Brondby looked decent at times in the previous season, even managing to reach the finals of the Landspokal Cup competition, but getting more serious into the title race remains a dream for them. This season is going in a similar direction, with them being sure for the championship group, but position higher than the third position will remain impossible. Being eliminated from this season’s Cup, their target now is to improve the performances and hit the correct form ahead of new probably European qualifiers.
Three friendly matches Brondby had upon the re-start of the league, losing out to Lyngby and Hvidorve, winning in between against Lyngby and using plenty of options from the bench in each of the games.
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Gladbach enters this match after a draw against Werder Bremen, playing as guests. In the first half of the match, the guests had a slight initiative but failed to crown their attacks with a goal.
In the second half, the home team had several great opportunities, but the goalkeeper of the guests showed a great mood, saving his goal on several occasions. By the end of the match, there were chances on both sides, but unfortunately, no goal was seen. They were favored in this match but failed to take the three points, which they desperately needed.
They now continue on the fifth place in the table with fifty-three points, and a place leading to the group stage of the Europa League. They are only two points away from the fourth-placed Leipzig, and that place would lead them to the group stage of the Champions League, so a victory is a priority.
Sandhausen reacted well in a 1:0 victory away to Wehen last Tuesday evening. The only goal was scored by Diekmeier in the last minute of the first halftime, during which the visitors jeopardized their opponents well using counter-attacks.
We’ve seen pretty improved Wehen in the second, but still, it was the guests who used their transition better, however without scoreline change. It was the first victory for Sandhausen since the re-start of the league, but it came in a great moment as they are now again four points above the relegation zone, but still nowhere safe.
Freiburg appeared in a really good way on the road to Eintracht Frankfurt, but can’t be completely satisfied with the final 3:3 result. They have taken the lead first via Grifo in the 28th minute but got leveled up till the end of the first halftime.
It was Eintracht that looked offensive and better in both halftimes, but Freiburg worked well via counters and in the transition, reaching two goals lead via Petersen and Holler in the 67th and 69th minute. Still, once they had the lead it was too passive performance and they paid the price for it.
Augsburg managed to break the winless run of six matches with quite a surprising victory away from home against Schalke with a 0:3 result last Sunday afternoon. They made a perfect entrance into the match, scoring a goal via Lowen in the sixth minute already and it was far easier for them to play since then.
They waited for the opponent via counter-attacks, as the home team had less than creative performance and looked pretty vulnerable at the back. This way, it was difficult for Augsburg to threaten, sealing the victory with goals from Sarenren-Bazee and Cordova in the last fifteen minutes of the game.
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Leverkusen showed that they definitely belong to the top four teams in Bundesliga, with a 1:3 victory away from home against Gladbach. Havertz brought them into the lead already in the seventh minute, as they missed some good chances to double up the lead in the first halftime too.
Gladbach responded back early in the second half via Thuram, while the visitors got the lead again via penalty kick converted by Havertz six minutes later. It was easier for Bayer to threaten a bit via counters, sealing their victory via Bender in the 81st minute.
HSV was set as quite a strong favorite away to Greuther Furth last weekend but was able only to take a point in a 2:2 match. It was a pretty tight affair, but the guests failed to make the chances count even more while showing some defensive gaps during the game.
It was Furth who took the lead first, however, the visitors from Hamburg responded fine with a late goal in the first halftime via Pohjanpalo and an early goal in second via Dudziak. They looked more stable in the second and could have earned two goals lead, but failed to seal the match by conceding in the fourth minute of added time.
Bayern Munich didn’t have many problems in the previous game, winning over Union Berlin 2:0 on the road without much stress. They looked generally comfortable and did what was needed, although we can’t say that completely outplayed their rivals.
Lewandowski brought them into the lead in the 40th minute from the penalty, while Pavard sealed the victory in the 80th minute, meanwhile, they had slight domination overall – however not creating that much of real goalscoring chances.
Hertha slightly shocked Hoffenheim away from last weekend, celebrating a 0:3 victory in a definitely an unexpected way, at least when we talk about the margin difference. The first halftime was quite a balanced one with both teams having some chances.
However, once the second has started it was obvious that the team from Berlin was more concrete with the ball and simply were creating better chances. They shocked the opponents with two goals within two minutes, via an own goal and Ibisevic and it was easier for them to play since then, sealing a three-pointer via Cunha.
After a great and important victory at home against Dinamo Minsk, players of Dynamo Brest disappointed in the next game last weekend losing out 2:1 away from home against Energetik-BGU. No doubt that their morale was boosted with the previous three-pointer, however, they failed to make the game go into their favor.
A bit passive at first, it was the hosts who looked more threatening and reached the lead via Bakic at the end of the first halftime, while Yudchits doubled up their lead at the start of the second. The development of the match was terrible for Brest, as they continued to push and dominated the ball in the very open second part, but just reached consolidation goal via Kislyak in the fourth minute of added time.