The 2017/2018 Bundesliga season looks like it’ll be a very entertaining and intriguing. The season opener will be on Friday, August 8. Bayer Leverkusen travel to the Allianz Arena to face defending Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim vs SV Werder Bremen
Last season, Werder Bremen surprised us all by turning around their terrible first half of the season. Their unbeaten streak started on the 18th of February with a 2-0 win over Mainz, and continued for 10 games after, until a 4-3 loss at Koln ended their streak. Hoffenheim surprised us as well, finishing 4th after a 15th place finish the season before.
Hertha Berlin vs VfB Stuttgart
After winning the 2nd Bundesliga, VfB Stuttgart have been promoted back into the first division. They travel to the German capital to play their first match of the season against a Hertha team that finished 6th last season. Known for their strategic defending, Hertha will be tough to score against.
SC Freiburg vs Eintracht Frankfurt
After coming from the 2nd Bundesliga, SC Freiburg not only avoided relegation; they finished their season in a surprisingly high 7th place. They’ll host 11th placed Eintract Frankfurt on Matchday 1.
Borussia Monochengladbach vs FC Koln
Matchday 1 of the 2017/2018 season will see the first derby of the year; the Rhine Derby. Only 57 kilometers separate these two clubs. This is the first time since 2003 that these two rivals have played each other on Matchday 1. The Billygoats would like to continue their fine form from last season, however, Dieter Hecking’s side is determined to defeat their opponents.
FC Schalke vs RB Leipzig
RB Leipzig burst onto the scene last season. Fresh from gaining promotion to the Bundesliga, Leipzig finished their season in second place, only behind champions Bayern Munich. They travel to the Veltins-Arena to face Schalke, a team that finished on a modest 10th place last season.
Hamburger SV vs FC Augsburg
Another promising game from Matchday 1, Hamburg and Augsburg both struggled last season. Both teams were in danger of being relegated to the second division, and had to really focus and work hard to stay in the Bundesliga. Both of these teams finished the season with 33 points; only difference was Augsburg had a superior goal difference, keeping them one spot above their Matchday 1 opponents.
FC Mainz vs Hanover 96
Hanover 96 are back in the Bundesliga, and their first game of the season could help them set of on the right foot. The 2. Bundesliga runner-ups will be facing a Mainz team that struggled to find consistency last season, finishing in 15 place. This should be an interesting match between a strong team fresh from the second division versus a team that had a tough time in the first division.
VfL Wolfsburg vs Borussia Dortmund
Wolfsburg are looking to rebound from their terrible 16th place finish last season, however, a match against 3rd place Dortmund may see them fall in the back of the pack early on in the season. Although both teams look equal on paper, anything could happen.
VfB Stuttgart vs Mainz
Hertha Berlin vs SV Werder Bremen
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Eintract Frankfurt
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim vs Hertha Berlin
Bayer Leverkusen vs SC Freiburg
Borussia Dortmund vs Borussia Monchengladbach
Borussia Dortmund vs RB Leipzig
Bayer Leverkusen vs VfB Wolfsburg
Bayern Munich vs RB Leipzig
1899 Hoffenheim vs Borussia Monchengladbach
FC Schalke vs VfL Wolfsburg
Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich
Borussia Dortmund vs FC Schalke
FC Augsburg vs VfL Wolfsburg
Hanover 96 vs VfL Stuttgart
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim vs RB Leipzig
FC Schalke vs FC Koln
Bayer Leverkusen vs Borussia Dortmund
Mainz vs Augsburg
Borussia Monchengladbach vs FC Schalke
Borussia Dortmund vs VfL Wolfsburg
FC Koln vs Borussia Monchengladbach
Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich
Hannover 96 vs Mainz
Mainz vs VfL Stuttgart
Eintract Frankfurt vs Borussia Monchengladbach
Hertha Berlin vs TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
Bayern Munich vs FC Schalke
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Borussia Dortmund
RB Leipzig vs Borussia Dortmund
RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich
FC Koln vs Bayer Leverkusen
Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund
FC Schalke vs Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen
FC Schalke vs Borussia Monchengladbach
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim vs Borussia Dortmund
You can check out the entire Bundesliga schedule here: http://schedule.bundesliga.com/