Another round of the German cup. Dortmund will face Werder Bremen in a match that can surely promise a surprise. Dortmund are fighting for the first place in the Bundesliga, the distance between Dortmund and Bayern went to 7 points but Dortmund cant fight on every side if they want to be crowned champions. They have very hard match against talented Hoffenheim, in 10 days they face Tottenham and all in all they need to focus more on the main target for the season. Dortmund often reach the finals of the cup but they concede a lot of goals during the path. Last year they drew 2-2 Union Berlin at home, 1-1 Hertha, 7-1 Paderborn, 1-3 Wolfsburg.
Here we come to experience two Teams fighting to maintain their stay in the Bundesliga, Freiburg has partially been the most dangerous team in the Bundesliga, which makes many teams thinking twice how to tackle this team because on a good day they can beat any team in the Bundesliga.
Stuttgart is a team that players normally good football, what is happening with them in the League is not believe by many people because many think Stuttgart will be at least near to Middle Table of Bundesliga.
Stuttgart have a number of players out this weekend with Carlos Mane (knee injury), Christian Gentner (head injury), Holger Badstuber (thigh injury), Alexander Meyer (thigh injury), Matthias Zimmermann ligament tear, Anastasios Donis (shoulder injury) and Marcin Kaminski (ankle injury) all out.
Vitesse was a really big favorite away to Sittard, but the side suffered narrow 2:1 loss. They took the lead very early and looked a bit better, however, stood passively towards the end and paid the price of it. The side is now at the fifth position with just three points more than out of play-off placed sides.
After a surprising point taken away to Ajax, players of Heerenveen lost at home to AZ Alkmaar 0:2. They didn’t look very concrete nor had the ball possession in one of poorer performances lately. They need improvement, as the side stands five points behind the play-off and with just three more than red zone.
Midfielders Foor (19/2) and Bero (17/5) are suspended. The hosts also miss forward Matavz (7/5). The guests are set to miss midfielder Thorsby (12/5).
After four consecutive victories in all competitions, players of Kilmarnock took just a point in a goalless game away to Aberdeen last Saturday. They had the ball possession, but without a single real chance created, still could be satisfied as they had to play with a man less since the 82nd minute.
Hearts come from a 2:0 victory at home over St Johnstone last weekend. They were better from the first minute but only got the goals once they upped the tempo in the second half. The side is now six points behind second and third-placed Rangers and Kilmarnock and this game come as one of the last chances to get closer to Champions League positions.
Both Teams used the Winter break to fashion things out for the new season.
Bielefeld Coach Uwe Neuhaus who started season in Dresden took over since December in Bielefeld. The coach made it clear that he is here to bring success to Bielefeld.
On the other hand Maik Walpurgis who took over from Uwe Neuhaus used the winter break bring new formation in the team which he believe will help them to archive what he has in mind for the team.
The last meeting in of both teams before Christmas produced a 3-1 win for Dresden and i strongly believe that much goals will be scored in this game.
Walpurgis will hope on his double Strikers Moussa Kone and Lucas Roser to bring down the Team from Bielefeld.
Dordrecht are placed 1 point above Jong AZ (20) and the relegation zone with total record of 3-5-11 with 23-43 in goal difference. After starting 2019 with getting crushed 2-6 at home vs Den Bosch (2), they followed up with the important 0-1 win vs bottom team Jong AZ (20). Expect them to go for the win here, but their defence is lacking goals (third weakest defence).
Jong PSV have climbed further on the table after a disappointing start of this season. As it stands total record is 9-7-5 with 48-38 in goal difference, 2 points above rivals Jong Ajax. They are still the highest scoring team of the league and they are undefeated last 4 matches (2-2-0).
Sociedad entered in a poor way their previous LaLiga game when the team visited Vallecano conceding two goals inside the first thirty minutes. That cost them too much since the visitors improved their performance and even reached the equalizer being better in continuation but without being concrete enough to revert the scoreline completely.
Huesca got completely outplayed at their own home to Atletico Madrid 3:0 last weekend, without being really competitive during the whole clash. Except for the ball possession, there’s really not much what they did on the field to prevent Atletico from taking an easy victory. The side remains at the rock bottom with already ten points below the safely placed Celta.
I was not lucky with yesterday’s basketball bet, so today back to football so…
Freiburg looked decent at the start against Eintracht last weekend and even had some chances, but once the scoring machine from Frankfurt started, it was difficult to keep up with them. In the end, 3:1 defeat was a deserved one since the guests need to work much more in order to be more efficient and reliable at the back.
Hoffenheim couldn’t keep up the pace with Bayern Munich in a 1:3 home defeat. The Bavarians were far better in the first halftime, while they lowered down the tempo in second and allowed the hosts to temporarily reduce. Hoffenheim now has no victory in last seven rounds being six points behind Champions League placed RB Leipzig.
For today we have a bet from basketball, hope we have a green…so :
CSKA Moscow don’t like to play against most of all than it would be a defensive team with good tactical approach and a powerful and tall frontcourt. Barca are exactly this type of team with versatile offensive weapons and one of the best organised defences in Europe. CSKA aren’t playing their best basketball at the time, so if the Catalan hosts manage to defend their basket efficiently and exploit their big guys Tomic, Seraphin, Singleton, and Oriola on the offensive end, I believe Barca will win the match.
Amiens took the lead early away to Lille, but actually didn’t look that well and deserved the 2:1 defeat in the end. They tried to stay very passive after the lead and only defend, something that didn’t pay off to them. The side is now just above the relegation zone with a point more than red zone placed Dijon.
Lyon had a pretty difficult game last Sunday night when they visited St Etienne and were behind in the scoreline from the first half, while their hosts only tried to ruin the game as much as possible. Still, Lyon upped the tempo in second and got the victory in bit lucky way in the fifth minute of added time. They are now three points behind second-placed Lille.
Amiens continues to miss midfielder Zungu (2/0) and striker Konate (11/3) due to injuries. Striker Gouiri (7/0) is sidelined for the guests. Rotation is probably with both sides.