Next Game

Hertha v Bay Munich

Saturday, 29 November 2014, 14:30

German Bundesliga

Etihad Stadium

Last Game

Man City 3 - 2 Bay Munich

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 19:45

Champions League Group E

Bundesliga weekend preview

Germany's two successful Champions League sides meet on Saturday evening in the pick of this weekend's Bundesliga matches.

Last Updated: 20/09/13 at 07:41 Post Comment

Julian Draxler: Believes Schalke can beat Bayern

Julian Draxler: Believes Schalke can beat Bayern

Schalke, who cruised past Steaua Bucharest 3-0 on Wednesday night, host Bayern Munich, who defeated CSKA Moscow by the same scoreline on Tuesday, in an intriguing encounter at the Arena AufSchalke.

With the Royal Blues winning their last three games without conceding a goal, Bayern's 30-game unbeaten streak is at risk in Gelsenkirchen while Schalke have no intention of interrupting their recovery after a difficult start to the season.

"We know we're underdogs, but we've got realistic chances of winning or getting a point," said midfielder Julian Draxler.

A glimpse at the statistics does little to support the Germany international's feeling, with Bayern winning their last five games against Schalke - all since goalkeeper Manuel Neuer switched clubs.

"Bayern won everything going last year so it's not going to be easy," said Schalke coach Jens Keller.

"But we've kept three clean sheets in a row and I'm particularly pleased about that."

A win might not be enough to take Bayern to the top of the Bundesliga, though, since Borussia Dortmund, who lost their Champions League opener to Napoli on Wednesday night, can extend their lead at the top with a sixth straight win at Nurnberg.

Bayer Leverkusen could also steal a march on Pep Guardiola's men with victory at Mainz while Hannover could draw level on points by picking up their fourth win of the season against Augsburg, who have won their last three games in a row, setting a new club record in the process.

The weekend's first game sees Eintracht Braunschweig head to Borussia Monchengladbach on Friday night, still searching for their first win of the season.

Saturday also sees the northern derby between Hamburg and Werder Bremen in the first game since Hamburg parted company with coach Thorsten Fink.

Wolfsburg host Hoffenheim while Germany's Europa League representatives Freiburg and Eintracht Frankfurt are in action on Sunday against Hertha Berlin and at Stuttgart respectively.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

sn'tthis strange. Last season we were worried that we were stuck with a Dinosaur in Moyes while Liverpool and Everton were disappearing into the distance with their young, spritely managerts, playing football from heaven. Progressive managers, they said. Managers who understand the modern game.........

HarryBoulton
Rodgers: The pressure's on

B

eing consistently and unrelentingly dog turd really takes it out of you. Try shadow boxing. That's what it's like watching Liverpool, punching thin air.

sinbadsdad
Neville: Reds need a rest

G

ood list, some crackers in there. For me, I'd have had Steve McManaman for Liverpool away at Celtic in the UEFA cup in 1997. I was in the ground that night and everyone kept screaming at him to make a pass, but he just kept going and going and going...brilliant, and in the dying minutes too.

uncle-muller
F365's Top Ten Counter-Attacking Goals

Footer 365

Champions League: Brendan Rodgers hails 'character' of Liverpool after draw at Ludogorets

Brendan Rodgers hailed the character of his Liverpool team after their 2-2 draw away to Ludogorets in the Champions League.

Champions League: Arsenal beat Borussia Dortmund to qualify for last 16

Arsenal beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 at the Emirates to qualify for the knockout phase of the Champions League.

Champions League: Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid both victorious, Monaco win at Leverkusen

Real Madrid won 1-0 at Basel to stay perfect in the Champions League, while Atletico and Monaco also claimed victories.

Mail Box

Mails: Quit Massaging Mourinho's Ego

That's the message from the afternoon mailbox after it was claimed that the Chelsea boss has transformed Cesc Fabregas into a complete player. Plus, more on Arsenal...

F365: Saving You From Bad Relationships

A cracking Mailbox, with thoughts on Chelsea, Willian, Jurgen Klopp, Brendan Rodgers and Aguero. Plus how Football365 saved one man from an unhappy relationship...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property