, with Shinji Kagawa, Mathias Ginter and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang all finding the back of the net in a 3-2 victory at Signal Iduna Park. The Yellow Wall drew four and lost one of their five encounters after that.

Interestingly, in three of those five meetings since 2016, BVB find themselves ahead before collapsing (that includes the 4-4 draw). In April 2016, the then Thomas Tuchel-coached squad led twice but eventually had to settle for a 2-2 draw.

Almost the same thing happened in April 2017, with the team sharing the spoils after Thilo Kehrer cancelled out Auba's 53rd-minute opener.

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Dortmund have the advantage, but the Bundesliga 2018 betting odds at SBOBET suggest that a draw is also a possible result.

Considering the two club's recent performances, it's easy to see why another stalemate might be in the books. Nonetheless, I doubt that will be the case. Schalke lack the tools to keep up with Dortmund offensively, and they aren't deep enough to get quality performances from their subs.

While Dortmund could have a hard time scoring, I still think they'll come out on top.

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Bundesliga Review: Sancho is Dortmund’s Revierderby Hero

FC Schalke 04 1-2 Borussia Dortmund

The players and the fans of the Revierderby understand just how important of a fixture this is in the Bundesliga season. Not only does this six-pointer can affect Dortmund's stint at the summit of the German top flight, but the winners of this game also have the rights to call themselves the best in the Ruhr region.

At some point in the game, it seemed like the game would end in a draw, but a fresh face brought many a Schalke fan to their knees. Jadon Sancho's superb goal in the second half ensured that the BVB get the important three points and the bragging rights as Revierderby winners.

Highlights of the game

Daniel Caligiuri equalised from the spot vs Dortmund in Bundesliga
Schalke's Daniel Caligiuri celebrates scoring their first goal

Both sides knew coming in that they aren't only laying claim to the title of Ruhr's best: Schalke have a lot to gain if they beat the league leaders as they are currently struggling to keep themselves in the top half of the table. Their most recent Bundesliga 2018 results have been a mixed bag, and they can use a huge victory against the league leaders to jumpstart a positive run.

Unfortunately for the hosts, Dortmund managed to strike first. Alessandro Schopf made a poor foul in a dangerous area, and Marco Reus took the free kick to the box. The captain's kick went straight to Thomas Delaney, and the Danish midfielder headed the ball past Ralf Fahrmann and into the goal.

Delaney stressed how important this game was for them, and his go-ahead goal in the seventh minute set them up for a good game against their bitter rivals. Pre-game Schalke vs Dortmund odds are quite tight as both teams step up to the occasion, so having every bit of advantage was nice for Lucien Favre's lads.

It seemed for a bit that Schalke were about to get equal after Axel Witsel appeared to have handled the ball in the 11th minute. However, hopes were dashed when the referee didn't point to the spot after checking with the VAR.

The game raged on as the hosts were adamant in getting back into the game. The supporters of Die Knappen were always cheering their team and howled at the BVB whenever the guests had the football. The VELTINS-Arena was almost silenced once more when Paco Alcacer almost scored in the 19th minute, though.

Guido Burgstaller gave the fans enough reason to cheer when he found enough space to have a crack at goal, but Roman Burki managed to stop his efforts. That would turn out to be his last notable effort for the game as he was subbed out in the 36th minute. The half also ended without much happening in the half.

Domenico Tedesco demanded more from his players, and the players did everything they can to respond in kind. They upped the pressure and made sure to make life a lot more difficult for the league leaders. Their pressure worked as the BVB struggled to get things going in the reset.

Things looked up for Schalke when Marco Reus took down Amine Harit inside the box. The referee first let the game continue, but persistent protests from Tedesco's side convinced Daniel Siebert to check with the VAR.

He awarded the penalty after checking with the VAR, and Daniel Caligiuri stepped up to the plate. He outwitted Burki in the spot-kick as he sent the ball to the bottom right.

It looked for a while like Dortmund would have to make do with another draw. However, things eventually stabilised for the BVB and they played fantastic football. The growing tempo eventually ended in delight as prized wonderkid Jadon Sancho flew in to save the day.

He engaged in a one-two with Raphael Guerreiro and got free for a one-on-one with the keeper. He managed to beat Fahrmann and send the ball to the bottom-right corner for the winner.

Marco Reus and Raphael Guerreiro tried to secure the game with a third goal, but they were unfortunately denied their goals. Fortunately for them, Sancho's winner took out the wind out of Schalke as they played with less effort. While their win here isn't as clean as their dominant triumph against Freiburg, it's clear that this is a win they can be proud of.

Key statistics

Both keepers weren't exceptionally busy through 90 minutes as both teams didn't make the most out of their chances. Borussia Dortmund had 53% possession and 10 goal attempts, but Fahrmann only had to make one save. Meanwhile, Burki had to pull off one more save.

Jadon Sancho is making a case for himself as a key cog in Borussia Dortmund. He is the sixth-highest rated player at 7.25, just behind the incredible Paco Alcacer. He also has five goals and six assists to his name. Dortmund will have a rough time fighting off suitors for his services in the coming summer.

What's next?

Borussia Dortmund's players line up to thanks fans after their Bundesliga win over Schalke
Borussia Dortmund's players celebrate after the match

The SBOBET Bundesliga market is continuing to get exciting: Bayern Munich are now looming closer, but the BVB have established a dominant nine-point lead over the rest of the league. If they keep on winning their games against Bremen and Dusseldorf, they should have no problem clinging at first place. However, they have to beat Monaco in the Champions League first.

Meanwhile, Schalke have a three-game winless streak that they have to break. They can start by beating Lokomotiv Moskva at home in the Champions League. They can then focus on beating Augsburg and Bayer Leverkusen to get back on the top half of the table.

 

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