Holstein Kiel hosts Bayern Munich in a match from the 2nd round of the German DFB Pokal. Could the Bavarians have problems here? It’s not very likely, but let’s preview it.
Holstein Kiel are a club which participates in Germany’s 2. Bundesliga. At this moment they are third in the standings and they are giving us impression they will challenge for a Bundesliga promotion. In 15 matches played Holstein Kiel have a record of 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses – they are doing good.
Holstein Kiel reached the second round of the DFB Pokal after an impressive performance in the first round. Ole Werner’s team faced Rielasingen-Arlen and celebrated a stunning 7-1 win. Lee Jae-Sung scored twice for the visitors while Wahl, Barteis, Reese, Serra and Porath scored as well.
Bayern Munich are the reigning champion of the DFB Pokal. Hansi Flick’s team won the treble last season, so this is one of the trophies the Bavarian giants will try to defend.
In the first round of the competition Bayern Munich had to be visitors on theory, but they faced amateurs Duren Merzenich at their own Allianz Arena. Hansi Flick’s boys had a solid game and scored an easy 3-0 win. Erix Maxim Choupo-Moting scored a brace for Bayern while Thomas Muller scored one from a penalty kick as well.
You can be sure that Hansi Flick will make some rotations for the next game as well. Some backup players such as Choupo-Moting, Corentin Tolisso, Jamal Musiala and Marc Roca should find place in the starting eleven. Meanwhile Kingsley Coman, Lucas Hernandez and Jerome Boateng started from the bench in the last game against Borussia M’gladbach, so most likely they will be starters against Holstein Kiel on Wednesday.
That’s the preview of ours for the DFB Pokal clash between Holstein Kiel and Bayern Munich on Wednesday. That’s a good opportunity for Bayern to score another win. Let’s see.
Union Berlin will host the champion Bayern Munich at the Stadion An der Alten Forsterei in a match from the 11th round of the Bundesliga. Now it’s time to take a look at this game in the German capital.
For Union Berlin this season started in a terrific way. At this moment the club from the capital is 6th in the standings with 16 points won and that’s a great way to start the new campaign. Union have lost just two of their 10 games in the Bundesliga so far which is impressive.
Last week Union Berlin suffered their second defeat in the league. They participated in the capital derby against Hertha BSC at the Olympiastadion, but suffered a 1-3 defeat against the Old Lady. Taiwo Awoniyi actually opened the score for Union, but in the second half Hertha scored three times and managed to snatch the win.
Bayern Munich are leaders in the Bundesliga after 10 rounds played. The Bavarians are one point ahead of the second Bayer Leverkusen and they still have just one defeat – against Hoffenheim.
Last week the reigning champions made a second draw for the season. Bayern faced RB Leipzig at the Red Bull Arena and it ended with a dramatic 3-3 draw. Thomas Muller scored a brace for Bayern while Jamal Musiala also scored for the Bavarian giants. Conceding three times at home ground was not okay, though.
During the week Bayern Munich has a game in the Champions League as well. Their fixture against Lokomotiv Moscow at the Allianz Arena is not decisive though, so we expect to see the manager Hansi Flick rotating the team and giving a rest to key players.
That’s the preview for the Bundesliga game between Union Berlin and Bayern Munich in the capital. Don’t be too surprised if Union cause Bayern some problems here – they are doing very good this season.
The champion and leader in the Bundesliga Bayern Munich aim to enjoy their 19th win for the season when they host Eintracht Frankfurt at the Allianz Arena on Saturday. This is a match from the 27th round of the league and the Bavarians are clear favourites to clinch the win.
At this moment Bayern Munich enjoy four points lead in front of the second Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga standings. They must stay consistent, though, because this is not such of a big gap. Borussia Dortmund are showing great form and they could use every slump in Bayern Munich’s form.
Last week Bayern didn’t show any sign of slowing down. The champion visited Union Berlin in the capital and didn’t face much of a trouble to record a 2-0 win. There’s no surprise that Robert Lewandowski scored again for Bayern Munich, whie Benjamin Pavard scored the second one.
The decision to leave Hansi Flick as manager after Niko Kovac’ sacking seems brilliant so far. Flick found his way to deal with Bayern’s dressing room and so far his results are almost flawless.
We can’t say the same about Eintracht Frankfurt, though. Eintracht do not enjoy their best season, being 13th in the standings with just 28 points. Because of this dissapointing performance it’s very likely to see some major changes at Eintracht for the next season.
Last week Eintracht restarted their campaign after the COVID-19 pandemic with another loss. They hosted Borussia M’gladbach and got beaten with 1-3. This was their 4th consecutive loss in the league – a proof that nothing is right in Frankfurt at the moment.
In conclusion we can say that we’d be really surprised if Bayern Munich don’t take the three points against Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday. The champions are much better at the moment, so we don’t see how Eintracht will have a good day at the Allianz Arena.
Freiburg are havina very positive season so far. They are currently 6th in the Bundesliga standings with 25 points and with a record of 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses. In their last three games they suffered two defeats, which hurt them in terms of position in the table, but they are still in the Top 6 and this is absolutely great for them.
Few days ago Freiburg suffered their 4th loss for the season. Christian Streich’s boys visited the capital to face Hertha BSC and got beaten with 0-1. The Czech midfielder Vladimir Darida scored the only goal in the game in the beginning of the second half. Christian Streich picked Vincenzo Grifo and Kwon Chang-Hoon from the bench, but this didn’t hurt the hosts.
Bayern Munich reacted well after suffering two consecutive losses in the league. On Saturday the Bavarians hosted Werder Bremen and entertained their fans with a crushing 6-1 win. Philippe Coutinho was the man of the match, scoring a hattrick and giving two assists. This is a perfect performance by the Brazilian midfielder. Robert Lewandowski twice and Thomas Muller also scored for FC Hollywood.
Bayern Munich has some catching up to do. Right now the champions are 5th in the Bundesliga with 27 points, being 6 points behind the leader RB Leipzig. Against Freiburg they will aim to record their 9th win for the season, but it won’t be easy – Freiburg are pretty decent since the start of the campaign.
Because of Freiburg being pretty good this season, this game between them and Bayern Munich on Wednesday promises to be really entertaining. The champions scored six goals in their last game, but are very solid at home right now.
For Bayern Munich this is going to be a first Bundesliga game since the departure of the head coach Niko Kovac. The Croatian manager was sacked after the humilating 1-5 loss against Eintracht Frankfurt last weekend. During the week the caretaker Hans Dieter Flick debuted with a win in the Champions League with Bayern beaing Olympiakos with 2-0 in Munich.
While Bayern Munich’s board is still looking for a new manager to replace Kovac, Hans Dieter Flick must find a way to calm the dressing room and motivate the players before the big derby. Against Olympiakos he left Philippe Coutinho on the bench, but maybe his idea was to keep the Brazilian fresh for the game against Dortmund on Saturday. Thiago Alcantara and Ivan Perisic also sat on the bench on Wednesday.
Borussia Dortmund also had a game in the Champions League during the week, beating Inter Milan with 3-2 at the Signal Iduna Park in a dramatic and exciting fixture. Die Borussen were two goals behind, but in a heroic way they turned the game around with two goals from Achraf Hakimi and one from Julian Brandt.
What Borussia Dortmund can do now is try to use the managerial problems in Bayern Munich. The situation in the champions’ dressing room is not perfect and they are without a head coach now. This is a great chance for Lucien Favre’s boys to make a hit. So far Dortmund have lost just one game in the Bundesliga – against the newcomers Union Berlin.
Even without a manager at the moment, Bayern Munich remain a boogeyman. For Borussia Dortmund it won’t be easy at the Allianz Arena, but they also have the tools to win this one.