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Ali-Preview: The Miracle of Munich?

Barcelona arrive in Munich tonight with a 3-0 aggregate lead to defend in this season’s Champions League. Whilst the idea of a 4-0 Bayern Munich win this evening has not been ruled out by the German media and the recently-crowned Bundesliga champions, everywhere else it is being considered foolish to even consider Bayern coming back […]

12 - May - 2015

Ali-Preview: Bundesliga MD 32

It may not have escaped your attention that Bayern Munich were taken apart by FC Barcelona on Wednesday night at the Camp Nou. The last thing the newly crowned Bundesliga champions wanted was a local derby against Bavarian rivals FC Augsburg on Saturday afternoon, but at least the clash is at home. Whilst the title […]

08 - May - 2015

Ali-Preview: Bundesliga MD 29

What a week it has been for the Bundesliga! Not only has Jürgen Klopp announced his decision to leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season, Bayern Munich and VfL Wolfsburg were humiliated in European competitions this week, Hamburg replaced their boss for the 4th time this season and, most importantly, yours truly was […]

18 - April - 2015

Ali-Preview: Bundesliga MD 27

The Bundesliga returns after the international break with an intriguing line up of fixtures, including Der Klassiker between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund on Saturday evening. With 7 games on Saturday it could prove to be a huge day in the race for the Champions League, Europa League and to avoid relegation. With 7 of […]

03 - April - 2015

Ali-Preview: Bundesliga MD 25

After a reasonably successful Wednesday and Friday evenings to make up for Tuesday’s woes I’m back with my Saturday tips for the Bundesliga’s 2.30 kick offs. With 5 games taking place there should be some exciting football again from what is, in my opinion, the most unpredictable and thrilling league in the world. Enjoy the […]

13 - March - 2015

Ali-Preview: Bayer Leverkusen vs. VfB Stuttgart

The Bundesliga returns after a successful week in Europe for their elite clubs. Bayern Munich, Schalke 04 and VfL Wolfsburg all won their ties, with Bayern progressing and Schalke missing out on qualification by 1 goal after beating Real Madrid 4-3 at the Bernabeau. Wolfsburg head into their second leg tie against Inter Milan at […]

13 - March - 2015

Ali-Preview: Wednesday Wonders

After my shambolic showing yesterday evening, in which Schalke won 4-3 at the Bernabeau (?!???!?!) I am hoping that luck does the decent thing and respects form tonight. Schalke’s best performance of the season, combined with Reading giving away a stupid penalty, meant that most of my tips yesterday were off the mark. I hope […]

11 - March - 2015

Ali-Preview: Tuesday Night Tips

It is a rare day that my team (Reading) are playing and nobody else in their league is. I’m very excited by the prospect of being able to sit through the entire game without seeing anything of interest again (reference to Bradford at the weekend; here’s hoping the replay is better!). A little further afield […]

10 - March - 2015

Ali-Preview: FC Bayern Munich vs. 1. FC Koln

If ever there was a formality in football, Bayern Munich vs. Cologne might be it. Friday night sees the heavyweight champions elect face up to the sleeping giants of German football, but the chances of the sleeping giant killing the wide-awake monster seems unlikely. A full 30 points divide the teams in the table and […]

26 - February - 2015

Bundesliga: 5 top tips

So time has been against me this week, but here are 5 top tips for the games at 2.30 tomorrow afternoon in the Bundesliga. 1) BTTS Selections: Bayern Munich vs. Hamburg: No Bayer Leverkusen vs. VfL Wolfsburg: Yes Borussia Monchengladbach vs. FC Cologne: No 1899 Hoffenheim vs. VfB Stuttgart: Yes Werder Bremen vs. FC Augsburg: […]

13 - February - 2015

Ali-Preview: Borussia Dortmund vs. Mainz 05

Sorry this is late, I’ll keep it short so you can still read it before kick off later. The Bundesliga’s Friday game is usually an exciting affair, so apologies for the tightly contested and rather dull 1-0 Schalke win last Friday; hopefully with Dortmund in town things will be more exciting! Here are my 3 […]

13 - February - 2015

Ali-Preview: Bundesliga MD 20

What do you make of the previews? Any questions? Either comment below or contact me directly on twitter (it’s quicker that way!) at my handle @AliHaggis There’s a relegation six-pointer on Saturday afternoon in the Bundesliga, as you may well expect going into this stage of the season. It involves Borussia Dortmund, which you may […]

06 - February - 2015

Ali-Preview: Schalke 04 vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach

These two sides meet in similar veins of form in the Bundesliga. Schalke will be buoyed by their midweek come-from-behind draw away against Bayern Munich and Mönchengladbach will be hoping to add back-to-back 1-0 victories since the Rückrunde started in what will be an enthralling clash of two Champions League chasing sides. Schalke 04’s home […]

06 - February - 2015

Ali-Preview: Bundesliga’s English Week (Pt. 1)

On Tuesday night the Bundesliga teams begin their ‘Englishe Woche’, a week with midweek fixtures and late night action. After Bayern’s thrashing at the hands of Wolfsburg on Friday night (as predicted by nobody) the league has taken an interesting twist. Bayern are no longer unbeaten; Wolfsburg used the death of Junior Malanda for inspiration; […]

02 - February - 2015