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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

German Bundesliga Week 11 Tipping

This weekend German Bundesliga will play their 11th match of the season. Last week I had 5 correct tips and 1 correct scores. Here's my week 11 tipping:

Bayer Leverkusen (2nd) vs VfL Wolfsburg (8th) - Friday: Even the distance in the league table is a bit far, the matchup in fact is quite close. Leverkusen continued the great form last match and they seemed their attacking is one of the best in the league. They continued the fast pace attack and Werder Bremen last match had no chance to fight back. At the same time, Rene Adler the new German no.1 goalkeeper keeps the excellent form and the defense seems stable. On the other hand, Wolfsburg is seeking for a stable form back again after their excellent run in 2 matches ago. Even though their attack and defense are looking solid, they are quite hard to stop Leverkusen as their recent form is not as good as them. So I believe Leverkusen will control the game. My tipping: Leverkusen win 2-0.

Werder Bremen (10th) vs Hertha Berlin (5th) - Saturday: Werder Bremen is in very poor form. Their defense is absolutely tragic even with Per Mertesacker, who came back from suspension last match against Leverkusen. Naldo is currently in very poor form and he does not do anything help to Per Mertesacker. So the opposition can go very deep easily. Hertha Berlin on the other hand is very solid this season so far. Even their attack and defense are average, they are still enough to go through the opposition. Considering the poor form from Werder Bremen, I believe Werder Bremen will be getting upset this Saturday. My tipping: Hertha Berlin win 2-1.

VfB Stuttgart (9th) vs 1. FC Köln (11th) - Saturday: Well, this mid table clash is very hard to call. Stuttgart is really relying on Mario Gomez on the attack, when he cannot perform, the whole attack lose the leadership. The midfield of Stuttgart is young, but average. They cannot provide crucial performance in the crucial moments. This is why they are stucked in the mid table so far. Köln is bit surprised for me that they are standing tough in the mid table, it proved their summer purchase was correct. The main problem is their attack, they are not really creative to create goals when the game is deadlocked. When they fall behind, it is very hard for them to bounce back. So the key point of the match is if Mario Gomez can breakthrough the game. My tipping: Stuttgart win 2-0.

Hannover 96 (14th) vs Hamburger SV (3rd) - Saturday: Northern Germany derby, but in fact the distance between these 2 teams are huge. Hannover even though had beaten Bayern München few weeks ago, it doesn't seem they can stand up tough after this. Their form is very poor and they can't get any winning formular so far. Mikael Forsell is still searching for his bes form yet, and Jan Schlaudraff does not have any helps. On the other hand, Hamburger didn't be affected by the huge loss to Hoffenheim last Sunday and they can keep the form well. Piotr Trochowski is still the man to watch. Base on the form, it is more than enough to say Hamburger should not have problems to win. My tipping: Hamburger win 3-0.

Bayern München (4th) vs Arminia Bielefeld (15th) - Saturday: Even though Bayern needs to consider the away game against Fiorentina in Champions League, even their defense have lots of problems still, they are still too good for Bielefeld. Bayern are now in the best form of the season, they won 3 league games in a row and started to climb back to the pole position. On the other hand, Bielefeld are still finding hard to get back to the form, so they are no match against Bayern. The key point of the match is Bayern must not get careless. My tipping: Bayern win 4-0.

Energie Cottbus (18th) vs Schalke 04 (6th) - Saturday: Being at the bottom of the table is not unfamiliar to Energie Cottbus. They do always have the problem in attack. They only know how to rush the ball, not create the ball. So the opposition is quite easy to stop them. Schalke 04 is very solid in defense this season, so Cottbus cannot even score against them this match. Cottbus, I believe, needs to work extra hard on scoring goals. If Schalke can score early, Schalke will have another huge win. My tipping: Schalke win 3-0.

Hoffenheim (1st) vs Karlsruher (13th) - Saturday: Hoffenheim seems they are unstoppable this season so far. Their attacks are the best in German Bundesliga so far, even better than Werder Bremen in terms of stats. As I mentioned, their attacks is so good that the others even don't have chance to hold on the ball. However, once the opposition are good enough to hold the ball, their defense is pretty vulnerable, they lost 2-5 against Leverkusen and 4-5 against Werder Bremen is the example. However, I still don't think Karlsruher will have any chance to hold on the ball as their quality of possession is not good enough. My tipping: Hoffenheim win 3-1.

Borussia Dortmund (7th) vs VfL Bochum (16th) - Sunday: The distance between these 2 teams are quite far. Dortmund so far this season are very energetic, as there are lots of young players like Mats Hummels and Neven Subotic in the team, with the lead of new captain Sebastian Kehl. However, their inexperience always leads them to lose goals or even fail to finish the game. On the other hand, Bochum is underachieving this season so far. The players fail to perform what they should perform. With Dabrowski is suspended this match, Bochum even lose the only chance to snatch a point. My tipping: Dortmund win 3-0.

Borussia Mönchengladbach (17th) vs Eintract Frankfurt (12th) - Sunday: Mönchengladbach is absolutely being over-estimated in the pre-season prediction. They have troubles everywhere because they believed the original squad is good enough to remain at the mid table. In fact, the players are always outclassed in the match and they keep losing goals and fail to score back. This is all the fault of the upper management. Even they replace the new coach, Meyer, they need time to recover. However, Frankfurt this season is not good enough as well, all the forms from the 2 winning streaks are all gone. So at most Frankfurt can only get a draw back home. My tipping: Match draw 1-1.

So this is my tipping this week!!

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