Berlin (dpa) – The 31st Bundesliga match opens with the VfL Wolfsburg match against FSV Mainz 05 on Friday evening (20:30).
Here is a summary of the rest of the games:
RB Leipzig – 1. FC Union Berlin (Saturday, 15:30)
Situation: The Europa League semi-finalist from Saxony meets Irons again just three days after the lucky 2-1 victory in the cup semi-final. After 15 unbeaten competitive games, the final sprint for the third team is to qualify for the Champions League. But the Union is also fighting for the international ranking as sixth in the table.
Statistics: The Köpenicers have won their last two Bundesliga home games 2-1 against the unlucky RB-Kicker. But there has been nothing to get in Leipzig so far.
Staff: Haidara is missing from RB, Klostermann, who was last classified as a contact person, hopes for a crown-free time test. Affiliates should do without the blocked Baumgartl yellow.
Special: Tedesco has never experienced two duels in such a short time: “Of course it’s weird to play twice in three days with the same opponent.”
Eintracht Frankfurt – TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (Saturday, 15:30)
Situation: The heroes of Frankfurt in the Europa League, Barcelona are without a win in the league for four matches. Hoffenheim have only conceded two points from their last five games and are concerned about their participation in the European Cup.
Statistics: Eintracht has won just one league game at home this year (2-1 against VfL Bochum). Hoffenheim recently suffered 0: 3 as away – in Hertha BSC and RB Leipzig.
Staff: Frankfurt is concerned about the use of national goalkeeper Trapp (wrist injury), Lenz is missing. TSG has more than half a dozen missing, including striker Baumgartner.
Special: Two very strong left wingers meet in the Kostic and Hoffenheim area of Frankfurt. Serbian and German internationals are also the leaders in the league: Kostic with 233 in total, Raum with 194.
SC Freiburg – Borussia Mönchengladbach (Saturday, 15:30)
Situation: Freiburg continues to grow relentlessly. During the week, Breisgauer reached the DFB Cup final for the first time in their club history and qualifying for the Champions League is still possible in the league. The emotional situation in Mönchengladbach after 1: 3 against Cologne looks completely different. Coach Hütter has called a character test.
Statistics: Freiburg have never lost in their last 13 home games against Gladbach. This is a record for Breisgauer against an opponent in the upper house.
Staff: Schade and Keitel are still missing from Sport-Club due to injuries. Coach Streich can react selectively after straining the cup. Ginter, Thuram and Benes are missing at Borussia.
Special: In the first match, Freiburg was 5-0 ahead of Gladbach after 25 minutes. No other guest team in Bundesliga history had scored five goals in such a short period of time.
1. FC Cologne – Arminia Bielefeld (Saturday, 15.30)
Situation: As seventh in the table, Cologne can still hope for Europe. The penultimate from Bielefeld is threatened with relegation after seven games without a win.
Statistics: The Bielefeld team has not won more wins (12) against any other league rival than against Cologne. However, the balance sheet is balanced (12/3/12).
Staff: Arminia deals without Klos, Brunner, Laursen, Lasme and Kunze. Only the sick Andersson is missing in FC.
Special: In addition to interim coach Kostmann, former Hitzfeld assistant Henke has returned to the Bundesliga scene as Bielefeld assistant coach.
SpVgg Greuther Fürth – Bayer Leverkusen (Saturday, 15:30)
Situation: If Fürth does not win, the relegation from the category is already sealed on Saturday. Leverkusen are worried about a place in the Champions League after two games without a win.
Statistics: The Werkself have not lost any of their three Bundesliga matches against Fürth. In the first leg, Leverkusen caused their heaviest loss in the Bundesliga in the club’s history to the Franconians 7-1.
Staff: Fürth striker Leweling is missing after a positive crown test. Leverkusen midfielder Andrich and center-back Hincapie are out and suspended.
Special: Fürth coach Leitl scored just 17 points in his first 30 Bundesliga games as coach. Only Bernd Hoss scored just as few points in the upper house in 1986/87 with the Blau-Weiss 90 Berlin.
FC Bayern Munich – Borussia Dortmund (Saturday, 18:30)
Situation: FC Bayern want to secure their tenth consecutive title by defeating their rivals. In case of a draw, the lead would still be nine points and 27 goals with three games left.
Statistics: FC Bayern have won their last seven competitive games against BVB – never before has a team had such a long winning streak in this classic.
Staff: The next Dortmunder Süle is back after the flu in Bayern, just like world champion Hernández. Coman u rrah. In addition to the many players on the field, BVB also lacks goalkeeper Kobel.
Special: Bayern star Müller may be the first player to celebrate eleven German championships. He would leave behind former teammate Alaba.
VfL Bochum – FC Augsburg (Sunday, 15:30)
Situation: Bochum (36 points) is saved with victory, Augsburg (32) must continue to tremble.
Statistics: This is only the fifth competitive match between the two teams. There have already been two of them this season: VfL won both.
Staff: Bochum is dealing without suspended Stafylidis, Zoller would be the candidate for the starting 11th. Among the guests are returning Caligiuri and Niederlechner.
Special: VfL coach Reis has been suspended for a red card and banned from playing indoors, which starts half an hour before the start of the game and ends half an hour after the final whistle. During this time, the coach is not allowed to stay inside, in the locker rooms, in the players tunnel or in the locker room corridor.
Hertha BSC – VfB Stuttgart (Sunday, 17:30)
Situation: This game is a pure battle for the fall. Hertha was able to climb one point and one place ahead of its competitors in 15th place thanks to the victory in Augsburg. VfB has three games without a win, but has drawn three times in a row away from home.
Statistics: Hertha vs. VfB. This is a classic. Teams in the Bundesliga face off for the 70th time. Stuttgart has won just one of its last five matches at the Olympic Stadium.
Staff: Hertha coach Magath does not want to change much in terms of staff. A replacement is being sought for the jailed yellow judge. At VfB, Captain Endo returns after a coronary infection. Karazor is suspicious.
Special: Hertha is a small Swabian colony in the capital. Coach Magath, coach Bobic, the clearer Ascacibar and defender Kempf all have a past at Stuttgart.
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