Bundesliga Week 7 Preview


Round 7 of Bundesliga starts on Friday with a match between Hertha and Düsseldorf. Both teams are sitting in the bottom part of the table, although Düsseldorf is closer to the relegation zone as they lost four of their last five games. What is troublesome for both teams is the injuries, but Hertha is still considered a favourite.

Probably the most exciting game of the round will be played on BayArena in Leverkusen, where Bayer hosts RB Leipzig. Leipzig has had a tough week, as they lost two games at home, one in the Bundesliga to Schalke, and the other to Lyon in the Champions League. These two teams have the same number of points right now, and since Leverkusen won their last two games without even conceding a goal, they are definitely going to be in the role of favourites.

Bayern Munich displayed a stunning performance in London a few days ago as they stomped Tottenham by 7 goals to 2. Gnabry proved to be in flying form as he scored four goals in the second half of that game. By beating Paderborn in the previous round, Bayern took over the number one spot in the Bundesliga standings, and they will be looking to stay there after a match at home against Hoffenheim.

Freiburg will play Borussia Dortmund on Saturday. Borussia is in desperate need of a win to stay in touch with the top teams, as they only collected five points in the previous four rounds. Freiburg is currently sitting at the third spot after a road win in Düsseldorf last week.

Paderborn and Meinz are both in the relegation zone right now, but a head-to-head duel on Saturday afternoon is potentially going to be a giant step towards the middle of the table. Paderborn is also looking for the first win of the season, as they are the only winless team in the league at the moment.

Schalke recorded a big win against Leipzig last week, but they will need to continue playing well if they want to stay near the top. They will have a great opportunity to do just that as they are hosting second-to-last Köln.

Mönchengladbach is a part of that 13-point cluster at the top of the table, and while they have plenty of injury-related troubles heading to Sunday’s game against Augsburg, they are still considered big favourites to win.

Wolfsburg is still undefeated in the Bundesliga, and they are also the team with the best defence (least number of goals conceived). They are looking to continue the undefeated streak with a home game against newly-promoted Union Berlin.

In the last game of the round, Eintracht Frankfurt will host Werder Bremen. Both teams are in the middle of the table, hoping to move closer towards the top.