Action in the Bundesliga returns this weekend for the first time since the World Cup. There are a number of exciting fixtures, including Bayern Munich’s trip to RB Leipzig, which opens the 16th round of games in the German top-flight.
RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich
The action in Germany resumes with a cracking fixture between Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig. Bayern sit top of the standings following victories in their previous four, while Leipzig could move up to second with victory after claiming wins in each of their previous four. It should be an entertaining return to action in Germany, but it’s hard to see past Bayern.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Schalke
Eintracht Frankfurt come into the restart in an excellent position after winning two of their previous three to sit fourth. It has been a disappointing campaign to this point for Schalke, as they sit at the bottom of the standings, having won just twice in 15 league fixtures. This looks to be a good fixture for Frankfurt to pick up from where they left off before the break.
Union Berlin vs Hoffenheim
United Berlin could move into the top four in the Bundesliga with a victory on Saturday, but they will take on a Hoffenheim side desperate for points after losing each of their previous three. It will be interesting to see how both sides contend following the World Cup break, and a draw could be the most likely result in the German capital.
Pick: Draw at 5/2 with BetXchange.
Stuttgart vs Mainz
Stuttgart currently sit in the dreaded relegation playoff place in the Bundesliga, but they have won two of their previous four. Mainz will be hoping to restart the season better than the form that they were in before the break, as they had gone four without a defeat. It could pay to side with the visitors bouncing back to form this weekend.
Bochum vs Hertha Berlin
Hertha Berlin will be desperate to move clear of the relegation places when they return to action in the Bundesliga this weekend. However, it could be a big weekend for Bochum, as they could move up to 14th in the standings with a victory. The hosts will be the pick, as they look for a third straight win.
Wolfsburg vs Freiburg
Wolfsburg will be confident of maintaining their excellent form in Germany when play restarts, as a fifth straight win could move them to within a point of the Champions League spots. However, Freiburg were excellent in the first half of the season, and sit second. A draw looks a solid play.
Pick: Draw at 5/2 with BetXchange.
Cologne vs Werder Bremen
Cologne will be desperate for points when they return to action, as they sit 13th in the standings after losing their previous three. Werder Bremen has also lost their last two, but they could move to within a point of the European spots with victory on Saturday. The pick is for the visitors.
Borussia Dortmund vs Augsburg
It wasn’t the first half to the season that Dortmund would have been hoping for, as they already sit nine points off the top of the standings. Augsburg come into this after going five without a win, and we expect Dortmund to bounce back to winning ways after losing their previous two.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Bayer Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen has eased their position in the Bundesliga standings after winning their previous three. However, Gladbach could move into the European spots with victory on Monday. This should be an exciting fixture, but the hosts look difficult to oppose.