Posts Tagged ‘Dortmund’

Leverkusen – the team that never win

Friday, March 18th, 2011

It’s been an intensive week for all Bundesliga lovers. Last weekend we saw Bayern destroy HSV at home (6-0), Dortmund lose to Hoffenheim and Stuttgart win another crucial game in the relegation battle. In the week Bayern had a golden opportunity to knock out Inter of the Champions League. They were 3-1 ahead on aggregate at half-time, only to concede two goals in the second half and leaving their fans in grief and despair. It’s quite apparent that Bayern have one of the best attacking lines in Europe with Robben, Ribery, Gomez , Müller etc. It’s, however, just as apparent that their defensive line-up is way too poor to compete on an international level. I guess the board of Bayern Munich will have defenders on their shopping list this summer.

Looking ahead of the upcoming weekend, we have some really interesting encounters to look forward to. Tonight we have a battle in the releagation zone between Mönchengladbach and Kaiserslatuern. Tomorrow evening we will see if Dortmund can bounce back after last weeks defeat, when facing Mainz at home. On Sunday we have a derby in the West of Germany when high-flying Leverkusen take on the Champions Leauge team Schalke 04. Speaking of Leverkusen, the West German club is one of the clubs that never has managed to win the Bundesliga. The club has been very close some times, but never gone all the way. 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002 the club finished second in the league which rendered in the nick names “Vize-kusen” and “Neverkusen”. They have, however, won the UEFA cup and the German cup in the years of 1988 and 1993.

This year, the chances to win the Bundesliga look slim. If Dortmund would completely lose track of their winning style  they would probably be in for it. The odds on Dortmund not to win the league are very high at the moment, but everything can happen in the world of football. At the moment you would get 15 times the stake on Leverkusen to win the Bundesliga. Why not take a shot and celebrate alongside the fans of “Neverkusen” when they finally gets to call themselves “Deutsche Meister” (eng. German champions).

Leverkusen


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


Napoli vs Liverpool, Dortmund vs PSG, Europa League (2010-10-21)

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Crisis ridden Liverpool are facing a tricky away match at Napoli in Europa League this Thursday and Jonathan Deeley believes that Roy Hodgson will get an increasing headache from this trip to southern Italy (no, not from the heavy red wine). He backs Napoli to win 1-0 and 2-0 at six and eight times the money respectively with Liverpool looking to rest both Gerrard and Torres.

Richie Sheridan meanwhile has full faith in Borussia Dortmund at home to Paris SG at 1.75 in odds and picks that as his bet of the day.