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Bayern Munich 2 - 0 SC Freiburg - Bayern count the cost of victory

Posted Tuesday, December 16, 2014 by PA

Bayern Munich further extended their lead at the top of the Bundesliga with a 2-0 win over Freiburg which came at a cost with Medhi Benatia and Xabi Alonso limping off injured. Arjen Robben and Thomas Muller netted the goals which earned Bayern their next win on the way to what looks like another unchallenged Bundesliga title, but the sight of Benatia holding his hamstring and Alonso leaving th...Full Story »

SC Paderborn 07 vs Schalke 04 preview - Paderborn promise to test Schalke

Posted Wednesday, December 17, 2014 by PA

Paderborn want to crown the most successful year in their history with a Bundesliga win over Schalke on Wednesday night, even if they know they are up against a side who belong in a different league to them. The East Westphalians were promoted to the top flight of German football for the very first time back in May and they have already given a good account of themselves, picking up 18 points f...Full Story »

Eintracht Frankfurt vs Hertha BSC Berlin preview - Niemeyer to retain Hertha place

Posted Wednesday, December 17, 2014 by PA

Peter Niemeyer appears to have done enough to earn his place in the Hertha Berlin side which travels to Eintracht Frankfurt this Wednesday night. The 31-year-old midfielder took the place of Hajime Hosogai in Berlin's 1-0 win over Borussia Dortmund on Saturday and his fifth start of the season is set to be followed by number six in midweek. "We know what quality Peter's got and I think he play...Full Story »

Hoffenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen preview - Sule out for Hoffenheim

Posted Wednesday, December 17, 2014 by PA

Hoffenheim will be without defender Niklas Sule for Wednesday's clash with Bayer Leverkusen and probably for the rest of the season too after he tore knee ligaments at the weekend. The 19-year-old picked up the injury as he chased Eintracht Frankfurt's Haris Seferovic for a ball on Saturday, losing that particular race and the chance to play again for the next six months. "I'm shocked because ...Full Story »

Monchengladbach vs Werder Bremen preview - Head-scratcher for Skripnik

Posted Wednesday, December 17, 2014 by PA

Werder Bremen coach Viktor Skripnik has an attacking dilemma for his side's trip to Borussia Monchengladbach on Wednesday after witnessing Melvyn Lorenzen's man-of-the-match display at the weekend. Lorenzen, 20, celebrated his first start with a goal in Bremen's 3-3 draw with Hannover, but the man who replaced him, 19-year-old Davie Selke, also found the back of the net in that game. More esta...Full Story »

Borussia Dortmund vs Wolfsburg preview - Klopp targets strong finish to 2014

Posted Wednesday, December 17, 2014 by PA

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has vowed his team will be "totally committed" to ending 2014 with two much-needed wins. The Westphalians face second-placed Wolfsburg on Wednesday night needing a win to pull away from the Bundesliga relegation zone before heading to Werder Bremen at the weekend. Both games are of paramount importance for a club so used to be in the position their opponent...Full Story »

Cologne vs Mainz preview - Stoger out to bring seasonal joy

Posted Tuesday, December 16, 2014 by PA

Cologne coach Peter Stoger wants his side to put on a show for the fans when his side host Mainz on Tuesday night. The match will be the Goats' last home game of the year and,on the back of the 2-1 win at Schalke at the weekend, Stoger is keen to give the supporters a winning send-off ahead of the winter break. "We're certainly not planning on just sitting on our win over Schalke," said the Au...Full Story »

Hamburg vs Stuttgart preview - Hamburg eyeing Stuttgart success

Posted Tuesday, December 16, 2014 by PA

Hamburg coach Josef Zinnbauer has branded his side's clash with Stuttgart on Tuesday night a classic "six-pointer" with both sides currently struggling near the foot of the Bundesliga. Stuttgart are propping up the rest of the division with only 13 points from their first 15 games, three fewer than Hamburg, who would fall below their hosts in the event of a defeat by two goals or more. "For bo...Full Story »

Hannover 96 - Augsburg preview - Korkut facing Stindl dilemma

Posted Tuesday, December 16, 2014 by PA

Hannover coach Tayfun Korkut has a dilemma with his captain Lars Stindl as he prepares his side for a pivotal clash with Augsburg this Tuesday. Since Stindl returned to start the last four games after injury, the Reds have lost three and drawn one. While the 26-year-old has scored three times in those games, the statistics show that Hannover have been far more successful this season without hi...Full Story »

Bayern Munich - SC Freiburg preview - Streich aiming to cause upset

Posted Tuesday, December 16, 2014 by PA

Freiburg coach Christian Streich insists his side are not heading to Bayern Munich to be the proverbial lambs to the slaughter on Tuesday night. Bayern have lost only two of their last 74 matches and Freiburg head to the runaway league leaders as rank outsiders, but Streich says it is not going to be a damage limitation exercise at the Allianz Arena. "We're heading to Munich for a Bundesliga g...Full Story »

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