Koln is doing unexpectedly well in the first Bundesliga matches. They showed their strength in the match against Bayern where, despite the defeat, they looked like equal rivals. Earlier, easy win Herta 3: 1. They have some sidelined players, but this does not affect the attitude of the team. Bochum won with Mainz, but this rival is not as demanding as today’s opponent. There are also significant shortcomings in the 1st team squad: Asano, Blum, Decarli, Gamboa, Grave, Hartwig, Leitsch, Osterhage, Tesche.
Hosts started the league games this season really badly. Lost and draw are their balance so far. Main players injuries, lack of coherence and lack of realization coach tactic, are the main factors of a poor game. In this match, Augsburg cannot count on Civeja, Finbogasson, Gouweleev, Moravek, Strobl. The guests did well in the first two matches – a win and a draw are their achievements. Despite a few missing’s in the team, the replacements are doing perfectly well.
Highest Bundesliga reality surprised newcomer Greuther Furth. Previous game they have lost with Stuttgart 5:1; and it was one team show. For now they are not prepared for competition. In the same time they started season having couple of players sidelined: Asta, Christiansen, Kehr, Kratzer, Ngankam. From the other side is Arminia, they are solid, higher quality level than hosts, used to play on the highest Bundesliga level and Today should overcome weak opponent.
The season didn’t fully started yet but Bochum have to fight without couple of his important players. Into last game lost with Wolfsburg red card received Tesche. Also out sustain Antwi-Adjei, Blum, Grave, Hartwig, Leitsch, Lowen, Osterhage. Mainz is strongly prepared to league competition, into last game they won with Leipzig 1:0. There is shape and quality into team, sidelined is only Onisiwo.
Borussia is looking to be prepared for league and Super Cup competition. Looking for their last achievements – won with Frankfurt 5:2 and into cups 0:3 with Wehen. Unfortunately Today’s they are hit by long injured list. Cannot play 10 important players: Brandt, Can, Coulibaly, Guerreiro, Hazard, Hummels, Meunier, Morey Bauza, Schmelzer, Zagadou. Coach will have great headache to set right players especially into defense line. Despite of slow opening and draw with Monchengladbach, Bayern is right prepared to this event and league completions. They can overcome Today’s opponent but should keep striker Halland underground.
Werder looks to be in short form downgrade, from 3 games without won. Last lost with Hoffenheim 4:0 showed their current form. Today additionally cannot play: Augustinsson, Erras, Plogmann. From the other side Frankfurt is on the long winning path and last won 2:1 with Bayern gave them only more power. Today without any weaknesses they would like to continue winning journey and jump to 3rd table place.
Hoffenheim 3 days ago were playing with Molde in Europe League ended 3:3. In this gem they will meet with solid opponent Werder Bremen. Both teams in table have 23 points, but couple of previous matches caused hosts heavy injures. During the game with Molde and Borusia couple of main players were injured, so in total now list of sidelined players is really long: Akpoguma, Bicakcic, Geiger, Kramaric, Nordtveit, Posch, Sessegnon, Skov, Vogt
Frankfurt is fighting for 4th place into Bundesliga which let them play into Champions League. There is huge pressure in top 4 so each point is really important. Today into full strength they will meet opponent with a lot of players sidelined: Andersson, Bornauw, Hector, Jakobs, Kainz, Wolf.
Leipzig is feeling really good, winning 2 previous meetings, without any weaknesses Today. Schalke is under pressure, and in deep form-downgrade, additionally a lot of players are sidelined, so coach cannot rotate squad even into Cups. Today into host team cannot play: Bentaleb, Bozdogan, Huntelaar, Ludewig, Paciencia, Ronnow, Sane, Serdar, Skrzybski
Bochum cannot lose points Today to keep short distance to 1st into table Hamburger. They are in form, without any weaknesses. In this match they will meet Sandhausen which is still looking for good form, Coach is rotating the squad. Will not play Today; Zenga, Nartey, Scheu, Biada, Contento, Bouhaddouz and we will see new keeper Kapino: