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Thursday, October 23, 2008

German Bundesliga Week 9 Tipping

From this week on I would like to try to tip the German Bindesliga matches. Here's my tipping on week 9:

Bayer Leverkusen vs 1. FC Köln (Friday): This is the first match in week 9 Bundesliga and will be played in Friday. Patrick Helmes from Leverkusen is in sensational form and he is the key player to lead Leverkusen to win this game. Köln now had won 3 games in a row, and the whole team is also in sensational form. The different o this game will be the quality attack. Leverkusen so far has a very good attacking players and tactics which can score against every team in the league. Considering Köln does not have capable ability to stop the opponent's offense, I believe Leverkusen will win this game. My tipping: Leverkusen win 3-1.

Hannover 96 vs Werder Bremen (Saturday): Werder Bremen had a thrilling game against Borussia Dortmund last week proved that even their attack was sensational, the defense was terrible. This match Werder Bremen will be without Per Mertesacker due to suspension. It leads Werder Bremen does not have any leadership in the defensive line and it looks very vulnerable. However, Hannover 96 this season is terrible and they have troubles everywhere. Jan Schlaudraff and Mikael Forsell are good players in attack, but they cannot bring any huge impact yet. Plus German international goalkeeer Robert Enke is injured, it is very likely to let Werder Bremen keep scoring. My tipping: Werder Bremen win 4-1.

FC Bayern München vs VfL Wolfsburg (Saturday): Bayern last week had won against Karlsurche was definitely critical. It led them to win against Fiorentina 3-0 comprehensively in Champions League. I believe their confident is gaining back. The biggest concern is Philipp Lahm is injured and he will not be able to play for at least 2 weeks. It is likely to assign Christian Lell to play at the left back, and it maybe the weakest link. Wolfsburg coach Felix Magath returns to Allianz Arena and this team is very solid in the midfield. I believe this match is very close and Bayern will win by their match experience and qualit finishing. My tipping: Bayern win 2-1.

Schalke 04 vs Arminia Bielefeld (Saturday): Schalke are currently performing the trophy winning form and it is very hard to crack them down currently. The home game against Bielefeld should not be a problem. The only concern is the scoring ability. Kevin Kuranyi never picked up his best form both before and after his shock departure from the national team. Also, Jefferson Farfan has not picked up his best form from PSV Einhoven yet. However, Arminia Bielefeld is not strong enough to challenge Schalke 04 because the players are simply not good enough to match them. My tipping: Schalke win 2-0.

Energie Cottbus vs Eintract Frankfurt (Saturday): Eintract Frankfurt had just won their first game against Karlsurche in Wednesday at this postponed match. Frankfurt players are not confident enough to score goals and win game, even though their defense do not have huge problem. However, Energie Cottbus has the worst attacking team in the Bundesliga, they always fail to finish the attack by scoring even though they have quality possession. This is really dragging them down to the bottom of the table. I do not believe Cottbus will be able to win this one. My tipping: Match draw 1-1.

Borussia Mönchengladbach vs Karlsurhe (Saturday): Glabach has terrible start of this season and they are still struggling to fight off the relegation zone. Marko Marin shows himself he can be one of the stars in Bundesliga, but he cannot play constantly all through 90 minutes. More important is, it seems there is no one else to take Marin's job when his performance is dropping in the later stage of the game. Also, the defense of this team is not good enough to stop attacks from the opposition. From the Karlsurhe side, their performance is just OK, their attacks are really relying on Da Silva, the former Stuttgart player. Their finishing is the crucial point on deciding who will be the winner. My tipping: Karlsurche win 2-0.

VfB Stuttgart vs Bochum (Sunday): This match is pretty clear. Even Stuttgart is not as good as last two season when they won the Bundesliga, they still have a good team. Mario Gomez is the key member of the offense and Tasci is holding the defensive role. They look very solid with the leadership of captain Thomas Hitzlsperger and they are good enough to beat Bochum. Even Bochum did well in last two matches, especially equalizing Bayern München 3-3 in last 8 minutes, I do not see any point that Bochum can snatch a point even. My tipping: Stuttgart win 3-0.

Borussia Dortmund vs Hertha Berlin (Sunday): Dortmund last match has equalized Werder Bremen 3-3 in the thrilling match showed their defense is not really good. Neven Subotic and Mats Hummels are not experienced enough then leads the team to allowed so many goals, plus goalkeeper Wiedenfeller's poor performance let the team down as well. Hertha Berlin are pretty solid so far, their attacks and defense are pretty promising. So I think Hertha Berlin can able to upset Dortmund. My tipping: Hertha Berlin win 2-1.

Hoffenheim vs Hamburg (Sunday): Is there anyone predict that this match is a top table clash this week in the beginning of this season? Hoffenheim has a sensational form so far and it gains so many respects. Their attacking is so creative and fast that can compare with Werder Bremen. When facing Hamburg, which most of their defenders are injured and not fit, I believe it is not a hard job for Hoffenheim to keep scoring. However, Piotr Trochowski from Hamburg is really threatening in the midfield and he is the centre of the attack. When he performs, the whole team performs. When he is frozen, Hamburg will be in deep trouble. I believe this game will be the high scoring game. My tipping: Match draw 3-3.

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