Union Berlin still lead the standings of the German Bundesliga despite losing their last match, they are level on points with Christian Streich’s SC Freiburg and just 2 points above the defending champions as they seek to maintain the early season form they started with, let’s take a look at the matches of the current match day with another does of exciting German football upon us.
- TSG HOFFENHEIM 1899 VS SV WERDER BREMEN
Hoffenheim have started the 2022/2023 Bundesliga season in good fashion as their current 5th place standing on the log shows, having picked up 4 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses, its safe to say they are looking good as they head into their match day 9 home clash with a Werder Bremen team who happen to just be two points behind them on the log. In what promises to be a cagey encounter, it’s expected that Andre Breitenreiter would guide his Hoffenheim team to victory when they welcome Werder Bremen to the ‘Rhein-Neckar-Arena’ for the first Bundesliga match day 9 match.
PREDICTION – HOFFENHEIM 3 v 1 WERDER BREMEN
- FSV MAINZ 05 VS RB LEIPZIG
The MEWA Arena would be host to a highly prolific duel between two teams who have struggled to find form in the league this season. RB Leipzig have managed back to back wins both in Europe and the league and would be looking to making it 3 out of 3 wins in all competitions. Mainz 05 have failed to pick up any wins in their last 3 league games with their 1-0 win over Borussia Mochengladbach on match day 5 their last win and would hope their impressive home record since 2019 versus RB Leipzig stands as they have not been beaten at home by Leipzig since 2019.
PREDICTION – MAINZ 05 2 v 2 RB LEIPZIG
- BAYER 04 LEVERKUSEN VS FC SCHALKE 04
Bayer Leverkusen could be on a rapid decline to the bottom as their string of inconsistent performances have finally subjected them to a place on the relegation zone with the team losing 5 of their opening 8 games to prompt the question of what exactly went wrong this season for them. They face a stern Schalke 04 test next in the League as they look to get their season back on track versus a Schalke 04 side who have had to struggle for form this season in the league in what is a must win clash for Die Schwarzroten (The Black and Reds) when they host Die Königsblauen (The Royal Blues) at the ‘BAY ARENA’.
PREDICTION – BAYER LEVERKUSEN 2 v 1 SCHALKE 04
- VFL BOCHUM VS EINTRACHT FRANKFURT EV
Eintracht Frankfurt head into this match hoping to make it three consecutive victories in the league after usurping the unbeaten run of Union Berlin in the league on match day 8, they currently are on a four match unbeaten run in all competitions and would be looking to make it higher up the table should they claim all three points in this away tie. Bochum seem to have a hard time getting through the intricacies of the league and would hope to do better than their current 18th place in the league and a major upset would be a perfect way to redefine their somewhat frailing season.
PREDICTION – BOCHUM 0 v 2 EINTRACHT FRANKFURT
- FC AUGSBURG VS VFL WOLFSBURG
The WWK ARENA comes alive in this Saturday afternoon grueling encounter between these two teams who both started the season badly. Augsburg have since found their A-game with the team winning each of their last 3 league games and pushing themselves to 10th place on the log with 4 wins and 4 losses from 8 games. Wolfsburg on the other hand finally returned to winning ways when they dispatched off VFB Stuttgart at home 3-2 to earn them what was only their second win of the current campaign. In a match that is poised to bring about suspense, it remains to see if Augbsurg would continue their impressive run and snatch all three points.
PREDICTION – AUGSBURG 2 v 1 WOLFSBURG
- BORUSSIA DORTMUND VS FC BAYERN MUNICH
The biggest match of match day 9 lights up our screens with Borussia Dortmund facing defending champions Bayern Munich in what promises to be yet another scintillating tie. Bayern Munich finally ended their 4 match winless run with an emphatic 4-0 whitewash of Bayer Leverkusen on match day 8 to take them to the 3rd position and just 2 points off 1st placed Union Berlin as they seek to gain back their birthright of first position place in the league. Borussia Dortmund have found a hard time being consistent in the league with a series of losses making sure they won’t be able to get a good gap on Bayern Munich who had stuttered on the 4 consecutive match days with both teams heading into this match both on 15 points. It is interesting to note however that Borussia Dortmund are yet to beat Bayern Munich in any competition in the last 8 times both teams have faced and would be hoping to do away with that unpleasant record when they lock horns at the ‘Signal Iduna Park’.
PREDICTION – BORUSSIA DORTMUND 2 v 3 BAYERN MUNICH
- BORUSSIA MOCHENGLADBACH VS FC KOLN
FC Koln would be looking to do away with the Europa League home loss to Partizan Belgrade when travel to Borussia Park to take on a Borussia Mochengladbach who hasn’t been in full swing lately in the league. Losing last time out to Werder Bremen 5-1 consigned Borussia Mochengladbach to a 9th place standing on the log with 12 points from a possible 24 and face a strong Koln team who have lose just once in the league thus far in a game that would ask alot from both set of players.
PREDICTION – BORUSSIA MOCHENGLADBACH 2 v 2 FC KOLN
- BSC HERTHA BERLIN VS SC FREIBURG
Hertha Berlin resume League activities with a visit from high flying SC Freiburg as they seek to end a run of 3 draws and 1 loss in their last 4 league games to take a step away from their current 14th place standing that has seen them closer to dropping to the relegation zone than getting further away from it. Freiburg head into his match in a quest to further brighten their season in which they have started very well on with a smooth sailing both in the League and European engagements. A win for Freiburg would see them maintain a UCL qualifying berth as they seek to do better than their Europa League placing last season.
PREDICTION – HERTHA BERLIN 1 v 2 FREIBURG
- VFB STUTTGART VS FC UNION BERLIN
Stuttgart are still one of two teams who are yet to win a single match so far in the 2022/2023 Bundesliga season with the team gathering 5 points from 5 draws and 3 losses as they currently occupy the relegation playoffs spots. They host the current league leaders in a match that they know they need to win to avoid a relegation battle fracas that may be upon them if they continue dropping points. Union Berlin would head into this match looking to put behind the defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt on match day 8 as they look to further stamp their authority when they travel to the ‘Mercedes Benz Arena’ to take on VFB Stuttgart.
PREDICTION – VFB STUTTGART 1 v 2 UNION BERLIN
It’s all to look out for in the current match day with the ‘Der Klassiker’ the perfect avenue to see who may likely be taking the crown.
🖋 – RIDDLER ZLATAN-HARDIZ 👽