The Bundesliga is back! And 90min has a forecast for the 1st matchday ready for you:
You don’t have to hesitate for long here: Even if FC Bayern had a long season thanks to the Champions League tournament and was still on vacation until a few days ago, Munich are the big favorites against Schalke.
What both clubs have in common is that they did not have to play in the DFB Cup last weekend – for different reasons; In relation to the Westphalia region in particular, it is therefore difficult to really determine where the season starts.
However, since S04 has been without a win in the Bundesliga for 16 games and also played a (cautiously) mixed preparation, anything but a success for FC Bayern would be a sensation.
The direct comparison speaks clearly for the hosts anyway: Bayern won the last eight duels with a goal difference of 22: 2.
Forecast: clear home win
A lot has happened at Effzeh this summer – especially on the offensive: Terodde and Cordoba are gone, Duda and Andersson are new. The dress rehearsal in the DFB Cup went smoothly thanks to the 6-0 success against Altglienicke.
TSG, which installed a new coach with Hoeneß, had a hard time in the cup and was only able to defeat regionalists Chemnitz on penalties. However, one should not hide the fact that the Kraichgauer had quite a few scoring chances to win the game earlier.
Therefore, there is much to suggest that both teams meet on an equal footing.
Forecast: a draw
These two teams will primarily be about securing relegation as early as possible in the new season – anything that goes beyond that is a bonus.
In the cup, the FCA showed a 7-0 win against Celle in the baller mood, Union solved the tricky task against KSC in extra time.
Normally a lot would speak for a draw, but since fans are allowed in the stadium again after a long time, the pendulum should swing in favor of the home-strong Köpenicker. Even if there will only be 5,000 fans in the stadium, they are guaranteed to create enough atmosphere.
Forecast: close home win
Arminia is considered a clear underdog in the new season – 16th place at the end of the season would probably already be a success for East Westphalia. The start went in the pants with the cup against RW Essen, also in Frankfurt will not be much to be gained.
After the renewals of Kamada and Hütter, the firm purchase of André Silva and the cup success against 1860 Munich, the mood there is currently good – and when the SGE is in a good mood, it is hard to beat with its (few) fans behind them.
Forecast: Great fight for Arminia, but three points for Eintracht
The Swabian-Baden duel is also waiting for the Bundesliga fans on matchday one – who will be ahead in the end? If it’s up to us: nobody!
We’re guessing a draw between the two clubs, who had their hardships and hardships in the cup, but made it to the second round.
Which also speaks for a draw: At their last meeting in the Bundesliga, in the 2018/19 season, the clubs shared the points in the first and second leg.
Forecast: scoring draw
Last season Werder and Hertha were undoubtedly one of the league’s biggest disappointments – accordingly, both clubs have something to do well in 20/21. What is counterproductive in such a case, dear BSC: catching five goals from the second division promoted team in the first round and flying straight out of the competition.
The Berliners are therefore – as stupid as that may sound – already under a little pressure before the first matchday, because they want to finally get out of the mediocre and knock on European business.
SV Werder in better shape again, who has finally rediscovered his goal threat, is a thankless task at the start of the league.
Forecast: home win for green and white
The two Borussias met three times last season. But although the Gladbachers were at least equal in each of the games, actually even superior, BVB decided all three duels for themselves.
Under Marco Rose, however, the foal elf matures into a top team and this time won’t let the butter be stolen from the bread again: At least one point should be in it for VfL.
Prediction: A high-class game that ends in a draw
Almost ten months ago, RB Leipzig and Mainz 05 met at the same point in the Bundesliga – it was 8-0 for the Red Bulls, who also won the second leg against FSV 5-0. Fair to say that the Mainzers have become the favorite opponents of the Saxons.
We don’t know whether this game will also be so scoring. But we’re pretty sure: The three points will stay in Leipzig.
Forecast: RBL leaves nothing to be desired
VfL Wolfsburg will have to face FK Kukesi in the Europa League qualifying in Albania on Thursday evening – the Werkself are already waiting for the wolves less than 72 hours later.
Even if Bayer 04 lost a lot of quality on the offensive with Havertz and Volland, they are the favorites in this encounter. The repeatedly shaky defense of the Wolfsburg should be a hit for the lightning-fast attackers of the Leverkusen.
Forecast: away win