Bundesliga Preview: Match Day 7

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Bayern Munich are back at the top of the table in Germany and on top of the world after their demolition of Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League.

After putting seven goals past Spurs in midweek, a rudderless Hoffenheim should prove little challenge for Niko Kovac’s in-form side who have lost just one game since April. With just one point separating the top six after six games, this weekend’s results will be crucial once again.

Bundesliga Match of the Weekend – Bayer Leverkusen vs RB Leipzig

Two of those teams in the top six meet this weekend with both hoping to put poor European results behind them when they return to domestic action. The omens don’t look good for Leverkusen, who have won just one of their six meetings with Leipzig in the Bundesliga (one draw and four defeats).

The match features the three most prolific German players this year, with Kevin Volland involved in 20 goals in 2019, ahead of joint second place Kai Havertz and Timo Werner, who have both had a hand in 15 goals since January. Emil Forsberg could be one to watch this weekend as he looks to register either a goal or an assist for the fifth league game in a row. Jean-Kevin Augustin is the only player who has ever done this for RB Leipzig before.

Rest of the Weekend

Last season, Javairo Dilrosun did all his work in September for Hertha Berlin and has been involved in nine goals in eight September games in 2018 and 2019. He has not been involved in a goal in any other month, so will be hoping to end that spell as Hertha host Fortuna Düsseldorf in the Friday night game.

Freiburg have not won in their last 16 games against Borussia Dortmund and are unlikely to end that streak on Saturday. Paco Alcacer could be back in contention for BVB having missed the 2-0 midweek win over Slavia Prague, where Achraf Hakimi scored twice. Dortmund currently sit in eighth, but a win should likely take them back into the European places.

French strike duo Alassane Plea and Marcus Thuram have been involved in eight of Borussia Mönchengladbach’s 10 league goals so far this season and face an accommodating Augsburg defence in Sunday’s lunchtime kick-off.

Bundesliga Player of the Weekend – Andre Silva – Eintracht Frankfurt (£1.24)

Andre Silva’s price continues to rise as he settles into a groove at Eintracht Frankfurt. Many wondered how the club could replace Luka Jovic’s goals and the busy Portuguese striker looks to be the answer, having scored in both of Frankfurt’s last two league games. He will face a depleted Werder Bremen side on Sunday.


About Author

Ronan Murphy is a social producer for Goal.com, where he looks after their Twitter and Facebook accounts, as well as providing written features on the Bundesliga and FIFA. He also appears regularly on radio and television, including talkSport and LoveSport in the UK, talking German football while constantly sharing his strange obsession with super-striker Sandro Wagner.

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