Topic: Germany Bundesliga picks 17-19/12

Friday:


Moenchengladbach vs Hamburger

Moenchengladbach have very weak home form, but Hamburger SV have been terrible in their recent away games.

Over 2.5 goals.


Saturday:


Bremen vs Kaiserslautern

Bremen have 1-1-1 on their last three home games while Kaiserslautern have 1-0-2 on their last three away games.

Over 2.5 goals.


Frankfurt vs Dortmund

Dortmund are at the top of the form table, but they face a strong home team in this one and it could get close.

Over 2.5 goals.


Nurnberg vs Hannover

Hannover have very strong form and I believe they will be able to take all three points from this one.

Hannover win.


Schalke vs Koln

Schalke have outstanding home form and I believe they will be able to take all three points from this one.

Schalke win.


Wolfsburg vs Hoffenheim

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

Draw.


St Pauli vs Mainz

St Pauli are at the bottom of the form table, but I believe they could manage to get something from this one against Mainz.

Draw.


Sunday:


Leverkusen vs Freiburg

Leverkusen have very strong form and I believe Freiburg will struggle in this one. Should be a clear home win.

Leverkusen win.


Stuttgart vs Bayern

Bayern have pritty strong form, but they are much better at home than they are away. Could be close, but I expect it to be entertaining.

Over 2.5 goals.

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Top scorers ahead of this round:

T. Gekas     Eintracht Frankfurt     13
P. Cissé     Freiburg     13
Hugo Almeida     Werder Bremen     9
E. Džeko     Wolfsburg     9
S. Laki?     Kaiserslautern     9
M. Gómez     Bayern München     9
D. Ya Konan     Hannover 96     9
L. Barrios     Borussia Dortmund     8
S. Kagawa     Borussia Dortmund     8
A. Vidal     Bayer Leverkusen     7

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Moenchengladbach vs Hamburger

Moenchengladbach's last five:
13/11/10     BUN     Köln     0 - 4     Borussia M'gla…
20/11/10     BUN     Borussia M'gla…     2 - 3     Mainz 05
27/11/10     BUN     Borussia Dortmund     4 - 1     Borussia M'gla…
04/12/10     BUN     Borussia M'gla…     1 - 2     Hannover 96
12/12/10     BUN     Freiburg     3 - 0     Borussia M'gla…

Hamburger's last five:
12/11/10     BUN     Borussia Dortmund     2 - 0     Hamburger SV
20/11/10     BUN     Hannover 96     3 - 2     Hamburger SV
27/11/10     BUN     Hamburger SV     4 - 2     Stuttgart
04/12/10     BUN     Freiburg     1 - 0     Hamburger SV
11/12/10     BUN     Hamburger SV     2 - 4     Bayer Leverkusen


Bremen vs Kaiserslautern

Bremen's last five:
24/11/10     UCL     Tottenham Hotspur     3 - 0     Werder Bremen
28/11/10     BUN     Werder Bremen     3 - 0     St. Pauli
04/12/10     BUN     Wolfsburg     0 - 0     Werder Bremen
07/12/10     UCL     Werder Bremen     3 - 0     Internazionale
11/12/10     BUN     Borussia Dortmund     2 - 0     Werder Bremen

Kaiserslautern's last five:
13/11/10     BUN     Kaiserslautern     3 - 3     Stuttgart
20/11/10     BUN     Nürnberg     1 - 3     Kaiserslautern
27/11/10     BUN     Kaiserslautern     5 - 0     Schalke 04
03/12/10     BUN     St. Pauli     1 - 0     Kaiserslautern
11/12/10     BUN     Kaiserslautern     0 - 0     Wolfsburg


Frankfurt vs Dortmund

Frankfurt's last five:
13/11/10     BUN     Werder Bremen     0 - 0     Eintracht Fran…
20/11/10     BUN     Eintracht Fran…     0 - 4     Hoffenheim
27/11/10     BUN     Bayern München     4 - 1     Eintracht Fran…
04/12/10     BUN     Eintracht Fran…     2 - 1     Mainz 05
11/12/10     BUN     Köln     1 - 0     Eintracht Fran…

Dortmund's last five:
27/11/10     BUN     Borussia Dortmund     4 - 1     Borussia M'gla…
02/12/10     UEL     Borussia Dortmund     3 - 0     Karpaty
05/12/10     BUN     Nürnberg     0 - 2     Borussia Dortmund
11/12/10     BUN     Borussia Dortmund     2 - 0     Werder Bremen
15/12/10     UEL     Sevilla     2 - 2     Borussia Dortmund

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Nurnberg vs Hannover

Nurnberg's last five:
14/11/10     BUN     Bayern München     3 - 0     Nürnberg
20/11/10     BUN     Nürnberg     1 - 3     Kaiserslautern
26/11/10     BUN     Mainz 05     3 - 0     Nürnberg
05/12/10     BUN     Nürnberg     0 - 2     Borussia Dortmund
11/12/10     BUN     Hoffenheim     1 - 1     Nürnberg

Hannover's last five:
13/11/10     BUN     Mainz 05     0 - 1     Hannover 96
20/11/10     BUN     Hannover 96     3 - 2     Hamburger SV
27/11/10     BUN     Hannover 96     3 - 0     Freiburg
04/12/10     BUN     Borussia M'gla…     1 - 2     Hannover 96
10/12/10     BUN     Hannover 96     2 - 1     Stuttgart


Schalke vs Koln

Schalke's last five:
24/11/10     UCL     Schalke 04     3 - 0     Olympique Lyon
27/11/10     BUN     Kaiserslautern     5 - 0     Schalke 04
04/12/10     BUN     Schalke 04     2 - 0     Bayern München
07/12/10     UCL     Benfica     1 - 2     Schalke 04
12/12/10     BUN     Mainz 05     0 - 1     Schalke 04

Koln's last five:
13/11/10     BUN     Köln     0 - 4     Borussia M'gla…
21/11/10     BUN     Stuttgart     0 - 1     Köln
28/11/10     BUN     Köln     1 - 1     Wolfsburg
05/12/10     BUN     Bayer Leverkusen     3 - 2     Köln
11/12/10     BUN     Köln     1 - 0     Eintracht Fran…


Wolfsburg vs Hoffenheim

Wolfsburg's last five:
13/11/10     BUN     Wolfsburg     2 - 2     Schalke 04
21/11/10     BUN     St. Pauli     1 - 1     Wolfsburg
28/11/10     BUN     Köln     1 - 1     Wolfsburg
04/12/10     BUN     Wolfsburg     0 - 0     Werder Bremen
11/12/10     BUN     Kaiserslautern     0 - 0     Wolfsburg

Hoffenheim's last five:
14/11/10     BUN     Hoffenheim     0 - 1     Freiburg
20/11/10     BUN     Eintracht Fran…     0 - 4     Hoffenheim
27/11/10     BUN     Hoffenheim     2 - 2     Bayer Leverkusen
04/12/10     BUN     Stuttgart     1 - 1     Hoffenheim
11/12/10     BUN     Hoffenheim     1 - 1     Nürnberg

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St Pauli vs Mainz

St Pauli's last five:
13/11/10     BUN     St. Pauli     0 - 1     Bayer Leverkusen
21/11/10     BUN     St. Pauli     1 - 1     Wolfsburg
28/11/10     BUN     Werder Bremen     3 - 0     St. Pauli
03/12/10     BUN     St. Pauli     1 - 0     Kaiserslautern
11/12/10     BUN     Bayern München     3 - 0     St. Pauli

Mainz's last five:
13/11/10     BUN     Mainz 05     0 - 1     Hannover 96
20/11/10     BUN     Borussia M'gla…     2 - 3     Mainz 05
26/11/10     BUN     Mainz 05     3 - 0     Nürnberg
04/12/10     BUN     Eintracht Fran…     2 - 1     Mainz 05
12/12/10     BUN     Mainz 05     0 - 1     Schalke 04


Leverkusen vs Freiburg

Leverkusen's last five:
27/11/10     BUN     Hoffenheim     2 - 2     Bayer Leverkusen
01/12/10     UEL     Rosenborg     0 - 1     Bayer Leverkusen
05/12/10     BUN     Bayer Leverkusen     3 - 2     Köln
11/12/10     BUN     Hamburger SV     2 - 4     Bayer Leverkusen
16/12/10     UEL     Bayer Leverkusen     1 - 1     Atlético Madrid

Freiburg's last five:
14/11/10     BUN     Hoffenheim     0 - 1     Freiburg
20/11/10     BUN     Freiburg     1 - 2     Borussia Dortmund
27/11/10     BUN     Hannover 96     3 - 0     Freiburg
04/12/10     BUN     Freiburg     1 - 0     Hamburger SV
12/12/10     BUN     Freiburg     3 - 0     Borussia M'gla…


Stuttgart vs Bayern

Stuttgart's last five:
27/11/10     BUN     Hamburger SV     4 - 2     Stuttgart
01/12/10     UEL     Young Boys     4 - 2     Stuttgart
04/12/10     BUN     Stuttgart     1 - 1     Hoffenheim
10/12/10     BUN     Hannover 96     2 - 1     Stuttgart
16/12/10     UEL     Stuttgart     5 - 1     OB

Bayern's last five:
23/11/10     UCL     Roma     3 - 2     Bayern München
27/11/10     BUN     Bayern München     4 - 1     Eintracht Fran…
04/12/10     BUN     Schalke 04     2 - 0     Bayern München
08/12/10     UCL     Bayern München     3 - 0     Basel
11/12/10     BUN     Bayern München     3 - 0     St. Pauli

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Moenchengladbach vs Hamburger

Probable starting line-ups:

Moenchengladbach: Heimeroth - Schachten, Neustädter, Daems, Wissing - Bradley, Marx - Reus, Arango - de Camargo, Idrissou

Hamburger: Rost - Rincon, Besic, Westermann, Pressel - Jarolim, Trochowski - Pitroipa, Torun, Elia - Guerrero

Players out:

Moenchengladbach: Bailly (hamstring), Anderson (inflammation of the toe nails), Brouwers (outer ligament and capsule tear in the ankle), Dante (medial ligament partial tear in the knee), Dorda (in the up after Patellasehnenriss) Janeczek (medial ligament strain), Jaures (knee problems), Levels (Yellow card suspension), Bobadilla (red card suspension)

Hamburger: Benjamin (knee problems), Demel (flu), Diekmeier (heel surgery), Mathijsen, Stepanek (fit), Castelen (cartilage-OP), Jansen, Kacar (torn ligament), Ze Roberto, Petric (fiber tear)

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Bremen vs Kaiserslautern

Probable starting line-ups:

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

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

Players out:

Bremen: Vander (pubic bone inflammation), Boenisch (cartilage damage), Naldo (rehab after knee problems), Borowski (ankle surgery), Wesley (thigh strain), Hugo Almeida (red card suspension), Pizarro (thigh muscles)

Kaiserslautern: Simunek (rehab after adductor part demolition)

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Frankfurt vs Dortmund

Probable starting line-ups:

Frankfurt: Fährmann - S. Jung, Vasoski, Clark, Tzavellas - Schwegler, Köhler - Ochs, Amanatidis, Halil Altintop - Gekas

Dortmund: Weidenfeller - Piszczek, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer - S. Bender, Sahin - M. Götze, Kagawa, Großkreutz - Barrios

Players out:

Frankfurt: Nikolov (torn tendon / foot), Chris (nerve inflammation / spine), Franz (abdominal surgery), Russ (yellow card suspension / meniscus surgery), Bajramovic (hamstring), Rode, Titsch-Rivero (Advanced Training)

Dortmund: Owomoyela (Advanced Training), Kehl

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Nurnberg vs Hannover

Probable starting line-ups:

Nurnberg: R. Schäfer - Judt, Maroh, Wolf, Pinola - Simons - Hegeler, Ekici, Gündogan, Frantz - Schieber

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

Players out:

Nurnberg: Nilsson (knee injury), Bunjaku (rehab after cartilage damage in the knee)

Hannover: Miller (knee), Andreasen, Carlitos, Stoppelkamp (Advanced Training), Ya Konan (knee surgery)

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Schalke vs Koln

Probable starting line-ups:

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

Koln: Mondragon - Schorch, Geromel, Mohamad, Brecko - Petit, Matuschyk - Clemens, Lanig, Jajalo - Freis

Players out:

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

Koln: Pezzoni (ligament strain in the ankle), Chihi (not included), Novakovic (fiber tear), Podolski (torn ligament)