Friday, August 24, 2007

Round 3 Preview

Goal.com has a good preview of Round 3.

Predictions

Bochum 2-1 HSV

I have a feeling that HSV's inability to finish might hurt them against Bochum. And you don't stop Tommy Bechman. Tommy Bechman decides you've had enough. :)

Stuttgart 2-0 Duisburg

The Swabians have to get off the mark and should do it at home against Duisburg, even without Cacau and Gomez.

FC Bayern 5-1 Hannover

Hitzfeld is forced to play a 4-5-1. Woe is him. Hannover will press and get caught on the counter which will open the floodgates.

N├╝rnberg 1-3 Werder Bremen

While Nurnberg looked better last week, it seems to me that Werder is due for an explosion. And their loss wasn't as comprehensive as the scoreline seemed, since they did control play in the first half.

Bayer 3-2 Karlsruhe

Bayer finally gets on the scoresheet but Karlsruhe will not roll over.

Dortmund 1-2 Energie Cottbus

Talk about an immovable force against and unstoppable object. BVB can't defend and Cottbus can't score. But so terrible is Doll's squad that I can't see the keeping Energie off the board.

Arminia 0-2 Hertha BSC

Hertha will take advantage of Bielefeld's hangover from letting in two goals in the final 3 last week.

Frankfurt 3-1 Rostock

And in contrast, Frankfurt will ride that comeback to a comfortable victory against lowly Hansa.

Wolfsburg 0-3 Schalke 04

Wolfsburg is getting better, but Schalke is looking to be the team that can truly upset Bayern's run at the title. And they have the defenders to mark Marcelinho out of the game.

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