Last Updated on October 26, 2023 2:21 am by Gambyl Nation Editorial Team
The German Bundesliga returns this weekend with interesting and exciting matches corresponding to matchday 9 of the 2023/24 season.
There is no doubt that teams are fighting to stay in the race for the championship title now that Bayern seems not very sharp in their level of play. However, this also indicates that teams like Bayer Leverkusen, Stuttgart, Dortmund, and Leipzig have no margin for error, as when Bayern turn on the heat, there will be no stopping them.
One way or another, we are witnessing a spectacular Bundesliga, where any team can take a victory. Furthermore, looking at the TOP 5 of the table, we can see that all teams have accumulated 5 or more games without defeat. As a result, they arrive with a lot of confidence to this round 9 of the season.
Now, we bring you the preview of the best matches we can enjoy on Matchday 9 of the 2023/24 season of the Bundesliga.
Bundesliga – Preview – Bochum vs. Mainz – Info
When: Friday, October 27 at 02:30 PM ET
Moneyline odds: Bochum +149 / Mainz +179 (Source: MyBookie.ag)
Draw Offs: +244
We start our Bundesliga matchday 9 preview with the match between Bochum and Mainz, which will be responsible for opening the curtain this weekend with a great match. This match will be played this Friday, October 27, 2023, at the Vonovia Ruhrstadion, home of Bochum, at 02:30 PM ET.
VfL Bochum looks like they have their arms down and will only be taking hits day in and day out in the Bundesliga. Whichever team they face, we see a team with a really poor performance and level of play. Furthermore, the team doesn’t know what it’s like to win in the current season, and, most worryingly, they can’t score goals, let alone defend.
At the moment, Bochum has accumulated 6 goals for and 21 goals against, for a goal differential of -15 in only 8 games played. These figures are appalling, and they must change them as soon as possible to avoid a premature exit from the German First Division.
Bochum comes into this matchday after losing to Freiburg with a score of 1-2.
On the other hand, FSV Mainz 05 is also going through hell at the beginning of the season, since, after 8 matches played, they have accumulated 2 draws and 6 defeats. In addition, like Bochum, Mainz has conceded 22 goals this season, the highest number in the Bundesliga.
Mainz has to change a lot to get out of the bottom of the table because, from what we have seen so far, this season in the Bundesliga is much more disputed, and several teams are fighting for the top.
Mainz comes into this matchday after a terrible defeat at home against Bayern Munich with a score of 1-3.
Although it will be an even match, we expect Bochum to take the 3 points.
Bochum vs. Mainz Betting Pick: Bochum.
Bundesliga – Preview – Bayern vs. Darmstadt – Info
When: Saturday, October 28 at 09:30 AM ET
Moneyline odds: Bayern +166 / Darmstadt +162 (Source: MyBookie.ag)
Draw Offs: +242
The second match of this Bundesliga matchday 9 previews will be between Bayern and Darmstadt, played this Saturday, October 28, 2023, at the Allianz Arena, home of Bayern, at 09:30 AM ET.
Bayern Munich will always be the favorite team to win matches and even the German Bundesliga championship trophy. However, in 2023/24, things seem to have changed a lot, as we have a very nice fight for the top of the standings.
The Bavarians are in third place in the table, with a record of 6 wins and 2 draws, just 2 points behind Bayer Leverkusen at the top. However, we all know the quality of every one of the Bavarians’ players, so it is only a matter of time before they storm the top spot.
Bayern comes from beating Mainz 3-1 in the Bundesliga and crushing Galatasaray in the Champions League in Turkey by the same score.
On the other hand, SV Darmstadt is showing a consistent level of play at the beginning of the season, which nobody expected considering that they have just been promoted to Germany’s top division.
However, the team has proved that they are here to stay. However, this does not mean that it will be an easy task, neither more nor less, as they will have to overcome many complicated obstacles to achieve it.
Right now, Darmstadt are ranked #12 in the table, with a record of 2 wins, 1 draw, and 5 losses. While this is a poor record, the team recently reacted by winning two games in a row.
Darmstadt comes from cutting that winning streak in the previous matchday against Leipzig, when they lost with a score of 1-3.
For this match, there is no doubt that our winner’s chip goes to Bayern.
Bayern vs. Darmstadt Betting Pick: Bayern.
Bundesliga – Preview – Bayer Leverkusen vs. Freiburg – Info
When: Sunday, October 29 at 12:30 PM ET
Moneyline odds: Bayer Leverkusen -300 / Freiburg +710 (Source: MyBookie.ag)
Draw Offs: +440
Finally, we close the preview of this matchday 9 of the German Bundesliga with the match between Bayer Leverkusen and Freiburg, which will be played this Sunday, October 29, 2023 at the BayArena, home of Leverkusen, at 12:30 PM ET.
Bayer Leverkusen continues to show coolness, a level of play, and a spectacular performance at the start of the season, so they come with the firm conviction to take the 3 points. Currently, Leverkusen leads the standings with a spectacular record of 7 wins and 1 draw. However, they have Stuttgart at only 1 point and Bayern and Dortmund at 2 points, so they have no margin for error.
Bayer Leverkusen has proven to be very dangerous in attack and solid in defense, which makes us very confident that they will have everything to win this matchday. Finally, Xabi Alonso’s team comes from winning their fourth consecutive match against Wolfsburg with a score of 2-1.
On the other hand, we have Freiburg, a team that has consistently performed so far this season, as they have accumulated 4 wins, 1 draw, and 3 defeats. As a result, the team is in 8th place in the table, just 2 points behind Hoffenheim (6th) and 4 points behind Leipzig (5th).
However, Freiburg has had many problems in attack that they will need to solve to face the table leaders if they are to at least come away with a point.
For this match, Bayer Leverkusen should take a comfortable win to stay on top of the Bundesliga standings.
Bayer Leverkusen vs. Freiburg Betting Pick: Bayer Leverkusen.