Posts Tagged ‘Bundesliga’

Expekt winners enjoyed an unforgettable weekend in Munich

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

 

 

Last weekend Expekt hosted a football weekend in Munich for five punters who had won their trip through a monthly betting challenge at Expekt.com – this particular one was arranged last autumn. All the winners, four from Poland and one from Norway, brought a travel partner each and they were joined by Expekt representatives Gosia and Niklas for the Bundesliga clash between the mighty Bayern München and Schalke 04.

 

Allianz Arena with Expekt

 

The winners and the Expekt representatives are lined up outside Allianz Arena before the match.

 

Relaxed start to the weekend
The winners flew in to Germany on Saturday the 25th of February and made their way to the Maritim Hotel near the central station. Each and everyone enjoyed a nice and rather warm winter day on their own in central Munich, including a bit of shopping, sightseeing, traditional German food – and some also visited to the city’s famous and historic beer hall; the Hofbräuhaus, where Schalke fans and Bayern fans drank beer and sang together throughout the whole evening.

 

Bayern Munich shirts at Allianz

 

Piotr and Tomasz are posing in their new Bayern Munich shirts inside the stadium.

 

 

Bayern München vs Schalke 04 (2-0 FT)
The following day the two representatives Gosia and Niklas had agreed to meet all the winners in the hotel lobby at 1pm. Everyone arrived well on time – excited, happy and full of expectations. The group of 12 showed great teamwork skills right from the beginning and made their way together through the Munich U-Bahn network in style, before entering the Allianz Arena with over an hour left to kick off. After a few minutes in the Bayern souvenir shop, and the purchase of a few replica shirts and scarves, the group enjoyed a pre-match beer and had a light bite together before the two teams entered the pitch. Bayern had the most of the possession and chances in the initial stage of the game and should have scored within the first ten minutes. But Frank Ribery finally broke the deadlock in the 36th minute and the crowd exploded to the tunes of a remix of White Stripes’ hit “Seven Nation Army“. Bayern doubled their lead in the 55th minute when Ribery shot past Schalke’s goalkeeper Timo Hildebrand. The home side then controlled the lead throughout the rest of the game and took three well deserved points to 69,000 fans’ delight.

 

Aliianz Arena, Germany with Expekt

 

Yet another group photo, this time after the game in front of the massive Allianz Arena.

 

March Betting Challenge
Can you be our next big winner? Surely you can, but you will have to prove it – register your bets into our new betting challenge in March and you can win a massive football trip for two to this summer’s big football party. Read more here.

 

March Challenge

 

 

Finally
On behalf of Expekt, we wish everyone good luck with their bets in March and we would also thank all the winners, Piotr, Monika, Marcin, Tomasz, Henrik, for an unforgettable weekend in Munich.

 

Betting challenge on Expekt


Förhandssnack QPR vs Manchester United (2011-12-18)

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Inside Expekt tittar på helgens spel, QPR vs Manchester United, som bjuder på många höjdpunkter runt om i Europa. Bankspelet hittas i tyska Bundesliga där Borussia Dortmund spås besegra Freiburg på bortaplan. För att Dubbla degen har grabbarna hittat två matcher, QPR som får stora problem med Manchester United och Lyon som på hemmaplan besegrar Evian, detta till just dubbla insatsen. Tar du rygg på tipsen eller har du rekat andra spel?

 

Glöm inte heller bort att inkludera dina spel i månadens tipstävling på Expekt.com, där du har chans att vinna en resa till London – läs mer här

 


The German national team – a winning machine

Friday, March 25th, 2011

No Bundesliga action this weekend but instead we have some qualification games to look forward to. As I usually try to put the focus on the Bundesliga I have this weekend chosen to cast some light on the German national team, also called die Nationalmannschaft in German.

The German national team is a success story. As individuals the Germans aren’t the best players in the world, but when they come together they form a group that grows and become stronger than most other teams in the world. It doesn’t seem to matter in what form the players are in when coming in to the team, they always seem to come out on top of their game. A good example of this is the German striker Miroslav Klose. He hasn’t been very successful in Bayern Munich the last couple of years, but as soon as he puts on the white shirt with the eagle on the chest he transforms in to a world class striker who scores for fun.

But what is it that actually makes the German players grow and become better players than the English, the French and the Italian players who often perform well in their club teams but don’t seem to bring it when playing for their countries? My theory is that tradition and mentality play huge roles. The German national team has a winning tradition. They have always been successful and managed to grow a winning culture within the team and their surroundings. This winning mentality is something that is cultivated in many youth teams in Germany. They are brought up to be winners with a winning mentality. In many countries young players are hindered from competing at a very young age since the focus is on participating and having fun rather than competing. In Germany the tradition of competing and winning is greater than participating and socialising. Arguably you could have opinions about this. But on the other hand, this mentality will bring winners. Winners that won’t complain about the media pressure and other things when failing in the world cup. Pressure is nothing new to the German players, they have dealt with pressure since being 7 years old and competing in their local youth team.

Have a look at this weekend’s qualification games!


Did you know that Dortmund – Schalke 04 is one of the most prestigious derbies in Germany?

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Which European league has the highest attendance rate?

Which league has for years been the league with the most goals?


That’s right, it’s the German Bundesliga! Many football fans out there haven’t really discovered this exciting league but in order to provide you with some interesting facts and previews on the upcoming games we are going to publish a post about the league every Friday here on the blog! This Friday we are kicking off with a very big clash between the local rivals Schalke 04 and Dortmund.


Revierderby is the historical name of the match played between the clubs of the Ruhr Area (Revier). Both clubs enjoy good support not only in their local area but throughout the whole of Germany. Dortmund are constantly represented among the top 3 clubs with the highest attendance rate in Europe. Their bitter rivals – Schalke 04 – have got over 90,000 members which makes them the second largest sports club in Germany.


There have been some real memorable clashes between these two clubs throughout the years. In the recent years the second derby in the season 2006-2007 stands out. Schalke had been league leaders for almost three months and were on their way of winning their first Bundesliga title in many years. On the penultimate match day they travelled to Dortmund and the chances of a win looked good. Dortmund went on to beat Schalke with 2-0 and the fans could celebrate not only a derby win but also the fact that they destroyed Schalkes hopes and dreams of winning the title. This was massively celebrated among the BVB-fans and special t-shirts were designed as a reminder of the glorious win. This time the roles are opposite; Dortmund are at the top of the table and Schalke´s fans are out for revenge.


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Dortmund vs. Schalke


Bayern München vs VfL Wolfsburg, Bundesliga Preview [Video]

Friday, August 20th, 2010

The Bundesliga is back and we are also back with yet another video preview ahead of a new campaign. Last season’s champions Bayern München are at home to 2008/09 season’s champions VfL Wolfsburg in the first match of the year. What’s your thought?


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