Topic: Germany Bundesliga picks 3-5/12

Friday:


St Pauli vs Kaiserslautern

St Pauli are at the bottom of the form table and Kaiserslautern have been pritty impressive recently.

Kaiserslautern win.


Saturday:


Frankfurt vs Mainz

Frankfurt have 1-1-1 on their last three home games while Mainz have 2-0-1 on their last three away games.

Over 2.5 goals.


Freiburg vs Hamburger

Freiburg have 2-0-1 on their last three home games while Hamburger have 0-0-3 on their last three away games.

Freiburg win.


Moenchengladbach vs Hannover

Moenchengladbach have been very weak recently but Hannover have not been too good in their recent away games.

Over 2.5 goals.


Stuttgart vs Hoffenheim

Stuttgart have 2-0-1 on their last three home games while Hoffenheim have 1-1-1 on their last three away games.

Over 2.5 goals.


Wolfsburg vs Bremen

Wolfsburg have failed to impress me recently, but they face a very weak Werder Bremen side in this one and should be able to win at home.

Wolfsburg win and Over 2.5 goals.


Schalke vs Bayern

Bayern have superb form and I believe they have a good chance at beating Schalke in this one.

Over 2.5 goals.


Sunday:


Leverkusen vs Koln

Leverkusen have been very strong recently and I will be surprised if they do not manage to win this one at home.

Leverkusen win.


Nurnberg vs Dortmund

Dortmund have been outstanding recently but they face a very strong team in this one and it could end close.

Over 2.5 goals.

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Top scorers ahead of this round:

T. Gekas     Eintracht Frankfurt     12
P. Cissé     Freiburg     10
E. Džeko     Wolfsburg     9
Hugo Almeida     Werder Bremen     9
S. Laki?     Kaiserslautern     9
M. Gómez     Bayern München     9
L. Barrios     Borussia Dortmund     8
S. Kagawa     Borussia Dortmund     7
Grafite     Wolfsburg     7
K. Huntelaar     Schalke 04     7

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St Pauli vs Kaiserslautern

Probable starting line-ups:

St Pauli: Kessler - Rothenbach, Zambrano, Morena, Oczipka - Boll - M. Kruse, Asamoah, M. Lehmann, Hennings - Ebbers

Kaiserslautern: Sippel - Dick, Amedick, Abel, Bugera - Tiffert, Kirch - Ilicevic, Moravek, Rivic - Lakic

Players out:

St Pauli: Thorandt (red card suspension), Daube (metatarsal break)

Kaiserslautern: Petsos (red card suspension), Simunek (adductor part demolition)

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Stuttgart vs Hoffenheim

Probable starting line-ups:

Stuttgart: Ulreich - P. Degen, Tasci, Delpierre, Boka - Träsch, Gentner - Gebhart, Didavi - Cacau, Pogrebnyak

Hoffenheim: Haas - Beck, Vorsah, Compper, Ibertsberger - Rudy, Luiz Gustavo, Salihovic - Ba, Ibisevic, Vukcevic

Players out:

Stuttgart: Boulahrouz (fiber tear in the calf), Audel (ankle), Marica (red card suspension)

Hoffenheim: Starke (fiber tear in the abdominal muscle), Simunic (jump joint injury), Obasi (shin surgery)

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Wolfsburg vs Bremen

Probable starting line-ups:

Wolfsburg: Benaglio - Pekarik, Kjaer, Barzagli, M. Schäfer - Cigerci, Josué - Riether, Diego, Mandzukic - Dzeko

Bremen: Wiese - Fritz, Mertesacker, Prödl, Pasanen - Bargfrede, Frings - Hunt, Marin, D. Jensen - Arnautovic

Players out:

Wolfsburg: A. Friedrich (Advanced Training), Johnson (medial ligament strain), Grafite (hamstring)

Bremen: Vander (pubic bone inflammation), Andersen, Boenisch (cartilage damage), Naldo (knee injury), Silvestre (back pain), Borowski (ankle surgery), Ikeng (ii), Trinks (ii), Wesley (thigh strain), Ayik, Hugo Almeida (red card suspension), Pizarro (thigh strain), Schindler (Werder II), Testroet (ii), Thy (ii)

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Frankfurt vs Mainz

Probable starting line-ups:

Frankfurt: Nikolov - S. Jung, Vasoski, Russ, Tzavellas - Schwegler, Köhler - Ochs, Meier, Halil Altintop - Gekas

Mainz: Wetklo - Zabavnik, Bungert, Noveski, Fathi - Karhan, Polanski - Schürrle, Ivanschitz, Fuchs - Szalai

Players out:

Frankfurt: Chris (in rehabilitation training), Franz (partial tear of the abdominal muscle), Bajramovic (Achilles surgery), Rode (under construction training), Titsch-Rivero (in the Advanced Training)

Mainz: Svensson (medial ligament injury in the knee)

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Moenchengladbach vs Hannover

Probable starting line-ups:

Moenchengladbach: Heimeroth - Levels, Anderson, Callsen-Bracker, Daems - Bradley, Marx - Herrmann, Reus - Idrissou, de Camargo

Hannover: Fromlowitz - Cherundolo, Eggimann, Pogatetz, C. Schulz - Schmiedebach, Pinto - Stindl, Rausch - Ya Konan, Schlaudraff

Players out:

Moenchengladbach: Bailly (fiber tear), Dante (ligaments tear), Jaures (knee), Jantschke (residue), Meeuwis (ill)

Hannover: Miller (knee), Haggui (lock), Andreasen, Carlitos (construction), Abdellaoue (groin), Stoppelkamp (torn ligament)

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Freiburg vs Hamburger

Probable starting line-ups:

Freiburg: Baumann - Mujdza, Barth, Butscher, Bastians - Schuster - Nicu, Abdessadki, Makiadi, Rosenthal - Cissé

Hamburger: Baumann - Mujdza, Barth, Butscher, Bastians - Schuster - Nicu, Abdessadki, Makiadi, Rosenthal - Cissé

Players out:

Freiburg: Pouplin (Advanced Training), Krmas (Advanced Training), Bechmann (Advanced Training)

Hamburger: Diekmeier (heel surgery), Mathijsen (torn ligament), Stepanek (torn ACL), Castelen (cartilage-OP), Jansen (broken toe), Kacar (torn ligament), Petric (hamstring)

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Schalke vs Bayern

Probable starting line-ups:

Schalke: Neuer - Uchida, Höwedes, Metzelder, Schmitz - Kluge, Rakitic - Farfan, Jurado - Raul, Huntelaar

Bayern: Butt - Lahm, Demichelis, Breno, Pranjic - Tymoshchuk, Kroos - T. Müller, Schweinsteiger, Ribery - Gomez

Players out:

Schalke: Hoogland (residue), Sarpei (2nd team), Baumjohann (2nd team), Jones (2nd team), Kenia (residue), Moritz (shoulder)

Bayern: Sattelmaier (tendon tear), Badstuber (pubic bone inflammation), Contento (FCB II), Alaba (FCB II), Robben (muscle tear), Klose (hamstring), Olic (knee surgery)

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Leverkusen vs Koln

Probable starting line-ups:

Leverkusen: Adler - Schwaab, M. Friedrich, Hyypiä, Castro - Rolfes, Vidal - Barnetta, Renato Augusto, Sam - Derdiyok

Koln: Mondragon - Brecko, Geromel, Mohamad, Ehret - Petit, Pezzoni - Jajalo, Lanig, Podolski - Freis

Players out:

Leverkusen: Ballack (Advanced Training), Kiessling (Advanced Training)

Koln: Giannoulis (ankle problems), Chihi (not included), Novakovic (hamstring)