Three games into the season is sufficient for me to start making bold claims, so to start this week’s roundup, here’s what we know will definitely happen this season:
- BVB will miss out on top four to Freiburg
- Bayern Munich & RB Leipzig are rubbish
- Borussia Monchengladbach are in a relegation scrap
Welcome to the new normal. Wolfsburg & Leverkusen are the new kings of Germany. Good riddance Bayern! Anyway, here’s how the weekend’s Bundesliga games played out.
Borussia Dortmund 3-2 Hoffenheim
FC Cologne 2-1 VfL Bochum
Arminia Bielefeld 1-1 Frankfurt
Augsburg 1-4 Bayer Leverkusen
Mainz 3-0 Greuther Furth
VfB Stuttgart 2-3 Freiburg
Bayern Munchen 5-0 Hertha Berlin
Union Berlin 2-1 Borussia Monchengladbach
Wolfsburg 1-0 RB Leipzig
Wolfsburg Keep Winning and Hertha Berlin Keep Losing
Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen, and Borussia Dortmund all claimed wins to keep track with the top of the table, but Wolfsburg continue to lead the way. There were some question marks about Wolfsburg’s performances in their opening two games, and whether they could beat tougher opposition. They faced that tougher opposition on Sunday, hosting RB Leipzig, and they came away victorious.
Jerome Roussillon put Wolfsburg ahead in the second half, and they held on to maintain their perfect start to the season. They haven’t been extremely dominant in each of their games (except, perhaps, against Bochum), but they are so strong in defense, they only need one good chance to win most of their games. They travel to face Greuther Furth on Saturday, looking to make it four straights wins, and I wouldn’t bet against them!
That’s in stark contrast to Hertha Berlin, who have lost all three of their games so far this season, and have conceded a total of 10 goals already.
It’s starting to look like Hertha Berlin may be the next big club heading down to the 2. Bundesliga.
Who are your main contenders for top four and the relegation spots so far?